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A Premier Faux Finishing & Decorative Arts School

Welcome to one of the premier faux finishing and decorative arts schools in the US. Surfaces is a proud Faux Effects Gold Label certified teaching and retail studio. We are a full time teaching facility. Surfaces offers 6,000 square feet of class, warehouse and showroom space. The studio is designed for your comfort with personal workstations and specifically equipped for cabinetry/furniture classes with a professional spray booth, rolling drying racks, heat lamps, and spray system. Visit our showroom for inspiration. Enjoy lunch and snacks in our kitchen and breakroom.

IMG_2531Surfaces stocks one of the largest inventories of Faux Effects Gold and Silver Label products. In addition, we carry a range of specialty tools and supplies such as foils, glitters, brushes, cheesecloth, trowels, and texture rollers. You may preview our products or order on-line by visiting the “Shop” tab.

We are located in a suburb of Kansas City, convenient to Kansas City International (MCI) Airport, I-35, and I-435.

Surfaces is open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm Central Time. Our address is 8190 Nieman Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66210. Please call 913-888-9996 to speak with a fulltime staff person.

Creative Collaborative

Three of Kansas City’s most experienced Decorative Artisans have married their talents to provide the best in residential and commercial finishes. Mary, Rebecca, and Suzanne combine over 50 years in the industry, hundreds of custom samples and a diversity of projects from furniture pieces to entire home interiors. Our longevity in the field shows our ability to deliver quality projects to hundreds of satisfied clients.

When you work with us you have access to a team trained in project management capable of delivering a quality and timely product. Our work has been featured in award winning model homes, prestige estates, popular restaurants, local publications and national magazines.

We are skilled at creating custom finishes based on your unique design tastes and providing our clients with detailed proposals. Mary, Rebecca and Suzanne are skilled at every level of a project from the sample boards, project delivery, site management and clean-up. Our goal is to treat your interior space like our own home with a neat work-site and respect for your time.

Designers, Builders, and Homeowners are invited to visit our showroom at Surfaces School of Decorative Arts, 8190 Nieman Road, Lenexa Kansas 66214. We are open Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm. For a private consultation, please call 913-888-9996 to schedule time with Rebecca to discuss your finishing needs

Meet Our Team

Mary Walker


Mary Walker is an accomplished decorative artist working since 2009. She is trained in the Faux Effects product line and continues to learn new products, techniques and trends. Her experience includes finishes in residential and commercial settings, including new construction, remodeling and restaurants. Her recent work may be seen at the newly re-opened JJ’s restaurant on the Country Club Plaza.

Mary creates designs for the single room to entire estate homes. Her work has been published in Kansas City Homes & Garden Magazine and the Kansas City Star Newspaper. Mary is skilled at coordinating a client’s interior vision with custom cabinet, wall, and accessory finishes.

She is based in Overland Park, Kansas and works extensively throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area. She has completed projects in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma & Missouri. Mary’s business is primarily built on referrals from satisfied clients. Her success is due to her exceptional organization skills, her reputation for professionalism, high quality standards, timely completion of projects and jobsite cleanliness. Mary has excellent skills in working with people, whether they be clients, employees or other workers on the jobsite.

Suzanne Lynch


Suzanne Lynch is a well- known artist and Decorative Faux Finish Expert within the Kansas City area for the past 15 years. Suzanne’s extensive training as a faux finisher has taken her to schools all over the United States and Europe.

Her education consists of the latest design trends, color theory, and paint techniques. She is extremely awesome with color and works daily amongst the best interior designers in Kansas City on some of the most beautiful and grand spec and builder homes. Reflecting, she is always current and aware of the newest and latest styles in the home décor industry and interior design. She has been featured in several magazines for her creative achievements, her notable reputation for being honest, hard- working, and reliable, and going the extra step to take great care of all her clients.

In November of 2015 she acquired a contract position with Rug Goddess as the new on-site area rug consultant. She has been through extensive Rug Goddess training as well as product knowledge. Suzanne is excited to be the Rug Goddess of Kansas City.

She is currently working on some amazing projects helping clients with their area rug and decorative painting needs.

Rebecca Slaton


Rebecca Slaton is the Owner of Surfaces Decorative Arts in Lenexa, Kansas where she is the lead instructor and consultant to the professional design community. She began her decorative painting career 20 years ago specializing in large scale cabinet finishing. Rebecca’s residential and commercial work is featured in national publications: Decorate with Paint, Faux Effects World, Gary Lord’s Simply Creative Faux Finishes, Studio’s Magazine and the AP story, Born Again Cabinets published in 6 national newspapers. Surfaces’ award winning commissions have been in many local publications including the Kansas City Star, Kansas City Home & Garden, and Kansas City Design.

Rebecca is proud to be a certified instructor and Gold/Silver Label Product retailer for Faux Effects International. She writes the blog, Finishing Acts, contributes articles to national decorative arts publications and is a nationally recognized instructor who teaches at locations around the country.

She is noted for her creativity in developing custom finishes and matching unusual surface applications using state of the art techniques. Contact Rebecca at 913-707-0109 (cell), Surfaces (913) 888-9996 or

Our Services:

  • Wall and Ceiling finishes from contemporary to traditional. We are experienced in matching specialty papers, unique materials or creating a custom finish based on your vision.
  • Cabinetry including custom stains for new construction and re-stains or painted finishes for existing projects. Select from simple single color paint to designs that rival the most exclusive cabinet companies.
  • Furniture updates. Let us update your treasured family pieces or reimagine a flea market find.
  • Painting and color consultation.
  • Miscellaneous decorative items. Our team is experienced with a variety of surfaces including metal, glass, canvas, and plastics. Don’t replace beloved mirrors, frames or light fixtures. We can match your accessories to integrate with your current design tastes.

Visit Our Showroom

Prospective clients are invited to visit our showroom at Surfaces in Lenexa, KS. Here you will find the most extensive library of decorative finishes for walls, ceilings, cabinets and furniture in the Mid-west. You may tour our large workspace that includes a spray booth, dry room and project delivery area.

Our showroom is located at 8190 Nieman Road in the Brookhollow Complex which is easily accessible via I-35, I-435 and 69Hwy. We are open Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm. For individual attention we invite you to schedule a personal consultation by calling 913-888-9996.

Our Work