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Faux Painting or Faux Finishing
Are terms used to describe decorative paint finishes that replicate the appearance of materials such as marble, wood or stone. The term comes from the French word faux, meaning false, as these techniques started as a form of replicating materials such as marble and wood with paint, but has subsequently come to encompass many other decorative finishes for walls and furniture including simulating recognizable
Popular Faux finishes:
- Marbleizing or faux marbling
- Graining, wood graining, or faux bois (French for “fake wood”)
- Trompe l’oeil, “fool the eye” in French
- Venetian plaster
- Color wash
- Strié, from the French for “stripe” or “streak”
- Rag painting or ragging
Is a wall and ceiling finish consisting of plaster mixed with marble dust, applied with a spatula or trowel in thin, multiple layers, which are then burnished to create a smooth surface with the illusion of depth and texture. Venetian plaster techniques include marmorino, scagliola, and sgraffito. When left un-burnished, Venetian plaster has a matte finish that is rough and stone-like to the touch. Un-burnished Venetian plaster is also very brittle and damages rather easily. When applied correctly, Venetian plaster can be used to create a highly polished, rock-hard, marble-like finish. Venetian plaster is especially useful on surfaces where marble panels could not be installed easily, and on surfaces that would be too expensive to have carved from real marble such as columns, corbels, and curved walls. Venetian plaster can be tinted, or colored using natural or synthetic colorants. The ability to tint Venetian plaster is especially helpful when a specific color of 'marble' is desired, or when a color that does not exist naturally is wanted.
- Stucco or render
- Earthen plaster
- Marmorino Veneziano
- Decorative concrete
Is a kind of material used to cover and decorate the interior walls of homes, offices, cafes, government buildings, museums, post offices, and other buildings; it is one aspect of interior decoration. It is usually sold in rolls and is put onto a wall using wallpaper paste. Wallpapers can come plain as 'lining paper' (so that it can be painted or used to help cover uneven surfaces and minor wall defects thus giving a better surface), textured, with a regular repeating pattern design, natural materials as grass or, much less commonly today, with a single non-repeating large design carried over a set of sheets. Wallpaper printing techniques include surface printing, gravure printing, silk screen-printing, rotary printing, and digital printing.
- String Effects
- Natural Textile Wallcoverings
- Polyolefin/Synthetic Textile Wallcoverings
- Acoustical Wallcoverings
- Cork and Cork Veneer
- Digital Wallcovering
- Wood Veneer
A wood stain consists of a colorant suspended or dissolved in an agent or solvent. The suspension agent can be water, alcohol, petroleum distillate, or the actual finishing agent (shellac, lacquer, varnish, polyurethane, etc.). Colored or 'stained' finishes, like polyurethane, do not penetrate the pores of the wood to any significant degree and will disappear when the finish itself deteriorates or is removed intentionally.
Pigments and dyes are largely used as colorants. The difference between the two is in the size of the particles. Dyes are microscopic crystals that dissolve in the vehicle and pigments are suspended in the vehicle and are much larger. Dyes will color very fine grained wood, like cherry or maple, which pigments will not. Those fine-grained woods have pores too small for pigments to attach themselves to. Pigments contain a binder to help attach themselves to the wood.
The type of stain will either accentuate or obscure the wood grain. Most commercial stains contain both dye and pigment and the degree to which they stain the appropriate wood is mostly dependent on the length of time they are left on the wood. Pigments, regardless of the suspension agent, will not give much color to very dense woods but will deeply color woods with large pores (e.g. pine). Dyes are translucent and pigments are opaque. Gel stains are more akin to paint and have little penetrating ability.
High-end Finishes “Level 5 Finish”
Level 5 Finish in general would be a spoken slang among architects and builders in Manhattan to specify a high standard of finish for paints and finishes. Level 5 Finish was originally created to specify the type of finishes for drywall, in a technical way, it makes sense to speak in Level 5 finish for painting on wood, metal and other elements. In this case 'Level 5 Finish' is the high-end Finish.
Today the need for projects with limited budgets and time deliveries increasingly reduced, the company generally eliminate steps in the preparation process and application of the finish. Even with all these changes, our company continues to work as it was done before, we are an “Old School” company.
All woodwork is finished with brush, respecting the direction of the grains of the wood. Never let the final finish with the ink application roller texture. The walls are “Smooth finish” without that aspect “Orange Skim Finish” that most painting contractor leave at the end of work.
We have experience with major brands of existing market inks, such as: collection “Aura” from Benjamin Moore, “Farrow & Ball,” “Fine Paint of Europe”, “C2” and Donald Kaufaman.
Stencilling produces an image or pattern by applying pigment to a surface over an intermediate object with designed gaps in it which create the pattern or image by only allowing the pigment to reach some parts of the surface. The stencil is both the resulting image or pattern and the intermediate object; the context in which stencil is used makes clear which meaning is intended.
In practice, the (object) stencil is usually a thin sheet of material, such as paper, plastic, wood or metal, with letters or a design cut from it, used to produce the letters or design on an underlying surface by applying pigment through the cut-out holes in the material. The key advantage of a stencil is that it can be reused to repeatedly and rapidly produce the same letters or design.
We are specialized in the preparation of the surfaces, walls and ceilings, built with the Drywall system. Some of the major limitations of this system is to connect the plates Drywall normally produced in size 8 ft x 4 ft. The joins are generally not well prepared and the installation of the “Join Tape” creates a “bump drywall”. This “Bump” depending on the localization, show shadows in places next the windows or doors. Generally the ceilings are the most affected areas.
To correct this problem, we use aluminum strips in assorted sizes to build a perfect surface for both roofs or walls. Even using “Ultra High Gloss” paintings, we can deliver a super high end, finish without bumps, shadows and defects often found in drywall.
Finish Spray Paint
Our team possesses professionals with several years of experience in painting cars and application of Lacquer finish on furniture. We add this knowledge to produce highend finishes in kitchen cabinets, furniture, or on drywall (ceilings and walls) or even on doors, doorjambs and frames.
If you are searching for that perfect finish that is not possible with water-based inks, and want to keep the colors without the problem of “oxidation” paint the base oil? Our finishing spray is the solution. Pure colors, with perfect shine without the trouble to oxidize over time. Ask for a “sample”
You can send an email with a picture from a magazine or photo of any environment that you loved, that we will develop the technique for you. With this service, you will have the atmosphere you want in your home.