TAKING THE RISK OUT OF CUSTOM-MADE
Do you wish you could push the boundaries with wall finishes, but would never choose something if you couldn't be certain the application will reflect the sample? Or perhaps you've seen an image of something incredible but can't think where to start searching for the products and applicators who can pull it off?
Well that's why we're here!
Scanlan & Makers are your expert collaborator for visionary wall treatments, from concept to application.
Specifying Scanlan & Makers means the same expert hands that sample your finish are the ones who apply it onsite.
This end-to-end service allows for flexibility and cutting-edge originality, resulting in exquisite artisan finishes unique to your project.
Art, science and a little magic...
The intuition and expression of fine art, the experience and touch of an old-fashioned artisan with the scientific experimentation of a (sometimes mad) scientist = Scanlan & Makers
YOUR VERY OWN COLOUR? YES WE CAN
Colour is our first love, and we can wax lyrical on the subject for days (but we won't, promise).
Simply put: you show us a physical sample of your desired colour and we will turn it into whatever paint or plaster we are using for your project.
Director Clare Scanlan melds fine art training and 9 years developing colour for the boutique commercial paint industry.
She has the rare ability to scientifically create colour from scratch, matching to any physical sample by eye (talk to us about onsite colour matching).
This means a Scanlan & Makers finish can be developed to match any scheme, sample, historic hue or brand colour.
We can develop truly unique palettes for your project or client, and even utilise local or natural pigments if desired.
From the most specific matching to Pantone references or to existing colours on-site, to the most interpretive, layered matching to complicated multi-tone samples such as gum leaves, we can guide you through the process and give you an idea of just how close a match is possible with the products and samples in play.
YOUR WISH IS OUR COMMAND
You've collected stunning inspiration images for your project, but can't seem to find the perfect product that will capture the essence you're trying to create.
Provide us with as much or as little imagery, renders, descriptors, reference colours, serviette sketches, photos, measurements and technical requirements as you please and we can develop and apply a completely unique coating system designed specifically to meet your aesthetic and performance requirements.
'YOU ARE WHAT YOU DO, NOT WHAT YOU SAY YOU'LL DO'
'THE DOER ALONE LEARNETH' - Nietzsche
We use traditional, time-honoured craftsmanship to deliver our custom and specialty finishes.
Our tools are trowels, rags, block-brushes, scrapers, sandpaper, spatulas, even blow-torches.
We use them to apply plasters, paints, lime washes, artist's glazes, waxes and stains in an endless combination of delicate and durable creations.
Every member of the Scanlan & Makers team has or does work on-site, thus having a real-world understanding of the process and continually honing skills and knowledge.
We apply and customise:
Mineral Paint & Stain
Wood Charring (Shou Sugi Ban)
Metallic and Oxidised paint finishes
Low VOC acrylic systems
-Pre-finishing available at our Collingwood workshop
-Custom coloured pre-finished wall panelling and flooring available through our collaboration with Made By Storey
PORTER'S PAINTS, HISTORIC WALLS, PHOTGRAPHIC BACKDROPS
- Clare worked in colour development and training at Porter's Paints for a decade, and maintains strong ties to the company. We love to work with Porter's products and can assist with customisation as well as application of their full range.
- Our passion for traditional and natural products means we are uniquely suited to historic or sustainable projects where a breathable coating system is required. Make contact and we can discuss the requirements of your project further to devise the ideal system for longevity and authenticity.
- We love to offer set-painting services to the photographic industry focused on larger scale wall sets, but also including custom food and product photography backdrops. We book out a long way in advance so make contact early and we will ensure you have a unique, professionally made and fully customised backdrop for your shoot.