Faux Painting & Finishes
Many of you are familiar with the term “faux painting.” Unfortunately, the term faux painting is used to describe a variety of procedures, most of which really do not qualify as faux painting at all. The word faux is derived from the old French “fals” for false, fake or not real. The current usage of the word faux in American English vernacular is used to describe something as being artificial, fake or not the genuine article. Please know that there are techniques that qualify as faux painting, particularly wood graining, faux leather, faux marble and Trompe L’Oeil, but many of the decorative techniques applied today are incorrectly called faux when they simply are not (there is nothing fake about a ragging or color wash for it to be called faux).
At Designs Unlimited we have several decorative painters at our disposal; each with their own specialty or niche. Truly, you will be hard-pressed to find a decorative finish that we can not create. If you see something in a magazine or on a home decorating show; we can make it happen, just ask.
Contact us today and speak with one of our specialists about decorative finishing!