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At MB Jessee Painting we understand the meaning of

At MB Jessee Painting we understand the meaning of

In the 1980s decorative painting, with few exceptions, meant grabbing a sea sponge, a few colors of paint and dabbing the walls until someone proclaimed it a nice faux finish. Sometimes, they even declared it a “fox” finish!  This proclamation was a minor faux pas that has persisted to this day.

As the years passed, new products, tools and materials came to be available allowing for an endless array of possibilities.  Although a few of these products were suitable for rendering true faux effects such as faux marbre (simulated marble) and faux bois (simulated wood) most were meant for producing the more simple decorative effects, or decorative finishes, yet most of these products were marketing with the catch phrase faux.

The misuse of the phrase faux finish as a catch all for any technique other than straight painting may seem only to be a minor offense.  However, to the seasoned decorative painter, who has spent the years necessary to develop the skills to produce realistic wood, marble and natural effects, the phrase faux finish carries the weight and respect of the higher skill level required to render these finishes.  Still to this day, after watching a glaze being worked to achieve the perfect beautiful sponged effect, I’ll kick back and proclaim it a nice faux finish.

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