1. What is Faux Finishing and Decorative Painting?
Faux and Decorative Painting are processes to enhance your walls, ceilings, floors, and furniture using a variety of paint, plasters, and other coatings. Faux Finishing, specifically, is to paint an imitation of an existing material. Faux wood, faux marble, faux stone, are all examples of rendered and painted objects that give the look and feel and the original object. Decorative painting covers a type of finish that is simply to look beautiful without trying to specifically look like something else. Venetian Plaster is an example of a decorative finish.
2. What exactly do you do?
Scenic Artisans provides decorative and faux finishes for walls, floors ceilings, columns, doors, steps, furniture, frames, and virtually any paintable surface. Most of our finishes are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. We do hand painted signage and murals. We gild objects. We stain concrete. We work with fabric artisans, carpenters, interior designers and welders, so if you have an artistic project you would like to undertake, we can point you in the right direction for that too.
3. How much do you charge? Any other fees?
Scenic Artisans provides free bottom line estimates for projects. Our rates for finishes vary based on the difficulty of the techniue, the cost of materials, and the size and accessibility of the space. Essentially, we charge between $3 and $20 per square foot.
For every finish contracted, we provide up to 3 sample boards. If more sample boards are needed, or if you wish to see a sample board before contracting a job, we charge $75 per board. We offer a free one hour initial consultation. Any consultation beyond that is billed at $100/hour.
Our charges vary based on the finish being provided, and the physical aspects of the object being painted.
4. What is the process of hiring Scenic Artisans?
Shoot me an email! Give me a call! If you have any research or inspiration materials, share them with me. If you have a budget, let me know. I’ll come out to your space, show you my portfolio, talk about ideas. I will measure the space and take pictures, if need be. I will them work up a bid for you and email it to you. When you accept the bid, I take a 50% deposit to schedule work and order materials.
5. Do you paint furniture?
Yes. If I have space and am able to transport the piece, i can work on it in my own studio. If it is too large, or too many pieces I can do them but would have to work on them on-site.