Port Royal Faux Finishing
has become it’s own category of faux finishing amongst artists as being the best of the best in the decorative arts market
Weather it be wood graining, marbling columns, fine art murals or trompe loeil the quality of a Port Royal Faux Finish is of the highest standards
says artist/muralist Arthur Morehead
You can be anywhere in Southwest Fl discussing decorative art or any other faux finishing idea or technique for that matter and as soon as you hear the term a Port Royal Faux Finish or Port Royal Quality it is immediately known as nothing but the best in most cases.
of course most of us old timers wouldn’t think of it any other way but due to the economic changes in the last 5 years there are those who are willing to sacrifice the highest quality for the
“Can’t you do better than that on the price?”
This kind of mindset has really made it hard on veteran artisans because we really don’t know of any other way to lessen the costs other than to introduce a lower costing faux finish to the mix.
For instance you wouldn’t ask your brain surgeon or your proctologist that would you? I mean their numbers are just as real as an artists?
“Hey Doc, do you think you could do a little better than that?”
“After all I don’t need to be the smartest guy in the world and the wife already laughs herself to sleep at night anyway”
I mean C’mon there are some things you just can’t compromise on I mean geeezzz!, think about it for a minute,…… no really, I’m serious we already have a bunch of lobotomized, mindless wonders running the country as it is! Do you really want these kind of “deal makers” working on your home?
Or maybe you really do want that guy over there standing in the puddle of water trying to figure out how to plug that 110v extension cord into that 220v wall socket working on your home because he’s ‘a bit cheaper. Or maybe you don’t mind having that thumbless carpenter swinging that 30 ounce hammer over that Ming dynasty vase that your wife love’s so much just because he’s fun to watch.
Yeah I know some of you are going to hate me for making a statement like that but I did it for a reason.
One it got your attention and hopefully made you realize that the majority of us faux finishing veteran artisans and master craftsman are the best at what we do and
Two we are self conscience when it comes to our pricing. Our numbers are real and we we’ll still be around to finish up the job we were hired to do because we know our costs and will not be on the neighbors job trying to cover our costs of your job.
“Word Of Mouth”
is the best advertising for
“Port Royal Faux Finishing”
especially when the right kind of standard has been set for
a Port Royal Faux Finishing quality
However “doing a little better on the price” can break a job very quickly and is not good for anyone especially for the one who’s left at the final end holding the stick. Know what I mean?