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It wasn’t that long ago that faux finish walls were all the rage. They were new and unique, and naturally, people were drawn to them. Using sample boards, artists would turn your walls into personalized works of art. Now don’t get me wrong, I am all for personal expression. But, when decorating your house you should make it exactly the way you want it. You know what is coming next… There’s a problem. There is always a problem.
Before we continue, I want everyone to know that Faux Finishes are a great alternative, just expensive. A cheaper version of Faux finish is what we like to call glaze. Glazing your kitchen cabinets can give your cabinets the older, rustic and antique look that most people look for in Faux Finishes. Glazing can work with your kitchen cabinets, kitchen island, or bedroom walls. We will be updating our special design page with Faux Finishes with kitchen cabinets and kitchen islands shortly.
So here it is -when it comes time to sell your house you will have to lose the faux finish. It’s just too personal. You will choose colors and techniques that appeal to you and match your decorations. It’s unlikely the next person will agree with you (although they should, right?). Brokers and stagers will tell you the walls should be neutral. People will always have an opinion about “Faux Finish” and that opinion is usually “This Faux has to go”. But how on earth can you make this go away?
Well, if you wish to take on this task on your own here are a few things you need to be aware of: First off, the walls have to be sanded and to make sure you are using an adhesion primer. It’s important that you know faux finishes are applied with a special glaze, and usually are very hard and shiney. The glaze on the walls will also have a noticeable texture difference, and can create unlevel streaks along your walls. This is why sanding and applying the primer is very important when you are doing the job yourself. If you simply paint over the glaze it will not last, and eventually the paint will chip. The glaze is similar to painting over polyurethane.
Still waiting for the “catch”? It’s coming, don’t worry!