Friday, April 25, 2008
Well I can't believe it's the middle of April and I have been swamped with projects. Since I still do faux paint, I have a big job coming up and it required a little playing with my own faux painting tools! They want a simple sponging technique but the walls are flat and they want a metallic in there. Thank God I was able to finally come up with a board they liked. I'm so used to having clients want a color wash or Old World look. But I'm glad they decided on the sponging because the walls are flat which meant either having to repaint the walls in a satin finish or using tons of glycerin and elbow grease...if you know what I mean.
I faux painted a marble finish on a formica countertop and a faux granite finish on another. They came out great. Sure would love to see a paint product that sticks to formica without so much curing time. I have used Plaid's enamels, but they only come in small bottles at the store and they have to cure 21 days before you can top coat with a varnish. So I just sanded and used Bulls Eye low odor water based primer and a satin basecoat. Here are a few pics. I plan to incorporate the steps and faux finishes on a new Marble/granite DVD I am currently filming and editing. You can see more pictures for the faux finishes that will be included on Murals and Faux Painting site. Click on the videos button and then click on faux painting marble video.