Faux painting is a term used to describe a decorative paint finish that replicates the appearance of another material. Marble, wood, and stone are common materials to be replicated with faux finishing. Newark Painting Pros is here for all of your faux painting projects. Our team of dedicated experts excel in providing faux painting finishes that are sure to meet all of your expectations. We want your interior arts to look the best that they can possibly look at all times. If you are looking for a faux painting artist make sure to give Newark Painting Pros a call today. We can be out to you as soon as possible to deliver your new faux painting room..
For a soft, contemporary look and feel to your faux-finished walls, consider replicating the look of concrete on your walls. In a nutshell, the process involves random yet strategic placement of white, grey, and black paint and glazing with a 9-inch plaster blade.
With faux being a recent hot trend in interiors, graining might be the way to go in faux finishes. Purchase a graining tool (specially designed for creating a wood-grain finish), then drag it gently down or across a wet glazed or painted surface. Be sure to rock the graining tool as you go in random, varied spots, to mimic the natural course of wood grain. At Newark Painting Pros, we only use the best in graining equipment for our faux projects. We aim to deliver highly professional and exceptional faux caulking services at all times.
Strie is a faux finish painting technique that is used to create soft streaks of color. When the streaks are drawn onto the wall paint, the final effect is something soft that resembles fabric. Apply a paint/glaze combo using a roller and vertical strokes, then drag a long-bristled brush carefully down through the paint/glaze. Newark Painting Pros believes in delivering the utmost care in every job that we take on. We want your walls to be as smooth and perfect as they can possibly be.
The use of a sponge in faux painting has been around for years; it’s a staple in the faux finishing world. Lightly dip a dry sponge into the paint and gently push it onto the surface you’re working with. The key to sponging is to do multiple layers, each very light, to build up to the color density you’re after. You want the sponged colors to be as even as possible across the entire surface. Consider using slightly different shades of the same color for a subtle depth in your finished faux surface. Our team of sponge experts want you to be completely satisfied when they’re done with their job. We go out of our way to make sure your sponging projects are looking terrific.
Also known as “shabby chic,” distressed finishes have had quite a loyal following over the past several years. When you’re looking to use distressing in your faux finish, consider where the natural wear and tear would be on the space. Often, the edges, sides, or handled areas would see the most distressing over time. After painting in your chosen color(s), lightly sand these areas down until you achieve the desired effect. Finish it off with stain, wax, or another protective coating. Our team of distressing experts want you to be completely satisfied when they’re done with their job.
Spread plaster of Paris (or Venetian plaster) with a putty knife over your surface to create thicker texture, then use paint and/or glaze to emphasize the texture gradients. This is a lovely way to recreate an Old World feel on walls and ceilings.
Crumple a rag, then roll it into a worm-like shape. Roll it down the painted or glazed wall surface for a subtle faux effect. For more drama, try adding the paint or glaze onto the rag itself before rolling on the wall. (Note: In this photo, shale blue was rag-rolled on top of a Baltic green base, then antique glaze was sponge-rolled over both.)