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, including a hand-painted kitchen, and hand-painted bedroom furniture, as well as all interior painting. We painted the other […]

Sometimes you just have to paint everything white.

Here we had a case of a perfectly normal 3 bed semi in wicklow, and the owner cleverly decided to paint everything white. I must say it added a great deal of light and looked quite chic. It also enabled the owner to put absolutely anything in the way of […]

How to restore a front door using a heat gun, for best results.

Here we see the various stages that go into stripping a front door with a heat gun, after stripping, priming, filling, and painting several times; we polished the brass also completing the look!                                   […]

Ceiling restoration Dublin

Ceiling restoration and painting in a period house in Dublin.

Here we have another example of a fully restored ceiling, which we stripped of its old lining paper, with exposed cracks coming through; filled those cracks and lined ceiling with fibre glass covering. Then we painted two coats of white emulsion to finish. Using this method when restoring ceilings in […]

Kitchen Transformation, hand painted kitchen with new counter tops and removed handles.

This is how to really transform your kitchen without the total expense of changing your entire kitchen. In this example we painted the walls and ceiling, then removed all the handles and filled all the holes; so they are completely invisible, this way the new handles on the newly hand […]

How to paint marble, Painting Marble

While decorating a house in Stillorgan Dublin, we were asked  could we paint the marble surround to the Aga in a kitchen? as the marble no longer went with the new colour scheme of the hand painted kitchen units and walls. So, we rubbed it down with emery paper and […]

How to Paint Cornicing in a period house while keeping the detail.

We have painted many period homes over the years, and It is always of utmost importance to try to keep as much detail as possible in the plasterwork when redecorating. Some times over many years, often times without the same consideration, the paint accumulation covers the detail and the only […]

Wall papered feature wall in show house bedroom

Home decorating; knowing what you want from your painting job and your painting and decorating quotation.

It is important when getting a quote for painting and decorating be it painting a new build, painting aperiod house, painting an extension or existing family home; to know exactly what painting and decorating job  you want for the money you are spending. These include, The quality of the paint used […]

Scaffolding when is it necessary?

 Doing exterior painting, when one really wants to do a thorough job on  their house or home, Scaffolding is essential. Not to say one can’t do it from ladders, it is just a lot easier not to mention safer, when extensive repairs and preparation of surfaces are necessary.Particularly with the […]