There are a wide variety of effects we can offer. Here is a glossary to get your creative juices flowing.
Aged, Antiqued and Distressed Effects
Want the elegant effect seen in the varnish on old wood? This finish gives the surface an appearance of being aged or worn and is achieved by using a crackle medium, tinted wax, varnish or glaze.
Several layers of plaster are applied creating a texture that looks and feels like stone. Tinted glazes add color and depth and are customized to match any decor.
Linen and Denim
Marble or Travertine
A stunning way to enhance architectural details or tabletops, this technique simulates the look of real marble using either a glaze or plaster base.
Metallic Finishes & Foils
Create visual interest using metallic finishes. Metallic foils are applied using a sizing medium, then sealed with varnish. The metallic foils come in a wide range in colors.
A mirror-like surface that appears textured but is smooth to the touch, this effect is created by applying plaster with a spatula or trowel and burnishing (hand rubbing) it. A weathered plaster look is created from several coats of plaster applied with varied tools. Color is added through application of a pigment wash, tinted glaze, or metallic wax.
French for “stripe”, this glazing technique simulates the look of linen or denim fabrics. The soft, thin lines of color are created by pulling a wide, stiff brush through wet glaze, paint or plaster.
Refinishing existing cabinets is a tough job and requires close attention to detail. Donna is a perfectionist and sweats every one of those details. The new cabinets are beautiful. The wood grain still shows through the new paint, which is important to me.