Painting is more than just color. Using a variety of decorative paint finishes, you can have your walls transformed to look like fine linen or a sandy beach. H.J. Holtz and Son has experienced painting crews that are familiar with all types of decorative paint finishes. Check out some of the methods that are available and let your painter know what vision you have in mind for your upcoming project!

Color Washing – This technique is perfect for creating walls that give off a warm, welcoming feel. Color washing uses glaze and a large paintbrush for a textured finish.

Dry Brushing – Simple and easy, the dry brushing technique is an affordable way to apply color to your walls and freshen up your space, especially when time and money are limited.

Fresco – Going fresco has never been easier thanks to glazing liquids and latex paints. The greatest advantage to fresco walls is that they are easy to clean and leave little odor.

Geometric Reflections – Geometric shapes and patterns highlight color depth and enhance the reflection of light, which creates a strong glow. Metallic paints and latex glazes are popular picks for geometric reflections.

Glitter – Glitter paint has specks of reflective material so that when the walls catch light, they sparkle and shimmer. This type of paint is perfect for kids’ bedrooms, accent walls or furniture.

Ragging – Ragging is known for its leather-like appearance. It’s timeless, and various effects can be achieved by applying or removing glaze with the rag.

Smooshing – Leaving the walls with a marbled look, smooshing is an easy technique to use. Pearl finishes leave the room bright, sophisticated and airy.

Sponging – This look gives the walls a delicate appearance that is similar to rolled marble. A sponge is used to make these effects, and the type of sponge that is used will impact the overall design.

Strie – Soft and soothing does it here, as the strie technique makes the walls look like they have fine fabric draped on them. Adding bold accents makes the walls really pop!

Texture – Textured walls are a top pick for high-traffic areas because they hide minor imperfections. Earthy, natural tones are most popular such as greens, browns and tans.

Washed Stripes – Wallpaper is not the only way to get stripes on the wall. Using painters tape and a high quality paint, subtle stripes are painted on the walls to give texture and sheen.

Need help deciding among the many decorative paint finishes available? Give us a call. We’ve certainly done a lot of projects and can give you ideas, connect you with designers we know well, or recommend one of our industry partners to help you pick out everything from colors to couches. Contact Us.