Monday, 13 November 2017

Dramatic Darks



A black painted wall is a fabulous backdrop for books
- the shelves are painted in Mylands, gloss finish


A straight line is masked to divide the hallway 
from the stair wall colours.


 Little Greene - Dolphin 246, painted below the handrail 


The black wall leads the eye into the passageway 
for a dramatic contrast


Sunday, 12 November 2017

Little Greene Paint - Living room / Kitchen




The two bedroomed property required a complete colour change throughout 
the house, from Magnolia to mid tones.


The dark grey-green shades were chosen to link to the kitchen units, 
now integral to the open plan room 


A particularly enjoyable project at South Horrington Village, Wells, which involved converting the kitchen and living room into an open plan living space.


This is one side of a huge complex, originally a hospital, now a village. The principal architect was George Gilbert Scott (he designed St Pancras Station and the Albert Memorial in London)



Saturday, 11 November 2017

Colours of London - Coordinated Painted Furniture


Painting a home in new colours can often result in updating the furniture too. Our client already owned this old chest of drawers and two modern bedside drawers. We used Mylands - Blackout, to coordinate the furniture with the colour scheme in his bedroom. Loving the dark contemporary paint colours from www.mylands.com
In the workshop
We are frequently asked to paint chest of drawers - draws often require carpentry work to enable them to open smoothly e.g. replacing draw guides. 



Friday, 10 November 2017

Paris Grey - No21's Luxurious Finish


No21's luxurious finish on hand-painted furniture

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Ham Stone Rental Property - Paint & Refresh


Ham Stone property - South Petherton
Repaint of total property, interior walls and woodwork, 
prior to new tenants moving in. 
Always fun to see the transformation - refreshed and sparkling clean.


Monday, 6 November 2017

No21 Painting - Vicars Close Wells


Such a pleasure walking to work to paint a property at Vicars Close, 
owned by the Cathedral - one of the oldest, 
occupied Streets in Europe


Painting Georgian sash windows, a stunning view 
- if you can see past the tourists!

Lots of painting required on this totally panelled room

Warning WET PAINT! Do not enter 
You would be amazed how many tourists 
drift in to get a sneaky look at the property


Using Distemper for breathable walls


These properties are larger than you think - The Georgians changed this property, one of twenty-seven, originally built in 1430 (there is an original preserved painting on the wall in one of the bedrooms)





Sunday, 5 November 2017

Georgian Town Property Exterior



Georgian Town Property Shepton Mallet - new exterior colour
Santex - Sandstone, complimenting the original natural stone surrounds. 
Sash Windows painted in white.



Saturday, 4 November 2017

Painting High Spec New Properties in Butleigh


An estate of new, high spec properties, three to seven bedrooms 
Project completed in the summer 
New builds require many layers of paint on
newly plastered walls, raw wood doors and skirting etc. 
All properties painted in new deep neutrals.


Dulux Trade - Woodsmoke 1590, 1505Y30R







Friday, 3 November 2017

Bedroom in Pale Grey & White


 Blackened by Farrow & Ball  - listed as a cool white with a hint of grey, the colour performs at its best with white woodwork - our customer selected this combination for her bedroom in Wells Somerset. 
Use gloss white woodwork for more contrast against Estate Emulsion




From Magnolia to pale grey - the trend towards the grey family 
still feels fresh against white paintwork






Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Painted Rectory Staircase - Loft Extension

Walls painted in Dulux Diamond Snowman
It was a long way down - four flights and hundreds of spindles later, 
all requiring many layers of paint.


...and always many screw holes to fill on a new staircase 


Finally, the stair rail was oiled to show the natural wood


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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Original Windows Restored and Painted



No21 Painting & Decorating love restoration projects - this Rectory window with stained glass was in poor condition - our customer chose white paintwork in keeping with the rest of the house, and pale grey walls - Dulux Diamond Snowman


Luckily glass the panels were not broken however the wood was in poor condition from many years of neglect, mould and dirt, and in parts it required filling.


The etched glass was covered in a dirty haze, similar to a limescale - this was carefully scraped off (above - left side cleaned)


A new window sill was fitted and required many layers of paint


We finished the project inside - the outside needs a few more days of sunny weather before we can complete and hand over to the window cleaners.




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Friday, 14 April 2017

External Doors Painted - French Style Courtyard


Two external doors finished this week. Our customer chose a colour called - Plush Velvet 1 - High Gloss Dulux paint to blend with her French style courtyard garden of lavender and blue based flowers.
The doors will take approx two weeks to dry thoroughly 
(they will appear dry to touch in a day but scuffing and knocking should be avoided) 
We will return in a few weeks to tidy the glass from any remaining old paint.


It was perfect weather to paint the oil based undercoat 
and two coats of high gloss with drying time in between each coat.


The external door (above) was next to the road, it had been bleached by the sun, the wood split, and the paint peeling. This painting process required thorough preparation, intensive filling and rubbing down to a smooth finish.