Frequently asked questions



Is faux or decorative painting expensive?
Decorative or faux painting is not cheap. If it were, everyone would have it. That said, it’s worth it. Adding a classic finish to a room will change the entire feeling of your home or office. And there are finishes to match most budgets. The majority of my designs range from $3.00 to $7.00 a square foot. These include color-washes, parchment-suedes, simple metallics, Venetian plasters, and antiquing. More dramatic finishes with multiple layers often range from $8.00 to $15.00 a square foot and include embossed designs, specialty textures, murals, and Trompe L’oeil. Remember, price does not always dictate the richness of the look. Some of my most reasonable finishes are extremely elegant. Price can also vary due to the condition of your walls. Decorative painting will add richness to any home, no matter the home’s price range. And because I quote a firm price upfront, you can be assured you’ll stay within your budget.

What is the first step in getting a bid?
Let’s get together and decide what finish you prefer. Once we narrow down the options, I can measure your walls and give you an exact price. If the price is acceptable, then I require a 50% deposit to run an exact sample based on the color of your walls. Remember, everything I do is custom tailored to each individual client. Once your custom sample is approved, we schedule a time to begin. It’s that easy.

I’m building a new home—what sheetrock texture should I request on the walls?
It depends on the decorative finishes you choose. Some techniques work best on smooth walls, others work best over textured finishes. If you meet with me early in the process, before sheetrock and paint, I can save you a significant amount of money.

What if I’m already working with an Interior Designer?
Excellent. I work through many decorators. I’d love to sit down with both of you and show you my work and how it can improve the beauty of your home or office.

What if I’m not working with a decorator?
That’s perfectly fine as well. I’d be happy to meet with you and offer direction as to what colors will work well with your décor. Give me a call and we’ll get together.

Are you licensed and insured?
Certainly. Copies of each are available upon request.

How does payment work?
I require 50% down to put you on my schedule and order product. The balance is due once the job is complete.

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How long before you can start?
It depends on the time of year. At times I’m booked out six to eight weeks in advance. That’s why it’s important to start early. At other times, we can schedule your job within a couple of weeks. Give me a call and I will try to work with your schedule.

How far do you travel?
I’ve traveled all over the Intermountain West and even the Midwest for clients.

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