Armourcoat: Polished Plaster Walls

When it comes to choosing a high quality feature wall finish to enhance the appearance of your space, it is best to ensure that only the highest quality materials are used by an advanced applicator. Armourcoat are the World’s leading supplier of polished plaster for walls and state of the art applied surface finishes. Plastacraft artisans have extensive knowledge of all Armourcoat products and their applications. Armourcoat polished plaster provide sumptuous, enduring finishes, which can be enhanced by a host of textures and colours that are only limited by your imagination. Plastacraft is the Queensland Distributor for Armourcoat and specialises in all Armourcoat applications and finishes.

Plastacraft can offer a wide range of innovative and one-off solutions to suit any design requirement or space and can therefore assist our clients in choosing the right design options for their property. For more information regarding our extensive range and the unlimited finishes and options available, please read more below, or contact our experienced team today on (07)5511-2144.

Armourcoat: KonCrete
Armourcoat KonCrete® is an urban range of polished plaster colours and finishes designed for contemporary projects. The range offers a wealth of design options to achieve a distinctive modern look, including distressed effects or recessed ‘shutter’ markings. We can match to existing concrete or decorative elements to give you the perfect effect.
KonCrete
KonCrete

Istria

Named after the characteristic building stone of Venice, Istria is made from a combination of slaked lime, recycled marble powder and special additives. Available in a contemporary range of 72 colours, the Istria finish is full of ingrained surface movement and creates a matt or honed stone appearance. Tonal variation and surface movement within the finish, complements other natural materials including wood, stone and fabric. NEW – Launched at the 2014 May Design Series, ExCeL London.
SMG
KonCrete
SMG
SMG is a super luxury finish with the appearance of a seamless high-gloss ‘lacquer’ effect, with virtually no surface movement visible. The finish works best in black or white as a stunning backdrop for haute couture. SMG provides an opulent decorative effect, equally suited for walls and ceilings, offering great light reflection to create an inviting and spacious interior.
SMG
KonCrete
Striated
The Striated finish was designed with high fashion in mind. Emulating raw silk, this natural looking seamless effect is discreet yet luxurious. The finish works well in a range of earthy tones, but excels in white and off-white shades. Please note the finish is unsuitable for curved surfaces or single areas greater than 15m2.
Striated
KonCrete
Smooth
The smooth polished finish is similar to the Marmorino stucco, used extensively in northern Italy during the Renaissance period as a wall finish and a background for the ornate frescoes. It is this combination of material and technique that is now widely regarded as Venetian plaster. The final appearance of this finish is very dependent on the hand of the individual applicator, making it possible to achieve anything from a plain, lightly polished surface to a more highly burred and marbleised effect.
Smooth
KonCrete
Pitted
The rugged, grainier appearance combines with a less highly polished surface to create the appearance and feel of honed or lightly polished limestone. It is most effective when used to create the appearance of a monolithic stone surface or a natural stone block. This finish has a subtle quality and although not visually dramatic over large areas, it is used extensively as a rich backdrop for artwork and high fashion.
Pitted
KonCrete
Colourwash
The Pitted or Dragged finishes can be further enhanced by the application of a Colourwash. A transparent glaze combined with pure pigment, metallic or pearlescent powder is applied to the plaster, enriching the surface, imparting contrasts of colour and subtle variations of tone. The Colourwashed finish, with its rich tones is ideal for large walls, feature areas and dramatic display backdrops, especially when combined with creative or dramatic lighting.
Colourwash
KonCrete
Dragged
Inspired by the patterning of weathered rock, the rugged, grainy, yet semi-polished surface is characterised by striations of texture running through the surface to give a strong directional quality. In light, neutral colours, the Dragged finish has the appearance of natural stone, reflecting the shear marks found where ancient rocks dragged across one another. Used in deep tones and subsequently colour washed, the directional effect is enhanced dramatically.
Dragged
KonCrete
Spatulata
The Spatulata finish is pure luxury. Pioneered by the Egyptians, improved by the Romans, it became known as 'stucco lustro veneziano' by the Venetians. Modern additives have greatly improved the working characteristics enabling it to be successfully applied in just 3-4 layers and polished to a glassy shine with a small steel blade or trowel.
Spatulata
KonCrete
Travertine
The travertine finish has a light open texture and a directional quality similar to that of natural travertine stone. The surface has a low sheen, and although applied in just one colour appears to have two or three distinctly separate tones running through the surface. This finish can work well in colours across the spectrum as it is possible to achieve the subtle tonal contrasts in both light and dark colours.
Travtertine
KonCrete
Armuralia
Armuralia is available in a range of 67 colours. It's exquisite silky smooth finish and subtle tonal variations can bring elegance and style to your latest project. Armuralia is an entirely natural product made from aged lime putty and crushed Bianco Carrara marble and contains almost no VOCs.
Armuralia
KonCrete

The Duncan MacKellar Signature Collection

The Duncan MacKellar Signature Collection is an exclusive new collection of polished plaster wall finishes. Devised by Armourcoat founder Duncan MacKellar, the Signature Collection finishes reflect his unique creativity and passion, with an expert understanding of decorative plaster techniques. The launch also commemorates the pinnacle of the Armourcoat business at its 30 year anniversary. The Signature Collection comprises of four new finishes; ‘Biellese’, ‘Calabresi’, ‘Nebrodi’, ‘Volsini’ – inspired by an Italian heritage and with an artistic interpretation of natural forms and surface effects. Each Signature polished plaster finish is presented in a unique colour to complement the design. For more information visit www.signature.armourcoat.com
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Custom Plaster Finishes
KonCrete
Custom Finishes
Armourcoat appreciates that from time to time certain clients or projects demand finishes that are original and unique. Whether it is a simple colour match, a complex geometric design or an intricate combination of different textures, Armourcoat’s versatile materials, creative vision and understanding of the plastering craft will guarantee an outstanding end result. We continuously experiment with natural materials to emulate nature itself, with astonishing results. Our creativity gives us an artistic edge in the field of polished plastering.

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Custom Plaster Finishes
KonCrete
Armourcoat Design Features
Armourcoat offers architects and designers their extensive experience to create stunning and innovative design features such as banding, blockwork, panels, corporate logos and columns.

Banding is created by superimposing one finish upon another, using identical or contrasting finishes, or the carefully controlled application of a Colourwash. Blockwork creates the ultimate in faux stone effects, but without the weight or thickness of natural stone. The texture and tone can be varied from block to block, reflecting the natural variations found in stone walls. The Panel technique uses bands and a combination of finishes, and provides an elegant effect, suited to both large and smaller areas, and lending a sense of stature to the room.

Application of corporate logos and graphic designs demands the highest standards of plasterwork and detail. Armourcoat is the recognised leader in this field, having developed special techniques for logo inclusion and surface design application. Circular columns or curves give the appearance of polished stone at a fraction of the cost. Even large columns can appear totally seamless, as if cut from a single vast lump of stone. Armourcoat have plastered hundreds of columns around the world, developing specialised tools and techniques to ensure the highest standards possible.

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Custom Plaster Finishes
KonCrete
Swimming Pools and Wet Areas
The specification of decorative finishes for high humidity or wet areas can be a challenge. Armourcoat can provide a perfect choice for demanding interiors which require a high-end aesthetic. Our extensive range of natural mineral finishes are naturally breathable and provides excellent resistance to mould, fungal or algal growth*.

Armourcoat finishes (in particular Spatulata) have been used to great effect on swimming pool ceilings to provide a seamless monolithic highly polished surface, great for light reflection and creating a spacious and opulent effect.

Tough and hard wearing**, Armourcoat finishes can also create rich and diverse decorative effects, such as blockwork or seamless Travertine stone. These finishes complement other natural materials such as glass, stone and timber.

Armourcoat finishes suitable for swimming pool areas are:
Polished Plaster | ArmourColor | Sculptural | ArmourCast | Ductal


* tested to ASTM D3273/D3274
** Gardner Impact Resistance Test ASTM D 2794 and scrub resistance ASTM D 2486

Swimming Pools and Wet Areas
KonCrete
AntiCrack
Armourcoat AntiCrack is a fibre and resin reinforced gypsum skimcoat plaster which will significantly improve resistance to cracking and durability of plasterboard construction. Armourcoat AntiCrack exhibits outstanding tensile strength that has been proven to significantly reduce any movement or cracking between separate boards. Its high compressive strength provides a tough and durable background for all Armourcoat finishes.
AntiCrack
KonCrete
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