The master in the ART of Living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.
James A. Michener
Our services include
Expertise and skill can not always be expected by the amount of jobs done, or years in business.
We always provide samples of our work beforehand - what you see is what you can expect on your walls. As an artistically applied hand application, there will be variations.
A faux finisher is an artisan - creative in their own right. The end result for one person may vary to the next - still each skill is acquired through hard work and training and love for the business. (I have seen finishes vary from even the most skilled of instructors).
It helps to pick something like an inspiration piece for the room - in this case, the wall was designed around the plate! The glazes were matched with the plate artwork...then stencil art added, and expanded upon with a sand-texture.
The Faux Chateau uses a variety of professional products to give you the best the industry can offer!
We're in the business of tried & true decorative finishes!
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What to expect during a consultation?
Today's idea of decorative painting allows for rich texture, bold metallic, and stone-like finishes which can be applied to walls, cabinets, and ceilings (the fifth wall).
Your home can have a very strong impact on your life, so we take into consideration wall finishes and color harmony in relationship to your furniture and existing decor - to achieve the final result.
Our goal is to create an appealing environment that exhibits balance and harmonizes with your existing decor. Choosing the right finish and color requires knowledge of faux finishes, and an appreciation of quality aesthetics. We can guide you towards making a wise decision when selecting a wall finish.
During our consultation we will -
When it all comes down to the planning of any project, the biggest factor that has to be considered is cost. Estimating any faux finish job is just not possible without first seeing the room, taking accurate measurements, and deciding what faux finish will be done.
In-home consultations usually last 1 1/2 to 2 hours at an hourly rate that is well within most people's budget. Upon a written contract, this fee is deducted.
The bottom line is that hiring a professional will always help avoid costly mistakes. Doing your homework helps educate you, and find the best person for the job. We hope that we can be part of that process!
*** NOTE: In some cases, walls have to be check for any flaws, or previous priming issues (such as in new homes). New homes are, in many cases, only painted with a sprayed or watered down version of primer.
You will notice this when you try painting, as it will almost look like it's soaking up the paint!!
During construction - walls can have drywall dust remaining between the drywall and primed 'finish'. This will jeopardize any faux finish's adherence - and has to be tested before starting the project.