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Faux Finish's provide many advantages over conventional wall finishes like wallpaper, paint, paneling etc.
For example, it can be applied to almost all surfaces, including dry wall, wallboard, plastering, wood, metal, fabric, glass, and ceramic, remembering that the preparation and priming of the surface will vary from one material to another.
Its longer lasting than wallpaper, Faux Finish also provides the advantage of practicality. Because it does not have seams, it will not peal off under adverse environmental effects such as Florida humidity. And too, Faux Finish becomes more beautiful with age. If ever required, touch ups and repairs are accomplished very easily. Faux Finish can be topcoated with polyurethane in matte, satin, or semi-gloss finishes.
Faux Finish can hide the imperfections of the any surface. Surface condition will help us to decide which technique and topcoat would be the best Faux Finish for your surface. In rough old walls, the rag rolling technique and matt finish topcoat will help to hide any imperfection.
Faux Finish can change how large or small a room looks. With Faux Finish, you can make a smaller area appear larger, by using lighter colors and a soft technique. It can also make a large area appear smaller by using dark colors and a dramatic technique. You may also want to bring the ceiling down or you may push it up, all done simply by utilizing colors
Lets start by going over some basic guidelines that apply to all techniques of Faux finishing.
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