Faux Painting Techniques – Some Important Points To Learn About
Faux Painting Techniques
1.) There are many different tricks, here are some areas you will want to practice in – stone effects like Venetian plastering, liming and marbling.
* Painted Effects like ragging & stippling, dragging, sponging, color washing, spattering, wood graining, aging & distressing, and verdigris.
* Mimicking the look and effect of metals.
* Stenciling, making stencils, stenciling methods, etc.
2.) If you are really new to faux painting, it is best to start with the basic finishes and practice at home on washable and re-usable sheets white vinyl sheets that you can buy at a paint store or an art supply store.
3.) As you get good at making your various designs and effects create a catalog of them on poster board, plastic or even take digital pictures of them to show to customers.
4.) If you get brochures from places like Sherwin Williams, they will show you quick basics you can learn like: color washing, combing, crackle, metallic, ragging, sponging, etc.
5.) Most paint stores have basic faux tools to get you started but if you want a wider selection you will want to search online.
6.) The key to getting good at faux painting is practice. If you spend 2 – 5 hours per week trying new designs and redoing other ones until you get the hang of doing them you will soon have the knowledge and confidence to take on projects and even customers.
7.) Always use the best quality paints, materials and tools for your trade.
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