Unique Wall Finishes to Personalize Your Home

Looking for types of wall finishes that are uniquely you?  We’ve got you covered!

At Painterati, we know that unique finishes make your home feel personal, exciting, and custom. We have years of experience creating difficult-to-achieve finishes, accent walls, and ceilings that perfectly complement your home’s style.

Color Consulting and Interior Design for Wall Finishes

Our color consultants will work with you to create a finish that suits your style and home. With our team, you can achieve barn wood looks, aged oak, and natural low-sheen effects in addition to glazed, rub-through, and distressed finishes on cabinets and millwork. We also install custom tinted acrylic Venetian plaster, matte metallics, and cement-look accent walls. Our goal is to help you design a look that perfectly accents your home and showcases your personality. 

Faux Wall Finishes

There are several different faux-finishing techniques, including sponging, color washing, rag rolling, marbleizing, faux brick, faux granite, burlap effect, crackling, stenciling, alligator effect, and whitewashing. These techniques create texture and nuance by replicating the look or feel of other surfaces, such as marble, wood, stone, suede, or striped wallpaper.

Concrete Wall Finishes

The look and feel of concrete has a raw, understated beauty. Concrete wall finishes are very popular in Europe and are quickly gaining popularity in the U.S. The most basic type of concrete finish is a smooth surface, in which trowels are used to create a unique look. This technique is also useful for covering up stains.  Another popular finish includes scratches and a bit of trowel “chatter” which gives the appearance of layers of concrete where the top coat has worn off.  We also use stencils or wood graining tools to create patterns that perfectly match the style of the room.

Textured Wall Finishes

Rather than just paint a wall a new color, adding texture can revamp a room in an entirely new way. Wall textures are commonly used interior finishes that transform flat walls into dynamic ones that add light, dimension and interest to any room. In addition, adding texture can be a more interesting cover of the small holes, nicks, and scratches in your home’s drywall instead of only patching and painting.  

There are many different textured interior wall finishes available, including: orange peel, sand swirl, knockdown, skip trowel, slap brush, rosebud, stomp brush, and crow’s feet.

Wood Wall Finishes

If your home has a rustic or modern farmhouse feel, wood walls are the perfect way to enhance a room and add character. We can finish your walls with a wood-grain effect that infuses warmth and natural beauty to any room in your house.

Plaster Wall Finishes

A plaster coating creates a stronger and more durable wall finish than drywall and is more resistant to knocks and dents in most cases. Plaster finishes, which are increasing in popularity, come in a wide range of styles and textures, including cellulose, cement-based, mud-based, stucco plaster, lime-based, or acrylic. Acrylic is durable and an excellent choice for high-traffic areas in your home, while cellulose can help absorb sound.

Aged Cabinet and Bookshelf Finishes

Do you have built ins anywhere in your home? Make them pop—and help them better accent your interior design choices—by changing their finish. You can make new woodwork look old by antiquing, which is a special technique that can enhance the look of a bland surface by artificially aging the wood. This results in interiors that feature a worn, weathered appearance and a distinct rustic character, achieving the look of old-fashioned woodwork.  Another option to update your cabinets is to add a pop of color to the back surface of open cabinets.

Ready to Add Character to Your Walls?

Our showroom is set up with Cambria, Granite, and Quartz countertop options, along with backsplash tile and flooring ideas to help pull your whole project together. Or if it’s more convenient for you, our consultants can come to you and provide color swatches and design options that work in your space. Either way, we’re happy to help find your perfect specialty wall finish for you. If you can dream it, we can achieve it!


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