Faux painting for your Wall Design

Have you heard about faux painting? Well, let me introduce these wonder faux painting. Faux painting comes from the French word “faux” that simply means fake. Basically, faux painting is creating a fake surface with the use of paints and glaze. It not just making a fake surface of silk, it can also be used create finishes of stone, wood, marble, or raw silk textures. If you want to have your room a makeover, faux painting is a good idea. It also creates a warmth and depth without spending too much of a mess.

Faux painting could be your hobby. It will surely brighten up your home and side from that, it is a good idea for your family bonding. Now, let me help you in doing your own faux painting by giving these simple tips:

  1. Prepare all the materials! For faux painting another thing you should not forget is putting a masking tape on your ceiling and baseboards just to make sure that the job is neat. You should also cover your floor. I suggest you use cloth rather than plastic because cloth absorbs the paint more quickly and will be less messy than using plastics.
  2. For your base paint, I suggest you use a water based latex paint. Eggshells and satin colors and textures are the best to paint over. Another thing you shouldn’t forget is to cover your whole wall with basecoat because if there are many patches they will show through in glazes.
  3. For a better outcome, it is advisable to practice first on boards. You can also practice and match shades of base coats with glazes. This will also help you to be sure on what faux painting technique you will use including the right combination of colors.
  4. Don’t forget to line your trays with plastic sheets. This will save your time and energy in washing trays, especially if you are mixing your own smooth finish.
  5. In mixing glazes, the right amount of paint and glaze is important. Generally, it is a 3:1 ratio of paint to glaze. Test the color on a board for you to see if it is what you wanted. And remember to mix the glaze in small amount.

Aside from those tips, here the usual faux painting technique you can use that results in different finishes:

Combing – If you want to have a dramatic effect on your painting, this is the right technique to be use. However, this has a complicated procedure that will take you a while to do. This method involves dragging a comb or brush in plains and basket weave.

Sponging – The easiest and most well-known technique in faux painting. In this method, you need to use a sponge with various colors over the base coat and blend it in for the desired effect. Always use a natural sea sponge for your desired effect and not those synthetic sponges.

Ragging – Same as sponging method but the only difference is it uses a rag instead of a sea sponge.

Color washing – This method gives the most subtle and natural look to a room. It includes the use of paintbrush in a chaotic manner over the base coat. Use two or more colors depending on how dramatic you wanted your painting to come out.

Remember, whatever technique you want to use, make sure that you are enjoying while doing it. The good thing about faux painting is that there is no right and wrong method, all you have to do is to have fun and make you wall look good.

You might also want to buy abstract art painting as your home wall décor. Abstract paintings are as good as faux paintings and other contemporary paintings as well.

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