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Faux Art Painting

The word "faux" is a French word meaning "false". Faux Art, also called Faux Finishing or Faux Painting, is a form of replicating materials such as marble or wood with paint. There is a wide range of decorating faux painting techniques, such as:

  • Marbleizing: faux marbling used to make walls and furniture look like real marble. This can be done with glazing techniques.
  • Graining: wood graining or faux bois (French for "fake wood") is often used in murals, and to create architectural details.
  • Color Wash: is a free form finish that creates subtle variations of color using multiple hues of glaze blended together with a paint brush.
  • Trompe l'oeil: meaning "trick the eye" in French, is a realistic painting technique often used in murals.
  • Rag painting: or ragging is a glazing technique using twisted or bunched up rags to create a textural pattern.
  • Venetian Plaster: is a smooth and often shiny plaster design that appears textured but is smooth to the touch.

Who needs it?

Faux painting is a great money saver when it comes to updating your home. Instead of paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars for real marble columns or a fireplace, I can use these faux finishing techniques to replicate the materials mentioned above. It's amazing what paint can do! A protective varnish coat can be applied to the finished project to help preserve and protect the paint for years to come!

Faux Art Pricing

Since each project is unique, it’s impossible to give pricing without physically seeing what you need done. I will need to come to your home or business and give you an estimate on whatever it is you are wanting painted. The estimate will include time needed for preparation, materials, the mural of your choice, and cleanup. Depending on the distance of your location, most estimates are free of charge! Please contact me by phone or email to schedule an appointment. If you’re on a budget, I can work with you to create something that fits into your price range!