Santa Barbara Stone Masters is excited to announce its restoration services are now complemented with the artistry of faux treatments by Karina Sanchez. Faux painting or faux finishing are terms used to describe decorative paint finishes that replicate the appearance of materials such as marble, wood or stone at a much lower cost to the client and the environment. This dynamic, custom and proprietary artwork is a unique way to add the richness of wood, marble or other specialty materials to your space. Faux wood and marble among other specialty faux treatments, done well, mimic the real thing with a distinctive appeal and we challenge you to pick the real from the fake.
For years now Santa Barbara Stone Masters has been Santa Barbara’s go to company for natural stone restoration including cleaning, sealing, polishing and honing all your natural stone. Now, with the addition of Karina to our team, we offer a complement to our other services by offering faux treatments.
The process of these treatments vary dependent on the texture and type desired. Some faux treatments such as Venetian plaster or linen weaving have a relatively straightforward approach. For more complicated treatments, such as marble or wood, there is not really a consistent process due to the many types of marble and wood. For all textures, we come to you and evaluate your desired treatment and outcome, go over carefully your expectations including color, size, use and the location of the piece and finally create your unique proposal for the work. Some of the work can be done at our shop, some will be done onsite where the piece will live.