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VENETIAN PLASTER
This remarkable material is the basis for many of our most beautiful finishes.  A special plaster formulation with an extremely fine texture containing marble dust as one ingredient, Venetian plaster is troweled on to virtually any surface in a series of custom hand-tinted translucent layers
to create unique color and tone effects.  The final surface an be textured, burnished or polished to a fine gloss.  The range of effects runs from subtle to dramatic and the resulting surfaces have a very rich. luxurious quality that simply cannot be matched by other finishes.

FAUX FINISHES
With The Master’s Touch there is virtually no limit to the faux finish effects we can create. We are expert in all the traditional techniques, and also capable of developing the illusion of any material via painterly techniques.

FAUX BOIS
A special area of faux finishing which is devoted to replicating the look of natural woods in various cuts and finishes. Faux bois is one of the oldest faux finishes, with examples having been discovered in the Pyramids of Egypt. We have been commissioned to do many types of wood, including anigre, amboyna, mahogany, walnut, oak, pine, and cherry. Faux Bois can add warmth and character to plain spaces at a cost far below that of using real wood.

TROMPE L’OEIL
One of the most impressive and inspirational techniques is Trompe L’oeil – “to decieve the eye” from the French, an imaginative effect wherein realistic imagery is tweaked to create a number of optical illusion effects. We can enhance depth, modify visual space, distort proportion and playfully fool the viewer in many artistic ways via Trompe L’oeil techniques.

GLAZES and WASHES
These essential techniques are difficult to master, but can produce remarkable effects when properly applied. Rich tones and patinas develop expressive qualities in the finish that go far beyond mere paint. We create each wall finish on site from scratch to meet the unique needs of each client. To do that, we design and mix all colors ourselves (not at the paint store), which not only allows changes or adjustments to be made quickly and easily on the spot, but also makes the entire process convenient for our clients. No more running to the paint store just because a color doesn't look right.

Mixing colors on site also makes it MUCH easier for the critical job of matching to upholstery, window coverings, floors, etc, which really is the key to achieving the right finish. We often create sample boards in advance (review our Sample Board pages), but our favorite way of making samples is to do a huge 3 ft x 8 ft sample directly to the wall, because that really takes the guesswork out of knowing if the finish is truly right.

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VENTIAN PLASTER
• FAUX FINSIHES
• FAUX BOIS
• TROMPE L'OIEL
• GLAZES & WASHES

• STAINING
• MARBELIZING
• METALIZING
• ANTIQUING
• STENCILING
• GILDING
• LAZURE
• DECORATIVE PAINTING
• FURNITURE

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Master's Touch Decorative Painting, Murals and Faux Finishing
Specialists in :

• VENETAIN PLASTER
• MURALS
• FAUX FINISHES
• FAUX BOIS
• TROMPE L'OEIL
• GLAZES & WASHES

• STAINING
• MARBELIZING
• METALIZING
• ANTIQUING
• STENCILING
• GILDING
• LAZURE
• DECORATIVE PAINTING
• FURNITURE