Similar to a few of my Faux painting repairs in the past, my most recent project all started with a small leak that created a bigger problem…
My client Steve called after having damage from a just such a leak patched. When it came to re-painting the patched area, though, the challenge in this case was that the damage was in a large room with vaulted ceilings that are open to several hallways – and all of this space is painted with the same faux finish. To repaint all of this would be way more time and cost consuming than was necessary, but painting only the damaged area proved to be a significant challenge. Steve is the second owner of the house, and he had no information about how the finish was created, or what colors were used.
When Steve had the room repaired, they asked their painter to take a stab at painting over the patched areas, with the result pictured below as “before”. In fairness to the painter, he did openly share with Steve that he was not an expert in faux painting but gave it a shot to try to help out his client.
And this is when Steve reached out to me. After a quick trip to take a look at the room with my color swatches, I had a good idea of the colors I needed to use, and I created 2 test boards with options for colors I would use in the final repair. After comparing the boards to the wall when I was back on-site, we chose one that was close, but I still needed to do some mixing on-site to get the colors even closer in hopes of making the transition from the old finish to the new as seamless as possible.
Below are some pictures of the result. Steve and his wife are happy to have their beautiful room back to its original state!