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Three Decorative Paint Finishes to Beautify Your Home

Decorative paint is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to add more visual interest and aesthetic feel to your living spaces.

While a basic application can spruce up any space, there are several decorative techniques that can take the look to the next level.

Careful using of one of these finishes provides a pop of color and texture. Consider one of these finishing techniques for different spaces in your home.

Rag Rolling

The rag rolling technique results in a translucent textured, mottled look instead of a solid blanket of color on a wall.

With rag rolling, we use a specialty rag roller in combination with med weight cotton cloth that is cut and shaped.

When the cotton is pounce it will produce the look of a traditional rag blotting technique.

After applying a base coat of paint, we apply a glaze that is kept wet so the use the rag roller and cotton rags can remove the excess glaze.

Resulting in textures, that can be left heavy or a soft.

Rag rolling is a beautiful choice for an entryway, bathroom or four-season sun room.

 

Tuscany
A Tuscany style of painting involves applying two coordinating colors of paint to create an aged look that mimics Tuscan architecture.

Our experienced painters do this by applying a warm-hued base coat to the wall. We then prepare a glaze mix that combines a clear glaze with a paint shade that is slightly darker than the base coat.

The dried base coat is lightly misted with water, and our painters then apply the glaze using a scrubbing motion for a one-of-a-kind finish.

This effect is beautiful for light-filled spaces such as a kitchen, hallways or a master suite.

 

Antiquing

What is Antiquing? Just like it sounds it is a faux distressing finish that makes something new look like it’s old.

This technique is often used on furniture and small decorative items or trims, but it also works well for other parts of your home, such as a built-in bookshelf, fireplace mantle, crown moldings or decorative doors. Antiquing also delivers a powerful visual effect when it’s done on a single wall of a room.

Our painters perform the antiquing technique by applying glaze, sanding, waxing and flecking additional paint.

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Residential Interior Project

Here is a residential project in Orange County we’re really proud of!

After reading our reviews on Yelp, Minjin she decided to give us a call to paint her home. Our office staff took her information and advised her on the process. Minjin had just purchased her home and like most home buyers, was eager to move in as soon as possible.

Albert scheduled a convenient time to meet to survey Minjin’s home and talk about the project. Minjin did not have in mind any particular colors at the time, but with our free color consultation, decided to go with neutral tones. She chose Swiss Coffee to accentuate a combination of colors with her furniture and décor. She also took Albert’s suggestion to add three 4’ bands in one of the bedrooms to accent the color on the walls.

Minjin was very pleased with the outcome!

Red Robin

We painted the interior of multiple Red Robin’s throughout Southern California, updating their color scheme from tans and light reds to deeper reds and oranges.

Our job was to apply the new colors and give the restaurant a fresh new look that would suit the room, client, and patrons. The color red is known to stimulate the appetite and conversation, and what better place to combine these two than at Red Robin!

Stop by your local Red Robin and check out our work while having some delicious burgers!