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Painting Techniques and Faux Finishing

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Better Than Goodbye by Alexandra Kay
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There are many painting techniques for faux finishing, but what are they? and where do they come from?

Being that I get a lot of inquiries via email and blog comments about the subject, I thought I would go over a few of them here in this post in hopes to bring some light on the subject as to what seems to be a mystery to some.

Instead of repeating information that has already been researched and indexed through the search engines,  I found this article on Wikipedia that someone had submitted which probably took a ton of time to put together. It contains 92 links to various

Painting Techniques

definitions

I thought this would cover most of what some of you have been asking and am posting this as a resource for my readers in case I use a painting technique that you may want to learn more about or what it actually is.

what better way to do this than with Wikipedia

The following 92 pages are in this category, out of 92 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).

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G cont.

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P cont.

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I hope this will help you get a better understanding of some of the terminology by defining each painting technique and I will add to this as it becomes available.

As most of you know Art-Faux Blog of Naples/Bonita tries to be a faux finishing resource to its readers and to bring information to the local communities about the art of decorative painting.

After all my motto is “What To Know Before You Faux”

2 thoughts on “Painting Techniques and Faux Finishing”

  1. I am an artist but do all my own projects…loved your video on gold foil and you said we could buy it
    I loved the gold film with the other detail …I am looking to do the ceiling of the powderroom of our manor house so..
    where may I find thos gold film you used?
    Thanks so much and keep making videos they are great and I learn alot…
    Darcy Justen in Middleburg, Va

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