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About the Author

Patrick Daly has been a professional faux finisher for nine years. He has painted in the homes of actors and celebrities and his work has appeared in House Beautiful and other magazines.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (August 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581806019
  • ASIN: B0091XJAJ4
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,584,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By C. D. Campbell on February 22, 2007
Format: Paperback
As a house painter and faux finisher, this book has earned a spot in my library of techniques and ideas. If you are an absolute beginner at faux finishes, I would recommend taking a beginning class of some kind first to familiarize yourself with the materials and basic tecniques. Or, if you like to just jump right in, take the book with you to your favorite paint store and get help buying what you need and mixing colors. A good paint store is an invaluable resource and the people who work there often like to help beginners figure things out (take care not to go during their busiest times of day).

If you've done little faux finishing, try to match colors and materials (plasters or paints) as closely as possible and practise on 2'x 2' sample boards or a wall in your house until you are comfortable with the techniques being shown. I find the author's photos and explanations to be pretty precise and accurate compared to finishes that I've created. One thing I particularly like about this book is that the author is obviously enjoying himself and is not afraid to try different ways of combining his materials to create new looks. In other words, he is always experimenting and learning. And that is what faux finishing is often about.
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By Dan Hist on September 22, 2006
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This is not a book for beginners. Most of it is plasters work with a few cabinets. They use the most expensive brushes you can't find anywhere and the paint they use doesn't even give the name of the maker. You'd search for that paint til the cows come home. Pretty pictures though.
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I purchased this book partly because of the reviews that said this is not a beginner's book. As a professional, that appealed to me.

I was disappointed in the book because I felt that half of the book was the exact same technique, just changing out the colors. I also found several of the cabinet finishes to be very messy looking. I was just expecting more . . . .
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Found this book to be a disappointment. Faux finishes are better explained in other publications.
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Get out your paintbrush and have some faux fun with this advanced guide to faux painting. Fully of techniques and ideas, you'll want this in your library.
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