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 […]

How to paint a new staircase / Painting newly built staircases.

Here we have an example of painting a newly built staircase in a newly built property in Dunlaoghaire Co. Dublin. The staircase was knotted with “bin”primer first; to make sure the knots in the wood would not bleed through the final paint job over time. This can often be seen […]

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!                                   […]

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 floors. What is the best floor paint, How do I paint my wooden floor?

Painting wooden floors is a great way of bringing new life into a room. It is also a great way of bringing more light into a room. Painting white or a light colour on a wooden floor in a room really brightens up the place. You would seldom if ever […]

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.