Why use Faux (imitation) Finishes?
A lot of the techniques we use today originated hundreds of years ago when faux painting was used by early settlers in many countries to disguise cracks and faults in buildings and dwellings.
Many of us still use them for this purpose today ... by recreating the illusion of texture on the surface ... the blemishes fade to the background and are no longer anywhere near as discernible to the naked eye.
Neutral earthy tones are used to recreate the textures and the feel of nature ... stone ... rock ... timber ... cane ... sand ... and so much more.
Bright bold colours make the space feel summery and full of light ... make the mind drift to sun ... beaches ... gardens ... parties and fun.
Interior designers show us photos of fabulous houses with feature walls that simply delight the senses ... they change the space ... add colour and texture ... and many of them are so quick and easy to re-create with our No Fuss range of faux decorating pads.
Choose your Colours Carefully!
Any faux finish can be as bold or as subtle as you want it to be ... it depends entirely on the colours that you choose.
The samples of fine distressing above are done the same way using a Honeycomb Stippler pad ... but the russet on white is very strong while the 2 shades of white is a very soft neutral finish.
Easi Paint has a full story on the room in the example pictures. It covers the entire process from start to finish.