For homeowners looking for a unique texture on their walls without turning to wallpaper, faux painting has unlimited options for you. It is a way to create design that mimics other surfaces such as stone, marble, striped wallpaper and even suede. If you don’t have much experience with faux painting techniques, L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. is here to talk about a few of the many techniques that might appeal to you.
Strie Dragging Brush Effect Painting Technique
Have you ever seen a wall that looks like it is covered in fabric only to find that it is paint? This faux painting technique is called strie painting. After painting the wall and applying the glaze, a long bristled brush is pulled through the paint and glaze combo to create soft lines to make the paint resemble fabric.
Denim Texture Painting
Denim is becoming more and more popular in the design world. Some people are interested in bringing denim texture to their walls. To achieve this look, a brush is pulled through the paint horizontally and vertically and it leaves the wall resembling denim.
Painting to Make a Wall Look Like Brick
If you are looking for a wall or ceiling that is brick, an alternative to the real deal is a brick faux painting technique. Using customized stamps, the surface is painted to mimic brick and from afar, you would have no idea you weren’t looking at a brick surface.
Paint Marble Effect on Walls
Marble can be extremely expensive but is beautiful. To create the look of marble without paying the high price for the actual stone, a marbleizing faux painting technique will give you just that.
Stippling Painting Techniques
A stippling brush can create a softer finish for your home. Using an up and down motion, your walls will be finely textured to add a unique design to any space.
Create an old world feel to your space with a plastering technique. Whether you are looking for plaster of paris or venetian plaster, this thick textured look will add a wow factor to your room. After plaster is applied to the wall, paint and glaze are painted on to accentuate the texture.
Sponge Painting Color Combinations
Sponges have been used for years in the faux painting world. They create texture and a beautiful finish. When using a sponge, it is best to work in layers and with several variations of one color to create dimension to your walls.
Rag Rolling Paint & Glazing
The use of a damp crumpled cloth is another way to add dimension to your walls when faux painting. It can also be done with a plastic or paper bag to get the same effect. This technique leaves you with a look that has streaking effect.
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When you decide on faux painting in your home, you want to make sure you don’t get in over your head. These techniques may sound like they would be easy to try on your own, but it takes experience and training to get a professional finish on your walls. The expert faux painters at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. can give you results that will take your breath away. Call us today!