Efex Decorative Appliques

Efex Decorative Appliques

There are many types of moldings and appliques - and most have one thing in common. They are not flexible. This means that they must either be applied to completely flat surface or have the gaps filled after application. Efex are made of latex, so they are completely flexible! They simply flex 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 knife and a good contact cement.

These latex appliques have been hand made in New Zealand for over 40 years from original plaster moldings taken from pieces in England and France.
Efex can be applied to almost any surface - wood, plaster, metal, glass, and terracotta by using a standard contact glue. We recommend using Kwik Grip contact cement! Apply to back of the applique and to surface you're attaching to. Press the two surfaces together once the glue is dry to the touch, and it's done! You can start finishing your piece once the applique is attached. Don't use epoxy or PVA glues as they will not adhere.

Efex can be used anywhere around the home including kitchens and bathrooms. Use on furniture, walls, doors, or mirrors. Use to create picture frames and boxes. In fact, if it needs decorating 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.

Efex can be painted, stained, or even gilded. Just apply your favourite products to get any look your heart desires. Water-based, oil, stain, crackle, you name it! From shabby chic, to elegant French...the possibilities are simply endless!

Why not create something beautiful and unique today?