Painting & Decorating

Oil or water based paint for a hand painted kitchen?

This is a question we are often asked when house painting. Well, years ago it was always oil paint for woodwork, as that was all there was,¬† it was tough and washable very smelly and generally done in a gloss finish. But in the past few years house paints and […]

Hand painted kitchen finished in Farrow and Ball

Why a hand painted kitchen?

There are many types of finishes one can get when buying a kitchen, wooden, laminate, spray painted and hand painted kitchens. This blog asks the question, why have a hand painted kitchen? Well I over heard two women talking in the paint shop about how expensive hand painted kitchens can […]

Hand-painting wooden kitchens

When painting and decorating; another thing we are asked to do on a regular basis is to hand-paint varnished wooden kitchens, this is much the same as painting laminate kitchens, in that they need to be sanded down; preparing the surface for the appropriate primer before undercoating can begin. After […]

Art and interior design

Here we have an example of a client of ours letting one of their favourite picture; help in deciding the colour for their hall in their home. Here the picture brings out the colour on the wall, and the wall brings out the colours in the painting. Both look like […]

Painting RAL colours, Matching RAL colours.

When we paint and decorate on commercial jobs, this is when we would mostly be asked to match RAL colours. Matching upnew paint colours to existing colours on logos and signage. This way the painted ¬†colours blend with existing colour schemes. As we can see in this example of the […]

Sometimes you just have to paint everything white.

Here we had a case of a perfectly normal 3 bed semi in wicklow, and the owner cleverly decided to paint everything white. I must say it added a great deal of light and looked quite chic. It also enabled the owner to put absolutely anything in the way of […]

How to restore a front door using a heat gun, for best results.

Here we see the various stages that go into stripping a front door with a heat gun, after stripping, priming, filling, and painting several times; we polished the brass also completing the look!                                   […]

Ceiling restoration Dublin

Ceiling restoration and painting in a period house in Dublin.

Here we have another example of a fully restored ceiling, which we stripped of its old lining paper, with exposed cracks coming through; filled those cracks and lined ceiling with fibre glass covering. Then we painted two coats of white emulsion to finish. Using this method when restoring ceilings in […]

Kitchen Transformation, hand painted kitchen with new counter tops and removed handles.

This is how to really transform your kitchen without the total expense of changing your entire kitchen. In this example we painted the walls and ceiling, then removed all the handles and filled all the holes; so they are completely invisible, this way the new handles on the newly hand […]