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  1. Painting
    Ive started by painting the entire door with a peanut butter color. I then separated all columns with masking tape. I used a straight edge to separate the squares from the rows and painted the top squares with darker brown, To see finished product preview I painted the column and row...
  2. Interior Decorating
    In dire need of ideas/opinions on what to do here. Entire house is done in old world/ pirate era scheme, and the living room has one accent wall and the rest is just white. Wondering if it would be ok to paint solid, should i continue with the faux finish like the accent wall, or what. Posting...
  3. Remodeling
    this will sound crazy but, I am one of "those" people :laughing: I recently added a faux rock wall using joint compound...applied 1/4" thick or so carving in the "grout lines" with the end of a paint brush and finishing with several paint colors... I love the way it turned out so I was thinking...
  4. Painting
    I was browsing my portfolio looking for sample boards to take on a trip to Spain and I came across this metallic glaze over tissue paper sample I made several years ago. While it's not a "paint" technique per se, it still looks sweet and is simple enough to execute. It also sells well and...
  5. Painting
    I writing a HOW TO article in my blog on this technique. I sould this technique for $12.00 per sq. ft. and it only cost me about 80 cents per sq ft to do. For faux finishes that's presst good. The step by step instructions are on my blog at EuropeanPaintandTextures.com I hope you enjoy...
  6. Painting
    I got into the business of faux painting several years ago when a friend asked me to help do some "glazing". What in the world was that I thought to myself. Well I found out quickly and it was actually kind of fun an not too hard to master. What I found out that really spurred my interest in...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hey folks, I'm Luis and live in San Diego. I've been involved in the decorative and faux finishing business for several years. I'm hoping there are other interested or in the business that would consider sharing techniques, ideas and finish recipes. Taking a faux finish class these...
  8. Painting
    I have two rooms in my house where a faux finish was applied to the walls. In both cases a glaze was used as the finishing step. I want to paint over the Faux Finish with a Latex Paint - How do I prep the walls to ensure that the Latex Paint will stick to the walls???? One spot on a wall of one...
  9. Painting
    Hi, many of you love the idea of a fine wall finish but the industry is very confusing. People have been asking for some more information. This is off my blog-Getting Plastered (as in fine wall finsihes). This glossary should help clear things up. What's lime got to do with it? The...
  10. Painting
    Hi I am a DIY rookie and I have a wall in my home that had brick veneer on it at some point. The previous owners had wallpapered over the leftover mortar. Not knowing this, I peeled the wall paper off. I looked online for ways to create a faux treatment that would hide the eyesore of brick...
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