Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What's in store for 2011 with faux painting?

With 2011 around the corner, I am excited about the new faux finishing DVDs that should be available to my customers.  I apologize for the long wait.  Since I like trying out a technique myself on real walls before I create a step by step instructional on it, it does take time.  Once I see a difficulty, whether it be with open time, getting into tight spaces or doing the corners, I set out to find the solution.  Those who have read some of my other articles or read about Murals and Faux Painting, realize the importance I put on making it easy for everyone to DIY.  I want others to learn from a faux painting professional that has "been there, done that"in order to save them the trouble I went thru when I started out.

Faux Wood DVD
Garage door faux painted like wood
Using faux painting to make surfaces look like wood has always been popular.  I hope to have a DVD that will teach a simple faux finishing technique I have developed, again by the help of Almighty God, to achieve a faux wood look.  Using the same tools of the patented (7472450) Triple S Faux System, like the Poofy Pad and Multi Color Faux Palette, I was able to simplify the way I have faux painted garage doors to look like real wood in the past.  What had kept me from producing the instructional DVD for it was that I wanted to be able to recommend a good top coat varnish or sealer to add to the finish.  With certain products not available in the stores, I wanted to use a product that any of my customers can order online from another company or thru my website.  I think I have narrowed down the choices to two products.

Faux Texture DVD
 Texture was added and faux finished for back splash 
Another popular faux finishing technique is adding texture to surfaces before faux painting them.  There are a few methods out in the market but they tend to use only specific products that usually require having to take a class in order to be able to purchase them.  In addition, some require the usage of bulky equipment.  I love simplicity and less mess and some methods of adding texture with a spray gun require having to cover all the furniture because of the over spray.

Right before Christmas, I was able to add a back splash using a new technique that is similar to skip troweling but without the trowel.  Most of the techniques use the Tuck and Gather Tool which is one of the tools in the system I have developed.

Faux Granite DVD
Window sill with faux granite finish
And lastly, I have faux painted counter tops to look like faux granite.  The techniques I have used are simple ones and I am still in the process of playing with new tools I would like to produce to make it even easier to get a real granite look. I have used glitter and mica flakes to create gorgeous faux finishes but again, I am still working on the step by step instructions that will be easy to follow.

So if you happen to be a prayer warrior, please pray that I will be led by the Spirit when and how to produce these highly requested DVDs. I don't want to miss what I should be doing as far as serving the Lord goes and discerning how to manage my time has always been a challenge for me.  If you have any comments, please leave them or contact Murals and Faux Painting and drop me a line.


Wall Murals and Faux Finishes said...

Your work is very good and it looks like you have a lot going on in the upcoming year, good luck in everything you do!

Godis3inOne said...

Thank you. I am praying I can finish the plans. May the Lord bless your work, too.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Hi Godis3inonew - Yes, I don't trust the "click here and you have won" things either.

There are plenty of scams out there that I write about on my other website

And Apple has discontinued their affiliate program, so that's why there's no earnings post for them.

Stay tuned to my new site,, that will show real people making real money online.

Hi JpWarlick -
Yes, you can sell CJ and Linkshare stuff on blogspot because they provide you with link text and html code you can place on your blogspot blog.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Sorry, that last part was for a different reader!

Happy Friday

Ohio Painter said...

Nice blog, liked the article on the new faux finishes for 2011, we do a lot of faux work and are always looking for new ideas or techniques.

i will look around your blog