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To read "SHOPTALK" article from April 2013 issue of

 San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine

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Derek Delibertis, a faux finisher based in South Bay, has so many wall refinishing techniques to offer, he hardly ever repeats the same design twice. “Everything is custom,” he says. Delibertis offers faded frescoes, Venetian plaster, ragging off, color washing, leatherizing, strié, silk treatments, wood graining, marbleizing, murals and stippling (a technique of pouncing small areas on the wall with the brush). “I like to accent or embellish what they already have and really set off the architecture,” he says. Delibertis says his faded frescos are very popular. “They’re old-world style, more subtle.” He once painted an image of a bamboo tree and it curved to match the curve in the architecture. The benefits of faux finish, according to Delibertis, are that “it’s less expensive and you don’t have to rip things out.”  

Source: LIVINGINSTYLE Magazine

 
   

Compared with wallpaper, which can be difficult to install and even more difficult to remove when you want to change the look of a room, faux finishes are easy to change. “Just paint over it,” said Derek Delibertis, a faux-finishing specialist. “There’s nothing to remove (such as wallpaper or fabric) to create a new look.”

Source: Herald Times Online

 

 
   

I was published on the front page of the San Diego Union Tribune Home Scape section exhibiting my “Leather like Look” finish used at an ASID Showcase home.

Source: San Diego Union Tribune

   
   
Featured in SAN DIEGO Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine, Golden Years on Golden Hill, 32nd Annual San Diego Historical Society Showcase.

 

Source: San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles

   
   

“Just paint over it,” said Derek Delibertis, a faux-finishing specialist. “There’s nothing to remove (such as wallpaper or fabric) to create a new look.”

 

Source: The Berkshire Eagle

   
 

A specialist in faux finishes who can imitate everything from leather to grass cloth and anything in between, Delibertis is largely self-taught. He has just finished the entry treatment to the San Diego Historical Society’s Showcase 2003. He is pictured with one wall treatment he did recently at a downtown loft. He dragged colors vertically and hand-detailed each piece in yellow and khaki paint. Dark-brown shadowing gives a three-dimensional quality.

Source: San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles