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Emily Smith displays examples of her faux painting and decorative finishing below.

Metal Patinas can be applied to any paintable surface or object. Plain wrought iron metal can be faux painted to look like pewter, silver, copper, bronze, gold, aluminum, or platinum. This faux finish is frequently used on furniture, ornaments, and wrought iron railings.

Plaster (aged plaster) faux painting technique is used to create an Italian, "Old World" look to your decor. This effect can be accomplished on water based painted walls (paint must have some degree of sheen such as: eggshell, satin) or on lime washed walls. One or several scumble glazes (warm colors like: burnt umber, burnt sienna, raw sienna, and yellow ochre) are applied to create areas of light and dark. Other faux painting techniques like stippling, color washing, color rubbing, frottage, a faded mural, or faux exposed brick add to the illusion. Plaster can be used to accent a wall or texturize an entire room. Create that "Old World" look in your wineroom with a plaster reveal or maybe a textural plaster covered with antiqung glazes.

Sponging is a quick faux painting technique and an easy way to freshen up a space. Aplication is done with a natural songe or sponges preferably. The paint is applied in an additive or subtractive painting technique. Multiple colors can also be used.

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