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Faux Finish Painting.

A decorative paint finish designed to replicate the look of another surface.

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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Faux Finish Painting Brisbane

The Process.

We deliver the ultimate painting and decorating experience.


We pride ourselves in fair and accurate quotes. As each project has it’s unique requirements therefore our quoting process is thorough and individualized. Once we have a phone chat and establish how we can assist with your decorating project, we will arrange to come out to your site. Within 24 hours the full detailed quote will be emailed.


Preparation & protection

The way we prep for a job will directly effect the quality of finish. This is the case for all painting work and particularly important with decorating projects that have a large amount of detail. Not only will all surfaces be prepared thoroughly, we will cover all existing furniture and other flooring to protect your outdoor area like it's our own. 


For a top quality finish, faux finish painting require a specific set of skills, skills we have proudly learnt from previous generations. Regardless of the technique you're wanting for you space, we have had extensive experience with these decorating techniques. Rest assured, your home is in safe hands, we very confident in delivering a result you'll love.

The finishing touch

Customer satisfaction is of upmost important to us which means the job isn't complete once final brush stroke is finished. The job will be complete once we have walked you through and ensured 100% satisfaction guarantee. We will remove all rubbish promptly and clean up after ourselves - no terrible tradie mess to be seen!

Why choose us for your faux finish painting project?

Faux Finish Painting

20+ years of experience and knowledge

As third generation painters and decorators with an Irish heritage, it's definitely no understatement to say we are specialists in our field. We pride ourselves in knowing that our skill and technique has been learnt from 'old school' teachings. 

Fully insured & QBCC Licenced: 15183251

Not only do we have years of experience and testimonials from past clients, our team of painters are qualified, fully insured and hold a QBCC licence. 

100% Workmanship satisfaction guarantee

To us, the job isn't finished with the last brush of paint. We tidy up after ourselves (no tradie mess will be seen!) and then walk you through the project. Touch ups may be required and we will do so until you're 100% happy. 

Free quotes and complimentary colour consultations

It goes without saying that our quotes will always be free with not obligations. We also include a complimentary colour consultation as we know it's difficult to decide on colours when starting a new project. Over the years we have seen it all, we are never short of ideas or inspiration.

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