Faux Painter San Antonio – What Is Faux Painting?

by admin, January 10, 2013

Faux Painter San Antonio

Faux painting or faux finishing are terms used to describe a wide range of decorative painting techniques. The naming comes from the French word faux, meaning false, as these techniques are a form of replicating materials such as marble and wood with paint, but has subsequently come to encompass many other decorative finishes for walls and furniture. Faux finishes have become very popular and are a great way to create visual interest in any room. They can cater to every design style including old world, transitional, french country, chic and even modern.

Faux Painter San Antonio Finishes

While many multiple layered faux finishes are best left to a professional, there are some methods that are simple enough for a home owner to create with a little instruction.  A perfect example of this method is glazing. Here is a brief list of some types of different finishes and what they involve.

 Glaze work involves using a translucent mixture of paint and glaze applied with a brush, roller, rag, or sponge, and often mimics textures, but it is always smooth to the touch. Glazing can be used to achieve a variety of finishes such as woodgraining, strie, color washing and ragging… just to name a few. Below is a photo of a glazed dining room wall.

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Faux Painter San Antonio

Plaster work can be done with tinted plasters and is generally applied with a trowel or spatula. The finished result can be either flat to the touch or textured. Venetian plaster is one of the most popular and tradional plasters. Below is a picture of chocolate venetian plaster with a decorative design overlay.

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Faux Painter San Antonio

Texture work can be done with a variety of products that can transform a space into faux stone, brick, stucco, earthy aged rock and more. There are also smooth textures incorporated in this group, such as Lusterstone which has smooth shimmery mica powders that give a reflective glow.  These types of finishes are generally best suited for the professional faux painter san Antonio

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Faux Painter San Antonio

Faux Painter San Antonio

Other products can be used to create unique finishes such as tissue paper, cheese cloth or paper bags… the options are endless with a little creativity!

Let us help you find the perfect finish and color combination for your unique space.

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  • Thanks for this great overview about faux painting! I've seen your faux painting work and admire it greatly. If I ever need a San Antonio faux painter, I will definitely come to you!

  • The work that I've seen done by Abella Designs is outstanding. I recommend Aimee highly for that extra touch that leaves viewers in awe!

    • Bonnie Hernandez
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    • February 27, 2013

    Aimee is so talented! She will make your home or office a beautiful space!

  • Aimee does beautiful work. She is a real artist when it comes to faux painting.

  • Beautiful work and a great explanation of the technique. I enjoy painting (turning boring white walls green or blue) but I would never attempt the amount of detailed work, craftsmanship and expertise that goes into faux painting. The work shown in the gallery is very impressive!

  • This was great insight! I've always wondered what the differences are between the types of finishes. Great descriptions and the photos used to convey the details are appreciated!

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