image of a faux finish wall, custom-painted by SNL Painting Inc.

What is a faux finish, and how can it add character to your home?

image of a faux finish wall, custom-painted by SNL Painting Inc.There’s nothing quite like a fresh coat of paint. With the right color tones and combinations, you can change the entire aesthetic of your space instantly.

But color isn’t the only way to add style to painted surfaces. In fact, you can give your wall some extra visual appeal with the right painting savvy.

Today we answer the question: what is a faux finish (and how can it add character to your home)?


What is a faux finish?

A faux finish is a painting technique that adds visual texture and depth to your static surface. Most faux finishes designed by SNL Painting Inc. are applied by hand, making your wall a one-of-a-kind custom canvas of beauty.


How is a faux finish created?

There are many different types of faux finishes that can be executed on a painted surface. As a result, the techniques to create one pattern may largely differ from another. For instance, some visual effects can be formed by employing special tools to apply the paint. Other techniques require special breeds of paint or even various shades of a color. The technique utilized is highly dependent upon the results you wish to achieve.


What makes a faux finish so special?

Unlike their distant wallpaper cousins, faux finishes are created by using real paint. That means these finishes are just as durable as any other painted wall in your home. This also means that if one day you fall out of love with your faux finish, you can simply paint over it, a feat that isn’t so easily accomplished with a wallpaper surface.


How can I get a faux finish for my wall?

In order to have one or more of your spaces painted with a unique faux finish, please contact SNL Painting Inc. by clicking here. Upon request, one of our courteous painting specialists will come out to your space to conduct a free faux painting estimate. Once you and your painter have agreed on the colors and design for your space, we will provide a sample of the faux finish on a piece of drywall to ensure your optimal satisfaction before we paint your space.