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How to paint cornicing in a period house whilst keeping the detail

How to paint cornicing in a period house whilst keeping the detail

We have painted many period homes over the past 28 years, and it is always of the utmost importance to us to try to keep as much detail as possible in the plasterwork when redecorating.

How we prepare cornicing in period houses for painting

Sometimes, over many years, often times without the same consideration, the paint accumulation covers the detail and the only solution is to strip the cornicing. This is a painstaking and costly business which involves stripping solutions and dental picks!

How to paint cornicing in period houses

So when we come across a cornice which has to be painted, we will generally spray paint it as, when done properly, it will not fill in the detail too much.

If it is a case where it has not been painted in many years we would use a thin oil-based, stain-blocking paint to whiten the surface without having to use many coats of paint, and then we finish with a spray emulsion.

Do you need the cornicing in your period house expertly painted?

Call Paul at Impressions Painting and Decorating on 0872704879 or fill in the contact form and we’ll call you back.

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