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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, which all have to be dealt with accordingly. Lime render needs to breathe so it needs suitable breathable paints.

Period house windows painting and restoration by Impressions Painting and Decorating
Sash window and shutter restoration

A painter and decorator also needs experience in how to deal with older wood, whether to replace parts or fill and repair the wood, and how to know the difference.

Often sash windows have been re-weighed and draft-proofed, this also needs a special approach when painting. In order to have the most effective draft-proofing, it is essential not to get paint on the brushes of the draft excluders.

Period house restoration painters and decorators Impressions Painters and Decorators
Cornicing and ceiling roses 

It is important to know how to paint these period features without losing the detail, and what products to use in order to use the minimum coats of paint. Of course, a painter and decorator who has experience with old houses/period buildings, like us, knows the appropriate tradesmen for all of the above, if and when repairs are needed.

Period door painting and restoration in Dalkey by Impressions Painters and Decorators
Period door restoration

Over the past years we have come across a lot of old doors that need some love and attention and we know the correct process when restoring a front door.

Are you looking for a Dublin painting and decorating company with nearly 30 years experience in painting and decorating period houses?

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

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