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Welcome to the Faux Effects® faux paint and decorative finishes site. Here you can find information on faux paint products, faux and decorative finishing classes, contact our professional studios and retail locations offering products and workshops, purchase faux finishing products and supplies online, or access our on-line technical support.

Fresh Approach

Manufactured by Faux Effects International Inc., the recognized industry leader in faux and decorative finishes, Faux Effects® products are a complete line of water based products from primers to topcoats engineered to work with ordinary latex paints. These advanced technology products provide consistently slower drying times, allowing maximum workability. And their water based formulation ensures easy cleanup and environmental friendliness.

The Tools And the Techniques!

Our installed base of Faux Effects® Retailers, conveniently located throughout the country, are accomplished faux finishing and decorative painting studios, offering a wealth of real world knowledge and technical support. Each studio offers workshops that will show you how to use our glazes, crackles, stains, and stone to produce a wide range of finishes from faux stone, brick, leather and easy marbles, to some of the hottest decorative and fantasy finishes on the market today. No more struggling with unclear directions and uncooperative materials; learn from the pros using professional grade products how to achieve consistently spectacular results every time with ease, and in far less time.

Our Mission

At FEI, our engineering department uses the best of today's technology to scour the globe to find those lost minerals and natural substances necessary to produce products capable of reproducing the colors and textures that make up the tapestry of our past.

Our Studios teach not only the best of today's faux and decorative finishing techniques, but also the historical art forms of Trompe L'oeil, Faux Bois, Murals, Grottesca, and Classical Ornamentation. The Studios we have chosen to represent us are hand picked not only for their talent and accomplishments, but also for their continuing support for our firm commitment to ensuring that these age old art forms are not lost to future generations.

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Our Products

  • The Most Trusted Name in the Industry
  • The World's Most Complete Line of Products
  • Professional Grade, Designer Quality
  • Developed as Water-based, Low VOC from Day One
  • Environmentally Safe
  • H.A.P.S. Free
  • Easy Soap and Water Clean Up
  • Supported by an International Network of Distributors
  • World Class Training Available
  • Proudly Made in USA, by American Workers
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