Decorative Painters Spokane WA

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Mr House Painter
(509) 534-4444
654 S Thor St
Spokane, WA
Brushworks Painting
(509) 533-1587
1527 E 11th Ave
Spokane, WA
DePaolo's Painting, Inc.
3624 East Ferry Ave
Spokane, WA
Commercial, Residential

Do Right Painting
(509) 535-0246
3628 E Ferry Ave
Spokane, WA
Aaron J Wagner Painting
(509) 328-6571
2215 W Maxwell Ave
Spokane, WA
Carlos Claros Painting Service
(509) 534-6733
4044 E 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA
Eddie Woodard
(509) 535-3887
3623 E 4th Ave
Spokane, WA
Riverside Painting
430 E Nora Ave
Spokane, WA
Contact us for information on our services

Fleet Coating
(509) 534-4738
3105 E Alki Ave
Spokane, WA
J Gray''s Inc
(509) 443-2450
308 W 1st Ave
Spokane, WA

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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