These latex appliqués have been hand made in New Zealand for over 40 years from original plaster moldings taken from pieces in England and France.
There are many types of furniture moldings and appliqués and most have one thing in common…they are not flexible. This means that they must either be applied to completely flat surfaces or have the gaps filled after application. They are also prone to breaking and cracking. Our furniture appliqués or mouldings are completely flexible so they simply adjust to fit any surface they’re applied to. They can also be stretched up to 2% to ensure a tight fit. No special tools are required beyond a pair of scissors or a knife and a good contact cement.
The moulds can be applied to almost any surface; wood, plaster, metal, glass, and terracotta by using a standard contact adhesive. In New Zealand, we recommend using Holdfast Gorilla Clearbond Craft Glue or Ados, but there are many options. Apply a thin layer of the adhesive to back of the appliqué and to surface you’re attaching to. Once the adhesive is tacky to the touch (approximately 10-15 minutes), simply press the two surfaces together and its done! You can start finishing your piece once the appliqué is attached. If you’re using a different brand, make sure you check the manufacturer’s instructions. These may differ from brand to brand. Don’t use epoxy or PVA glues as they will not adhere. Our recommended adhesive can be found here.
The mouldings can be used anywhere around the home, including kitchens and bathrooms. Use on furniture, walls, doors or mirrors. Use them to create beautiful picture frames and boxes. In fact, if it needs decorating, then this is the product for you. They can be used outside too! For garden uses such as terracotta, store inside during extreme winter weather, or in a sheltered area.
They can be painted, stained or gilded. Just apply your favorite finishing product to get any look your heart desires. From shabby chic to elegant French…the possibilities are simply endless!