Marble and Old World Finishes on Walls | Chism Brothers Painting

Home and business owners are becoming bolder in their color choices and the use of faux techniques on walls. White walls have been traded for rich colors, multiple color shades and interesting finishing techniques. One eye-catching possibility is to create a marble finish and add some “old world” elegance to a family or living room. Add some antiques and interesting artwork and you will feel like you have traveled to an old European village.

When considering this technique, two coordinating colors should be chosen. Some homeowners enjoy painting with white and a light color combination like light blue or light salmon. Others like bolder colors like navy and gold. After repairing and priming the walls, the first “marble” color should be applied to the wall. Two coats of this paint should be applied for sufficient coverage. Once this paint is sufficiently dry, the second color can be applied. However, before applying the paint, it should be mixed with a glaze, two parts glaze to one part paint.

As the second coat is applied, you will want to work in small sections of the wall. Once this small section has been painted, take a newspaper, a trash bag, rubber gloves or textured item and place on the wet paint. Pat or lightly swirl this section lightly and then gently lift. Each different item produces a slightly different effect, so practice beforehand to determine the look you would like. There are other, more complicated techniques that are used by professional painters, but this is a simple method that the novice painter can easily use to create an elegant family or living room!

Chism Brothers Painting provides painting and faux finishing services to residential and commercial clients in La Jolla, Del Mar, Pacific Beach, Fair Banks and other coastal San Diego communities.

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