Interior Decorative Finishes2018-11-04T18:36:01+00:00

Interior Decorative Finishes

Color Washes

Color washing techniques can imbue a room with rustic charm, but are versatile enough in virtually any setting when using appropriate colors. Soft, yet with depth and texture, this free form finish is especially noted for its warm glow which comes from its thin, translucent glazing. The effect works best with earthy colors, such as Venetian red, raw sienna and other soft, natural colors.

The color washing technique washes a surface with a thin translucent glaze mixture. It is one of the best ways to dress up a brand new wall or one that has damage, such as scratches or dents. It also enhances the texture and character of a plastered or stuccoed wall. It uses a wall’s imperfections as part of its look.

Color wash can be used to bring all the decorator elements of a room together. A subtle finish, with little texture, it is an ideal effect to bring background ambiance into any room.

Faux

Faux texture takes color to another dimension, adding interest and depth by helping to create a subtle yet sophisticated look.

Faux Styles

Sand Wash … forms a subtle, slightly textured look that simulates the look of sand.

Metallic … accents with exciting finishes on a variety of surfaces.

Pearlescent … generates an alluring look over decorative surfaces

Crackle … accentuates your décor with an antique, weathered look.

Soft Suede … creates the velvety suppleness of a well-worn suede jacket.

Sandscapes … a granulated texture that is both beautiful and dramatic.

Venetian Plaster … produces a three-dimensional marble-like appearance.

Techniques

Sponging … add subtle texture and rich depth to your walls with random sponging.

Ragging … produce a delicate, fabric-like texture with a soft variegated appearance.

Combing … a fun technique that creates a striated effect with paint and glaze.

Color Washing … create a casual look with the translucent texture of color washing.

Wall Glazing

The art of wall glazing is a technique used to texture a transluscent, colored glaze with a tool and then removing any sign of the tool or hand that applied it.

It differs from faux painting, which is a painted imitation of something that occurs naturally. It is also different from other faux techniques such as sponging, ragging, smooshing or bagging where the tool mark is left undisguised on a surface.

Wall glazing utilizes transparent color washes and cleverly applied tonal values to achieve the total transformation of a wall. A simple wall glaze can give the appearance of perpetual sunshine in a room.

Murals

The art of wall glazing is a technique used to texture a transluscent, colored glaze with a tool and then removing any sign of the tool or hand that applied it.

It differs from faux painting, which is a painted imitation of something that occurs naturally. It is also different from other faux techniques such as sponging, ragging, smooshing or bagging where the tool mark is left undisguised on a surface.

Wall glazing utilizes transparent color washes and cleverly applied tonal values to achieve the total transformation of a wall. A simple wall glaze can give the appearance of perpetual sunshine in a room.

Ralph Lauren

Dress your interior with the most luxurious fabric looks and the talent of a classic fashion designer. From the sophistication of the Southport Collection, the simplicity of the Country Collection, the spice of the Santa Fe Collection or even the boldness of the Sport Collection, Ralph Lauren gives you the tools to create the comfort and warmth that your everyday moods require.

With his unique Faux Finishing techniques and products, give your walls the illusion of the most fabulous fabrics. From custom designed brushes and tools to exclusive glazes, let Ralph Lauren help you create a unique and enduring atmosphere in your home.

Venetian Plastering (Marmorino)

Venetian Plastering is a tintable acrylic plaster finishing system that can develop a beautiful, highly polished appearance. Various finished looks can be created by controlling the sheen level of the finish. Sanding and burnishing the plaster can create finishes such as polished marble, stone and suede.

This high polish is not the only unique quality. The more you polish – the more translucent the finish becomes. This translucency creates the depth, as seen in real marble and the beautiful finish is so smooth, it even feels like marble.

Wood Graining

Wood graining, also known as “faux bois”, is a centuries old painting technique used to simulate the appearance of wood. Like marble, wood comes in many types, and each type has its own pattern. The graining pattern on a piece of wood depends on how the tree it came from grew and the log it was cut from. Wood graining has long been used to imitate expensive and exotic woods. It is also used to match the finish of a new piece of furniture with others in the same room.

This dramatic technique can be easily applied to doors, painted furniture, or interior trim molding. It can instantly transform dull walls, and your plain cabinets.

Don’t let poor quality materials in a portion of your home continue to bother you. Consider a wood grain solution to bring the beauty of faux wood to your home.