Decorative Painters Fairhope AL

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Progressive Painting
(251) 604-2853
315 West Peachtree Ave
Foley, AL

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Steinacher Paint Rudy Contract
(251) 928-8571
20019 Lea Brook Pl
Fairhope, AL
Dp McFarland Painting
(251) 928-1261
406 White Ave
Fairhope, AL
Benson Painting
(251) 928-7523
355 S Church St
Fairhope, AL
Burchfield S Painting
(251) 990-6713
16844 Lea Cir
Fairhope, AL
Quality Coating & Drywall Inc
(251) 990-6627
22787 Us Highway 98
Fairhope, AL
Robert Waverka Painting
(251) 990-4594
208 Patrician St
Fairhope, AL
Point Clear Painting & Power
(251) 928-4629
11051 County Road 1
Fairhope, AL
Dt Painting Inc
(251) 990-8033
21172 Meadowbrook Dr
Fairhope, AL
Richard Smith
(251) 947-3153
15871 Woodpecker Rd
Silverhill, AL
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Paint Techniques

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Decorative Faux Painting can add depth and beauty to any room in your home. Whether you're looking for a dramatic, obvious effect or a series of subtle highlights, there is a Decorative Finish to match your style.

Decorative painting can be easy and fun if you follow the steps below:

  1. Select a color scheme
  2. Decide upon a style
  3. Apply a new base coat or use a previously painted and properly prepared surface
  4. Apply glaze(s) using appropriate tools and technique

Selecting a Color Scheme

The Home Depot offers a vast selection of paint colors for your Decorative Paint project. Keep in mind that different styles, techniques, base coats and glaze mixtures will yield various looks. Often the color or colors you select will appear different when painted on a wall versus what is printed on a color chip. The amount of paint and glaze you apply or remove from the surface, the technique used, and how similar or different the colors are to each other will also affect the final look. Always practice on a 2'x2' sample board to view color selections and style before starting an interior decorative painting project.

Note: Paint companies, such as Behr Paint and Ralph Lauren, offer pre-determined color combinations that are recommended for Decorative Painting.

Deciding Upon a Style
It would literally be impossible to discuss every style of decorative painting that exists today. So, to narrow your choices down, an outline of six of the most popular and commonly used styles is listed below:

  • Sponging On
    • Additive style
    • Creates a defined pattern great for large rooms
  • Sponging Off
    • Subtractive style
    • Creates a parchment look
  • Dragging
    • Subtractive style
    • Creates an antique, distressed look
    • Great for doors, trim, and furnitur
  • Colorwashing
    • Subtractive style
    • Produces a rustic, time-worn look
  • Ragging On
    • Additive style
    • Creates a dramatic pattern
  • Ragging Off
    • Subtractive style
    • Creates a subtle pattern

Note: The styles described above all represent "techniques" of decorative painting. Some paint manufacturers such as Ralph Lauren offer their own signature techniques. For more information, see the Ralph Lauren link below.

Applying a Base Coat/Preparing the Surface
To achieve a professional-quality look, be sure to start with either a...

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