Tag: Paint

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.┬áTo 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

A Little Makeover

A project that I have had the pleasure of working on in the local area of Carmarthenshire, is that of Grage II Listed Abbeyfield House. Currently being utilised as a residential home, this impressive building was in dire need of some maintinence. So I thought I would share some more images of the project, you can also read a little about the work and … Read More A Little Makeover

Its a dirty job… or is it?

Stripping paint from doors, windows, spindles or any surface for that matter is a time consuming job and can get very dirty. Depending on the stripping process it can also be dangerous as toxic fumes can be released from the paint layers, lead paint for example releases fumes at 450 C and being highly toxic. The common ways of removing old paint are chemical … Read More Its a dirty job… or is it?

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