Saturday, July 31, 2010
Long Island Faux finsh trends
As an artist and experienced faux painter celebrating almost 20 years working for myself on Long Island I have noticed many trends over the last few years, I sold nothing but Italian "fresco look" paints and plasters for a while, then it was the "chocolate brown " trend. Lately and for the last year or so my top selling finish is an interpretation of tissue. I personally love tissue as a finish. The tissue is cheap, and labor is not huge so it's quite affordable, but what draws me to the tissue is the diversity in which this substrate can be manipulated and transformed into countless looks. The fact that the tissue is also a fantastic remedy for botched wallpaper removal, and poor walls is always an added plus. My number on selling finish is tissue with metallic paints and activating sprays, the results are nothing short of magical when all that mica gets caught in the tissue creases! The classic leather look utilizing tissue paper faux finish as a base is also a popular look. For some diverse and fantastic looks please visit my gallery on facebook or my website...thanks for reading!