For years designers and homeowners have been looking for new and exciting ways to express their originality, personality and style in the interior decorating of homes. The centuries old art of faux finishing gives them unlimited choices as far as color, texture, style and design. Faux finishes can make small areas appear larger, bring texture to a flat surface and hide damaged areas while matching the existing decorations. Faux finishes can be the answer to many decorating questions. Conventional interior painting can be quite limited; with faux finishes, the only limit is your imagination!
We are excited to be able to give our customers another option to high quality conventional interior painting by offering the many beautiful styles and textures created by faux finishes. Most people associate faux finishes with sponging and rag-rolling, which are two of the simpler techniques. But faux finishes cover a much wider range of painting effects. Glazing is the foundation to many faux finishes. How a glaze is applied and moved around before it dries, and what tools are used to manipulate it will determine what type of finish will be created. The infinite combinations of colors and patterns made possible with the use of glazes lead to many design choices.
We have spent many hours in decorative finish classes taught by master decorative artists learning the art of faux finishes in Seattle, San Francisco, and Eugene. We continue to take classes to keep our finishes up-to-date and fresh! All of the products we use are water based and are only available for purchase through Faux Effects by certified decorative technicians.
Any surface that can be painted can be done in a faux finish: walls, ceilings, floors, crown mouldings, doors, furniture, glass - anything! Faux finishes can be done on several walls in a room, or only one wall may be done as an accent or focal point of that room. As to how many walls or rooms are done in a particular home depends on personal taste and budget. Decorative painting can be an exciting way to show your own unique style and creativity. After all, decorative finishes are just a "pigment of your imagination!" And when faced with the decorating dilemma of what to do - "Just Faux It!"