These decorative finishes add depth and personality to your rooms. This illusion of dimension can best be achieved by hiring a house painting service in your area. Their experience and knowledge will help you know the best technique for your walls, the preparation necessary, and the mixture of paint needed.
Although the painting of murals dates back before recorded history they are people are still using it today. They create fanciful playful looks in children’s rooms and in playrooms. They can create a very dramatic look in a living room while mimicking the look of Tuscany in a kitchen. In some areas, a mural replaces a piece of art.
Murals are either frescos, such as Buon Fresco that you paint on wet plaster and the colors mix with the plaster, or Secco that you paint on finished walls. Applying a mixture of egg yolks, vinegar, and oil color to dry plaster creates Tempera murals. Tempera murals are not as durable as Boun Fresco.
The size of a mural must compliment the size of the room. It must also enhance the room’s furnishings.
Applying paint to walls can mimic the look of fabrics. You can achieve the look of suede that resembles the soft, touchable look of real suede. It is not washable and you should only use it in low traffic areas. By the painting over textured wallpaper you can achieve the look of linen. However, this is not advised. You can also create the look by dragging a dry linen weaver brush first horizontally then vertically through the wet glaze. This will result in a subtle sophisticated look of linen.
Strié, from the French word that means stripe, is a subtle texture look of stripes. It gives the wall a look of a textured elegant wall covering. Dragging a dry brush over wet glaze to achieve the look you desire. It is most suitable for a formal room.
Grasscloth mimics the wallpaper but allows for more flexibility in colors. It suits casual areas like a sunroom. Dragging a notched squeegee horizontally through the wet glaze will create this look.
Leather is more like sponging or ragging but gives the look of real leather. The technique for this finish is accomplished by using shades of paint that are close to one another on the color wheel. Done in sections on the wall, a glaze is applied then plastic is pressed into the wet glaze then carefully peeled off. You can you any paint color to get this effect.
Marble faux painting is a complex procedure best left to a Painting contractor with experience. Achieving the realism of an expensive marble finish takes considerable skill. This look is ideal for a focal wall, a fireplace surround, columns, wainscoting, and molding. Using it on tables is also a good idea. The final effect can range from a soft look to a very dramatic one.
Stone blocks change a plain wall into an architectural feature. Using a textured paint, it gives the rough look of real brick or stone. The textured paint is applied and then ragged off. The planning of the design and the taping of the wall takes a measure of expertise. The finished effect can be quite dramatic.
Color washing uses layering and blending the layers of paint to produce a subtle dimensional look. This faux look is very flexible as it you can use it on smooth walls, highly textured walls, and surfaces that have imperfections. This look combines well with other paint treatments. It is also suitable for both casual and formal areas.
Graduated color wash can give the look of horizontal stripes and uses related colors. It looks best in a small room on a wall that has no breaks in it.
Whitewashing gives a translucent look created by brushing diluted paint on any raw wood surface. It can be used on board and batten paneling that is often used in bathrooms, hallways, and utility rooms. It is suitable for country and cottage looks.
Double rolling gives a color wash effect. The use of one glaze two shades darker than the base paint and another that is two tints lighter will give the look of color washing in a fraction of the time.
Sponging will hide flaws and imperfections on the wall. The paint can either be sponged on or sponged off. Sponging on adds paint to the wall to give it depth and complexity. It looks best when using more than one color. Sponging off that removes wet paint from the wall gives a softer look.
Ragging is similar to sponging and can also be ragged on or ragged off. When ragging, you can use more than one color. The paint is dabbed on the walls then the rag is pressed over and over again on the base coat. There are new tools on the market that make this technique easier. Kidani Painting will be familiar with these tools.
Currently, Faux Venetian plaster is very popular. This finish gives the look of the timeworn plaster wall. By using a trowel to apply layers of undiluted paint, you can achieve this look. The wall looks textured but is smooth to the touch. It is suitable for any room.
Stenciling can add just the right touch to finish a room. In a small room, the stencil should be a simple pattern in just one or two colors. In larger rooms, using a more complex pattern with several colors is great. Stencils look nice around windows or doors. Shading and overlaying the stencils to create a three-dimensional effect is what Stenciling is all about. Using it on ceilings is another way to do it. It is one of the oldest techniques for decorating walls. At one time it was much cheaper to stencil the walls than to wallpaper. By having a room stenciled you have complete control over colors, patterns, and desired appearance.
Kidani Painting have all the various tools plus extensive experience in decorative paint techniques. This expertise will guarantee that you get the look that will enhance your rooms.