Discover the world of decorative faux painting - New Jersey homeowners can now add a decorator's touch to their homes.
Color is one of the fastest and easiest ways to change the mood of any room. But faux painting techniques take it one step further - they allow you to create one-of-a-kind decorative illusions and offer endless possibilities to transform an ordinary room and any interior New Jersey painting project into a work of art.
Besides, with the help of decorative finishes, you can hide many surface flaws and imperfections, draw attention to or away from a particular architectural detail, dress up large foyer walls or add that little something that often seems to be missing even in a fully furnished and decorated room.
Venetian Plaster produces a three-dimensional surface that enhances both the light and dark tones of the same color, adding interest and depth to it, for a marble-like appearance. This shiny, silky smooth finish is most suitable for kitchens, dining rooms and foyers.
Suede creates a subtle velvety, brushed look with rich, authentic character. It looks great in bedrooms, reading and sitting rooms and other quiet areas.
Sand has an understated stone-like finish and works best in minimalist and contemporary decors.
Crackling gives an antique, weathered look to small walls, cabinets, furniture and accent pieces.
Plaster can be textured in a variety of ways, and then further enhanced with faux finishes, stamps or stencils.
Colorwashing results in a faded, lived-in look of plaster. Depending on the colors used, it can create a lively, rustic or pastoral atmosphere.
Ragging can produce a finish that resembles the texture of crushed velvet or aged leather, and will transform a reading room, bedroom or study into a regal environment.
Rubbing creates swirled clouds of similar colors on the walls. This subtle technique will look good in any room of your house.
Sponging can be as dramatic or subtle as desired, depending on what/how many colors are used. Most rooms will look good with this versatile finish.
Dragging brings the depth and character of classic textiles to the walls of your home. With this technique, you can recreate the look of canvas, natural linen or denim - great backgrounds for a minimalist decor.
Marbling is usually used for mantels, moldings, tile and other surfaces where real marble can be expected.
When using faux finish techniques for your New Jersey painting projects, remember that many of them can be combined for a greater depth and texture of the surface.
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Faux Venetian Plaster Finish in a Living Room
This living room has a base color of Benjamin Moor Aura, #350. The glaze colors are #355 and #370. The original walls are textured plaster so I …
Shiny Purple Faux Finish Effect "Spatula" on My Bedroom Accent Wall
This is a picture of my bedroom. I am a 19yr old girl. I am inclined towards creativity. Therefore I now have a wall in my room that reflects my experimental …
"Aged Plaster" Faux Finish on the Kitchen Walls
In our kitchen, we were very tired of the same old wallpaper, and paint was just too flat for us. So what we did was try out a DIY "faux finish" …
Parchment Paint Faux Finish on My Bedroom Walls
As a teenager I felt controlled by so many events and people of my life. I wanted to break away from the norm, and when I was allowed to paint my own …
Shabby Chic Decorative Paint Finish in the Bathroom
I bought a "Woolie" paint roller, which is like two rollers attached to each other, and come with two paint pans - one pan for the darker color paint, …
New Faux Paint Finish in the Kitchen
My fiance has lived in his current house now for nearly 25 years. He took over the house when his mother got remarried and moved out. We obviously recently …
Faux Painting Effect "Tile" in My Bathroom
In a tiny half-bath, I wanted to create the illusion of tile with paint. The color inspiration came from a home decorating magazine, showing a bath …
Faux Painting Technique "Splash Painting" or "Spattering"
My daughter wanted to try splash painting walls of her room, after learning the technique in art class. Walls were painted a medium brown, and splash …
Faux Painting Finish "Suede" in Our Dining Room
Upon remodeling our house, my wife and I decided to paint our dining room with a suede effect. We have an art glass window original to the house, and …
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