Choosing Your Faux Painting Finish

There are many faux finishing techniques and there are a few important things that should be thought out clearly before you start faux painting. You will need to consider a few things in order to avoid major complications or problems that might delay or completely derail a work in progress.

Before you choose what faux finishing technique you want to faux paint your wall with, ask yourself the following questions:

1. Is the finish going to look too busy or patchy overall? 

When you are looking at a small sample, remember that it is different than looking at it over large areas. Try practicing on a large poster board first, or paint a couple of boards and place them on the wall and then stand back to get the full effect before you proceed to faux paint the wall. Does it clash with the décor in your room?

2. How high are your ceilings? 

Look at the room you will be working in and gauge how much room you will need to cover throughout the project. If your ceilings are high and require you to use a roller with extensions, then you may need to use a scaffold when you’re applying the final touches that would require you to get close to the work surface. It would be dangerous to be carrying trays of paint up and down a ladder. However, if you can’t fit a scaffold in the area, then you will definitely need to get to climbing that ladder multiple times. And always practice caution at the work place.

If you choose a technique that requires more than one person to do, like the ragrolling off faux finish, make sure your work area is large enough the number of people required. 

3. Using the right tools

Make sure that you have the right tools for the right job. In choosing your faux finish and the faux painting tools you are going to use, make sure you choose the kind of finishing that will fit the size of the work area. Keep in mind that in small sections or tight areas, the tools might not fit. For instance, keep patterned faux finishes to walls that don’t have too many fixtures on them.