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Surface transformation is a mean of giving structures a new look and a new lease of life without the disruption and expense that would otherwise be incurred in replacing those structures with newly designed and installed ones. Surface transformation is accomplished using applied films which add their own decorative effect, texture and protection to the underlying substrate material.

Many materials are known including those from the 3M Company and known as DiNOC. This material is conformable to a useful extent and so can be used to cover surfaces that are not entirely flat. Once installed, the surface is very hardwearing and attractive.

The material is not suited for end-user installation as specialist skills are needed in order to effect a reliable end product. Installation is however relatively free of disruption and free of the odours associated with paints another liquid coatings. Once applied, the finish is immediately dry and ready to use.

Di-Noc can be used to refurbish all kinds of surfaces

IBIS Hotel – Surface Transformation

Di-Noc is great to look at and has a pronounced texture

3M Di-Noc Surface Restoration and Transformation.

Don’t replace. Restore.

You may not have heard of Di-Noc. But you’ve almost certainly seen it. Di-Noc is a remarkable material from 3M and it’s available in a huge range of very attractive, on trend finishes. It’s used to restore and transform worn interior and exterior surfaces for a fraction of what a surface restoration would normally cost. How’s does Di-Noc work? Brilliantly. Your first port of call is The Voodoo DesignWorks – Speak to our Di-Noc design and application team.

Point Voodoo at a worn counter-top, a scarred door or an uninspiring expanse of magnolia emulsion and we’ll do wonderful things for you. Using Di-Noc, we’ll make your worn fittings look like new. We’ll turn fragile surfaces into hardwearing ones. We’ll bring colour and texture to barren spaces and turn them into welcoming areas reflecting or counterpointing surrounding architecture.

It worked for IBIS.

Convincing Textures from Di-Noc
Di-Noc wood grain wrapping film - Close up

The hotel reception desk had led a hard life. One bash too many from wheeled suitcases. One more scuff from a hard toe-cap. The one-thousandth set of elbows in a week. All that accumulated wear had taken its toll. Reception looked anything but welcoming.

The solution? Rip out the desk and start again. That meant time. That meant disruption. That meant collateral damage to flooring and other surfaces. The better way by far? Di-Noc – expertly design and applied by Voodoo.

It took a day. It cost a fraction of the asking price for a new reception desk. And the results are amazing. The desk looks new and the effect favourably halos the surrounding areas too.

Di-Noc works anywhere that traditional surfacing and finishing materials work and in thousands of places they never will. The Voodoo team can advise. Get your refurbishment project our of your head and into ours. We know Di-Noc. We know Di-Noc works.

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Rolls Royce factory in Bristol

Wallpaper and murals and some words from Rolls Royce

It’s not every day that your own business philosophy stares at you from a customer’s wallpaper and murals brief…

We produce lots of customised wallpaper, wall coverings and wall graphics at the Voodoo DesignWorks and it ends up in lots of places. We’ve produced wallpaper for kids rooms. We’ve made branded commercial wall coverings for restaurants and other businesses. We’ve even designed and manufactured picture murals for schools, libraries and other public spaces too. One thing we love among all the customised décor we do is a bit of positive affirmation and good home-spun philosophy – oh yes, we’ve put a lot of words on a lot of walls as well.

Wall graphics for Rolls Royce, Filton, Bristol

Rolls Royce came to Voodoo recently with a really great décor designed for wallpaper and murals for for a suite of rooms at their factory which they were going to use some purpose kept secret from us. There was a mural of aircraft outlines flying above a colour keyed and stylised map wall covering. There were some planes flying in formation on another very commercial wall graphic. Then there were the words for a further wall mural or two.

“Those words look familiar…”

The brief from Rolls Royce surprised us because it included a wall mural that contained precisely the words that sit on the studio wall here at Voodoo and which daily affirm that we need to improve in pursuit of excellence and when solutions don’t exist, design them. Spooky? Not really. We get our daily dose of upbeat motivation from the words of Sir Henry Royce. No surprise then that Rolls Royce wanted the very same words as part of the customised business décor we’d produce for them.

Wallpaper Mural Corridor View
Wallpaper Mural Design

Our team printed the Rolls Royce business décor on a really hardwearing material with a reliable pressure sensitive adhesive that we’ve used before and then, closely supervised, we trimmed and applied our work to the walls at the Rolls Royce factory. Another job, safely completed.

Odd isn’t it, how big ideas travel and how a very solid business ethic can transcend industries and times? We’re really proud of the work we’ve done for Rolls Royce and we’re proud to be driven by the same philosophy that drives them too. Get in touch and see how we could work for you.

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Di-Noc is great to look at and has a pronounced texture

3M Di-Noc Surface Restoration and Transformation

Convincing Textures from Di-Noc
Di-Noc wood grain wrapping film - Close up

The hotel reception desk had led a hard life. One bash too many from wheeled suitcases. One more scuff from a hard toe-cap. The one-thousandth set of elbows in a week. All that accumulated wear had taken its toll. Reception looked anything but welcoming.

The solution? Rip out the desk and start a major rebuilding project that would involve other area that the public use. That meant time. That meant disruption. That meant collateral damage to flooring and other surfaces. The better way by far? Di-Noc – expertly designed and applied by Voodoo.

Di-Noc can be used to refurbish all kinds of surfaces

It took a day. It cost a fraction of the asking price for a new reception desk. And the results are amazing. The desk looks new and the effect favourably halos the surrounding areas too.

Di-Noc works anywhere that traditional surfacing and finishing materials work and in thousands of places they never will. The Voodoo team can advise. Get your refurbishment project out of your head and into ours.

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