Steve Farnworth Specialist Painter & Decorator based in Chorley

I have worked as a painter & decorator since 1982 covering all areas of the trade. Early in my career I was fortunate enough to be taught graining & marbling techniques by the late Bill Holgate. I also demonstrated graining and marbling techniques at painting and decorating trade shows for J.H.Ratcliffe and Co. who were the main manufcturers of scumbles, glazes and graining tools. Over the years I have developed my skills as a painter & decorator and now specialise in graining & marbling, trompe loeil, broken colour, paint effects, murals & all decorative faux finishes. My main work areas include: domestic and private homes, restaurants, cafes bars, churches and shopping centers.

Decorating Projects

I work as a specialist painter and decorator throughout the northwest, across the UK and abroad.
In 1996/97 I worked alongside Bill Holgate in the Middle East on a large marbling project for Alarabi Decoration in Saudi Arabia.
In 2007 I worked on the restoration of St Georges Hall in Liverpool graining and marbling softwood doors to match oak doors and lapis lazuli marbling on panels in the courtroom.
I have graining, marbling and decorative work in several local churches. In 2018 I refurbished and grained the doors of St. Lawrences Parish Church in Chorley.

Professional Painter & Decorator

From preparing surfaces, applying paints and producing high quality finishes, to wall papering and specialist finishes. I always aim to achieve the highest possible standard of painting and decorating for all my customers. I am a fully qualified painter and decorator and member of the Painting and Decorating Association.

Training Courses in Paint Effects & Graining & Marbling

I am a qualified college lecturer and NVQ assessor. Training in decorative paint effects, graining and marbling and faux finishes, either one to one or small groups can be arranged by appointment. 

List of Decorative Paint Skills

Graining and marbling is the art of creating realistic imitations of wood grains and marbles using scumbles, glazes, paints and specialist tools. The range of my work includes:
Specialist Paint Finishes and Paint Effects, Faux Finishes, Graining, Marbling, Trompe Loeil, Faux Stone, Stencilling, Stippling, Rag rolling, Dragging, Combing, Sponging, Murals and motifs, Gypsy wagons – Scroll Work, Lining, Gilding, Polished Wood, Lacquering, Wallpaper, Painted kitchens and furniture.

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Steve Farnworth Specialist Painter & Decorator based in Chorley, Lancashire

Over the years I have developed my skills as a painter & decorator and now specialise in graining & marbling, trompe loeil, Marbling Effects, Wood effects, wagon decoration, murals & all decorative faux paint finishes. Covering surrounding areas around Blackburn, Bolton, Preston, Wigan, Liverpool and Manchester

07890 198463