Saturday, August 18, 2007
There are many different types of marble that one can try to imitate with faux painting. But I have found that on walls, the best type are the simple ones without heavy, numerous viens. It's not because that's the type of marble I prefer, but the kind that has lots of veins just looks too busy when used on large walls. I have one board I show all the time and 9 times out of 10 the customers that want that finish say to me, "Oh, I like that. But without the heavy viens." I guess if I were doing the top of a vanity chest, I would opt for a busy look because you want it to look just like marble. Besides everyone knows that only in king's palaces would one find whole rooms with marble walls. Without the fine grout lines, no one will ever think it's real marble, anyway. So I just use the look as a decorative plus for enhancing the walls of the rooms. Visit my website to see samples of some of the walls I faux painted with a marble look. Bookmark my site as in the near future I plan to make a video showing how to faux paint the walls the way I did. Visit my Faux Painting site and click on gallery at the top. My address is listed in my bio page, too; click on the link.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
There are many methods to faux painting your walls to look like brick. However, many require a lot of time consuming steps. To demonstrate what I believe is the fastest and easiest way to achieve this faux painting technique, I have filmed my 16 year old niece trying her hand at faux painting brick for the first time. She had never used my DVD faux painting kit before and I figured if you can see how easy it was for her to do a faux brick board, you will be convinced that you can do it, also. Keep in mind that this is her first time using the tools, so she did paint a lot slower than you can actually paint. Check it out today. My site has a variety of faux painting videos that will show you other faux painting techniques that you can achieve, too.
Monday, July 16, 2007
I've worked many hours on a new and better website design for MuralsandFauxPainting.com. I wanted the navigation to be easier for my visitors. My plans are to have pages that are dedicated to different color schemes. It seems that many people who are desiring to delve into the beautiful art of faux painting are not comfortable with making the decision of what colors to use. The website has lots of faux painting articles and tips but I realize I need to address the area of choosing colors and eventually have the actual colors I use in order to facilitate the jump that many need to make in order to get going in starting their own faux painting business. So if you are reading this blog, check out the new site. It should be upoaded today or tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Boy, I got a call from a gentleman who viewed my website and the Faux Painting System that the Lord gave me and he wanted to know if it REALLY was that easy?! I responding excitedly..."Yes!" He told me that he and his wife had been online for 3 hours looking for faux painting tools or DVDs to buy so that he could learn the art and begin to do some work on the side. Well, we talked for quite a time and I'm writing this post for anyone out there who might go to my website and ask the same thing. Next time I hope to discuss the amount of salary one can expect from this growing form of decorative painting.