Project details - Painted Stone Effect on Conservatory

Painted Stone Effect Conservatory, West Yorkshire

This painted faux stone effect was created on the exterior of a beautiful conservatory in a home in West Yorkshire.

Undertaking outside faux finish work in England can be a bit of a challenge as the weather is nothing if not ‘changeable’ even in ‘summer’. For a project of this scale I was going to not only need scaffolding but also a tarpaulin that would protect any painted areas if it rained. The tarpaulin was going to be vital as the glazes can stay wet for anything up to 16hrs and I have to say the clients went above and beyond – providing mw with my very own waterproof chrysalis 🙂

It really was a wonderful, if not slightly surreal environment to work in. The tarpaulin worked perfectly letting enough light in so I could work whist keeping me and the paint rain free. Although the project was done in summer there were some seriously massive storms and torrential downpours on more than one occasion and whilst it blew a gale outside I was safe and dry inside my little chrysalis. I think the project would still be unfinished if it wasn’t for the tarp!

I faux stone effect I created blended seamlessly with the real stone below the window sills and complimented the main stone used to build the house. I applied two layers of glaze to build up the colour and get the patination just right and even created the illusion of mildew around the edges and drainpipes to add little more authenticity to the overall effect.

All in all this was a wonderful and slightly surreal commission to do but one of my all time favourites. I was really happy with the results, as were the clients, saying ‘you’d never know it wasn’t a real stone conservatory’.


If you’d like to learn more about this particular project, see more ‘before, during and after’ images and see how I went about things, please visit my project Blog for this commission – faux-stone-conservatory-blog-by-lee-simone/



Member of ‘Traditional Painter’, select specialists for hand painted kitchens and furniture

Member of ‘Traditional Painter’, select specialists for hand painted kitchens and furniture

Lee is a member of Traditional Painter UK and their chosen kitchen and furniture painting specialist for the whole of the Yorkshire region. To see his Traditional Painter profile please click here

Traditional Painter represents a select group of specialist kitchen and furniture painters covering the whole of the UK. With Traditional Painter there is no membership joining fee, it is invitation only, with each member being handpicked for their skill level and commitment to quality. Lee is very proud to be part of this group and follow their strict code of conduct.

Lee works throughout Yorkshire and is within easy reach for projects in Harrogate, Leeds, York, Wetherby, Ripon, Halifax, Pontefract and the surrounding areas.