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Examples of recent interior painting and decorating jobs

Listed under Blog, Painting Posted Aug 09 2009

Alderley Edge – Feb 2009 – Turn of the century home with original cornices, picture rails, high ceilings, natural pine doors, Ingrid provided colour advice and I redecorated the hall, stairs and landing, lounge, dining room and kitchen. The kitchen ceiling had been damaged by water leaks and was overboarded and reskimmed by Steve Evans before being re-painted. Michael C. told me, “You are doing a fantastic job of keeping the dust down.”

Wilmslow – Jan 2009 – Large lounge-dining room, the ceilings were overboarded and skimmed and new coving fixed by Steve Evans. I stripped the wallpaper, filled and cross-lined the walls and hung 17 rolls of wallpaper. The woodwork was prepared and finished with gloss. The carpets were left down, so I sheeted them with plastic for the duration of the job. I returned later to cross-line and emulsion the walls in the kitchen. The flooring was very precious, so I protected it with heavy duty paper.

Bill D. regularly commented, “Are you rubbing down again?”

Prestbury – March 2009 A long, narrow kitchen / breakfast room had been modified over the years and the kitchen units mis-matched with wood and laminate doors. I primed and hand-painted the kitchen units so they all matched, and another lovely feature, the tongued and grooved ceiling, I sealed the knots, filled undercoated and finished it in eggshell.

After I had finished protecting the floors and worktops, Mr M. commented, “Did you use to be a surgeon in an earlier life?”

Wilmslow – complete redecoration of remodeled ground floor and extension, including hand-painted kitchen.

Wilmslow – hallway, landing, open plan lounge / dining room plus stairs and hallway. All floors protected with heavy duty paper, walls sanded, filled, cross-lined and emulsioned; woodwork prepared, filled, 2 undercoats, 2 coats of Satinwood.

Wilmslow – 10 doors, and full gallery-style balustres on the hall, stairs and landing were prepared and painted with 2 undercoats and on my recommendation, were finished with 2 coats of satinwood. The master bedroom was repainted, and included a feature wallpaper on one wall. 2 ensuite bathrooms were redecorated, one of the ceilings was reboarded and skimmed as good as new.

The customer was used to glossy woodwork, but when I had finished, she said the less shiny satin look was preferable.

Alderley Edge – I was asked to redecorate a small utility room that had recently been modified, plus there were long-term effects of an old water leak on the ceiling to deal with. The woodwork was to be left as is. I completely protected the floors and units with paper and plastic sheeting, and used 3m low tack blue masking tape on all the woodwork. The ceiling stains were sealed with pigmented shellac, and painted with white emulsion, the walls finished in a strong green vinyl matt. It looks very sharp.

Mrs J. commented “How considerate to lay paper on the floor outside the utility room.”

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