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Hit Refresh – New season, New walls!

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Keeping up with the latest interior trends is almost impossible, as once you have got up to date, you are already behind again! But Venetian Polished Plaster & Micro Cement never goes out of date, which is why it is the best product to use to always been on trend. There is no better time to refresh your interior than Autumn, a time for a new school year, new Autumn clothes, a new season and fresh...

New year, new home! 6 ways to improve your interiors for 2018

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We are always looking into new ways to stay on top of trends and there is no better way to start the year by looking at what is ‘in’ and what is ‘out’. We have looked at some of the industry’s biggest publications to see what everyone is talking about and how we can give you the desired looks.     Textures Using different textures throughout a room will be a trend to pick up this year, whether this is in your furniture or...

Portrait Pools NEW showroom

CommercialGeneralResidential Posted: by Applicart

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applicArt continues to strengthen its relationship and collaboration with Portrait Pools - The Design Centre as their NEW showroom opens in Bollington, Cheshire. applicArt are proud to have completed several interior swimming pool projects during 2016 & 2017 in collaboration with Portrait Pools – The Design Centre, one of the UK'S most prestigious swimming pool design and installation companies. This association and close working relationship with Portrait Pools Design Centre has lead to applicArt's expertise in Italian Decorative Polished Plaster Finishes being...


The many misconceptions of Polished Plaster

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The many misconceptions of polished plaster Polished Plaster is often misconceived and mistaken by its benefits and uses. Lots of people have some thoughts about it that aren’t true and we wanted to clear things up in this blog. Here are some false statements about Polished Plaster and why they aren’t true. “Polished Plaster is too expensive” The truth behind this statement is that Venetian Plaster is more expensive than a painted finish, but unlike where paint needs to be re-applied every couple...


What different finishes can I achieve with Polished Plaster?

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  A question we get a lot at applicArt is ‘What finish does this give?’ A lot of our plasters have a textured finish and this is the feature that really grabs some of our customers. To help you out we have put this blog together to list some of the finishes that can be achieved with our products. Picking the right texture for the room you are decorating is important, along with the colours and other features you have, will also...


Institute of Directors Awards Ceremony 2017

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A wonderful evening was had by all who attended the North West Institute of Directors Awards 2017 last night at the Midland Hotel Manchester. The evening events were presented by the highly amusing and cheeky chap Mark Durden-Smith, well known for his appearances on the ITV show 'Im a celebrity, get me out of here' who certainly kept the crowd laughing throughout the evening. The IoD North West has over 2000 members covering Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire. Its members are...


Interior design trends for 2017

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After a great start to the year, we wanted to look at what the interior trends will be for 2017. We have looked at what others have said and added in our personal views. We are hoping for 2017 to be the year we really start to see concrete become popular in the domestic market.

What’s in?

Micro cement / Concrete Floor Giving a room a natural look, as well as benefits of levelling, cleanliness and protection. Not only a great look but also...


Why choose Venetian Polished Plaster?

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If you are unfamiliar with polished plaster, it’s a durable, versatile way of re-designing your home for a relatively low cost. There are many options you can go for when thinking about interior redesigns but for the price, quality and overall aesthetics polished plaster comes on top.

So what are the benefits of polished plaster?

Venetian polished plaster has been around for many years and it always looks great. Although it is different to a painted finish, Venetian plaster is a smooth...


applicArt got CUBED! with Cube Online

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Today applicArt got CUBED! With a 360 degree virtual tour, powered by Google. We had Cube Online photographer Dave join us in the studio to take panoramic shots with a high tech camera of our training room and showroom. Cube Online are the fastest growing Google Trusted agency in the world. They help businesses, like ourselves, boost their online presence, as a result this encourages more customers to come through the doors. They understand that businesses need to stand out online, the sensational 360 degree Cube...


The Famous MG Vintage and Classic Car Christmas Cracker Run in Cumbria

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This weekend a few members of the applicArt team took part in the famous annual MG Vintage and Classic Car Christmas Cracker run in Cumbria. This event takes place every year and 2016 attracted a full 70 car entry, with many MG cars taking part along with other classic cars from around the UK. The event organised by MG Cumbria, started at Rheged, with each car setting off in 1 minute intervals for a 70 mile scenic route through the glorious hills of The Lake District....