In all honesty I have no idea how a accountant can become a faux finisher after a week long class. But they do! Painters make the very finest faux finishers and are very very easy to train. Painters have a true understanding of paint, dry times, prep, primer and all aspects of making it bond. The problem with today faux finishers as that there is no art to this anymore. Anyone is led to belive that they can become a faux finisher when in all reality painting should be a key prerequiset to becoming a faux finisher.
I have done restoration, plastering, carpentry, painting and faux finishing. I have worked on well over 75 Church restorations and have a true understanding of my trade and also understanding other contractors trades that come before me. I think when you are doing faux that knowing the tradesmans before you jobs is important as your client is paying you huge amounts of money to assure a proper job. If things from the contractor before you needs fixed it is your responsibilty to to make sure it gets handled prior to doing your work.
Now onto pay, I have made upward to $500 an hour doing faux. Ceiling medallions are very very very fast for me. I can do a common ceiling medallion in about 20 minutes at a cost of about $175-250 depending on size and finish and normally I get 5 per house. Do the math, faux is MONEY and it will soon become all you do if you are good.
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