These flexible latex appliqués have been handmade in New Zealand for over 40 years from original plaster mouldings taken from pieces in England and France.
Are They Simple to Use?
No special tools are required beyond a pair of scissors or a knife and a good contact adhesive. Efex™ can be applied to almost any surface; wood, plaster, metal, glass, and terracotta by using a standard contact adhesive. In New Zealand, we recommend using Holdfast Gorilla Clearbond Craft Glue, but there are many options. Apply a thin layer of the adhesive to back of the appliqué and to surface you’re attaching to. Once the adhesive is tacky to the touch (approximately 10-15 minutes), simply press the two surfaces together and its done! You can start finishing your piece once the appliqué is attached.
If you’re using a different brand, make sure you check the manufacturer’s instructions. These may differ from brand to brand. Don’t use epoxy or PVA glues as they will not adhere.
Where Can I Use Efex™?
Efex™ can be used anywhere around the home, including kitchens and bathrooms. Use on furniture, walls, doors or mirrors. Use them to create beautiful picture frames and boxes. In fact, if it needs decorating, then 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.
I Glued My Efex™ on…Now What?
Efex™ can be painted, stained or gilded. Just apply your favourite finishing product to get any look your heart desires.