Tag Archive: Cheshire

  1. Portrait Pools NEW showroom

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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 used within this exciting and amazing new showroom and design facility in Bollington , Cheshire.

    applicArt have applied White Stucco Antico finish to the showroom ceiling. The high end washroom, bathroom and shower facilities have metallic silver Marmorino Venezia, a textured finish on the showroom entrance way main ceiling beam.

    The elaborate and impressive audio visual client meeting room now has a feature wall of our  classic Italian Marmorino Venezia Travertino finish.

    To compliment this natural finish we have applied Mirage Rustico and our specialist metallic paint finishes on the rooms two audio visual TV display units, floating shelves and speaker columns all designed and colour toned to accent the amazing furniture and  furnishings within this impressive room.

    This new showroom and design facility has been carefully designed to show the vast variety and quality of wall, ceiling and flooring finishes available to the exclusive clientele of Portrait Pools along with an insight and flavour of the applicArt range of Italian decorative plaster wall, ceiling and flooring finishes available.

    The highly impressive array of marbles, tiling and lighting on view is combined with an especially designed display area showing a large selection of swimming pool finishing options. This display area will also house an applicArt Display stand complete with 600 mm x 600 mm sample boards with some of our most impressive decorative finish options. There will also be a selection of swatches of a number of our most popular 2016 decorative finishes along with our brochures and web site details.

    applicArt are continuing to further strengthen their relationship with Portrait Pools Design Centre with a number of exciting new projects currently on the agenda for 2017.

    Carl Hibbert, applicArt’s Senior Applicator has commented, ” We thoroughly enjoy working with Portrait Pools, due to their extremely professional approach and the level of quality that they bring to each and every project that we collaborate on. Their project planning , management and their client/contractor  communication and design input are invaluable on completing and delivering projects in a timely and efficient manner “

    We attended the Grand Opening of this new facility and we wish continued success to the Portrait Pools – Design Centre Team and we look forward to a long and fruitful working relationship with them.


    For more information about the Portrait Pools and the amazing work they do please visit their website in the link below.


  2. Polished Plaster Finish applied to bespoke Kitchen Panels

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    Not only do we applicate direct on to walls and floors, we can apply our polished plaster finish on almost anything.

    Our friends at Hart-Woods Kitchens in Prestbury Cheshire, have in their stunning showroom different samples of the many polished plaster finishes, which we have applied to sample cupboard doors and panels.

    At the request of one their clients they wished to have made to measure bespoke panels incorporated in their design concept. They chose the polished plaster finish Steel Rust, to create a more authentic look steel rivets have also been added to give a realistic effect.

    Firstly we applied a base coat to the panels and left to dry. We then measured, drilled, glued the steel rivets in place.

     Polished Plaster Finish Panels - Prep work

    Polished Plaster Finish Panels – Prep work

     Polished Plaster Finish Panels - Prep work

    Polished Plaster Finish Panels – Prep work

    The next stage was to hand apply the Silver and Steel tones, by using the two different tones I think this adds depth to the overall ‘steel’ look.

     Polished Plaster Finish Panels - Silver Tones

    Polished Plaster Finish Panels – Silver Tones

    The final stage was to apply the DeCorten Rust Finish.

     Polished Plaster Finish Panels - Steel Rust effect

    Polished Plaster Finish Panels – Steel Rust effect

    Steel Rust effect

    Steel Rust effect

    We hope you agree that these are truly stunning examples of how polished plaster can transform a simple piece of MDF to a unique made to measure panel, enhancing the luxurious feel to the whole design.

     Steel Rust effect

    Steel Rust effect

    Watch out for the follow up pictures of the panels installed within the project.



  3. Exciting New Polished Plaster Finishes

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    applicArt are excited to announce we have added some unique NEW finishes to our range at Wilmslow Interiors.

    The new range includes Steel Rust, Edel Decor Riviera Snake effect coloured with beautiful tones of bronze and golds, Antique Mirage Argento plus 3 alternative finishes with Marmorino Venezia Travertino.

    The sample boards pictured below is the “micro display” at one our partner stores in Wilmslow. The attention to detail you get from Andy and Paul is just what you need as you browse through the contemporary wall finishes, plus Carpets and curtains are chosen with the clients lifestyle in mind, from silk to robust hard wearing depending on your need. Having traded in Wilmslow for over 20 years the client base and retained clients speaks for itself.

    This display provides an introduction to the experience we offer in wall and floor finishes, helping you to build the picture of how the finish will look and also incorporates the touch and feel of the most delightful textures.

    If you are in the Wilmslow area go and take a look at these bespoke hand crafted finishes.

  4. Vehicles about Town

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    We have recently had our vehicles sign written by Poppy Signs in Chorley what a brilliant Job they did. Beryl of course had to choose her own design and to be honest it does look ace ! So much so that Glenn has now decided to have his done albeit without being Beryl’d. See if you can spot us round and about your area!