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Faux Finishes

Stone Washing
Stone Washing
Faux finishing is the term used for decorative painting techniques. Stone washing, smooshing, ragging off, and colour washing are the most popular finishes we recommend to our clients. These techniques are so popular because they are simple and inexpensive, and give a truly customized look to your stone products. These ideas are simple to execute, and even easier to correct if mistakes are made; simply repaint, and start over.

Colour Wash
Colour Wash
Ragging Off
Ragging Off
The Necessary Tools: (As a General Guide)

Prep Tools and Supplies

  • Masking Tape
  • Sandpaper
  • Drop Clothes
  • Tack Cloth(s)

Application Tools and Supplies

  • Glaze
  • Coatings
    [paint -- base coat and topcoats, varnish, stain, etc.]
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Small sponge brushes
    [good for stenciling]
  • Pigments
  • Sponges, rags, plastic bags, etc.
    [project specific]
  • Water bucket
  • Paint Tray(s)
  • How-To materials