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 to strip off as much old paint as possible leaving a sound surface to prime and flush fill making the surface perfect for a finish coat of white egg shell paint. We work with some fine carpenters who know sash window restoration very well, freeing up the window, re-weighting and balancing the sash windows, putting in new ropes and draft proofing, then to be finished by ourselves. Carefully removing all draft proofing brush slips as not to get paint on them, as they become ineffective at stopping drafts when paint gets in the brushes. When the paint is dry we put back in the draft proofing slips and then you have beautifully restored windows and shutters.