Painting and Decorating Blog


How to paint hardwood Front door and get perfect finish.

                      Painting a new hardwood door is much the same as the restoration of a period door, in that it takes the same steps to bring a new door up to the same standard, as seen in photos, first sand door, then […]

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Door and brasses in need of attention

Brass polishing on doors of period houses

Brass polishing on doors of period houses The first thing you see of any home is the front door. So when it comes to painting and decorating a period home, we also tend to be asked to restore the front door, too. The “cherry on top” as it were, is […]


Why get a hand-painted, wooden kitchen?

Why get a hand-painted, wooden kitchen? 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 to prepare the surface for the […]


Quality painting and decorating in Dublin; and the price of a paint job.

I am often asked about painting and decorating in Dublin, about various house painters and why all these painter decorators prices differ so greatly. Well the truth of the matter as stated in other blogs; is when it comes to painter decorators in Dublin or anyplace else you very much […]


What is the best paint for interior walls and woodwork?   Recently updated !

What is the best paint for interior walls? The best paint for interior walls, so far in my experience pound for pound, is Colourtrend paints. Why is Colourtrend the best paint for interior walls? Not only is it Irish, but it is also superb in its application, especially if you […]


How to caulk and fill a new wardrobe

How To caulk and fill a new wardrobe (important preparation) Example of using caulk before painting Here we have a project where we show the importance of using caulk when hand-painting a new wardrobe. It is sometimes called “painters mate” or it may also be called “carpenters mate”. As we […]


How to paint a newly built staircase   Recently updated !

How to paint a newly built staircase Here we have an example of painting a newly built staircase in a newly built property in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Steps to painting a newly built staircase The staircase was knotted with “bin” primer first to make sure the knots in the […]


How to paint laminated surfaces / Painting laminated wardrobes and kitchens

How to paint laminated surfaces / Painting laminated wardrobes and kitchens While painting and decorating in Dublin, we are often asked is it possible to hand-paint laminated or fake wood wardrobes and kitchens, as often people have grown tired of their old kitchen and bedroom furniture and would like a […]


Painting a show house   Recently updated !

Painting a show house Sometimes while painting and decorating, we move from the private sector and paint for select builders. Here we have painted a show house in the Old Orphanage in Dun Laoghaire, South Dublin. This included a hand-painted kitchen and hand-painted bedroom furniture, as well as all interior […]


Queen Anne style window we painted.

Why period homes need decorators that know how to paint period houses   Recently updated !

Why period homes need decorators that know how to paint period houses When painting and decorating period houses, we often come upon situations that you would not see in a modern house, such as lime render/plaster, sash windows, cornices and front doors which are over 100 years old, amongst other things, […]