Category: South Wales

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

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Oak Kitchen Painting in Bridgend

When you have a well fitted, good quality kitchen in your home like this oak example in Bridgend between Cardiff and Swansea, then it really would be a shame to replace as it really is still in full working order and well made to boot. This solid oak kitchen has been working perfectly well for years but the colour has taken a shade of orange … Read More Oak Kitchen Painting in Bridgend

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

Hand Painted Kitchen Porthcawl

This article also appeared on Traditional Painter written by Matthew Evans We were approached last year to hand paint a kitchen in Porthcawl, near Bridgend, South Wales. The kitchen having little natural daylight required a little brightening up, with a lot of interesting colours and textures between the stone flooring and tiles and after sampling a limed wax finish a neutral shade in the form … Read More Hand Painted Kitchen Porthcawl

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

Traditional LongHouse in the Welsh Countryside

This lovely house located in the quiet Welsh countryside of Carmarthenshire has been one of the most enjoyable traditional painting projects to date. The quality of materials and craftsmanship throughout has worked right through to the end product. Its no wonder that ‘Goetre’ was featured in The World of Interiors. I was approached initially by Hilton Marlton for the priming of the new windows … Read More Traditional LongHouse in the Welsh Countryside

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

Traditional Glazing

Glass contributes a lot to the character of a building, the distortion from imperfections reflect light that modern glass does not equal. Traditionally glass was held in place by lead or a series of nails and linseed oil putty, with old glass panes usually holding air bubbles. By the late 17th century sash Windows were becoming popular throughout Britain leading to a rise in … Read More Traditional Glazing

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

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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

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