Ah, yes. The walls. Easiest way to make a big change to a room. You just grab some paint and throw it up there, right? Not so fast, we say. There’s a whole world of finishes out there that can be absolute dynamite in terms of looks, feel, and performance. And if you want something that looks like regular paint, we’ve got it. It paints great, holds up to wear and tear, and, perhaps most importantly, won’t bring any toxins or carcinogens into your air. But that’s just the beginning.
Here’s a list of specialty finishes to consider:
You’ve heard of ‘faux finish?’ Know what it means? Yep. Fake finish. Here’s the thing: Faux finish is a bunch of tricks to get some of the great textures you find in real, natural finishes.
We have the real, natural, traditional finishes. This includes authentic Venetian plaster, lime plaster, clay plaster, along with the host of natural waxes and layers to get the real look you want. And, our trained and certified plaster artisans have the skills to get the job done properly and efficiently. Don’t even worry about it.
An authentic textured wall isn’t that common in our part of the world. But it’s one of the things we all appreciate most when we travel.
Our new buildings are finished with drywall and paint designed to be perfectly smooth. It distances us from the process; from the materials. It makes our surroundings sterile, harsh, and uniform. In traditional buildings we are constantly reminded of how things are made, and of the people that made them. Subtle textures in plasters give a room an added scale that instantly makes us more comfortable, and a depth we can get lost in. These ‘human’ touches are everywhere in older buildings in Europe and Asia. Whether it registers or not, these details make our experiences and memories more special. There’s just something about being surrounded by skilled details, crafted by true artisans. Why not bring them home?
Looking to create some walls with a bit more character. Take a look at these options.
Farrow & Ball is the ultimate premium paint. Using traditional, natural ingredients in a clay base gives a rich, super-durable finish that oozes depth and color. And colour is their specialty. Their 132 carefully created colours are a favorite of designers around the world. Beautiful and healthy, Farrow & Ball paint gives a subtle finish that can’t be replicated with latex or other synthetics.
AFM Safecoat is the world's original maker of paints, finishes and sealers designed specifically for the health and chemically sensitive. Their line of Zero VOC paint is second to none for performance, and also for sealing in problematic offgassing from previous paints or finishes.