June 1, 2014

Faux Painting Techniques

Faux Painting Techniques

Faux painting techniques are popular for the unique, artistic feel they can give to furniture and walls. At DeVuono Painting, faux painting is among our specialties and we strive to go beyond our customers’ expectations each and every time.

“Dragging” is a simple but popular technique which can make rooms look classy and luxurious. It is done simply by dragging heavy, dry brushes over sections of wet paint to create a new appearance in texture.

One of the most popular types of techniques is faux marbling, in which the appearance and texture of marble are emulated. Although affordable and high in aesthetic value, it is often achievable only by professionals. Its versatility allows it to work with both contemporary and traditional decors; as one would expect, it also requires much less maintenance than actual marble.

The old, worn-out look of antique furniture is actually quite popular as well, even for physically-new furniture. This is generally done using a combination of slow-drying and fast-drying paint and/or varnish. The “crackled” effect is achieved by applying the fast-drying paint/varnish over the slow-drying paint/varnish which has not yet been cured.

There is a wide variety of wood-graining faux techniques. For cabinetry in particular, mahogany graining is an excellent finish. For furniture and some types of wall-paneling, oak graining is quite popular, although oak itself can be a bit on the expensive side. When choosing between different types of wood-graining finishes, it’s recommended to purchase sample pieces of the real materials; this will allow the best-possible comparison and help you determine which material and technique will be best.

For all of your exterior, interior and faux painting needs, contact DeVuono Painting.

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