Our services

Polished Venetian Plaster

Old world techniques combined with marble and slaked lime natural materials and tints, produce elegant “stone like” traditional renders that can be polished to a “glass face,”  or be applied to simulate “earthen clay,” in an endless variety of colours and textures.

Metal Leaf – Gilding

The process of applying metal leaf to surfaces has changed little over the centuries. At Spencer Studios we have mastered the techniques of applying the delicate variety of metals to small scale items such as ornate picture frames and cornice to much larger scale ceilings and walls. The various metals can be further enhanced with the application of transparent tinted clear coats.

Faux Finishes

Faux meaning “fake” finishes is where we started. This is our bread and butter. Colour washes, antiquing, distressing, woodgrains, faux stone and marble, rag rolling, crackle.  You name it, we have the skills to duplicate any surface texture, colour or material.

Metal Patina – Rust

Patina (oxidation) of various colours and textures can be created by treating metal with chemical solutions. Stunning natural rusts and aged metal effects can be used to enhance any surface as we also create our own metal finishes using finely ground metals in resin and polymer solutions. If you like what Axolotyl are doing, you have just found an alternate contractor.


Hand painted sky ceilings and feature backdrop walls are something we take enormous pleasure in creating. From windswept stormy clouds, to dramatic sunsets, or good ol’ cherub jumping fantasy skies. If you wish to open up a space and have it look realistic or dramatic, we have the skills for you.

Illusion Laminates

Looking for the latest contemporary innovative ideas to decorate? Here’s a small sample of polycarbonate and PVC “Illusion” films that can be applied to your feature surface.

Furniture & Fittings

Thinking of redecorating and your budget doesn’t allow you to throw away that tired old furniture and fixtures? Consider our faux finish skills to transform them into an endless variety of styles. Shabby chic, sun bleached driftwood, oxidised metal or a French polished look. Anything is possible.

Our Professional Standards

Workplace Health and Safety
Spencer Studios have implemented, trained and skilled our staff in all aspects of Workplace Health and Safety, making sure that any construction company including one of the words largest, Lend Lease, can easily and seamlessly sub-contract Spencer Studios and know that we tick all the boxes in this critical aspect of any project. SWMS, toolboxes, record keeping, daily risk assessments, PPE, hazard mitigation and communication with other trades at multiple times throughout each working day is something we take very seriously as is proven in our NIL injury or incident record.
Certificates and Qualifications
At Spencer Studios we maintain currency in the following qualifications: General safety white card, scissor lift, boom lift, forklift, basic scaffolding, working at heights, self- contained breathing apparatus, electrical test and tag, MR Truck, C6 Crane.

Environmental Compliance

Another important factor in our business is the emphasis we put on minimising the impact on our environment. At Spencer Studios we conform to environmental laws, regulations and standards. Where possible, we purchase from “environmentally friendly” suppliers and recycle all our waste materials, including paints. To further assist our fellow workers and clients we will also use low VOC and natural ingredients in the materials we select to create our finishes.
Workplace Health & Safety
Certificates & Qualifications
Environmental Compliance

Our work

Private Residences by Spencer Studios
Sunway Pyramid Kuala Lumpur
Suncorp HQ - Brisbane Square
Q1 - Surfers Paradise
Grand Hyatt Taipei - Spencer Studios
David Jones - Rundle Mall Adelaide
City Hall Brisbane
Admiralty Quays Project Spencer Studios

About us

Spencer Studios Pty Ltd are one of Australia's leading Architectural Surface Finish specialists. Masters of Faux Finish, Gilding and Polished Plaster techniques. Combining modern products with traditional skills and innovative design.

25 years in business has seen Spencer Studios contracted to premiere projects throughout Australia, Asia, and Europe.

We create and apply finishes to complement any design or budget. Whether you be an architect, builder, interior designer, general painting contractor, or homeowner, please feel free to contact us for help with your next project.

Spencer Studios Metal Leaf