Arteriors is owned and managed by Mark Shearman who has extensive knowledgeable of the building and construction industry from his experience over the past 32 years in the UK, Germany, and Spain for the past 14 years.

We provide a scope of works and program which we work to submitting applications for payment based on a percentage of work complete.

We obtain the necessary permissions and submit the required paperwork to each town hall office. For larger projects we work close with architects and technical surveyors. You will have peace of mind that all work is carried out by tradesman who are fully briefed on the scope of works and health and safety requirement for each project.

Surveying Service: If you are buying a home we can provide you with a full defects report from our qualified surveyor have peace of mind you are purchasing a solid home and be mindful of the full scope of works it would be to make the property 100%.

Recent projects include Villa painting, construction of  Spas-Jacuzzis and small plunge pools. Office refurbishment - including Laminated floors - we also specialise in concrete floors finished with a faux marble stain saving on cost compared to concrete stamping and floor tiles. 

Artisans of Fine Faux Effects on Walls, Concrete Floors...


Brick work, flooring, roof works, plumbing, Interior Painting - Exterior Painting - Wood replacement and repair – Concrete and Stucco repair - Plastering - Pressure Washing - Colour Consulting - Specialist in Faux finishers - Murals

Painter for a day.

8 Hrs all paint included.

We can also do those annoying jobs that never get done around the house to make up the full 8 hrs.

Protect your investment externally and get creative internally.

                                                                                                  Below a small selection of faux finishes
 Venetian plaster .

This technique gives plaster a smooth, highly reflective finish. Using two different shades, trowel on plaster creating a light, organic texture.

Venetian Plaster 

Faux Finishes can be applied to almost all surfaces, including plasterboard, sheet rock, plastering, wood, metal, fabric, ceramic, and glass.


Faux Marble

Glossary of Terms

  • Antiquing - Any method used to give a surface an aged or antique look.
  • Borders - Stenciled and hand painted borders are used to soften the edges of rooms and ceiling lines.
  • Burnish - A hand troweled finish using a stainless steel spatula, a method that is typically employed over a Venetian Plaster. Burnishing gives a smooth glass-like finish to the wall surface.
  • Combing - A decorative paint technique in which a comb (often made of rubber, plastic or cardboard) is pulled across wet paint to create a wavy pattern.
  • Crackle - A finish in which cracking is intentionally produced, allowing the undercoat to show through the cracks. A rapid drying of topcoat over slow drying undercoat produces this lovely aged, weathered look.
  • Cross-hatch or Basket Weave - A technique of combing, dragging a comb through wet paint in both vertical and horizontal directions.
  • Distressing - To create an aged look, through a variety of faux techniques.
  • Fresco - An ancient mural technique using wet pigments as paint on un-cured plaster.
  • Frottage - From the French word "to rub", a base coat is applied, and then a colored glaze is rolled over the base coat. A variety of material, such as paper or plastic, is rubbed over wet glaze to create a textured look.
  • Finish - The treatment or coating of a surface. Matt or Flat - a finish that diffuses light. Eggshell - A mid to low sheen that imparts warmth & depth to a surface. Semi-Gloss - A slightly glossy finish. High-Gloss - Produces a highly reflective smooth surface finish.
  • Gilding - The application of metal in any form (gold or other metallic leaf, metallic foil, metallic paint or powder). Used to complement a decorative finish.
  • Inlay - Decorative ornamentation set into the surface of wall, ceiling or space.
  • Marbleizing - A faux finish that creates the illusion of marble.
  • Open-Time - The amount of time that glaze or paint stays wet and workable for allowing time to work a technique before it dries.
  • Patina - A thin greenish layer that forms on copper or copper alloys, such as bronze, as a result of long exposure to the elements and often viewed aesthetically for its color. It gives the appearance of something grown beautiful with age.
  • Primer - The first coat of product applied to a surface to reduce absorbency and to ensure adhesion of subsequent coats.
  • Stencil - A tool used to apply a repeating image or pattern. Often cut from mylar, the process is to use the negative space to create the pattern.
  • Strie - A glazing technique for achieving a subtle mix of fine stripes by pulling a wide stiff bristled brush through wet glaze.
  • Trompe L'oeil - French expression meaning "to deceive the eye". A painting technique in which an illusion of depth and reality is created by emphasizing highlights and shadows.
  • Varnish - Any synthetic resins such as alkyd or acrylic clear coats, epoxies and polyurethane's that provide a clear protective coating.
  • Venetian Plaster - A surface coating product that creates a smooth, surface with both movement and depth. Venetian plaster is typically troweled on with a stainless steel spatula in multiple layers for a smooth finish.


Faux Finish is the creation of elegant hand- crafted and personalised translucent paint finishes, providing a warmth, depth, permanence, and movement unmatched by other paint or wallpaper applications.

Faux Finish Stripes  

Gotelé is a special type of plaster sprayed directly on to a wall or ceiling, giving you a mottled/stippled effect.

Removal and repair also renewal in different colour flecks.

Spanish Gotelé

A Little History on Trompe L'Oeil

   Trompe l'oeil Painting has been used for over two thousand years and as a painting style dates back to 400 B. C. Although ancient trompe l'oeil works are lost, descriptions of these paintings have been passed down through history.


  Today the earliest murals of trompe l'oeil art that exist can be found in the ruins of Pompeii and Eurculaneum and have been dated back to the first century A.D. After becoming part of the rich culture of the Greek and Roman Empires, trompe l'oeil art all but disappeared during the Dark Ages, not to resurface until the Renaissance and Baroque eras.


   After the discovery of perspective in the fifteenth-century, trompe l'oeil style in mural painting flourished. Trompe l'oeil artists used these techniques in perspective to create false openings like doors and windows. In Europe this form of three dimensional art on a two-dimensional surface was used extensively by the wealthy and clergy.


   Churches and grand cathedrals became a common place for trompe l'oeil paintings to be used, giving these houses of worship the appropriate splendor they deserved. The walls and ceilings of palaces, villas and homes of the rich were decorated by artists and muralist with trompe l'oeil paintings, opening the rooms to a grander scale. Trompe l'oeil architectural elements, like columns, pillars and arches were painted adding to the richness and sophistication of their interiors.


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