About David

Faux Finishing - David Zoellner in Little RockWith over two decades of faux finishing experience, David Zoellner has tutored under master artisans from the United States and England.

David’s extensive training and experience allow him to provide unique, custom faux finishes for clients all over the world.

As the owner of Metropolitan Decorating, a Little Rock-based faux finishing company that caters to the decorative needs of residential clients, businesses and government entities, David’s work is found in several prominent buildings all over the country. He marbleized the pillars in the National Building Museum, has done extensive work for The Peabody, and maintains repeat contracts with several other notable venues.

Formal Training: Starting Off on the Right Foot

David’s formal training included an apprenticeship in woodgraining under a Scotch Master Tradesman; extensive education in trompe l’oiel through Joann Day School in San Francisco; training with Chicago artisans in woodgrain and marbleizing; and a certification in decorative painting from Mike MacNeil Finish School.

Experience is What Counts

With more than 500 projects behind him, David’s illustrious career is at its peak. He’s also:

  • An adjunct instructor of decorative painting at the University of Central Arkansas
  • A qualified federal government contractor
  • A qualified Arkansas state government contractor

As Little Rock’s premier faux finishing company, Metropolitan Decorating provides decorative painting for homes and businesses, as well as government buildings. David also specializes in art conservation, restoration and repair.