Silkwood Decorating

Silkwood Decorating & Finishing Services is a family run business founded by Stephen Coleman and based in the beautiful town of Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Below are some examples of our work. The majority of the projects are executed using traditional methods in both new, listed and heritage building projects.

We get involved with all aspects of interior and exterior painting & decorating including traditional application of Guilding & Gold Leafing, decro-leaded glazing, sign making, lime-washing, putty glazing, paperhanging, special effect finishes as well as double glazing replacement units


Working to an interior designer’s specification. A challenging wallpapering project, due to the larger than normal width of wallpaper and the number of pipes within a bathroom


All our work is hand painted with quality tools and materials to create the perfect high specification finish.


To restore an old worn sign, to be used within the decoration of a equestrian cross country course. hand painted Using oils and stainer’s and finished with a lightly stained oil varnish to give it an older look.

Child’s bedroom

We offer the design and completion of themed rooms. The specification for this bedroom, was to create a room based on the child’s favourite characters. Using modern materials and various techniques to create.

The Guild of Master Craftsmen Member

We are a member of 'The Guild of Master Craftsmen' and maintain our traditional skills through application of each of our projects.

The Guild of Master Craftsmen provides consumers with a database of skilled and reputable professionals who are masters of their particular trade.

The Guild of Master Craftsmen continues a long established tradition of bringing together skilled artisans engaged in a trade, craft or profession in order to safeguard the interests of the public and ensure they receive a premium service from recommended tradesmen.

A selection of testimonials from previous clients

"Steve's work is of the highest calibre and his attention to detail and finish is excellent."

Mrs. Caron de Vico

Managing Director, Harmers of London

"Steve's work is of a very high standard and he takes immense trouble both in planning the work and in producing an excellent finish."

Mr Richard Boggis-Rolfe

Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire

"Silkwood Decorating take great pride in their work every time, offering great quality within budget."

Mr. Verney


If you would like to discuss a decorating or finishing project, please get in touch with us.