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Faux Finishes & Decorative Painting

Services Overview - what is furniture faux finishing and decorative painting?

Revitaliste’s faux finish services describe a wide range of decorative painting techniques. Faux finishing technique replicates the appearance of marble or wood on furniture whereas decorative painting can include color washing, faux metals and patinas, and venetian and other plaster effects.

Our Approach to Furniture faux finishes and decorative painting Services

At Revitaliste, faux finishes and decorative painting for furniture replicates stone, wood, metals, patinas and weathering. Two main techniques accomplish these effects: Glaze painting requires the use of a translucent mixture of paint and glazes applied with a brush, roller, rag, or sponge, and often mimics textures, but it’s normally smooth to the touch. Plaster application can be done with tinted plasters, or washed over with earth pigments, and is generally applied with a trowel or spatula. The final product can be flat to the touch or textured. As with any revitalization service, preparing the piece for the finish is an important first step.

We always check the structural integrity of each piece and recommended any needed repairs so your favorite furniture lasts a lifetime.