There is nothing more pleasing to the eye than the look of antiqued and polished plaster finishes. They range from waxed, polished, and gleaming to soft, powdery, and faded.
Through our faux plaster effects we can emulate the rough plasterwork walls of country cottages; create the illusion of polished plaster; and achieve the look of antique Italianate lime stucco or Venetian plasters sparkling with marble dust.
Also available is the rugged look of brushed and trowelled plaster, metallic plaster, distressed plaster, and gilded plaster. Our range of faux plaster effects includes the look of Morrocan plaster (tadelakt). This is a smooth, hard finish traditionally used in hammams (Turkish baths) that can be honed to a natural glossy sheen with wax.
Nicola Thwaites Specialist Decorating provides bespoke paint finishes and a wide range of faux finishes that are suitable for period decoration, modern interiors, and repairs to existing specialist decorating schemes. Our services include colour washes and traditional colour glazes, marbling, wood graining, stone blocking, gilding, fresco finishes, decorative painting, textured paint finishes, painted decorative plaster, and more.
Feel free to contact us regarding your project. We are based in London and Sussex and work regionally and in Europe.
We work with interior designers, architects, and private clients.
As a BIID Industry Partner of many years standing, you can see more samples of our work by visiting us at the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID).
Clockwise: Aged plaster finish; Faux polished plaster feature wall; Textured plaster effect, Moroccan hammam; Pompeiian plaster effect