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Is Faux Painting outdated?

Posted by obrionusa (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 6, 12 at 7:59

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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RE: Is Faux Painting outdated?

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.


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RE: Is Faux Painting outdated?

In my feeble mind it was never in style


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


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RE: Is Faux Painting outdated?

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 I recall reading somewhere on this forum that faux is outdated.


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RE: Is Faux Painting outdated?

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.


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RE: Is Faux Painting outdated?

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!


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It's not outdated at all, but really will depend on the faux technique being used.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.


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RE: Is Faux Painting outdated?

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


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RE: Is Faux Painting outdated?

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


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