Jul 132011
The truth about Faux Painting and hand painted wallpaper

I grew up painting with my father, I remember him doing beautiful paintings in bathrooms and courting rooms, mostly in older homes.  He always told me that these paintings are an old style hand painted wallpaper which goes way back to Europe even before they invented wallpaper. He also would call these Tiffany paintings.  So […]

May 192011
How to Make Custom Wood Stains of Any Color!

This beautiful custom vanity was finished with a custom charcoal color stain made from a oil base stain. For many years I have had great success making my own stains to fit the current project. So why make your own stains? First – have you ever wondered when you see a piece of furniture that […]

Apr 042011
Old World Tuscan Glaze

Hi Folks! You are looking at the beautiful Old World Tuscan Glaze! There simply isn’t any style of faux painting that relaxes like old burnished walls do. This beautiful painting is simply a timeless look that goes will with any decor, old or new. I really enjoy going back to homes that I have designed […]

Mar 212011
Copper & Bronze Glaze Painting

Hi Folks! You’re looking at my signature Copper and Bronze glaze painting. I created and use this beautiful glaze in many accent ways such as wineries, bathrooms, fireplace chimney’s and others. As you can see by the picture that the ceiling I painted with this beautiful glaze has rope lighting which runs around above the […]

Mar 102011
Proper Primers to Use on New and Existing Interior Surfaces

Follow these tips for professional looking walls, whether covering  new drywall or an old surface such as plaster or wallpaper. 1. If you have new drywall surfaces to prime than use a PVA primer for new drywall. 2. If you have new or old existing hard plaster and wallpaper surfaces I recommend that you use […]