The Wall Wizard brings his painting expertise to homeowners in this innovative and fun follow-up to his first book, "Painting Secrets". "Faux Finish Secrets" focuses attention and detail on decorative (faux) techniques, such as sponging, ragging, combing, and colour wash. Illustrated step-by-step instructions demonstrate 15 of the most-asked-for faux effects, along with ideas for endless variations and combinations. Real-life questions and comments from audiences at the Wall Wizard's popular seminars provide the basis for topics and material in this book. It includes important information on surface preparation and basic painting condensed from the pages of "Painting Secrets".
Brian Santos is a fourth-generation decorative artist and contractor from the San Francisco bay area whose impressive client list includes Star Wars creator George Lucas, actress Doris Day, and retired NFL star Joe Montana. He is also one of America's most knowledgeable and entertaining home improvement experts: For nearly 20 years he has been spellbinding crowds across the country with his Wall Magic touring workshops. The series of 22 different seminars educate and empower audiences with simple tips, tricks, and techniques to help them tackle projects around the house with confidence. Brian has appeared on numerous national television shows, including ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today.