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The Faux Finish School
is proud to welcome:
Gary Lord

"Metallic Foils....Reflective Illusions"

May 9th - 11th 2007 Completed!!

Spring 2008 Scheduled Soon!


Gary Lord is recognized as an international artist, teacher, author and television personality. Gary's work has recently been awarded 2 National 1st Place Awards for Best Faux Finisher of the Year by the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America and by the American Painting Contractor. Gary has been teaching his award winning finishes for over 15 years to thousands of students nationally and internationally. He believes by operating his own decorative painting business, Gary Lord Wall Options and Associates Inc., he can better share the real "tricks of the trade" and practical business knowledge he has gained in almost 30 years with the students in each class. Gary is best known for his classes to be fun and energetic but taught in a kind and sharing manner.

Martin Alan Hirsch continues his quest to contract with the best instructors to guest teach at The Faux Finish School. We are excited to have Gary Lord join the list of such talents. Metallics are becoming more integral in the design and decorative painting fields. These metallic foils are easy to apply and offer extremely high production rates versus traditional gold leafing techniques. The foils will not tarnish, do not need to be sealed, and are virtually indestructible. They can be installed with none of the mess of traditional leafing. You will learn the use of these foils in wall finishes where the foil is applied first, in the middle, and last in the decorative painting process. You will also see the benefits of using the foils on detailed moldings, wood trim, furniture, and in murals. Metallic paint cannot offer the shine of these foils, and the cost is very low compared to metallic paint or leafing products. This is a three day workshop with ten completed, layered metallic foil finishes. The only prerequisite is that you are a current, practicing faux finisher in the field. Lunches will be catered during the three day workshop. Do not miss the opportunity to study with one of the nation's finest instructors...Gary Lord.


"The need and desire to express ourselves through art forms have been around since the earliest cave paintings. The decorative arts have been prominent throughout periods of history. From the frescoed walls of Pompeii to the majestic Sistine Chapel to modern day wonders, mankind has sought to express himself artistically. We are all fortunate to live in a time where society once again values the decorative arts, recognizes it, promotes its continuation and is willing to nurture its students to better understand and learn creative means to express themselves. The decorative arts will continue to expand at a rapid pace as long as there is desire and passion for the field, a continuous creative element that constantly explores the unknown with new techniques and materials at a cost effective price.

Gary Lord

Gary Lord

Gary Lord

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