The techniques used for Decorative painting are ancient and date back to the very first beginning of civilisation. For example, murals date back to around 3000 BC, other techniques developed, like templated patterns and patination (antique finishing).
In the mid 18th century, all kinds of imitation techniques were introduced and developed. This was due to the shortage of high costs for the real thing or just because it was fashionable. Gold plated finishes were used in all sorts of areas but mostly applied by the rich due to the high costs.
We provide marble imitation in both traditional oil paint and modern techniques
We have done several restorations in monumental buildings, but there is also an increasing demand for imitation work in the interiors of the new or existing Yachts where real marble is not possible or desirable.
For example: Marble imitation in an existing bathroom, where refit is made in the interior or imitation on a new sauna door or wet room of a Super Yacht.
In the 18th century, marble and wood were often too precious, causing them to be frequently imitated
Applying gold leaf is the most common form of gilding
We use the age-old technique with mixtion, but also work with modern means of construction. In addition to various restorations, we are working on new yachts, for both the gilding of cover stripes and various parts in luxurious interiors.
Gold leaf is available in many colours, but palladium or base metals are also possible.