Faux Finishes

Faux finishes are derived from the French term which means false  or artificial . They are painting effects that are created by hand so that each one is completely unique. The following is a list and a brief description of some of the finishes that we do.

Faux Glazing

Glazing produces a broken colour effect. One or more colours are applied in a semi-transparent layer over a different colour. These can be created in a number of ways:
  • Sponging creates a pattern by using a water-dampened sea sponge to either apply colour to, or remove it from, the base colour.
  • Ragging creates a lacy, elegant look by using a water-dampened cloth rag to either apply colour to, or remove it from, the base colour
  • Colourwashing uses three colours to create a soft, hazy blend of colour with a subtle illusion of texture
  • Frottage uses plastic pressed against wet paint to simulate the warm, aged look of antique leather
  • Dragging uses a dry brush dragged down still-wet glaze, to give your walls the look of textured fabric

Faux Textures

Faux Textures use different finishes for carefully selected accents, or even whole rooms. We offer techniques such as:
  • Venetian Plaster, which produces a three-dimensional surface with an attractive marble-like appearance
  • Sandwash which is a stone- and sand-textured paint that adds a rustic feeling to rooms designed primarily for comfort and relaxation

Faux Accents

Faux Accents create an antique look to pieces of furniture, doors or woodwork. Some effects we can create include using metallic or pearlescent paints and crackle effects.