Glazing: Application of one or more layers of paint, applied thinly and evenly to walls and furniture.
Faux Bois, also known as Faux Woodgraining: Creating a design in paint to mimic or closely match the appearance of wood.
Faux Marble: Creating realistic-looking marble in paint.
Faux Tortoise Shell: A painted pattern to mimic or closely resemble the look of a tortoise’s shell. A classic, old school design.
Gilding: Application of metal leaf, such as gold and silver, to a surface. Can be applied to almost anything, but commonly used on ceilings, walls, furniture, mirrors, frames, and paintings.
Ragging: Application of paint to a surface using a rag. Most commonly used for walls, but can also be applied to furniture.
Reverse-painted glass, also known as Verre Eglomise: Paint is applied to the back side of a piece of glass, and the image is seen from the front of the glass.
Sponging: To use a sponge to apply paint to a surface, such as walls and furniture.
Stencil: To create a design using a piece of plastic or paper, cut in such a way as to block-out an area, and applying paint to a surface using the open areas of the cut pattern.
Strie: To create a design in paint by using a brush to pull off the paint in a straight line, creating a fine, linear design.
Tinted plaster: The application of plaster to a wall, then the application of glaze to the plaster. The final step is a waying of the walls.
Trompe L’Oeil: The creation of a painted image that looks so realistic, it could literally “fool the eye”.
Veiling: The application of many thin layers of paint to a surface, to create a soft, subtle glazed effect. Commomly used on walls and ceilings.Type your paragraph here.