finishes

Painted finishes: We use water-based paints to give a rough, brushed appearance, or build up many coats which are sanded and polished, to match any colour or tone. A large selection of white and black finishes is available.

Stains: Our wooden frames can be toned with a wide range of spirit stains, providing a spectrum of colours.

Waxes: We prefer to use wax to seal the finish, softer and varnish or shellac; it is available clear or with earth pigments, and matt polished to a high degree.

Gesso/Bole: The layers underneath a gilded frame can be beautiful finishes in their own right. We gesso or gesso/bole in different earth tones.