FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
 

What are the Differences Between Italian Plasters and Faux Finishes?

Can You Hang Pictures on the Plasters?

How Do You “Touchup” the Plasters?

Do you Charge a Consultation Fee?

Textured Finish...What Do I Do If/When I Get Tired of it?

Do you Strip Wallpaper?

How do I Prepare for my Faux Project?

 

What are the Differences Between Italian Plasters and Faux Finishes?
Italian plasters also known as Venetian plasters or decorative stuccos are real plasters imported from Italy. They not only enhance but strengthen the walls.  Faux finishes are representatives of the real thing and will bring beauty to your home for years to come.  Due to the authenticity of the Italian plasters they are priced higher than our faux finishes, but don't let that scare you off. We have excellent options for the cost conscious and can work within your budget. Unlike other faux finishers prices, Faux FX’s  prices won’t break your bank account! 
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Can You Hang Pictures on the Plasters?
Yes. There is NO difference between hanging a picture on an italian plastered wall versus a wall with an orange peel or monterray drag texture.
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How Do You “Touchup” the Plasters?
I always show my clients how to touchup a knick, scratch or nail hole.  It is quite easy.  Additionally, I always leave touchup kits for my clients w/ the details of the formula. 
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Do you Charge a Consultation Fee?
The fee for a Consultation is $75 for properties located in Williamson County & $100-$150 for properties outside of Williamson County.
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Textured Finish....What Do I Do If/When I Get Tired of it?
First, you want to make sure this is something you will enjoy for years to come. If you are one to “tire” of things quickly then this technique is not for you. After all, you don’t want to pay for this luxury item only to decide in 2-3 years you are tired of it. You will have to hire someone to wet sand the wall then retexture should you decide to eliminate the texture.
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Do you Strip Wallpaper?
We do not strip wallpaper, however; we can prep & prime then hand apply an upscale plaster w/ glaze(s) “over” existing peeling, dated wallpaper.

What you would have spent to hire someone to remove it and spray the standard orange peel texture you can apply that cost towards a custom high-end finish.
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How do I Prepare for my Faux Project?
Your walls need to be in good condition. If there are any cracks or holes they need to be patched before our part of the process begins. You will need to remove all furnishings,  wall decorations, valuables and breakables from the painting area. We need a minimum of 4-5 feet clearance from ALL the walls.
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Faux Fx of Austin is a full service faux painting specialist providing murals,
decorative painting, brickwork, sponging, plastering and Trompe l'oeil