Various decorative finishes can be obtained using different techniques and materials. The range of finishes is unlimited with textures being created in the basecoat and one or more colours being used as top coats. Finishes differ from shiny to matt, smooth to textured achieved by using different techniques like sponging, stencilling, stippling, cloth dragging, marbling, glazing....
Color tints are used to achieve a unique and customized look with depth and warmth colors. The wide spectrum of colors and finishes available ensures the desired decorative finish, weather you are looking for a classical prestigious style or more modern finish. It is through the artisan’s imagination and the refinement of technique that truly wonderful effects are created.
Using decorative finishes in any interior design scheme is very beneficial when a rare marble or exotic wood is rendered with paint for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. Such decorative finishes can be painted on nearly any surface with very few limitations and an artist is able to alter colors to match existing room colors. This would not be possible if you're using a natural marble or stained wood.
This is an exploration of the materials, resources and some special techniques that can be used to add creative finishes to bare faced surfaces.
San Marco offer different kind of decorative finishes; Malcoporo and Cadoro give you metallic look, Perlaceo and ABC Rifflessi iridescent and pearlescent effect, Decori Classici gives you multi – tone effect; on the other side matt finish of Cadoro Velvet creates an elegant and sophisticated finish, Antica Calce and Velature antiqued effect for exteriors and interiors.