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Dean is giving free Contractor workshops with the Golden Paintworks Lifestyle products at 3 Janovic's stores in NY City this Spring

May 30 Long Island City 3pm-7pm

June 7th SOHO store 3pm-7pm

June 14th Chelsea Store 3pm - 7pm



Art Fusion Event

Estes Park, Colorado

October 1-5, 2018

Lots of Faux Art classes.


Clicking on the image will take you to the ArtFusion website where you can see the schedule and other cool workshops that are being offered this year.







Proceed Low Viscosity Glaze

"Using the new Golden Lifestyle Pro line"Sheer" glaze.


Proceed Low Viscosity Glaze on ceiling



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The Power of Illusion

The Power of Illusion by Patrick LaHeyne

Patrick LaHeyne's new book now available!

Detailed instructions on how to do faux marble, wood grains, trompe l'oeil and gilding from an expert teacher.






The Keys to color website

The Keys To Color: A Decorators Handbook for Coloring Paints, Plasters and Glazes is available! Also available at











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Learn from working professional faux finishers the art of wall glazing, faux finish instruction, gilding, stenciling, sign painting, venetian plaster techniques, cabinet and furniture painting, wood graining, faux marble, faux painting, restoration, mural painting and more. Centrally located between New York and Philadelphia in Northern New Jersey, our faux finish school is considered one of the best by leading professionals.


Artisphere Online article about Dean Sickler

Great interview about decorative finishing with Dean Sickler






NJ Home Improvement Contractors (that includes Decorative Painters) must be Registered with the Division of Consumer Affairs after December 31, 2005.

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conversion chart and ratios for paint and glaze

A very useful chart for mixing ratios of paint to glaze and converting measurements. A must for every faux finisher and faux painter

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picture of milk paint


Read this article to learn how to work with this marvelous, authentic milk paint. Great 6for painted furniture.

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faux painting classes


Learn how to use a single pigment to reduce the brightness of a color without making it darker or changing the color.

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