Absolutely Faux

Premier Painting Service

In Reno, Carson City, Lake Tahoe, and the Northern Nevada area.

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What We Do:

We specialize in creating custom artistic expressions for:

  • Bedroom Walls
  • Faux Brick, Marble & Wood
  • Back Splashes
  • Fireplaces
  • Bathrooms
  • Office Spaces
  • Spas
  • Restaurants/Casinos
  • Hotels
  • Virtually Any Specialty Applications

While we headquarter in Reno, we serve all of Nevada and Lake Tahoe with our faux finish painting services. From metallic contemporary to Old World styles, we offer an extensive variety in decorative wall finishes. Whether you prefer a stone-like finish, stenciled art, or an embedded style, we will help you choose what will suit your personal tastes and design requirements.

With 100’s of examples, styles and techniques, you are sure to find the perfect faux finish painting look. And we use only water based, environmentally safe paint.

Our Promise

“Satisfying your personal preferences while accommodating the project’s unique design elements. We focus on one job at a time and get it done the way you want.”

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where we paint


Portfolio Presentations-100’s of samples to see Old World to contemporary.
No job is too small!

• Residential / Commercial
• Interior / Exterior
• Walls, Ceilings
• Furniture
• Cabinets
• Molding
• Trim
• Doors
• Concrete Stain
• Bathrooms
• Master Suites

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Decorative Painting


Faux and Decorative Techniques:
Faux finish painting or Faux finishing are both terms used to describe a wide range of decorative and artistic faux painting techniques and textures

Faux Finish Textures:
Our faux painted finishes can produce an almost unlimited variety of effects and textures – from dramatic impact to subtle elegance.

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Leslie, amazing job refinishing the kitchen table! YOU ROCK!

Jack Vonich

Absolutely Faux has revolutionized the entire feel of the living area!

Excited to be home! Absolutely Faux has revolutionized the entire feel of the living area!

K. Howland

I would refer anytime!

I would refer Leslie and her team anytime.

C. Lemay

It’s a work of art!

Recently, our house was painted and we added new wood shutters and a front door. We looked around for faux wood and real wood garage doors to match the shutters and front door. The prices quoted to us were from 10K to 20K. Our garage door worked fine and we did not want to incur this cost. I contacted Leslie, at Absolutely Faux, to ask about the possibility of painting the door to look faux wood. The BEST phone call I could have made! They were professional, friendly, prompt, and not to mention phenomenal at what they do. The door is absolutely beautiful and has people stopping and asking where the wood door came from. They are shocked to find out it is faux because the artistic expertise in creating the wood look is incredible. They were able to match what I wanted and gave me a beautiful door to finish the house.

Thank You, Absolutely Faux, for adding more to my house than just curb appeal. It’s a work of art!

K. Marcus

Thank you!

I cannot believe the quality and creativity I received form Absolutely Faux. Thank you!

You two are AMAZING!

Dear Leslie and Stephanie,

I want to take this opportunity to tell you both how overjoyed I am with the painting, staining and faux painting you did in my new kitchen and family room! Your designer’s vision, insight into my personal style and needs, and the incredible skill at your craft yielded absolutely beautiful results! You two are AMAZING!

You painted the walls in several rooms without spilling a drop, my new French doors were stained perfectly to match the dark wood of the kitchen island. And you literally saved me hundreds of dollars by “repurposing” and faux painting my existing tables – to perfection! I love my redecorated kitchen and family room!

Everything is simply beautiful – and absolutely perfect!

Thank you again,

Dana Thiesse

So thankful for Leslie Mitchem

I’m painting my window shutters today to match my front door and thinking how thankful I am for Leslie Mitchem who painted our front door and bathroom. They are both so beautiful!

S. Smith

Faux painting MADE this remodel

One of the things that made this remodel was the faux painting. We were extremely pleased with the work provided by Leslie Mitchem.

Kempler Design

Amazing artistry work

Thank you Leslie Mitchem and Stephanie Jones at Absolutely Faux for all the amazing artistry work you did for Jesus and Easter at Grace. Beautiful work! All come see!

Grace Church Reno

Thanks Absolutely Faux!

Excited about the new project we’re having done downstairs! Faux painted red walls and a brick wall. Looking pretty sweet. Thanks Absolutely Faux!

Doug C.