Here at Ankh we are developing a fresh range of specialist paint effects and finishes inspired by the historic woodwork and decorative paint schemes of the countries finest heritage properties. We use traditional methods and treatments wherever possible and our unique aging techniques enable us to mimic the natural effects of a lived past to create a thoroughly convincing impression of age. By keeping traditional handwork at the core of our practice we remain sensitive to the many subtle sensory cues that conjure this illusion, and can achieve antiquing effects that are simply unrivalled in their realism.
Hand finished wooden staircases, panels and floors can bring warmth, humanity and sensuality to our homes, as well as being enormously practical. We respect and understand wood as a living material which will naturally respond to use over the years, so that wear will only deepen the illusion of age created by our specialist finishes. With detailed observation and paint analysis we can faithfully reproduce the colours and textures of the past for your home.
Colour matched historic paints can create an immersive experience of your chosen era. We have an extensive range of historic finishing samples from the 16th century to the 1930's which would equally suit a heritage property or a period inspired contemporary home. We are also able to create a bespoke finish, sympathetic to an era of your choice, by consultation. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any unique specifications or commissions.