Gilding, Painted Furniture, and Paint Effects

Chris Graham interiors GildingPaint can transform anything it touches into something beautiful given the right techniques. Simply adding colour or paint effects to a piece of furniture creates an entirely new piece. Chris Graham Interiors does a lot more than paint walls; we use the latest painting techniques to customise your furniture as well.


Gilding is the process of applying silver or gold leaf or paint to your furniture to create the appearance of gold. We can artificially age the silver or gold by using specific techniques that do not harm the finish. We can also refinish previously-gilded items or rejuvenate items that have been damaged in some way. The above image shows the result of extensive repair, cleaning, re painting and re gilding a ceiling in Goldsmiths Hall, London.

Faux Finishes

Faux finishes are a wonderful way to achieve a high-end finished look at a fraction of the cost. Marble, for example, can be extremely expensive, but painting a marble finish on your concrete floor is much less expensive. The faux marble floor will shine as brightly as a real marble floor. Here are a few other faux finishes we work with on a regular basis:

  • Marble
  • Wood Grain
  • Stone
  • Leather

Painted Furniture

Furniture does not lose its functionality when the finish becomes worn. It simply needs a little additional love and attention in order to truly shine. Period pieces of furniture often require a special touch. We are very familiar with techniques that do not harm your precious heirlooms while we refinish them. Instead of selling your old furniture, consider allowing Chris Graham Interiors to refinish it and create an entirely new look.

Paint Effects

Paint may be used to cover blemishes or to create incredible effects on furniture and on your walls and floors. We can make a brand new piece of furniture look old, give your walls the appearance of being fabric covered, or paint your floors to resemble nearly any other hard surface. Paint has the power to transform anything it touches. We offer these paint effects and many more:

  • Ageing and Distressing
  • Ornamental Finishes
  • Painted Borders
  • Colour Washes

Furniture Painting and Paint Effects with Chris Graham Interiors

Allow us to work with you to breathe new life into your furniture. Customised painted furniture will create an entirely new feeling within the home. Your furniture will become conversation pieces, and people will want to stay longer to admire the lovely craftsmanship and handiwork. We put a great deal of effort and time into each piece of furniture we paint because we understand that perfection comes with time.

Chris Graham Interiors is responsible for decorating and painting in some of London’s finer buildings, including The Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London as well as the French Ambassador’s Residence in Kensington Palace Gardens in London. We have built our reputation on integrity and workmanship in the London area and the Home Counties. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Take a look at our gallery to see how we can improve the look of your furniture, and read some of our real client testimonials before you leave.