Category: Decorating


Painters Book Shelves

Quick overview of a few books I have collected over the years. This is a sample there are a couple more shelves left


kt.color Barbican Update

If you had seen my previous post about the Barbican flat that was decorated in a special paint with a colour range designed by LeCobusier, then you might be interested in a little update. The clients wanted some touch ups and repainting of one wall in the same paint from kt.color, nothing major, but having carried out the previous decoration, being familiar with the paint and … Read More kt.color Barbican Update


Painted DH Design

While working at Dumfries House I was given the opportunity to paint the Dumfries House emblem in the newly build visitors centre. Even though the majority of my decoration work is in South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea area it is nice to be given the opportunity to travel and see some new parts of the country. [huge_it_gallery id=”8″]   I was extremely happy to do … Read More Painted DH Design

Decorative Panel for Prince’s Foundation

For the 2013 Live Build the Princes Foundation had a woodland shelter built in the new arboretum of Dumfries House in Ayrshire. During the process I took time-lapse footage of the marking out and painting procedure of one of the decorative panels, the design was inspired from the trees and foliage in the arboretum and features a quote from the popular poet Robert Burns … Read More Decorative Panel for Prince’s Foundation

Brushkeeper for your Water-based Paints

You may have seen an earlier post of mine including the Clean and Go storage container, which I use regularly and it’s a good system. It helps clean and store water-based brushes for a period of time stopping them from drying out in our scorching weather. The only thing against it is the size and while Hildering do have a larger storage container, I was … Read More Brushkeeper for your Water-based Paints

Tools of the Trade

Where would a tradesman be without his tools and thankfully there are people out there questioning what is on the shelves and developing new tools that we can now not live without. The Go-Paint range of kettles, pourers, and brush keepers is something that has caught my eye. I’ve mostly used plastic kettles for my everyday work especially the Wooster Pelican, so the Go-Paint … Read More Tools of the Trade

Historical Lincrusta Restoration

We are not joking when we say that Lincrusta has high durability, there are countless examples dating back into the nineteenth century. But accidents do happen and repairs are sometimes needed, unfortunately not all the pattern rollers survive and a historic pattern would cost thousands to hand engrave a new steel roller with the original design. Small chipped area can be repaired with a … Read More Historical Lincrusta Restoration

Vintage 50’s Magnolia and a fitting Kitchen Green

This kitchen, at a busy family home in Ammanford, was in need of a face lift. Installed at the same time as the house was built around 20 years ago, it was well made with solid doors and didn’t need to be replaced. To record the process from start to finish I set up a time lapse camera, although there were some other trade coming … Read More Vintage 50’s Magnolia and a fitting Kitchen Green

Chalk paint just for kitchens?

I do a couple of hand painted kitchens a year and a few more now that we are in an association of UK Hand-Painted Kitchen Specialists. A great product to use if your looking to do some DIY kitchen doors yourself is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, it needs minimal preperation (it can even be applied over wax surfaces) and is easy to use even if your … Read More Chalk paint just for kitchens?

Wallpaper Strips

Something that I come across from time to time especially when working on properties that have not been maintained, is old wallpapers. Usually found in multiple layers as they have been applied on top of each other, which although isn’t good working practise it does, to some extent, preserve these decorative beauties. I love finding a splash of colour when stripping back a room … Read More Wallpaper Strips


Sneak Preview

I’m working on another movie for a project that has recently been completed, but I’ll give you a sneaky peek at some of the images. Check back for the finished showcase film and a post on the methods paints and problems encountered that we solved. Take a look here for more information on working with traditional buildings. To get in touch with us about … Read More Sneak Preview

Sliding Sash Maintenance

The clue is in the title, if the sash doesn’t slide then its not a sliding sash. Not everything goes to paln 100% of the time, recently we were decorating the internal of a building that had new sliding sash windows fitted (about 2 years ago) decorated externally, but were left for the scheme of the room to be decided before any finish bar … Read More Sliding Sash Maintenance