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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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“Today I received a beautiful bouquet from your company. It was totally unexpected and very much appreciated--a lovely surprise. Also today, your crew finished my job. I am so pleased with all their fine work. Richard is absolutely amazing and a total delight to work with. He was also extremely helpful during the paint color process. The interior work in my home far exceeded my expectations. A big thank you to you and the crew for an outstanding job. Thank you, thank you for a terrific job!”

— Barbara
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“The finish on my kitchen cabinets had failed, becoming tacky and grimy around the handles. M B Jessee gave me a reasonable quote, far below some others, and did an outstanding job, striping the original varnish and refinishing with a new lacquer finish. The cabinets look like new. Work was done 1 day faster than estimated. The crew was extremely hard-working, considerate, and neat. Highly recommend M B Jessee.”

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“I want to express my thanks for a job well done. The rooms look great and there is no problem with any marks on the all the trim, floor, carpet, etc. The paint job is lovely. I also want to express my thanks for the level of professionalism the foreman showed in running the job. He was very attentive to any changes I needed to make, was extremely careful in getting the faux paint color and effect correct. Thanks so much for a job well done.”

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