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How to prepare walls before wallpapering

Blog, preparation, wallcoverings

This is part of a series, How to prepare walls before wallpapering . Here I explain how to check walls before stripping off wallpaper; tips on how to strip wallpaper with a smile on your face…and now, how to make sure the “bare” walls (or ceiling) are ready for wallpapering or lining. Unfortunately, once you Read More

A period property decorating labour of love in Tamworth Staffordshire

Blog, Martin Dunn, period property, Polyvine, wallcoverings

Martin Dunn in Staffordshire relates a recent period property decorating labour of love. No, not a dodgy album by UB40 ( Ok Many rivers to cross is a classic, but Red red wine??! surely not). This all about a house in Tamworth, Staffs and the work carried out for the owners Brian and Ruth. Sycamores House is Read More

Glass bead wallpaper in Mottram St Andrews

Blog, Scot Hindley, wallcoverings

Scot Hindley is Traditional Painter’s Associate Painter and Decorator in Cheshire. He explains how he prepared and decorated a hall stairs and landing with Mylands paints and glass bead wallpaper in Mottram St Andrews. The property was only built two years ago for my new clients, and was all painted out in white, leaving a Read More

Hanging Farrow and Ball wallpaper

Blog, Martin Dunn, Olfa, wallcoverings

You know how it is, you wait for the bus then 3 come along at once! Well after my little set back, thanks to Mr Farrow and Bobby Ball, the F&B paper I was due to hang turned up. Not only that one, but some more for another room at the old vicarage and then Read More

A mural at Wetherspoons refurb in Rugely, Staffs

Blog, Martin Dunn, wallcoverings

Traditional painter for Stafford, Martin Dunn, shows off his paperhanging skills in an intimate drinks venue in Rugely. The (non) parlour painters amongst us occassionally get asked to do something a bit different, so when I was rung by a company in London last week, asking if I could hang a mural at Wetherspoons refurb Read More

UK decorating trade – is it all about the value or the price?

Blog, Cover Your Wall, wallcoverings

I asked three UK suppliers with a Europe-wide perspective of the decorating industry – is it all about the value or the price for UK suppliers, trades or homeowners? To say they were impassioned, insightful responses would be an understatement! Robert Sikorski of Cover Your Wall supplies German-made MAV Erfurt lining papers and wall coverings. Read More

Wallpapering Staircase in a Period Property in Northamptonshire

Blog, Paul Barber, period property, wallcoverings

Some more information about wallpapering a staircase in a period property in Northamptonshire, from Traditional Painter’s Paul Barber who is a master wallpaper hanger. Preparing the walls The walls had some quite bad cracks, which where cut out by scraping the cracks through with a shave hook. I seal the cracks with PVA and once Read More

Wallpaper tub paste – Solvite Light and Luxury

Blog, Martin Dunn, wallcoverings

Martin Dunn hangs a lot of fine wallcoverings and is careful to specify the correct wallpaper tub paste. Solvite Light and Luxury to the rescue on this short notice job! Last Friday I had a last minute call to hang some wallpaper. It was for an interior designer who I do a bit of work Read More

Hanging Wallcovering To A Period Property Staircase In Northamptonshire

Blog, Paul Barber, wallcoverings

Northampton-based Paul C Barber is a master wallpaper hanger, and here he is running through the fundamentals of papering a large staircase, not a task for the faint hearted! An article covering the finer points will follow. I recently redecorated a period property in Northamptonshire, it was a spiral design stairs with large hall and Read More

Lincrusta Restoration at Thorpe House in Halifax

Blog, faux, Lincrusta, marbling-graining, Martin Dunn, wallcoverings

This article about a Lincrusta restoration project at Thorpe house was written by Martin Dunn, Traditional Painter in Stafford, approved Advanced Lincrusta Installer At the end of August 2012, I found my self answering a request from Lincrusta training manager Andy Sarson. A few of us had been asked to go up to Thorpe House Read More
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