About Us

Looking for a decorative painter in New Jersey or Pennsylvania? We understand that it can be difficult to find local painters or a decorative painter in the Bucks County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and NJ area that you can fully rely on to make your decorative painting ideas a reality. We pride ourselves on offering highly talenteddecorative painters and local painters that can provide gorgeous and detailed hand painted muralsgilding andgraining to homes and businesses across the Delaware County, Bucks County and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Our Bucks County, Delaware County and Montgomery County, PA decorative painters credentials:

  • Designer Houses (1994-present) Contributor in Bucks County and Carynwood designer houses.
  • Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA): (1990-2006)
  • Society of Gilders (SOG): (1997-present) Exhibited at Gibbs Museum in Charleston, NC.
  • Pennridge Chamber of Commerce: (1995-present)
  • Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce: (1985-1998)
  • Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce : (2002 – present)


“First place in the faux finish category of the MAC (Mid-Atlantic Council) PIPP awards for 2004 for the Jaros residence mural and graining.”

Michael Colkett receiving the PDCA’s PIPP award and being congratulated by Ross O’Neal. Ross has been Michael’s main teacher for many years.

“Colkett Painting has been a dedicated, long-time member of PDCA” said Pat Nichols, Executive Vice President of PDCA. “The work that the Colkett team completed at the Rienzi residence is a perfect example of the excellence we have come to expect from our members”


First place in national PDCA Picture It Painted Professionally contest in the faux finish category.

In its eighteenth year, the competition honors professional painting and decorating contractors from around the country for outstanding work in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. Mr. Colkett was one of 35 recipients honored at the PDCA Annual Awards Luncheon held in Palm Springs, California this spring.(Excerpt from press release from Fairfax, VA [June 20, 2002])

2007 – Work chosen to be part of decorative painting exhibit for spring show at M.C.Escher Museum in the Hague, Netherlands.

2000 -Work (Silver Gilded box) chosen for “Masterworks” exhibit at the Gibbs Museum, Charlestown, South Carolina

Our local painters have been featured in:

Leading Residential Interior Designers, by the Perfect Home, Pages 248 to 253, Katherine Rogerson InteriorsPhiladelphia House & Home Magazine, Faux Finisher Magazine PWC Magazine, Bucks County Town & Country Magazine The Daily Intelligencer, Nouvou Magazine Philadelphia Inquirer – Havens section 1/25/09

Our decorative painters specialize in:

  • Wood Graining quartered oak, walnut, feathered mahogany, pine, birds eye maple, cherry, chestnut, teak, satinwood, burls & more
  • Limestone and Sandstone marmorino, veneciano, terra and Venetian plasters
  • Marbling carera, siena, violet breche, blanche breche, portoro, verde grande antique, rouge royal, semi-precious stones, & more
  • Trompe L’Oeil columns, skies, grisaille ornament, moldings, medallions, etc
  • Gilding gold, silver, copper, aluminum, Dutch gold, toned or chemical patinization (water or oil gilding)
  • Murals customized to your room on walls, ceilings, floors and on canvass to be appliquéd to walls
  • Faux Finishes provincial, parchment, jigouille, walls of France and Italy
  • Stenciling custom cut or manufactured for applications on walls, ceilings, floors and floor cloths. Damask patterns are very popular

At Colkett Painting, our local painters are dedicated to providing businesses and residents of Bucks County,Montgomery County and Delaware County, PA with premier customer service and unique one of a kind decorative paintings. For more information on our decorative painters, please view our portfolios and contact us today!

About Michael Colkett

All facets of Decorative painting

1985 – 2013

Michael Colkett has trained in the art of decorative painting in various locations since 1985 as follows: Golden Artists Collection seminar in New Berlin, NY. 2013

Pierre Finklestein, Trompe L’oeil and glazing 
Gert-Jan Nijsse’, Netherlands (2001): Master class in graining and marbling.
Patrick Kirwin, Alexandria, VA (2001 and 2003): Training in trompe l’oeil and mural design.
Pascal Amblard, Paris (2001) : Training in trompe l’oeil and mural design.
Dundean Studios Dean Sickler, Trained in Texston materials and other new techniques (2001):
Michael Colkett has displayed work and demonstrated at invitational international conference of decorative painters Salon 1998 – Alexandria, VA
Decorative Painter Bucks CountySalon 2000 – London, England
Salon 2002 – San Antonio, Texas
Salon 2003 – Brugge, Belgium
Salon 2005 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salon 2007 – The Hague & Utrecht, Netherlands
Salon 2008 – Chicago, Illinois
Salon 2010 – Atlanta ,GA. ,USA..
Ross O’Neal – Artists and Gilders Studio (1996)
Society of Gilders (1998) (International society)
Rocky Mountain School of Decorative Painting Salt Lake City Utah, (1985):First exposure to gilding, glazing wood graining and faux marbling

Activities and Societies:
Member of International Salon of Decorative Painters since 1998
Member of Society of Gilders on and off since 1998
Previous member of the PDCA on and off since 1990