Sash Windows

Here are some photos from a big bay window and two top floor windows we painted.

The client had all the front of the property sandblasted then the new windows installed and instead of a plastic facia had a lead facia installed which looks fantastic and no maintenance for the future.

We painted all windows with Farrow and Ball exterior eggshell – colour is ‘Downpipe’

The windows were white on the inside so we had to paint the white beads half white and half Downpipe so that the sash windows looked correct from both sides when closed or open.

Another great looking job .


Stuart Elliott Decorators Ltd

Spray works at Private Clients House

The videos are of a recent job our team completed for one of our our private clients.

This is a large 4 bedroom detached bespoke build out in the country on the outskirts of Wadebridge.

Our first process is to cover all flooring. In this development our client had a huge slate floor put down on the ground floor of the property. This included the main hallway right through to the large kitchen diner area and right down the back hallway to the garage including a downstairs bathroom and utility area.

We always cover our floors when spraying with a covering called ‘ Ram Board ‘. This is a compressed cardboard covering which is very strong and will resist Water spilliages, paint spillage and is scuff resistant.

This is a great covering to put down while all your trades are working in these areas and guarantees that the floor covering that you put down, whether it’s wood or slate is very well protected until the end of the Build.

We tape all edges to the bottom of walls when spraying then all the developer or client has to do is take of the tape on the boundary and trim off the Ram Board by about an inch all the way round so that the carpenters can fit the skirting board above the floor covering.

We would then on the second phase of Decorating re-tape all around the edge with our specialists tape guns and Kleenedge precision masking tape to sit just underneath the skirting boards so that the finish top coats can be applied.

This particular Ram Board came from Travis Perkins and 3 rolls was used to cover this huge slate floor. They sell the tape separately to the rolls which is a really sticky strong tape which won’t peel off so it can be swept or hoovered on a daily basis.

The advantages are second to none with this floor covering which speeds up trades that are on price because they can work quicker which means the development moves quicker.

We mask off all windows and doors with our specialist masking sheeting guns and again use our precision masking tape to ensure all pre finished windows and doors are immaculate once we have completed our spraying.

As you can see in our photographs our finish is an immaculate spray finish with 2 coats. Also in the photographs you will see how we have taped up the whole stair case as this is made of Ash wood and the client wants a clear lacquer finish on this eventually so it’s really important no overspray gets on the stair stringers or mule posts etc.

What this means is that on the second phase of Decorating after all trades have second fixed is that we have minimal filling to do as during the first phase before spraying, our team sand all the plaster as flat as we can , apply 1 mist coat spray with watered down paint through our sprayer then alter our settings on the sprayer and applying a second spray with a slightly thicker consistency.

Our Clients were over the moon with this finish and we’ve managed to bring their schedule forward by 3 weeks.

This particular spray job took 2 days for 2 of our team who are specialist sprayers to complete the whole 4 bedroom house which included protecting the floor detail and hoovering the plaster up after sanding ready for spraying.

Another great job achieved and another happy Client.


Stuart Elliott Decorators Ltd


Kitchen Re-paint and Refresh

This is one of Clients Kichen’s in their huge family home which used to be a bed and breakfast. It has magnificent views over the country and sea.

The kitchen hadn’t been touched for many years and in the right hand corner of the ceiling near to sort of loft hatch half the ceiling had fallen away.

We hand to get our sanding machines out and sand back the concrete filler that someone had tried to patch it up with , then scrape back any old flakey paint.

We then remanded the edges of the flakey paint , then mixed up some Pva and Water. We brushed on the Pva all over effected area to stiffen it all up and seal what was left.

I then got my Hawk and Trowel our and skimmed back into the effected areas some filler to make the ceiling Flush and smooth again.

We then gave areas a mist coat then went over ceiling with two coats of white emulsion.

Whilst we were up the we cleaned off all the tops of the cupboard wall units with a hoover and also cleaned off dirt and old paint off existing spot lights and central square light on Ceiling. It’s just extra bits that we do in general that keeps our clients happy and gives us the repeat business and reputation.

We then sanded all walls with a palm sander to knock off all old plaster and bibs and used this to straighten up corner beads, to sand doors and skirting at same time.

When completing kitchens we always use our specialist masking machine and tape guns to ensure all units are covered and are free from dust.

It also allows us to tape kitchens up and cover them in a way so that the clients can still get to plates , cutlery etc etc.

We only ask clients to take things off the surfaces so we can work , everything else stays the same.

The walls had a really good rub down plenty of filler and spot priming, then 2 top coats of the new Dulux kitchen paint they have brought out.

Skirtings , architraves and doors, were sanded, filled profiles, rebuilt and undercoated. We then applied 2 coats of high gloss to match the rest of the property.

I completed this clients living area just 4 weeks previous and they liked it that much this is why they got us back to complete their dated kitchen.

I think you’ll agree it has a nice fresh look now and is certainly a better place to have breakfast in a morning now

Cheers guys


Stuart Elliott Decorators Ltd

New Build for M and S Developments Ltd

We are completing two houses for this building company which is the job we are currently on.

We are working for Steve Williams Decorating Ltd on this particular job and have been asked to complete all external and internal works.

External works is a Dulux Weatershield Masonry Smooth White … 1 mist coat and 2 top coats. The plynth line is in a Dulux Weathershield Masonry Smooth in colour – Graphite Grey which suits the cladding on the soffits and facias. This was one mist coat and 2 top coats also.

With the interiors we are using an Armstead Contract Matt Emulsion White on the ceilings and an Armstead Contract Vinyl Matt Emulsion on the walls – Colour Mixed – Timeless which is a really soft light base paint which gives a really cosy look but modern at the same time .

The woodwork will be a Dulux Diamond Eggshell Mid Sheen finish in Water based paint.

The ceilings are lots of angles so concentration is needed to complete these works.

These property’s are at the top end sale price so have to be exact and a high quality finish which we will give them.

Cheers Guys

Keep watching for finished photographs in next couple of weeks


Stuart Elliott Decorators Ltd

NJA School Canteen

We had a brief to get rid of the red feature walls and paint everything white.

We started by whiting out the red feature walls then we cut off and removed all the old sealant from the around the skirting boards throughout the canteen and then masking taped all the floors.

Once this was completed we got all the prep work – filling, sanding etc completed on all walls and woodwork ready for top coats.

We used a Dulux Diamond Eggshell on the walls as this is 10 times tougher than Dulux Vinyl Silk or Matt and it has great wipeable and stain resistant qualities when two or more coats are applied.

We applied a coat of Zinsser Coverstain to all skirting boards and radiators then used a bedec radiator paint – water based to apply 2 top coats to the radiators then we used a Dulux Trade Quick Dry Gloss – Pure brilliant White to all the woodwork for their top coats.

The great thing about using a Water based Gloss or Eggshell is that the finish is non yellowing so it’s brilliant white look will stay fresher for longer rather than oil based paint yellowing over time.

The other advantage is that it’s more eco friendlier , you can do 2 coats in a day and the Maintenance for touching up is so much easier. You know you could paint in something after the school bell goes and the kids go home and it will be dry by 6pm that night

Great job guys yet again . I’ll have to also pat myself on the back as I worked on this also.

I think the impact when the kids and staff will have walked in on Monday will be great.

Keep watching our blog exciting jobs coming up soon



Owner @ Stuart Elliott Decorators Ltd

Barn Conversion Helston

Here are some photographs that we took close to the end of the project just before we finished the last coat on the walls and finished prepping all the woodwork.

The reason we used a Ronseal fine finish wood filler on the woodwork was that we were up against time trying to get the client in for Christmas and because you only need to do one fill and a sand before priming with acrylic primer if your careful with your filling. Normally we use a different product and complete two fills on woodwork.

This property was at first completed almost in 2 sections. We sprayed out the back of the properties bedrooms, hallways and bathrooms first which allowed the owner-who was a carpenter himself , to be able to fit the floors and second fix skirting and architraves.

We then prepared and sprayed the front section in main living areas so he could then second fix all woodwork out there whilst we finished off the back part of the property.

The finish looked amazing after the last coat of paint went onto the walls. It was a very tricky property to paint and very hard going as there were so many angles in the property which meant a lot of ladder work.

It’s a good job we use Little Giant ladders as these pay dividends in property’s like this being able to reach certain areas.

The final woodwork colour we used was a brilliant white Dulux Diamond Eggshell which has a mid sheen finish. It’s a really durable finish 10 times stronger than gloss etc and is Waterbased. The Water based products are so much better now and stay white forever unlike the gloss or satinwood oil based products which yellow over time.

The client was more than happy with the finish and look of the property and we helped him achieve his goal of having his young family in their new home for the a Christmas period.

Thanks again guys


Stuart Elliott Decorators Ltd

Barn Conversion Helston

We are currently working on this beautifully made barn. The owner has reused all the stone work to put beautiful coins on the entrances to the building, a beautiful designed Chimney and very creative stone walling.

We have been asked to decorate the whole barns. It’s a tricky project as all the ceiling are at angles and have beams and windows running through in the ceilings.

We are going to sand all plasterwork first tape off and clean all beams then sheet off with our masking sheeting applicators – all windows and doors ready for spraying.

The owner wants to complete the job also in two stages which enables timings with second fix carpentry to be able to be completed by the owner himself as he has completed all the carpentry work himself.

Great build, lovely owners

Our team will give them a job to be proud of.

More photos to follow keep your eyes peeled



Stuart Elliott Decorators Ltd