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Prestige Faux Design

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Workforce Challenge

Prestige Faux Design is a full-service decorative painting business. They assist customers in determining a customized design solution to beautify their homes or business. Specializing in hand painted faux finishes, their artists can transform a variety of surfaces using techniques that include marbling, texturing, plastering, etching, refinishing, embossing, etc. As new materials and processes enter the market, it is imperative Prestige Faux Design is skilled in their applications.

Workforce Solution

Through the incumbent worker program, Prestige Faux Design was able to access training that addressed: wood graining and marbling; innovative uses of glazes, plasters, and metallic; effects that can be applied to ceilings; authentic Italian, imported, green, lime-based paints and plasters; concrete-based products to be used on floors, walls, and countertops; and cabinet and furniture repainting and faux finishing. As a result of this training, Prestige Faux Design expanded their services to include restoration of existing surfaces, eco-friendly products, and the latest designer finishes.

Outcomes & Benefits

“Our customers want economical ways to update their decor without undergoing costly, major renovations. We offer high-quality solutions that are customized to their needs and taste," shared Janelle Tague, President of Prestige Faux Design. "Through this training, we acquired the knowledge and skills that enabled us to offer expanded and new services to our customers providing us with a competitive advantage."

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