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Lustre FX Swatch Colour and Finish Range

Browse our beautiful collection of finishes below. Remember custom requests and ideas and design are our specialty. From small sculpture to multi-story apartments, we encourage our clients to push the possibilities of what is achievable using the Lustre FX product range. If you would like to arrange for a quotation contact us today.

 

METAL SWATCHES

Lustre FX coatings can be applied to almost any substrate. The coating enhances design and construction limitations by providing seamless integration and added strength which  allows the substrate to be treated as if it were solid metal.

Lustre FX offers an extensive palette of metals, often mixing metals together to create new hues and customised colours the possibilities are endless. Once applied Lustre FX metals can then be patinated, rusted and waxed to further enhance the natural beauty of the metal finishes. Here are examples of Lustre FX metal finishes.

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VENETIAN PLASTER SWATCHES

Smooth: The smooth polished finish is similar to the marmorino stucco, used extensively in northern Italy during the Renaissance period as a wall finish and a background for the ornate frescoes. It is this combination of material and technique that is now widely regarded as Venetian plaster. The final appearance of this finish is very dependent on the hand of the individual applicator, making it possible to achieve anything from a plain, lightly polished surface to a more highly burred and marbleised effect.

Pitted: The rugged, more grainy appearance combines with a less highly polished surface to create the appearance and feel of honed or lightly polished limestone. It is most effective when used to create the appearance of a monolithic stone surface or a natural stone block. This finish has a subtle quality and although not visually dramatic over large areas, it is used extensively as a rich backdrop for artwork and high fashion.

Colourwash: The Pitted or Dragged finishes can be further enhanced by the application of a Colourwash. A transparent glaze combined with pure pigment, metallic or pearlescent powder is applied to the plaster, enriching the surface, imparting contrasts of colour and subtle variations of tone. The Colourwashed finish, with its rich tones is ideal for large walls, feature areas and dramatic display backdrops, especially when combined with creative or dramatic lighting.

Dragged: Inspired by the patterning of weathered rock. The rugged, grainy, yet semi-polished surface is characterised by striations of texture running through the surface to give a strong directional quality. In light, neutral colours, the Dragged finish has the appearance of natural stone, reflecting the shear marks found where ancient rocks dragged across one another. Used in deep tones and subsequently colourwashed, the directional effect is enhanced dramatically

Spatulata: The Spatulata finish is pure luxury. Pioneered by the Egyptians, improved by the Romans, it became known as ‘stucco lustro veneziano’ by the Venetians. Modern additives have greatly improved the working characteristics enabling it to be successfully applied in just 3-4 layers and polished to a glassy shine with a small steel blade or trowel.

Travertine: The travertine finish has a light open texture and a directional quality similar to that of natural travertine stone. The surface has a low sheen, and although applied in just one colour appears to have two or three distinctly separate tones running through the surface. This finish can work well in colours across the spectrum as it is possible to achieve the subtle tonal contrasts in both light and dark colours.

Armuralia: Armuralia comes in a range of 24 colours. It’s exquisite silky smooth finish and subtle tonal variations can bring elegance and style to your latest project. Armuralia is an entirely natural product made from aged lime putty and crushed Bianco Carrara marble and contains almost no VOCs.

Custom finishes: Armourcoat appreciates that from time to time certain clients or projects demand finishes that are original and unique. Whether it is a simple colour match, a complex geometric design or an intricate combination of different textures, Armourcoat’s versatile materials, creative vision and understanding of the plastering craft will guarantee an outstanding end result. We continuously experiment with natural materials to emulate nature itself, with astonishing results. Our creativity gives us an artistic edge in the field of polished plastering.

Design features: Armourcoat offers architects and designers their extensive experience to create stunning and innovative design features such as banding, blockwork, panels, corporate logos and columns. Banding is created by superimposing one finish upon another, using identical or contrasting finishes, or the carefully controlled application of a Colourwash. Blockwork creates the ultimate in faux stone effects, but without the weight or thickness of natural stone. The texture and tone can be varied from block to block, reflecting the natural variations found in stone walls. The Panel technique uses bands and a combination of finishes, and provides an elegant effect, suited to both large and smaller areas, and lending a sense of stature to the room. Application of corporate logos and graphic designs demands the highest standards of plasterwork and detail. Armourcoat is the recognised leader in this field, having developed special techniques for logo inclusion and surface design application. Circular Columns or Curves give the appearance of polished stone at a fraction of the cost. Even large columns can appear totally seamless, as if cut from a single vast lump of stone. Armourcoat have plastered hundreds of columns around the world, developing specialised tools and techniques to ensure the highest standards possible.

 

 

CONCRETE SWATCHES

Lustre FX concrete coatings can be applied to almost any shaped or flat surface giving a seamless integration and added strength to the substrate. This revolutional - commercial grade product is a cost effective alternate to solid concrete with the added bonus of design freedom.

Lustre FX concrete can be textured, stenciled or tinted to any colour. At a fraction of the weight and cost of traditional concrete our composite is quickly becoming an industry standard.

 

 

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