Faux Finishes

Faux Finishes

All New Orleanians know, that it is NOT! a faux paux to have faux marbe in Faurboug Marigny.

Faux is the French word for false.

Many New Orleans homes have excellent examples of faux bois-or false wood and faux marbe-or false marble. Historically and today, these creative techniques are achieved by using paint, the least expensive and most versatile wall covering.

The Recipe is simple; first you make a roux, add your idea, apply base paint, then top paint, and stir in the special application technique.

Use faux finishes to add texture, interest, dimension, illusion and unique coloration.

Some of the most popular types of faux finishes are: Sponging on, Sponging off, Washing, Ragging, Combing, Rolling, Feathering, Spattering, Marbleizing, and Crackling.