The Dreaded Touch-up: How to Apply a Detective’s Eye to Faux Repairs

By Deanne LenehanTouch-up projects—whether it’s integrating with another artist’s faux work or camouflaging ugly fixtures—are among the biggest challenges a painter can faced. But because of this, they can also be the most rewarding.Repairing a Finish EffectA couple had to make some repairs to the drywall around an office window after contractors installed new windows. The previous finisher was no longer in business, so I was called in to do the repairs. I did some sleuthing and was able to determine the colors and technique used. I only repaired the areas that were damaged and did my best in...

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