In 1985 Chic Coatings director Scott-Ashley studied decorating at Rockingham College in Yorkshire England,he was trained under Hedley Jackson a painstaking perfectionist in preparation and finishing in all aspects of decorating whilst also under going further training working with his father Denis a master craftsmen old school sign writer and fine home decorator in his decorating business,he was very much the same focused on quality finishes and no short cuts!
As a child Scott would watch and learn various painting techniques and other applied art methods from his late grand father artist Wilfred Wild a creative who produced facinating malleable stone forms for sculpting and decorative reliefs .
Undertaking more college training in Yorkshire England in the art of broken coloured effects wood graining and marbling.
Futher training in the 1990's developing more skills in the art of Venetian plaster, which was having a resurgence and gaining popularity with architects in europe and other parts the globe, once again being specified not only on classical architecture but contemporary too,Stucco Marmorino,Veneziano Grasello di calce,Intonachino,Scott is self trained in the almost lost art of Scagliola in 2006 he worked on the restoration of the Scagliola at the Westpac bank in George Street Sydney Australia.
Scott emigrated to Australia in 1997 from England after working several years in the Uk applying wallpapers,textured finishes,plaster and paint in its various forms working on hotels in London to Barcelona Spain and painting projects involving rope access at the world exposition,Expo 92 in Seville
Drawing on inspration and recipes from his travel visiting different parts of the world seeing how different cultures blend and use this ancient medium material lime from Morroco Egypt North Africa and the Middle East India Italy Europe and Japan.
Constantly developing innovative decorative finishes recipes and blends one step ahead of the mainstream for our discerrning clients offering a truly bespoke tailor-made experience from concept to completion .
Over the past twenty years has devolped a large collection of 100% Natural lime marble venetian and decorative plasters along with contemporary blends with modern additives free of VOC's to enhance workabilty durability and proformance,we also create a durable forgiving synthectic range of polished plaster finishes for quick and easy application which are easy to repair and patch if damaged.
Adding quality style and value for 20 years to projects in Australia,with consistant quality artisan finished venetian and polished plaster projects in and around Australia now completed, take a quick look at our services and gallery to view a few of the many award winning projects we have worked on and finished over the years, many using Chic Coatings own beautiful blend of timeless and time tested Venetian polished plasters.
ABOUT CHIC COATINGS
We are a small friendly team of artisans,artist and craftsmen,who work predominately for Sydney interior designers and architects creating beautiful classic & contemporary designs in paint and plaster mediums for some of Australia's finest interiors.
Helping architects designers builders and home owners produce the finished look that they desire and dream of whether it be lavish sophisticated or edgy industrial.
We provide creative interpretation quality and a wide range of finishes and techniques using ancient and modern mediums sourced from around the world.
Our aim is to push design boundaries and provide inventive solutions choice and flexibility in aesthetic finishes for all our clients.
Chic Coatings huge selection and impressive range of finishes from the Crucible liquid metal collection,which offers an incredible variety and blend of real metal finishes,which can add subtle lusters or a brilliant polished sheen to almost any substrate, our light weight concrete collection,can be applied direct to walls or cast and polished this application can be used on bench tops and work surfaces,Microcement wall and floor finishes in a range of colours textures and styles suitable for shower stalls and wet areas , to our light weight tactile stone plaster collection, and our astonishing durable carved lime stone finishes,which can be applied direct to walls and use in place of stone,as well as Chic Coatings own and imported collection and range of classic italian venetian and polished plasters such as stucco Marmorino,Veneziano,Grasello di calce,Travertino,Intonachino.Scagliola, cast stone and marble finishes,as well as Morrocan Tadelakt,and a large selection of interesting earth and clay plasters from Japan.
Chic Coatings can help overcome,your design and budget challenges by producing amazing alternatives to finishes like concrete, metal, stone,and much more,we can also introduce you to other unique surface finishes from around the globe, offering you the possiblity to produce truly different inspiring spaces.
SEE WHAT CHIC COATINGS CAN DO FOR YOU! WHATS YOUR DIRECTION?
Composition silver leaf application in progress.
Gold leaf inlay in Stucco veneziano
A member of the team applying stucco veneziano in situ.
Hand painted finishes.
Marbled stucco finishes.
Damask pattern plaster walling in stucco marmorino and stucco veneziano.
Old school faux finishes painted by Chic Coatings.
We can replicate all wood types using modern paint technology quick drying and odourless.
Chic Coatings can replicate rare and endangered wood types and cuts with little fuss.
Marble finishes in venetian stucco by Chic Coatings.
Old school finishes Scagliola by Chic Coatings.
Chic Coatings can produce various types of marble finishes in paint and plaster mediums.