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Old World Parchment Faux Finish Painting

The Old World Parchment is the most requested faux finish.

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It's common to see pictures of walls faux painted with this technique in decorator magazines. Another common term for this finish is Tuscany.Faux finishing Old World on wall

How to achieve this faux finish

The goal of this technique is to make the walls look old and worn. There are a few different ways to achieve this. The most common method is to use a cheese cloth to rub the glaze on the wall. Another way is to use a brush and apply a cross hatch pattern all over. You can also use paint rollers to apply the glazes to the wall and then remove some of the glaze in order to let some of the base coat to show thru. Then using a hake brush, you soften the patterns made.

Why the Triple S Faux Painting System is the most efficient way

The methods mentioned above are time consuming. In addition, you can't really control where your light and dark shapes will be. If you want to use more than one color, you must wait till the first layer is dry before applying another or you have to apply each color with a brush in different spots then blend together. If your walls are high and scaffolding is not an option, you must carry multiple trays up a ladder to do this, which is dangerous. All of these problems are nonexistent with the Triple S Faux System. With our patented system (7472450), you just load the Multi Color Faux Palette and carry it up with the Poofy Pad and that’s it. No need to buy expensive brushes to soften the colors, either. Adding veins or cracks are easily done with the edge of the Poofy Pad, too. With the Basic Faux Painting Kit, you can learn how to faux paint the Old World finish as well as 9 others.

What colors are best to use?

Faux painted board with a Old World finishThe most popular colors used with this faux finish are earth tones. Golds and browns are the most common. The colors we used on the DVD Workshop are available on our website. The main color is Florentine Brass. For the second color, you can use Turkish Coffee or our MFP1003 Black Brown which is a color we made just for our company. We recommend an off white base coat. If you want a lighter touch, then you can opt to use just the Florentine Brass or just load one section of Turkish Coffee or Black Brown to the palette instead of two sections.

What type of base coat sheen is best?

Your base coat should be a satin sheen. Eggshell is another sheen that can be used, but the method for applying the glaze on the wall is different than when you are using a satin base coat. The reason is because the glaze tends to dry faster with eggshell. Take time to watch the videos below to see the difference.

Old World on eggshell base coat

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Old World on satin base coat

The video at the top of this page shows the technique for a satin base coat. If you could not play the YouTube video, click on the icon for your video player below.

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Old World on knockdown or textured walls

Faux painted wall with a Old World faux finishYou can faux paint an Old World faux finish over textured walls. If you are using just one color like the Florentine Brass, then you would apply the steps mentioned in the video showing how to apply an Old World faux finish to eggshell. If working on a satin base coat with just one color on top, you can press the palette onto the wall and wash over the texture with the poofy pad instead. Adding a faux finish to textured walls enhances the beauty of the texture. Click below to link to one of our pages to view a video that shows one way how to add Color Washing or Old World to knockdown textured walls when using more than one color.
Faux Painting on Knockdown Texture Video

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