Faux painting or faux finishing are terms used to describe decorative paint finishes that replicate the appearance of materials such as marble, wood or stone.
People are attracted to the simplicity of changing a faux finish, because it can be easily painted over compared with the trouble of removing wallpaper.
Mabel Vittini is experienced in Lighthouse Point Faux Finishing, and can do any job big or small.
Wether a new home, remodeling an older home, or a new business many people choose faux finishes to decorate walls, furniture, structural pieces such as columns, kitchen and bath cabinets, doors and garage doors. Faux means false, and at times this false finish is used in areas which
Faux finishes typres
• Marbleizing or faux marbling is used to make walls and furniture look like real marble. This can be done using either plaster or glaze techniques.
• Fresco is a simple technique, uses mixtures of tint and joint compound to add mottled color and subtle texture to plain walls,
• Graining, wood graining, or faux bois (French for "fake wood") is often used to imitate exotic or hard-to-find wood varieties.
• Trompe l'oeil, "fool the eye" in French, is a realistic painting technique often used in murals, and to create architectural details as well as depth and 3 dimensionality.
• Venetian plaster is a smooth and often shiny plaster design that appears textured but is
smooth to the touch. Venetian plaster is one of the most popular and traditional plaster decorations. Authentic Venetian Plaster is made from marble dust and ground up limestone.
• Color wash is a free-form finish that creates subtle variations of color using multiple hues of glaze blended together with a paint brush.
• Strié, from the French for "stripe" or "streak", is a glazing technique that creates soft thin streaks of color using a paint brush. It is a technique often used to simulate fabrics such as linen and
• Rag painting or ragging is a glazing technique using twisted or bunched up rags to create a textural pattern.
• Sponging is a free-form finish achieved by applying glaze to the wall by dabbing a sea sponge, in various shapes to achieve either simple design (resembling the wall papers) and more sophisticated ones.
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