(831) 239-5287
PO BOX 2164 SANTA CRUZ CA 95063
painted mural
specialty stain on garage door
decorative painting on wood
detail from trompe l'oeil painting

We Offer:

Faux Painting
This is a painting techique that can create the impression of a myriad of materials such as wood, stone, leather or fabric or it can be used to recreate historical decorative patterns such as diamonds or stripes.

Murals
This use of pictoral painting can expand the dimensions of a room and be reailistic, as in trompe l'oeil, or fanciful.

Glazing
The application of a thin, translucent film of color over a base coat of paint to create a rich, dimensional hue.

Stains
Color applied as a stain soaks in to the medium rather than adheriing to the top of it. Stains allow the natural grain of wood to show through.

Washes
A paint wash creates a result similar to a watercolor painting. Color pigment is diluted with water as it is applied, giving the painted area more depth and variation than a solidly painted surface.

Cabinet Refinishing
Complete restoration of cabinetry is available. We will strip, fill, sand and repaint or stain your woodwork to match existing finishes or create a new look of your choosing.

Martensen Painting are experts at using specialty paint applications to create the unique look you have in mind. Give us a call and we'd be happy to discuss your ideas and get started on turning them into a reality.

detail of mural with trompe l'oeil

watch slideshow









"Marina is a gifted artist. She transformed our children’s bedroom
into an aquarium."

Meg M.

 

detail of ceiling mural