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Our clients property, a Victorian period house in the cathedral quarter, had an issue in the dining room. There had been extensive damage caused to one of the walls that had gone unnoticed for quite a while due to it being behind a large piece of furniture. Damp had crept in and an area of around 2m2 .
Our customer requested that, after the damp issue had been fixed, they wanted us to resolve any residual issues to the offending wall such as staining, damaged plaster and woodwork. Strip the existing wall coverings repaint through out and re hang wallpaper to the whole room.
We begun by removing all the existing wallpaper and underlying lining paper in the room. The wall had fully dried out and we were able to scrape back all the flaky, damaged plaster and apply a shellac stain block and make good the plaster.
We then hung fresh lining paper. The ceiling, original coving and walls above the picture rail were then sprayed with a dead flat brilliant White emulsion and all the woodwork was thoroughly prepared, undercoated and then painted in an eggshell finish. We repaired and re-stained some of the panelling to the fire place wall and applied a fresh coat of varnish to the panelling. The room was finished off with the hanging of a bright, fresh, new wallpaper.
Our client had recently moved to the area and had come across our company on our Checkatrade page. At our initial consultation she explained that she dislike the colour of the UPVC windows that were fitted in the house recently before she had bought it.
The windows were not old or in a bad condition so she simply wanted to change the colour of the existing units.
We begun by preparing the upvc units. They require a thorough degrease with a solvent based degreaser. The glass and surrounding area are then masked up with strong masking tape, polythene and brown making paper. The units are rubbed down with heavy duty scotch pads and dusted down, cleaned and degreased a second time. The product we use is a specialist coating for UPVC and is sourced directly from the manufacturer. We build up light coats of the product until the desired finish is achieved.
The client was really happy with the end result and the property has been transformed.
Our client was in the midst of a massive project to overhaul their current kitchen with walls being removed and incorporating a utility room and a dining room also. This meant the whole area required re-plastering and thus re-decorating thereafter.
Firstly, the customer wanted the ceilings to match the rest of the property which were papered with a textured vinyl. They wanted the kitchen to have a bright airy feel and asked our advice on a colour to help them achieve this. They also wanted the paint on the walls to be hard wearing and able to cope with a busy, family, kitchen environment. We advised them on the best paints to use. We were asked if we could start the work within 3 weeks and although we were fully booked for around 3 months we managed to accommodate their request.
We begun this project by hanging the vinyl to the ceilings. We then left the job until the rest of the work on the kitchen had been completed. On our return all the units, woodwork, plumbing and electrical work was completed and we were able to carry out the painting of the ceilings in a flat matt, brilliant white emulsion and all the walls in a light grey scrubbable matt emulsion. The woodwork was finished in a Brilliant White eggshell finish.
The final result Is a spectacular looking kitchen and with touches that help it stay in keeping with the rest of the property.