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Protecting a floor

Protecting floors during decorating is very important. There are a couple of reasons, firstly the floor needs to be protected against the odd drip of paint and secondly to protect against any di… Continue Reading »

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Restoring worktops

Restoring worktops

I was asked to have a look at some wooden worktops that were in poor condition. The worktops had previously been treated with danish oil and on closer inspection it had been applied too thick an… Continue Reading »

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Choosing a paint for your home

As a professional painter one of the most common things I have to consider is which paint to specify. the paint I choose is dictated by the surface it's going to be used on and in which part of … Continue Reading »

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Renovating iron window frames

I have recently carried out some work for a client who lives in an old converted mill. The property is listed and lots of original features are still present, including many iron window frames.

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Repairing ceiling cracks

Cracks in ceilings are common in most property types. Expansion, contraction, weight of junk in the loft can all be causes of ceiling cracks.

This particular ceiling was in part of a Victoria… Continue Reading »

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Stain Blocking

I was asked to look at a timber wall in a recent barn conversion. The owners had identified an issue with stains bleeding through the oil based satin which had been applied by the builders carry… Continue Reading »

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Why is the paint peeling in my bathroom?

This is a very common problem in bathrooms. Usually it is the ceiling which is affected most and it is usually noticed first over the shower. It is especially common in newish homes. In fact I h… Continue Reading »

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Why has my paint yellowed?

I regularly go to look at jobs for customers where their woodwork has gone yellow, when it was originally white. Often it is a newish home and sometimes an older place that has been redecorated … Continue Reading »

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Painting kitchen units

We were asked to update the kitchen cupboard doors and shelves.  The old kitchen doors and drawers had previously been varnished. All the handles were removed as they were due to be replaced any… Continue Reading »

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A modern look to a timber cladding wall

We were asked to make a timber cladding wall look more in keeping with the other decoration in the property.

The timber had never been treated so it required a light sand. This was carried ou… Continue Reading »

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Creating a rustic fireplace

The timbers had recently been installed by a carpenter based on the clients instruction to create a rustic fireplace in his holiday home. French Limousin oak was sourced which had been cut 10 ye… Continue Reading »

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Making good problems in new build homes

 We were asked to renovate a large hall in a high end property built in the late 80's. In many new homes the finish is often applied for appearances only. The problem here was door architraves. … Continue Reading »

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