To Faux Or Not To Faux?

ncchateauFebruary 1, 2012

Is Faux painting still a good idea to do. I know it has been popular for quite some time. I don't want to date our house if we use this technique but I love it.

Our home is a french chateau style. I am thinking of doing this in our dining room for starters.

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/do_it_yourself/faux_finishing/old_world_impressions/smooth_fresco/index.jsp

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Faron79

I'd go slowly....maybe a wall or two first!!

It varies SO much by region/city, as to what's popular...OR NOT...!
At the store where I work (Paint, Hdwr., & Decorating), it's RARE that anyone asks about it anymore! Sponge painting and similar techniques just DIED here 3-4 yrs. ago...
* Ralph Laurens' Suede paint is still popular though.
* The popular "faux" looks now are mainly by Modern-Masters, and similar companies.
* They have cool Metallics, and Reactive finishes...rust-activating spritzes, Copper-patinas, Iron paint (for rusting), etc.
* These can be VERY dramatic looking!
* I can't remember the last time anybody asked us about Venetian-Plaster!?!?!?
* Some new iridescent plasters look pretty cool and subtle too! The price ISN'T cheap though for good stuff...some ~ $100/gal. retail.

Overall, moderation is KEY for faux!!!

Faron

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 12:52AM
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lazy_gardens

It won't look "dated" if it's in a style of house where you expect it, and it blends with the style of furniture and flooring.

Blatant "I'm FAUX!" effects date more quickly than subtle shading.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 11:18AM
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