16th Century Manor House

Here are a few finished pictures of our work at the Manor House and barn conversions that we have been decorating for the last year.

This year long project tested all of our skills to the limit as there is every single element of decorating undertaken on this project.

We hope you enjoy the standard of our work.


Many thanks to the team

Stuart

Stuart Elliott Decorators Ltd

http://www.stuartelliottdecorators.com

16th Century Manor House 

The iron work above that is the original pins that were holding the exterior walls of the barns together.
We scraped all these back with various wire brushes, cleaned them all up , deoxidised them with Kurust rust treatment then gave them 3 coats of Zinsser Allcoat Exterior gloss black which will give them life for years to come .

Another great job by the team

Stuart

Stuart Elliott Decorators Ltd 

http://www.stuartelliottdecorators.com

16th Century Manor House 


We have used all water based products for interiors and exteriors. They are more eco friendly and also they will stand the test of time to resist dirt pick up cracking flaking etc. As long as you use the right products in the right places – water based products far outlast the old glosses and satins and they also retain their colour for longer also. This whole renovation will be good for 10 years with some maintanence every few years for touch up bits here and there.

We always offer our future maintanence services on all our jobs for our clients. All the tins of paints we use are labelled and given to the client at the end of the job and we draft up a paint schedule for our clients so that they know exactly what type of paint went in every room on every bit of iron work wood work and oil work.

This allows the client to complete their own touch ups as and when and so we know exactly what paint in the future from our archive @ Stuart Elliott Decorators we need to put where upon our return as and when our clients require.

We do this compulsory for all our clients.

Stuart

Stuart Elliott Decorators Ltd 

http://www.stuartelliottdecorators.com

16th Century Manor House 


As you can see the old 2 barn doors had been replaced by 2 bigger sized ones which we painted from scratch.

These were sanded off , knotted using Zinsser bin spray then primed using a Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Matt minister red colour as this Zinsser is self priming and self undercoating. We filled all holes using a 2 part woodfiller then spot primed back in then 2 top coats of Farrow and Ball exterior eggshell Radichio red colour will possibly need a third coat finish once installed.

We always make sure the tops of all our exterior doors are primed and first coated with water base paints and the bottoms primed and 3 coated to stop any water retention. The reason we only put one primer and one top coat on the tops of doors is it still allows the doors to breathe and move which eventually will stop them bowing or twisting.

All the exteriors we have completed facias, gutters, down pipes, soffits etc then we final coat everything once all building exterior works are completed.

Stuart

Stuart Elliott Decorators Ltd 

http://www.stuartelliottdecorators.com

16th Century Manor House 


Here are some photographs of the second barn we decorated from start to finish.

We completed all the one coat render holes that electricians and the carpenters had left with their adjustments as is they were never there.

We painted all walls and ceilings in the Smoked Trout Farrow and Ball colour through the hallways kitchen and living room.

Downstairs we painted the bathroom in Brinjal Farrow and Ball colour because the client liked it so much in the first barn we did. 

All the woodwork was painted in Brinjal Farrow and Ball colour which again was the right choice for the woodwork which matched really well with the doors to give the property a warm and sultry feel.

We painted the stair risers in Brinjal Farrow and ball colour to tie in with Architraves etc.

The actual stair treads had a really good sand off with 120 grit sandpaper the 240 grit sandpaper to take out any glue marks or staining then we cleaned with methylated spirits and oiled them 3 times with an Osmo poly x oil which is a clear Matt finish to show off the grains in the oak. These came out perfect as i think you’ll agree.

All the handrails were sanded in the same way and treated with same oils. Also all window ledges, doors and beams once cleaned up and wire brushed were oiled with 3 coats of Osmo poly x clear Matt finish.

We use this oil on the beams window ledges and doors so that it allows it to soak into the wood but it keeps that original look of the wood but with the protection. As you’ve seen in other areas of the job we have used our skills and product knowledge of stains to tie in certain shelving areas or beams together so they all flow in the building.

Lastly we painted all sash window and doors in a Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Black Satin finish.

Hope you enjoy the second barn we did on the Manor House grounds.

Stuart

Stuart Elliott Decorators Ltd

http://www.stuartelliottdecorators.com

16 Century Manor house


Here are some pictures of these  shelves that were made out of pitched pine that the client wanted staining up to make them look like oak. We applied layer by layer of stain wiping excess off in between layers and using the correct application tools.

I think we achieved what we set out to and I think they looked great in position in this awkward bookcase.

Stuart

Stuart Elliott Decorators Ltd

http://www.stuartelliottdecorators.com

16th Century Manor House / Barns


We used an Osmo Oil clear Matt finish on all the doors, beams and window ledges as we wanted to show as much character as possible in the wood.

The colours are Farrow and ball colours – light grey in living room / Kitchen / hallways and Smoked trout colour in bedrooms.

I think you will agree the colours really work. The clients Son once he’d seen the colour on the door frames and architraves which again is a Farrow and Ball colour – Brinjal, asked our team if it would be possible to changed all the external windows and doors on the inside to the colour Brinjal.

We were happy to do so and I think he made the right choice as you can see in the photographs . 

These are a mixture of barns / outbuildings that we are decorating for our client on the same land as the Manor House.

Stuart

Stuart Elliott Decorators Ltd

http://www.stuartelliottdecorators.com