Our antiquing process involves the application of an antiqued aesthetic through the use of colour to make the given product appear aged.
Typically used solely in addition to antiquing, our distressing process involves the application of distress characteristics to the material; the material is skilfully worn, scuffed and distressed.
Rubbed through paint finishes are created through the application of lighter upon darker coats of paint. This finish is tactically sanded to expose areas of the darker coat, giving a rustic and authentic ‘shabby chic’ look.
Staining penetrates the wood with a pigment; different thinners will offer different finishes. For example, an oil-based stain will highlight characteristics from much deeper within the wood compared to a water-based stain.
Lacquers give a hard, durable finish, and assist in protecting from general wear and tear. The majority of lacquers we use at Atlas are two-part lacquers. They give long-lasting finishes that will hold up to years of contract use with the correct maintenance and aftercare.
A solid colour finish is given in reference to a colour chart or system such as RAL. A uniform one-colour finish is created.
Our spray technician can match and replicate both colour and aesthetic details within our spray department. This may encompass any of our standard finishes through to something more bespoke.
A thick mirror-like glossy finish. Polyester layers are built up, and finalised with a polyurethane top coat. This process captures a luxurious and modern aesthetic.
Finishes suitable for outside use. Increased resistance to weather, and the outdoor environment.
One may choose to refinish a product for a number of reasons. Be if for restoring deteriorated, cracked and faded finishes, or simply to update an aesthetic on a dated product — we can take your project up to any point in the refinishing process; from removing an old finish, right the way through to a full refinishing restoration.
Liqui-Met is a decorative, cold applied sprayable metal coating that enables you to transform any substrate and give the impression that it is solid metal. Available in 10 different colours, Liqui-Met's unique blend of metal, combined with their own formulation of binder, has enabled them to create one of the toughest, fastest drying and easiest-to-use liquid metal coatings available today.
We also get involved in many types of metal finishing, from metal decorative frameworks, to windows.
There are a range of barrier coatings available that exhibit a number of properties. In medical use, this could be in the form of a speciality finish developed to offer antibacterial properties. This is often used in medical environments where the spread of germs needs to be controlled. Fire retardant coatings (such as required for Class 0 and Class 1) are also available.