Category: Exterior Decorating

Glass Gilding Llanelli

As you walk down the road, viewing the frontage of houses, one may notice the odd sparkle above the main entrance door. Nothing shines quite like gold and the gilded glass sign written panes above front doors are something to admire. Traditional sign writing is not as widespread as it once was, but is still widely available and one aspect that is worth the … Read More Glass Gilding Llanelli

Linseed Paint Window Renovation

With the spring months approaching, they are, really they are. People start looking to the external of their property and one area that does require maintenance are wooden windows. While poorly fitting windows can be draughty, lack of maintenance can cause rot and dry window putty fall out, there are remedy and repairs for all aspects of wooden window frames. Last year we worked … Read More Linseed Paint Window Renovation

Traditional Limewash and Linseed Oil Paint

Traditional stone built houses should be cared for slightly differently if you want them to be kept in best condition. You can read some details on our Traditional Decorating service page but to summarize the most important factor is to allow the buildings to ‘breathe’. Constructed with lime mortar and finished with lime plaster/render, Limewash is the perfect finish for your traditional home. But … Read More Traditional Limewash and Linseed Oil Paint

Leaps and Bounds

Its a little over due but the shed that was posted about a while ago is pretty much finished, treated, dressed and settling in nicely Unfortunately it has meant that moving all tolls and equipment has uncovered the need for larger storage requirements. But this is always going to be the case that whenever I have space it needs to be filled, that aside … Read More Leaps and Bounds

Calming Colours

Just recently completed a simple exterior in a quiet village north of Llandeilo. Which I think is a perfect example of how to choose colours for an exterior. The original scheme was not dissimilar using differing shades of green, but the impact was a little lack lustre. The two shades of green ‘Eau de Nil’ and ‘Garden’ by Little Greene make a perfect combination … Read More Calming Colours

Abbeyfield House, Llandeilo

Recently¬†we had the opportunity to work on this listed residential building in Llandeilo. Everything needed coating from the gutters to the render. The current condition was not perfect, flaking paint, some rotten window sills and the lime render hadn’t been¬†touched in years. We scraped, rubbed back, filled where possible and had a local joiner to repair the areas that were too badly damaged. Once … Read More Abbeyfield House, Llandeilo

Replacement of Lead Based Paint

The case for lead paint can be quite compelling, the authenticity and its appearance are a given, its ability to flex with the material applied to maintains a great level of protection, which in turn provide value for money by extending the the maintenance cycle. But its hazardous nature during preparation (dry sanding causes lots of dust) means that it was banned from general … Read More Replacement of Lead Based Paint