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Faux marble fireplace

Blog, faux, Lee Simone, marbling-graining

Here is a follow up to Lee Simone’s article on a Faux marble fireplace in Milton Keynes. This is the second fireplace in need of rescuing. Background to the faux marble fireplace This was the second faux marble commission for a couple living near Milton Keynes. The house was undergoing some serious renovations and part Read More

Faux Marble Fire Surround in Milton Keynes

Blog, faux, Lee Simone, marbling-graining

This article is about a Faux Marble Fire Surround in Milton Keynes. Lee Simone spends most of his time hand painting kitchens around Yorkshire, but has specialised in this line of decorative work for many years. After reading the article, I think you will agree, the art of making wood look like stone with paint Read More

Glaze for Specialist Paint Effects and Faux Finishes

Blog, faux, Lee Simone, marbling-graining, Polyvine

Traditional Painter in Yorkshire, Lee Simone, has used and researched all manner of materials for creating decorative paint effects like this. If you have never quite found a modern equivalent of olde worlde oil glaze, this article on Glaze for Specialist Paint Effects and Faux Finishes is for you. Transparent Oil Glaze from Ratcliffes For Read More

Marbled fireplace Roy Makin

Associates, Blog, faux, marbling-graining, Martin Dunn

Martin Dunn Traditional Painter in W Midlands had a call from Martin Guest saying that a client wanted her wooden fire surround marbled, to try and make it blend in better with the hearth. A marbled fireplace? Certainly. The upshot of requirements and timescale and other work commitments meant it was time to bring on Read More

Faux Marble and Marble Effect Painting

Blog, faux, Lee Simone, marbling-graining

Traditional Painter for Yorkshire, Lee Simone, is a specialist painter and decorator with a very artistic streak. (He inherited his talent from his father, Neil Simone, an accomplished artist.) Lee shares with us his passion for faux marble and marble effect painting. When I was introduced to the art of decorative painting nearly 15 years Read More

Lincrusta Restoration at Thorpe House in Halifax

Blog, faux, Lincrusta, marbling-graining, Martin Dunn, wallcoverings

This article about a Lincrusta restoration project at Thorpe house was written by Martin Dunn, Traditional Painter in Stafford, approved Advanced Lincrusta Installer At the end of August 2012, I found my self answering a request from Lincrusta training manager Andy Sarson. A few of us had been asked to go up to Thorpe House Read More
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