Another dynamic group in the world of faux finishes is Pro Faux.
of Pro Faux says that they are a small company, but powerful when
it comes to providing the decorative painting industry with a
wide selection of plasters, glazes, and finishes. One of the products
he is most proud of is their unique Pro Faux Adobe product, Catalanotto
claims that it is the only strippable product available of its
kind: it can be removed with a tool like the Paper Tiger by Zinsser.
Sometimes when customers think about applying a complex
faux finish, they are stopped by the thought of having to remove
it at some point in time. Pro Faux Adobe is easy to remove and
is a less permanent solution than any other faux finish.
Pro Faux also
makes finishing products that appear textured but are, in actuality,
completely smooth. Their product, Finitura Liscia (fin-eh-tour-ah
lee-sha), which is Italian for smooth finish, creates an array
of pastel hues using various color combinations. This smooth finish
will look textured, but can be painted over when a homeowner needs
to, if selling a home or changing décor styles.
thinks the vast number of choices available in finishing products
will create the trends of the future. "Designer's clients
want unique and unusual effects for their clients' homes and now
decorative painters can bring that to them by mixing finishes
in unusual ways. A really exciting technique being used right
now is metallic waxes over Venetian plasters. We are also seeing
the application of metallic and iridescent waxes being applied
to wall papers, and anaglyph-style wallcoverings," says Catalanotto.
Shimmer and sparkle are so important in fabric trends right now;
it certainly follows that this trend is being carried onto the
walls of today's beautiful homes.