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Decorative Finishes

There are three categories to choose from:

Paint Effects - is classed as the application of any type of painted decorative finish, excluding faux finishes. This category also includes the application of metallic and brushed effects.
Faux Finishes - is classed as the application of any type of painted decorative effects, including marbling, flouncing, rag rolling, graining, gilding and Trompe L’oeil.
Wallcoverings - is the hanging of wallcoverings and murals to any building type, including residential and commercial.

Entrants must demonstrate a high level of artistic design, skill and technical capability.

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Judges will note:

Degree of difficulty in application

Degree of difficulty in application based on design (Wallcoverings category only)

Accessing hard to get to areas

Difficulty in materials ie: silk (Wallcoverings category only)

Consideration will be given to:

Time constraints

Clients requirements

Overall aesthetic of the project

Scores based upon the following:

Surface Preparation to be applicable to desired finish

Professional artistic skill and application (Paint Effects & Faux Finishes only)

Visual appeal (Paint Effects & Faux Finishes only)

Authenticity (Faux Finishes only)

Set out and pattern matching (Wallcoverings only)

Seams and cutting (Wallcoverings only)

Degree of difficulty

 

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