For the collective imagination and vision of the artist to be achieved through gilding, which is an art just like any other, the right tools must be used. In order to have a final product that is beautiful and smart gilding tools should be of good quality since the quality of materials used play a significant role in the finished product to be attained.
It doesn’t matter much whether one is a professional gilder or even if he is doing for fun or personal interest there are quality and variety of tools one must use in order to achieve a perfect final product. Many and drastic changes have taken place in gilding industry bearing in mind that this art has been there for a very long time, to what is currently done nowadays ,that is from plating to using metallic powders, and even applying gold coating.
Other then the original French sense of the word faux, which means false, in actual art world ,faux finishing refers to that painting on a surface Cleary such that the appearance of the picture and the object looks like the same thing. Faux Finish has grown over the years, just like any other type of art, since faux finish has been there for so many years , what has only been improved is only the art itself, such that in the current world now it might be hard for one to differentiate between a real finish and a faux finish Marble finish has been the most victim of this art offer the years, this is because the marble stones can be massive and may also be avoided for their costs unlike faux which is not only easy to duplicate but also relatively cheap.
Also, many types of wood can be finished using faux finish method; granite also is another common surface to imitate using faux finish, one can even duplicate many metal surfaces, also bronze, gold, silver, copper can be reproduced on cement, wood or plastic or any paintable surface.
Decorative painting is a form or art just like faux finish just that this time it is independent and its main aim is for beatification. It is also good to know that it differs with another type of ordinary sequence of painting, its objective is to meets peoples aim of decoration. decorative painting mostly aims at passing a certain kind of information it is therefore wise to take a sharp look an every detail of the picture from the colors used, to the surface and material therein. By the use of locally available materials many homeowners develop their decorative art.