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Lincrusta on Traditional Painter Trade Corner

Listed under Blog, Lincrusta, Martin Guest Posted Aug 12 2013

This site is all about raising awareness and spreading the word about the best in the world of specialist painting and decorating. This week we are therefore delighted to announce the arrival of Lincrusta on Traditional Painter Trade Corner.

lincrusta logo with crest white on goldLincrusta is without doubt a world-leading wallcovering company, with a tremendous history and a bright future, and we can all now enjoy the benefits of information and advice direct from their head quarters in Lancashire.

Traditional Painters on Lincrusta

Traditional Painters only recommend what they know works really well, and in this case Martin Guest can provide an indepth end-user perspective on the qualities and appeal of Lincrusta. Martin is a Lincrusta fan through and through, having worked as their international demonstrator for several years. Perhaps it is fair to say that he doesn’t sit on the fence when relaying what he thinks about the product and the company!

Lincrusta Martin Guest

Lincrusta have many trained independent installers around the UK, and are well represented at Traditional Painter too, with 5 approved Advanced installers and more to come. Half a dozen completed the level one course, earlier this year as documented by Martin.

Many options where and how to use Lincrusta

It is a deep relief putty-based wallcovering that provides a tough and elegant surface to ceilings, walls (either floor to ceiling or under dado rails) or you can apply it to doors to “lose the door”…

It can be painted in block colour or decorated more creatively with any number of paint effects.

It is a traditional covering but also fits into a contemporary home. And you don’t need a mansion to show it off!

Restoration 2

Lincrusta is very durable, and many examples have been installed for over 100 years, but occasionally wallcoverings can get damaged by accident, or during a renovation.

For instance a Lincrusta restoration at Thorpe House Halifax:

Throughout the house there are fine examples of original lincrusta wallcoverings, friezes and borders. Unfortunately in the entrance hall some were damaged or missing completely.

The pattern design (fern) had long been discontinued, but as a listed building the homeowner was bound to conserve the original features. So Lincrusta had been contacted to see if they could help.

Interested in Lincrusta?

There is a lot going on at Lincrusta.

You can go on day courses, to learn the procedures and tricks.

There are videos too.

And of course, you can ask Mr Lincrusta anything you like, Andy Sarson, on the wallcovering section of our forum.

Check out the Lincrusta page on Traditional Painter, where they epitomise the traditional in decorating, still using the same “recipes” developed in the 19th century, and epitomise the ethos of moving with the times and the advances in material technology.

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