Johannesburg based Perpetual Pulse, is a leading company in the field of paint techniques, faux finishes, scenics and fine-art paintings, working on both national and international based projects. They have extensive experience over the last 2 decades in the commercial, retail and domestic fields,
Why go for standard painting when you can enhance the theme and character of your building, giving it an authentic appeal while enhancing the architecture and, most importantly, adding value?
Paint techniques for exteriors
Why go for standard painting when you can enhance the theme and character of your home or building by giving it an authentic appeal while enhancing the architecture and most importantly adding value.
At Perpetual Pulse we have a team of competent specialists that have completed many large projects with the so-called “aged look”, from Monte Casino to private residences of varying themes, including Tuscan, French, Bali, Georgian and contemporary industrial-styled homes. By bringing the exterior paintwork in line with the theme of the home completes the picture. It is no longer a home, it is now an art piece which can transport people to another time and place. Our wall finishes are done with the highest quality materials ensuring longevity so our paint effects can be enjoyed for many years to come.
With more than 20 years of experience, we are the go-to company in this field. We are cementitious product applicators, and have also completed many exteriors with these specialised applications. Every care is taken to meet the clients requirements and vision, we will take your project from its raw state to the final product.
With all these applications, we have created an array of contemporary and period decoration with rich and complex-looking surfaces through awareness of good design and exceptional service.
We offer a large range of finishes for interiors, from PVA to oil washes, even using paint to resemble Venetian plaster.
We also do stencilling, leafing, marbling, Verdigris and working paint onto face brick to create an “industrial loft look”.
Perpetual Pulse offer a large range of faux finishes for interiors.
From pva washes to oil washes which resemble a plaster or a stucco paint effect, and concrete effects. We also do stencilling, leafing, marbling and Verdigris. Depending on the style of the home one can concentrate on feature walls or perhaps do a ‘soft wash’ throughout the home using natural tones allowing the furniture, paintings and soft finishing’s to contrast with the walls.
Perpetual Pulse will consider the floor tiles and all other surfaces and finishes when working out a specific look for a client. For instance if a client has marble floor tiles it might be suggested to make the pillars look like marble using a paint technique. Or a concrete finish which will play off a screeded floor for example. Often a plaster or stucco paint effect will be used in a more classical home.
We offer the painting of furniture and kitchens. Whether repainting old furniture or new pieces, we are able to meet the requirements of each client.
From antiquing effects to modern duco finishes.
Perpetual Pulse also offer the painting of furniture and kitchens. Whether repainting old furniture or new they are able to meet the requirements of each client. From antiquing effects to modern duco finishes.
They also offer Gilding which is a decorative process whereby a thin layer of gold or silver is applied to a surface, a glaze can then be washed over the object giving it an antiqued look. Gilding can be applied to numerous surfaces such as furniture, balustrades and picture frames, feature walls and ceilings to name but a few.
On furniture, a grey ash wash effect where the grain of the furniture is enhanced with a thin wash of paint done directly onto the wood surface and the sealed, and antiquing effects are popular. Verdigris is a green patina which naturally forms on copper or brass when exposed to the elements, this technique is popular on metal surfaces and wooden furniture but can also be stunning on domes mimicking the natural Verdigris effect. Refurbishing furniture is a great way to save money, by taking an outdated kitchen for example and painting it in a classical or a contemporary way and changing the handles will give it a new lease on life.
The same applies to furniture, everyone has pieces that are precious to them, imagine keeping these pieces and applying paint techniques or faux finishes to them bringing them into the modern age and enjoying them for years to come.
Commercial and Retail paint techniques
We pursue excellence and are driven by a passion for excep-tional design, which is achieved by our attention to detail.
Perpetual Pulse has worked on and completed many Commercial and Retail spaces.
For restaurants or retail spaces adding character and falling in line with the theme is essential, with concrete finish ceilings for a contemporary look for @THE Bistro to a classical look style wash resembling a plaster or stucco paint effect on the walls of Argentinian restaurant Don Armando.
The ambiance which a specialised wall finish can create will transport its clientele to another place and time leaving them wanting more and returning again and again. At Monte Casino the old world Italian look was created using many thin washes of paint creating an authentic effect.
Perpetual Pulse has completed many scenic projects which include, among others:
- South African Breweries ‘World Of Beer’ Tour
- Joy Mining’s Virtual Reality Training Room
- Caesars Palace Casino and Carnival City Casino, which were done in collaboration with other scenic companies.
Perpetual Pulse has been involved in film scenics, including the American TV series Sinbad and British TV series CI Professionals, and many international and local commercials. The team has also built and painted up a deck of an old Chinese ship for a National Geographic Documentary for a UK-based company, Chaplin’s Film.
We also have experience in the painting of sets, modelling clay for props, and the making of latex and fiberglass moulds (such as the coal heap we did at the Lily Leaf museum, where Nelson Mandela was arrested). Lastly, we art directed for Joy Mining, a virtual reality simulation room, offering the employees an opportunity to experience an underground mine.