Sponging Faux Finishing Technique - from Urban Revivals
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Faux Finishes & Restoration Techniques for Historic Homes

Sponging Faux Finishes    

Urban Revivals has used sponge-based faux finishes primarily on ceilings where it's not easy to do brushwork in large areas. Sponging on walls is highly popular, but found more often in country and Early American decor, which we seldom saw in downtown Washington DC. However, it is a wonderful way to create a pseudo-marble type of finish for ceilings, much as if a faux marble were rendered more cloud-like. BY applying sponged finishes in multiple layers, blending them slightly, and sealing with matte varnish, the ceilings seem to lift from the walls, just as they did in earlier times. Urban Revivals uses sponges of all types, from the standard sponge, to a wide variety of sea sponges (the latter having larger and more "patterned" holes which lend additional visual interest to larger walls). Sponging is particularly attractive when combined with stencils or decoupage. We can provide rapid pricing for quotes, as well as "ball-park budgeting figures" for your room.