Is Faux Painting outdated?

obrionusaAugust 6, 2012

Im thinking of painting my paneling at my lake house. I would fill the groves prime and do the faux texture and glaze. I never done it but wouldnt be afraid to try it. Anyone know if this is going out of style yet?

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peaches12345

Honestly I don't know. But I had my kitchen cabinets fauxed 12 years ago and have been thinking it's time for a change. Doesn't mean it's going or gone out of style, but I'm thinking it could be. However, if that is what you want to do it doesn't matter. It's your house.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 5:33PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

In my feeble mind it was never in style

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 6:00PM
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sarahandbray

I would just skip the faux painting and filling--paint the paneling white and add some beachy/lake house paintings or shadow boxes.
-Sarah

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 6:06PM
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kendog2

I agree with Sarahandbray. White paint would with a beach decor would be cute and much less work than filling and doing faux texturing. I recall reading somewhere on this forum that faux is outdated.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 3:05AM
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coolbeansw

Two opinions: It was very trendy in the 90's, so yeah, now it's kind of dated. And it's not an easy thing to DIY. I had an artist faux paint a bathroom 15 years ago, and we just removed it last week. The surface was still in fine condition, but I was really sick of it.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 8:09AM
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hosenemesis

Do you really like it? That's what matters, not if it's in style or out of style. Unless you are going to sell, of course!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 12:11AM
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paintguy22

It's not outdated at all, but really will depend on the faux technique being used. I would say rag rolling is dead and other such similar effects, but smearing glaze on a wall over a similar color is still pretty hip.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 12:54PM
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gmp3

I agree with the posters about painting the panelling white and leaving grooves, much more beachy and timeless than faux.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 10:30PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes, try white washing the paneling for a bright and updated look.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 8:33AM
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