Restoration


Brass polishing / door restoration on a period residence.

Brass polishing When it comes to painting and decorating a period home the first thing you see is the front door, so when we decorate a period house, we tend to restore the front door, and while doing that the “cherry on the icing” as it were, is when we […]

Door and brasses in need of attention

Queen Anne style window we painted.

Why period homes need Decorators that know how to paint period houses.

When painting and decorating period houses one often comes upon situations that you would not see in a modern house, such as Lime render/plaster, Sash windows, cornicing, and front doors which are over 100 years old amongst other things, which all have to be dealt with accordingly. Lime render needs […]


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 […]


How to Paint Cornicing in a period house while keeping the detail.

We have painted many period homes over the years, and It is always of utmost importance to try to keep as much detail as possible in the plasterwork when redecorating. Some times over many years, often times without the same consideration, the paint accumulation covers the detail and the only […]


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 […]


Restoring handrail and staircase in period home

Another one of the great things that the impressions team do is restore period hand rails and staircases in period homes. So often people get there entire house painted, but neglect to restore  the hand rail of their stair case; which is in fact, one of the first things that […]

Painted balustrade and freshly stripped handrail.

Cracks in ceiling before fibreglass lining

Ceiling Restoration. How to Permanently eliminate cracks in ceilings and walls using Fibre glass wall covering.

Ceilings in many period homes over time may form cracks. In a lot of period houses the ceilings will have been lined at some stage with lining paper to hide cracks, but over time the cracks will reappear and tare there way through the lining paper. The best way to […]