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Guide to Working with a Decorative Artist

Questions to ask and points to consider before signing a contract:

  1. Experience & Education
  2. References
  3. Portfolio - are there plenty of samples and photos to view?
  4. Does your artist have business insurance?
  5. Does he/she use professional grade products or just paint store variety?
  6. Durability of the finishes offered.
  7. Does the artist have direct access to technical help should an unusual circumstance occur?
  8. State your budget range to allow your artist to be able to better serve you in creating the best finish for your home.
  9. Is the contract detailed and stated professionally?
  10. When considering Venetian Plaster, is your artist trained in both the Classic and non-traditional applications? There is a big difference among techniques.

"It’s like living in a masterpiece…a masterpiece of color, texture and imagination. There is a big difference in quality out there. I think Julie’s education; she holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree and classical training brings a different level of sophistication to her faux finishes, decorative painting, and plaster finishes. I would absolutely recommend her…and have! All you have to do is imagine. Julie does the rest. She is a true master."

Steve Scearcy, President ROI Communications