OK to faux a bathroom?


Old 01-28-07, 08:29 PM
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Question OK to faux a bathroom?

I'm thinking of doing some sort of faux paint in a bathroom. This will be the first time I've fauxed. Will this finish hold up OK in a bathroom? Adult only, no kids, but I'm concerned about the humidity from the shower -- will a faux glaze hold up OK? Any tips? I know there is an additive for regular paint that resists mildew, can you add it to a faux glaze also?

Old 01-29-07, 01:04 PM
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85% of decorative finishes fail because of improper prep. Make sure you have washed the walls and use a high quality 100% acrylic primer. You should also use a professional grade glaze for the superior bonding and durablity. Depending on the finish you do you could also use a top coat to furthur protect the surface.

You said you have never done this before? First there are not that many "true" faux finishers in the world. The name not only signafies a certain type of finishing, but also years of application and training. You should not under go a decorative finish until first practicing on boards until you feel comfortable applying on the walls.

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