Windows


How to varnish your exterior doors and windows

How to varnish your exterior doors and windows Proper preparation is key before varnishing 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. How to do proper preparation […]


Should you use oil or varnish on exterior wood?

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


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

How to paint double-glazed, Velux type windows? 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 spirits. Then one paints an undercoat primer, […]


Painting exterior doors and windows – oil or water-based paint? Colourtrend have the answer.

Should you use oil or water-based paint when painting exterior doors and windows? For painting exterior windows in the past, we have relied on oil-based primers, undercoats and finish paints. The new regulations in 2016 means┬áthat all of these paints will no longer be available. Some companies have been forward-thinking […]


A step-by-step guide to the restoration of period windows

A step-by-step demonstration of the restoration of bay windows in a Georgian house In this blog post, we will look at a client who came to us in need of having the bay windows in their period house restored. Click on a photo to reveal full image. For this job, […]


Restoring sash windows and shutters on Period homes

Restoring sash windows and shutters on period homes Over the years we have worked on restoring sash windows and shutters on many period houses. At some stage people go for a complete redo/restoration of shutters, windows and woodwork. How we restore sash windows and shutters on period homes Generally, there […]