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You’ve seen beautiful fine art painting depicting almost everything imaginable, and some things you probably would never have imagined. The wood looks like real wood, the marble looks like real marble, and sometimes the painting bends your mind - it looks like the subjects are reaching out of the frame, or exist in three dimensions. The startling effect these paintings produce make you wonder how it’s done; the answer, of course, is years of practise and by learning incredibly complicated techniques. What you may not know is that your local house painters at Madani Group know a lot of these techniques, and we can use them to make your house as stunning as a fine art painting.
Take marbleizing, for example. This technique makes the area look like real marble, and it can be deployed to stunning effect throughout the home. You might paint your cabinets in this style, or the lower portion of your wall; maybe a wood railing leading up a staircase could be marbleized, or the door to a bedroom, or the cupboards in your bathroom. Anywhere you want to add a touch of luxury, you can marbleize!
Want to create an accent wall that mesmerizes? Consider colour washing, a technique that can blend multiple hues together on the same wall in subtle but breathtaking fashion. For some time, this technique was only done with oil paints, but new techniques have made it accessible for acrylic painters too; the tones in the wall can be reminiscent of anything from a sunset to the ocean. Truly beautiful things can be created with color washing!
Building a house out of natural wood is cost-prohibitive; drywall is usually the way to go these days. That said, you might be going for a French Country or other natural looking style; how do you get the effect of wood without the cost? The answer is graining, a faux finish technique that imitates not only the colour but the natural grain and knottiness of wood. Perfect for creating a rustic look!
Want to create seemingly 3D patterns on your wall? Ragging might be the technique for you! There are two ways of ragging, both using glaze and stencils. The first is to paint the wall, then glaze it, then remove the glaze where the stencil is using a rag, allowing the natural look of the paint to come through. The second technique is just the opposite; you paint the wall, and only add glaze where the stencil is! This can create some truly stunning visual effects.
There are so many more faux-finishes available, it’s impossible to list them all! Trompe-l’oeils, strié, fresco painting and more can be deployed in your home to create almost any effect you could imagine. That means that the limit of how your house can be painted is the limit of your imagination; if you dream it, we’ll make it come to life! These techniques are storied and complex, but you can trust the team at Madani Group to do your dreams justice, every time.
Doors and cabinets must be painted carefully, because they are focus points. The door leading into your home should draw the eyes of passers-by, because people need to know how to get into your house. The doors inside your house should be nicely painted for the same reason; they need to stand in contrast so people know where to go. Your cabinets, too, will stand in contrast to the rest of your space, so that people know where the goods are. There’s a myriad of ways you can paint doors and cabinets; when they’re made of solid wood, you can opt to use wood staining in order to keep the appeal of their natural grain, and when they’re made of other materials, you can paint over them in shades that contrast with the rest of the room in order to create focal points.
Painting cabinets and doors right is a bit of a challenging task; they’re multifaceted, and some of their faces are quite narrow, so a variety of brushes are needed in order to achieve the right effect. It’s equally important to be mindful of the hardware; you might have ornate brass knobs or other beautiful handles, and you don’t want the metalwork to be splotched with paint. You might also opt for different paints on the inside and the outside, depending on what kind of effect you’re trying to achieve.
Special care also has to be taken if the doors and cabinets were already painted or stained; you’ll want to use the same type of paint or stain to avoid having the paint lift or peel afterwards, and if wood has already been stained, you want to opt for about the same colour, lest you get a nasty looking blend of the two. Cabinets and doors are also touched by human hands more than almost any other painted surface in the home, so you’ll want to opt for paints and stains that are incredibly durable.
At Madani Group, we understand the value of doors and cabinets. They have a huge impact on human psychology because of the important things they lead to, and we want to help you create the effect you want your home to have. We can paint your doors and cabinets so that they exude a regal, formal elegance, or a cozy, comforting warmth, and anything in between. We can make these access points beautiful, so that you’ll feel great whenever you open them.