I re-decorated this old house once the client had renovated his property . We used a mixture of different paints on this particular job as there was many aspects to consider. The client had wood panelling running up the side of the staircase and hallway. We first knotted all the wood, primed the wood with an acrylic based primer – undercoat and then used a top coat of Rubol white Sikkens. This is an extremely strong paint with a satin finish. We used this because its very durable and strong once applied and also because he clients have three young children, it would enable them to wipe off and clean any drawings or scuff marks on the paint work.
We used a vinyl matt white finish on all the walls. A matt emulsion for the ceilings, satinwood pure brilliant white for the woodwook – skirting boards, architraves etc and a satinwood finish for the bannister. The clients had put a floating tongue and groove wood panelled ceiling in the kitchen / dining room. We had to treat the wood first with knotting solution, fill any holes with one strike filler, then primer undercoated all the panelling. The last stage was to undercoat the wooden panels and to apply 2 coats of satinwood pure brilliant white.
This was a particularly hard and tasking job due to the nature of the bannister and the amount of woodwork throughout the house. While we were there Lee – owner of Hardwood flooring Cornwall / Newquay put down 100 metres of solid wood flooring which we sealed with Osmo oil for the client Jonathan as he wanted a more durable finish to stop the children scratching the flooring. The clients were delighted with the finish as this was their first house in Cornwall which they had bought and subsequently the client gives me all there decorating work now once they have installed their solar panels etc as the client owns a renewables company.