Faux finish interior walls

Old 04-25-04, 09:25 PM
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Faux finish interior walls

We just had our condo painted and well, the color on the walls doesn't match the color from the original paint sample. We found out that the paint sample was taken from an oil-based paint and what's on the walls is water-based paint.

So... our walls are not peach. Yuck! It doesn't go with anything and we can't afford to repaint.

We are researching our options and are unsure what to do.

Can anyone help us with some faux finish options that we can use to mask the peach color? As I mentioned, the paint is water-based and has an orange peel effect on it.

Thanks, Leslie
Old 04-26-04, 06:19 AM
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Leslie, the options are endless as to what you can do to your walls. Take a look at this link and look at the different styles of faux.

Hope that helps.
Old 04-26-04, 12:13 PM
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i'm confused.......you say you can't afford to repaint (you paid someone to paint it?), but you're willing to faux-finish every wall yourself? faux finishing is harder & more time-consuming than just painting. true, it requires less paint, but you only need about a gallon per room, and you can get inexpensive yet decent paint for about $9 a gallon. i'm just thinking your easiest & best option is to just find the right color and repaint. you'll spend tons of time trying to figure out what technique to use and what color to use to achieve the look you originally wanted.

is it every room in your condo? you say it's "not peach", but did you mean it's "now" peach? what color were you expecting it to be? more of a beige? or cream? if you can give some more color details, maybe we can come up with a color that will counter-balance the peach & make it more of what you were wanting.......but i still think it'd be easier to just paint again!

Old 04-30-04, 06:55 PM
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Hi Leslie!

I'm with Annette on the re-paint...if the color is wrong get the painter back out there and have him do it again if he got the paint matched in the first place!

As for glazing your home-that's going to be very difficult if you painted with flat paint... can you give more details so we can give you some better options?

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