decorative faux finishes
So your home looks good with fresh new paint from Michiana Paint. It’s clean, the base color is nice and the accent trim looks good, but there’s something missing. That’s where we can steer you into something called decorative faux finishes. Decorative faux finishes are just that, finishes made to look have an appearance of another material, such as marble, wood or stone. Faux means fake, so when you want to have a marble entranceway but can’t afford it we can give it a faux finish, all the looks but none of the price.
Whatever you have in mind we here at Michiana Paint can take care of it. Do you want a wood appearance? No problem, what kind of wood do you want? Need a stone archway but you’ve been told there is no way? We can do it! Need more wood in your house but can’t stand the mess and time? We can do all of that and be in and out in no time.
Marble tables, floors and arches are incredibly beautiful but also very expensive, not to mention the sheer weight and logistics that go into working with marble. But what if we told you could have your marble and eat it too? We can work in many mediums such as plaster or glaze to get the marble effect. Both offer the look of marble without the price.
Another option is rag painting. Rag painting is a technique that uses paint thinned out with a glaze and old rags to create a unique texture on walls and other surfaces in your home. Basically you apply your glaze over whatever surface you want and then lightly remove it to create different textures and designs underneath.
Color washing is another technique that involves where you use paint that is thinned and creates a subtle wash over the surface. When using different colors it makes for a very nice effect.
Wood can get expensive and a hassle to install. So a technique called graining might be just right for you. Graining is the practices of making an item or surface appear to be made of wood. Basically it’s adding the grain lines you see in actual wood. This can be done to counter tops, walls or even furniture.
Sponging can be used to accent other painting. Sponging is exactly what it sounds like, you use a sponge dipped in paint or other media to create designs on whatever surface you like. It’s quick and easy and makes for a very nice finish.
If you have kids you know that sometimes they can get ‘creative’ with their crayons or markers on the walls of your home. What if you gave them a wall that they can write on all they want? You can use chalkboard paint. It’s just what it sounds like, not only does it give you a chalkboard appearance, you can actually write on it with chalk and then take it off with an eraser. Your kids will love it!
So turn to us at Michiana Paint for all your decorative faux finishes.