Do you want something more than just all white walls in your home? Faux finishes, striping, or glazing are all great design techniques that can add texture and a stunning beauty to your home. You can change the entire atmosphere of a single room with these techniques. Let’s talk about each one that might fit your style and budget!
Faux finish painting is a translucent liquid that mixes with paint to mimic the color and texture of another material. You can create all kinds of materials for your walls including, color washing, tea staining, plaster effects, weathered or crackle effects, linen weave, etc. The most popular faux finishes for the year 2021 are concrete, strie, patterns, or luxury materials. Luxury materials would include marble, leather, or granite.
How to paint a Faux Finish with Color Washing technique
Start with a primer. That way you are able to have a flat, clean surface, as well as having the paint last longer with more durability. Apply with your preferred hue of paint. Once it dries, apply a glaze in a contrasting hue using a sponge roller or rag. Move the sponge or rag in a circular motion. This technique should create a wonderful color washing look to your walls.
Glazing a wall is not quite intended to create a material look. Glazing adds an element of elegance and richness. When you apply a glaze over a solid base color, it modifies the appearance of the underlying paint layer. You will start painting your walls with a primer. Once that is completely dry, you will then add your preferred base coat. Then you will add the glaze. While it’s still partially wet, slightly remove it using a sponge or rag and it will reveal the base color underneath. We recommend testing your skills on a poster board first before you try it on your walls. That way you know you will get the perfect look.
Striping involves exactly what it sounds like; painting stripes on a surface. This is a popular way to add depth and dimension to a room simply by alternating strips of color or gloss. You can do stripes in all sizes and designs. Whether you choose thin or thick, vertical or horizontal, multicolor, or a bold black and white, you can’t go wrong with it.
Before you start painting, you will want to decide the look you want. Vertical or horizontal, different colors, etc. Once you have exactly what you want your wall or walls to look like, start by priming the walls first and let it dry completely. Once the walls are dry, measure the width of the wall if you are doing vertical stripes. If you are doing horizontal stripes, measure the height of the wall. Divide the measurements by the number of stripes you want. You might also want to think about what colors you want to start and end with. If you want them to be the same color, divide by an odd number.
Use a measuring tape and pencil to mark the position of your stripes and begin taping. Tape off the edge of the ceiling as well as any woodwork, trim and outlets. Place the painters tape on the pencil line and press firmly on the tape to make sure the paint doesn’t get under the tape. You can now start painting your stripes. Use a roller to paint the stripes on the wall. Be sure to paint over the edge of the tape, that way you will have sharp, clean lines. Remember, before the paint is completely dry, remove the tape off the walls. If you wait until the paint is fully dry, you might end up pulling off some of the paint.
For more information on paint textures or if you want a more texture options with a professional look, Brush Brothers Painting provides the following services:
- Sponge Glazing
- Rag Glazing
- Parchment Glazing
- Wood Faux Finishes
- Stone Faux Finishes
- Marble Faux Finishes
- Fabric Faux Finishes
- Vertical Striping
- Horizontal Striping
- Gloss Striping
Contact Brush Brothers Painting in Ogden, UT or Bountiful, UT to get the unique paint textures in your home today!