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.
Generally, there will be over a hundred years of old paint on the woodwork so we tend to strip off as much old paint as possible. This leaves a sound surface to prime and flush fill, making the surface perfect for a finish coat of white, eggshell paint.
We work with some fine carpenters who know sash window restoration very well. They free up the window, re-weight and balance the sash windows, putting in new ropes and draft proofing. It is then finished by the Impressions painting team.
We carefully remove all draft-proofing brush slips so 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 you have beautifully restored windows and shutters!
Before photo of a shutter restoration on a period window restoration in Dalkey by Impressions Painters and Decorators
After photo of a shutter on a period window painted and restored in Dalkey by Impressions Painters and Decorators
Interior restoration of a period sash window by Impressions Painters and decorators