Fully understanding what a customer is essentially looking for in a successfully completed paint job is our mission. We look at customer satisfaction this way: it’s extremely difficult to stay busy, and have a successful business if we are not leaving delighted customers behind. If a paint job is to be perfect in the end, the preparation must be thorough and all of the flaws need to be repaired and ready to receive the paint. There are plenty of painters in this area to choose from; we know that, so we are more than willing to go the extra mile to make our customers completely satisfied and happy they chose us to do their painting and decorating work.
Someone who paints is one thing, but a long time, busy painter is a professional, and that means experience and expertise, and these traits come with time spent on the job learning everything there is to know about quality painting and refinishing. One of the ways a professional painter can make a customer feel comfortable about the painting company choice they make is to explain everything in a manner that is simple and informative regarding materials, finishes and, if asked, colors. Little suggestions like trying colors and finishes for a few days using bigger paint chips go a long way to making the ultimate decision. Colors and finishes are different under the varying conditions and the changing light throughout the daytime natural light.
Faux painting is actually a fairly old process that involves several different styles and applications, probably older than wallpaper. Primarily created for replicating walls of marble, stone and wood thousands of years ago, it has enjoyed popularity at various times during the Renaissance era, for example, and during the Arte Deco period of the 20's and 30's (1900's). More recently the faux finish has found its way into office buildings and restaurants, and other more public buildings. What about faux painting application? Faux means 'false' in the French language. Has a customer considered this type of finish? Artists, way back in time, would take years to learn their trade, first as apprentices and then as popular artists if their work was up to public scrutiny. There are many beautiful examples of historic faux finishes around the world that have stood the test of time although they are severely faded (and could use a visit from Pro Painters, maybe).
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Faux painting, or faux finishing, has been in revival since the 1980's when wallpaper more or less fell out of style as a wall-covering. Faux painting today encompasses a lot more than reproduction marble, wood other expensive finishes, anything with texture or pattern reproduction can fall under the faux umbrella. If we were to apply a faux finish as it was done in decades past, or especially as it was done hundreds of years ago it would probably be much too expensive. There are alternatives now and modern paints and glazes and methods allow us to create and apply interesting finishes within a reasonable budget. The major ingredient is 'glaze' a semi-transparent material made from paint and a translucent material of plastic or glass or a number of other options. This results in a textured (sometimes smooth) finish, and may be applied with anything from a brush to a sponge or spatula; in fact, it could be anything that might make a unique pattern. One definite advantage of faux finishes over wallpaper is the ease in re-covering a wall if the need arises.
Painting is not science; painters do not work on galactical travel at night, but we know our business, and we will share that with you. If you are planning to wallpaper yourself for example, or to apply a faux finish as part of your overall décor, ask us for our advice, we are happy to pass along whatever help you might need and we can give you some tips you may not have thought of. We are courteous when we are in your home or office and will treat your place with respect at all times. And the greatest part of our paint services – it’s absolutely affordable, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.