Faux painting can be traced as far back in history as the first human beings who utilized paint to decorate the interiors of their living spaces. (Yes, at that time, it meant caves!)
Throughout the millenniums, especially at various points key points in history (Ancient Egypt, Classical Greece, The European Renaissance), many highly advanced and sophisticated faux styles, techniques, materials and tools were developed and passed on to the masters of succeeding generations. While fading from popularity for some time between the late 1800s and the greater part of the 20th century (with the industrial developments of wallpaper, wood paneling and inexpensive paint products becoming available to consumers) the last thirty years have seen the fine artistry of faux painting emerge once again as the premier choice in decor for those that desire a unique, highly refined and exhilarating finish to their property.
Technological advances in the production of key materials has also helped to inspire the 21st Century faux "renaissance," making it more accessible to a wider population than in previous eras, more cost effective than the purchase of other materials, and offering artist and designer new opportunities to create some truly contemporary faux finishes.
Master Specialty and Faux Painting
At its root, the word faux is a French word that means "false" or "fake." In modern usage, faux is taken to mean that which makes one thing appear to be something that it in not. Thus, with faux painting a common piece of drywall can be given the striking appearance of a fine Italian marble, stone or limestone. A slab of concrete can be textured to look and feel like aged wood. In all cases only close inspection will reveal the truth of the matter. At which point the true nature of faux painted artistry is also revealed.
Operating in Las Vegas since the early 1990s, Brad Fischer Painting has been at the forefront of faux painting and decor styles emerging in homes, businesses, casinos, churches and many other public and private venues throughout the valley. We have worked with nearly every surface available, whether new or old, interior or exterior and are excited about the prospect that your property could be our next project!
To the faux painter, any surface at can become as a canvass. Thus, your design aspirations need not be limited only to walls, but can include ceilings, floors, doors, cabinets, mantles, shelves, accent architecture and other unique structures, side paneling, balconies, railings, garage doors, pillars, shutters and virtually any surface you may be looking to upgrade or enhance. On each we are can replicate the textures of marble, wood, wood graining, tile, brick, stone, limestone, parchment, leather, stained and distressed paint, aged plaster, antique finishes and more. Other popular finishes include Tuscany or Tuscan finishes, Mediterranean finish, and you , like many of our clients, might even have your own unique ideas. Common techniques include combining various colors of paints and glaze, sometimes even using other materials such as tissue paper or wallpaper paste, with methods of dragging, washing, whisking, sponge painting, rag rolling, striae, stippling, French brush and others. The right faux painting techniques can hide unsightly imperfections like cracks, while certain other styles, such as the look of distressed paint or plaster, can actually utilize any imperfections to better effect by integrating the blemishes into the overall design. Utilizing only the highest quality materials, our interior finishes will last 25-30 years and exterior finishes up to 15 years, even in the extreme Southern Nevada climate.
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