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Old 01-22-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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I have painted before (regular flat, satin finishes before) but the wife wants faux paintng done. Need help. What are the steps involved? i have builder white walls right now. I have couple rooms to do. Or would it be more cost effecient to hire someone? How is it priced out? per room or per sq/ft?

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Old 01-22-2009, 03:43 PM   #2
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Rule #1: Use a latex glaze over a latex base coat, or oil glaze over an oil base coat
Rule #2: There are no other rules


Well...make sure your base coat is at least an "eggshell" sheen, flats absorb to much glaze

Other than that/those, it's really a matter of preference and your idea of fun

Today's latex glazes are great, no need to use oils as in the past

I'd practice first...it's unlikely you will get the desired effect first try

Benjamin Moore's website has some info on faux, the difference between additive and subtractive, and various techniques
But like anything else on the subject, it's by no means comprehensive
But it'll get you an intro to the genre

Bonus Tip: Newbs will probably want to add the extender, increasing the "working time" of most glazes, as they sometimes dry quicker than we suspect at first

Bonus Tip #2: Your base coat is your eraser
If you don't like what you've done, re-coat with your base coat and start over
Obviously, this goes better with the practice part, as re-coating a whole room can be over-whelming
But it does help to know if you like what worked on three walls, but the fourth is "iffy"

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Old 01-23-2009, 01:16 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tips ill check out the bm site by teh way do you know how a pro would price stuff like this out?sq/ft? or by the hour?
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Rule #1: Use a latex glaze over a latex base coat, or oil glaze over an oil base coat
Rule #2: There are no other rules


Well...make sure your base coat is at least an "eggshell" sheen, flats absorb to much glaze

Other than that/those, it's really a matter of preference and your idea of fun

Today's latex glazes are great, no need to use oils as in the past

I'd practice first...it's unlikely you will get the desired effect first try

Benjamin Moore's website has some info on faux, the difference between additive and subtractive, and various techniques
But like anything else on the subject, it's by no means comprehensive
But it'll get you an intro to the genre

Bonus Tip: Newbs will probably want to add the extender, increasing the "working time" of most glazes, as they sometimes dry quicker than we suspect at first

Bonus Tip #2: Your base coat is your eraser
If you don't like what you've done, re-coat with your base coat and start over
Obviously, this goes better with the practice part, as re-coating a whole room can be over-whelming
But it does help to know if you like what worked on three walls, but the fourth is "iffy"
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