Faux painting a piece of furniture allows for many creative and very unique options. After a discovery process of exploring what a client is looking for, finishes and colors are narrow down for presentation. The most popular piece of furniture that clients asked to have faux finished is the dining room table. An older oak dining room table can be faux finished to be updated and appear brand-new. Perhaps you have a piece of furniture that's been in your family for quite some time and you don't want to part with it and it needs a fresh coat of paint or a faux finish technique to bring it to life. A faux finish paint technique can restore the look of a furniture piece. An old bedroom dresser can be painted and the knobs replaced for a new look and usefulness. Colors and textures are unlimited! Custom colors and looks can be created for dresser that you will not find in a furniture store.
If you have a dresser that you want to keep, perhaps it's a large piece, maybe it's a piece that's been in your family for quite some time stored away and you would like to use it, having Walls by Macaluso apply a Faux Finish technique or color and make that piece useful again for a bedroom, dining room or family room area.
Kitchen cabinets are also considered furniture pieces in the home that faux finishing can add style and uniqueness to.
The New Chalk Paints for Furniture
Since entering the market we've seen many do-it-yourself painters try to use chalk paints on their furniture. Chalk paint is generally applied without prepping. At this point in time, it isn't known how long this paint will last on furniture. If you have a special piece of furniture you are looking to have remodeled, this new paint product may not be the best test for its durability or wear ability. It is easy to use however if you don't want your piece of furniture looking like everybody else's, chalk paint does not offer the uniqueness that faux painting can. Chalk paint only comes in 12 colors. Your furniture piece may be missing depth, a rich color and a unique look as a result.
We use faux effects products that are untinted and the colors we use are uniquely blended and designed by us for each and every client. The techniques we use are equally unique to each client and project.
How long does painting furniture take?
Depending on the type of finish a client is looking to achieve the process could take up to a week to paint a piece of furniture. However, it may take only 30 minutes a day to apply a layer at a time. Macaluso Custom Design would be back to your home every day to apply the next layer to the piece. Faux finishing is a labor-intensive, time intensive process that demands detail and skill as well as patience. Good technique cannot be rushed. Good technique is a result of experience, creativity and detail.
If you have a piece of furniture in your home that is outdated and needs a new look or a family heirloom that you would like to use in a bedroom, family room or dining area call Macaluso Custom Design. We will create a unique and stylish look for an older piece of furniture.
Contact us today and update your furniture: kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanity, book case, dresser or armoire with faux painting. Don't hide your furniture, showcase it with faux painting!