Doing the wrong thing or not doing the wrong thing – the bottom line, what’s the point?

I have been fortunate enough to host a new remodeling show that is based on teaching TV how to find the right contractor at the right price. As far as Faux Finishes is concerned, I have been a successful Faux Finisher for over 25 years, and I have also taken classes on the most basic techniques. And since I’ve been the project manager for rebuilding projects and I’ve bought and sold real estate for a profit, I have a lot of experience with what a contractor can charge for rebuilding and finishing work. Should! There is an infinite variety of faux (which is a French term meaning “False”, such as false completion), and any wrong finish can be easily categorized. And because of this, there can be a simple error in terms of prices, whether it be per square foot (if dealing with walls, ceilings, floor level), per linear foot (if dealing with molding or units). Lengths that can be measured (such as cabinets), otherwise per piece (this may be a piece of furniture or furnishings).

To make it easier, I’ve listed below the most common faux finishes with adjoining prices, with the understanding that the contractor (if not licensed with a Class-C license, whose painters / finishers / interior Designers are required to have (at least) a business license, liability insurance, workers’ compensation (if an employee has been provided) and proof of a positive work history with a reference list and photographs of completed projects. Can be matched with the supply of samples. Warning: Don’t hire an idiot who claims to be a professional and doesn’t have the basics mentioned above! Also, keep in mind that all the finishes (mentioned below) can be applied either with waterbase products or with waterburn products (waterborne products only have oil base personality, but soap And can be cleaned with water (before the time of its natural healing) and the relevant importance for you is this: if the wrong finish can be applied and completed correctly using water base or waterburn product Yes, this project can be completed faster than using oil base product. And that should translate into a lower labor cost charge! Incorrect Finishing and Pricing List: Wash or Glaze – Commonly used as wall applications: The pricing below reflects a minimum workspace of 500 square feet (calculated from the original). This is done with the understanding that the surface area of ​​a small project will cost more per square foot. As far as sailing applications are concerned, there should be an additional 20% cost due to difficulty.

1-Application 2-Applications 3-Application
$ 1.15 sq. ft. $ 1.40 sq. ft. $ 1.60 sq. ft رگڑنا
Rugging $ 1.25 sq. ft. $ 1.50 sq. ft. $ 1.70 sq. ft
Sponge $ 1.25 square feet. $ 1.50 square feet. $ 1.70 square feet.
Dry brush $ 1.30 square feet. $ 1.60 square feet. $ 1.90 square feet.
Rag Rolling $ 1.35 sq. ft. $ 1.65 sq. ft. $ 1.95 sq. ft
$ 1.40 sq. ft. $ 1.70 sq. ft. $ 2.00 sq. ft bagging
Staple $ 1.50 sq. Ft. $ 1.80 square feet. $ 2.10 square feet. Crackle: $ 3.00 – $ 8.00 square feet.

* Note: Yes – there are water base options to create Crackle]False Finish: [Minimum Work Space of 100 Square feet]

* Note: A fantasy finish is described as a false finish that resembles a real effect found in nature, but is not definitive, is somewhat flawed, and its appearance may be less real.

A true liar looks alike from any effect found in nature!

Painted frescoes $ 3.00 square feet – 00 5.00 square feet.
Fantastic marble / stone $ 2.00 – $ 6.00 square feet.
Genuine marble / stone $ 6.00 – $ 15.00 square feet.
Mediterranean / Ancient $ 4.00 – $ 8.00 square feet.
Textured paper $ 3.00 – $ 10.00 square feet.
Metal $ 3,00 – $ 6.00 square feet.
Patina / Verdigris / Rust $ 3.00 – $ 8.00 sq. ft
Guild and Leafing: Guilding and Leafing are both very old skilled techniques. And when done by professional craftsmen who are using precious materials (such as real gold), the result is not only fatal, but also expensive. However, due to the innovative packaging and shortcut products that can provide a cheap effect, there is a lot of reality in terms of prices. I would suggest trying to request at least three quotes for any work. And make sure what materials will be used (on contract), whether they are real precious metals, or imitation …

Finally, the techniques can be divided into foil or abrasive techniques. Stencil / Stenciling: Stenciling is an ancient feature with two basic techniques, namely blocking (the use of cutout stencils made of wax paper which can be used in repetition), or freehand (where all stenciling is done). Freely with the use of paintbrush or creative options, such as pencil, marker or paint pen). The cost of a stencil can vary greatly depending on the size or complexity of the stencil. However, for a basic stencil that does not exceed 6 inches in height and consists of one to two colors, the following prices may be valid from simple to complex: Blocking – $ 5.00 – $ 12.00 per linear foot freehand – $ 8.00 – $ 15.00 per linear foot Cement / Concrete Applications: Cement and concrete paints have become very popular over the last 20 years, and because of this, there are three basic options: Acid stain – Used to create an acid color , And although this caustic means to eliminate, acid-stained surfaces provide a more durable finish.

However, there are few options for controlling the color of the results because the cement surface is an unexpectedly brought material or surface condition due to wear, elemental weather or stains due to previously tracked oil products. May react differently. Once painted, the cement or concrete can be sealed with either an penetrating sealer or a surface sealer. Stain Sealer – Cement or concrete sealer can be applied as water base or oil base product according to your requirements. Either way, the sealer penetrates the cement until it reaches the point of saturation, and thus, prevents the penetration of any other liquid. Generally, two or three applications of color sealer can be applied on cement / concrete surface. And once the desired effect is achieved, it can be sealed with one or more applications, not only to seal the surface, but also to protect the color pattern produced by color sealers.

In relation to the basic color patterns, the cost of two to three applications of the seller (be it color or clear) – 8 .85 sq ft – $ 1.10 sq ft; And as for the more complex patterns to mimic natural stone, the price can vary from $ 1.50 square feet to 00 3.00 square feet, depending on the complexity of the pattern. Paint Applications – In recent years, a number of cement / concrete paint applications have been introduced that are water-based and can be used successfully on residential floors, walkways and driveways. Whatever product is used, you must confirm that the paint product is essential to your project. And the cost can vary depending on the finish, such as solid color (two applications $ 1.25 – $ 1.50 square feet), or a stone finish application that can be up to $ 2.00 square feet – 00 4.00 square feet. On the complexity of the finish. Bottom line: The most imported part of any cement / concrete application is surface preparation. And that includes cleaning the surface and leaving no residue on the surface. And a quick personal note: if the surface is cleaned with water, especially a power washer, be sure to let the surface dry before applying any application!

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