Faux Finish Painting.
Faux finish painting may be a new concept to you. Get ready, you're about to be amazed at how paint can transform any surface to 'look' like another. The word 'faux' simply means it's a fake or a copy. Sometimes there's a feeling that something 'faux' can be inferior to the real deal but this definitely isn't the case when it comes to Callan Paintings faux finish painting techniques. We have developed many techniques over the years to transform any surface. Marble, wood, stone, are a few common materials that can be replicated with faux painting techniques.
Our faux finish painting techniques include:
- Grain effect: with the ability to mimic any natural course of wood grain, this is a recent hot trend in the interior design world.
- Marble effect: one of the most technical of all faux finish painting techniques and one that we love to do, and most importantly love to see finished. Real marble is or course the creme de la creme but a faux finish using paint is a very realistic and affordable option.
- Concrete effect: for a soft and contemporary look, the concrete faux finish uses a combination of black, grey and white to mimic a concrete wall.
- Sponging: using a sponge to give paint texture has been used for years. Multiple layers and sometimes colours are used, with sponging in between to create an effect with depth and individuality.
- Rag Rolling: a subtle faux finish painting technique that can add a lovely texture to any wall and spruce up the space.
- Stencilling: using lots of painters tape, and guidance from either you or an interior designer, paint can create shapes of any size or style. The creative licence is in your hands!
- Distressing: we can use paint to create a look of natural wear and tear, generally on pieces of furniture. Over the past few years a distressed finish has been quite popular.
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