How to Varnish your exterior Doors and windows.

When we do exterior painting in Dublin, we realise the importance of proper preparation in order to do a really nice job on exterior windows and doors. Firstly one needs to strip off the old product. You do this in a number of ways, using a heavy duty scraper ( used […]

Oil or varnish on exterior wood ?

Oil or varnish on exterior wood? A question I hear often, when our clients are doing some spring painting and decorating. If the existing wood has clear flakey pieces coming off it, then it has been varnished in the past, most lightly polyurethane varnish, which works well on wood especially […]

How to paint double glazed Velux type windows? What should my windows look like when finished?

When painting wooden double glazed windows, there are a few steps that need to be taken to ensure a top class job. The windows need to be sanded with emery paper and the wood cleaned with white spirit, then one paints an undercoat primer, this can be oil or water […]

Painting exterior windows, Oil or Water based paint? Colortrend have the answer.

 Painting exterior windows in the past we have relied on oil based primers, undercoats and finish paints . But now with new regulations by 2016 all of these paints are no longer going to be available. Some companies have been forward thinking in this regard,  and have developed and perfected […]

Restoration of bay windows in Georgian house

In this blog post, we will look at a client who came to us in need of having their bay windows restored. Click on a photo to reveal full image. For this job, our clients Georgian period home needed it’s sash bay windows restored. In our time, we have worked on […]

Restoring sash windows and shutters on Period homes

Over the years we have worked on many period houses with both sash windows and shutters, and at some stage people go for a complete redo/ restoration of shutters windows and woodwork. Generally there will be over a hundred years of old paint on the wood work, So we tend […]