Faux Finishes by your York, IL Painting Contractors

Faux Finishes by your York, IL Painting Contractors

Some York, IL painting contractors will do faux finishing in your home. Faux finishing is a specialized paint job that looks like something other than, well, paint. Usually the faux finishes are done by a specialist on staff with the painting contractor. Since this is a specialized service, it can’t actually be done by a crew. There are several different types of faux finishes to choose from.

Faux Plaster

The faux plaster look that your painting contractor may recommend is actually a surface application of various layers of colored plaster to your walls. It is intended to give your walls the appearance of being centuries old, as in an Italian villa. In centuries old walls, there would be different textures of plaster because of weathering and repairs. There would also be different colors or shades of paint, since the wall has no doubt been painted many times over the centuries.

The painting contractor capable of doing a faux plaster look in your home will mix up plaster with some paint in it, according to your color choice. He’ll then trowel the plaster onto your walls. This plaster must dry before the second coat is applied, this time with a different shade of paint in it. You may go lighter or darker, or even request a contrasting shade. This second layer dries, and then a third layer is applied with the same variations. During the course of the plastering, the wall receives quite a buildup of plaster, with different colors showing through. The final touch applied by the painting contractor will be a coat of wax to the surface. This is often done with car wax. Usually, any kind of carnauba wax works. It gives the surface of the Faux plaster a sheen that looks like years of weather and wear have smoothed the surface.

Faux Paint

There are hundreds of faux paint techniques available, all of which are designed to make a paint job look like it is either worn from the elements or from use, or look like some surface other than paint.

One popular technique is to make a plaster column look like marble. This is done by applying the base coat color, with a extender in it that keeps it from drying so quickly. Using a rag, the paining contractor will apply a second color, then drag a feather through it all with a third color.

To find a painter in York, IL, contact Pristine Painting. Pristine Painting serves York and the surrounding area, including:

• Dupage County

• Addison

• Bloomingdale

• Downers Grove

• Lisle

• Milton

• Naperville

• Wayne

• Wheaton

• Winfield

• York

• McHenry

• Schamburg

• Kane County

• Montgomery

If you are looking for professional painters in the Dupage County area, you have come to the right place. we are happy to provide our painting services to houses helping make an old place feel new like a fresh coat of paint, and nothing can make a new place feel complete like having just the right shade of color on your interior or exterior walls.

Pristine Painting & Decorating are Painting Contractors in Lombard Illinois that specialize in house painting in the Dupage County area. Whether it be interior painting or exterior painting--we strive to offer full painting services to best serve you. We can assist you with residential painting and commercial painting. We would be more than happy to offer you the best painting estimates you will find in Lombard IL. Give us a call and ask for a painting quote!

Pristine Painting & Decorating is a painting company located in Lombard IL that serves Dupage County and surrounding areas including:

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