A new build painted mostly in Farrow & Ball Estate emulsion and eggshell.
More from Broadfields, Farrow & Ball Estate emulsion and eggshell
These fitted units were an aged, varnished pine. The requirement was to strip back the varnish then paint the main units (Earthborn Eco Chic - 'Cupboard Love') and wax the tops and the plinths.
This kitchen was a rather dated colour and rather than having a new one fitted the client asked for a repaint. This was all hand painted in Dulux diamond eggshell.
When working with a friendly companion it's wise to be using a fast drying paint.
This was a paste the wall paper installed on a feature wall in an office in Milton Keynes.
The client had bought the reproduction tables but wanted them finished in a modern colour to tone with her other furnishings. Farrow & Ball eggshell - Ammonite I think.
For anyone in any doubt about the finish you can get with water-based paint - this was a very quick drying water-based gloss that is as durable as oil paint and won't go yellow.
There are loads of these old bureaus about and most are an aged dark oak with years of wax or varnish. This one was finished in Farrow & Ball Estate eggshell.
Another old weathered table, this one was sanded back to original oak, the top was then waxed and the legs painted in Albany acrylic eggshell - "buff ivory"
This one was a very solid little table but just looked tired. The top was sanded back and waxed and the rest painted with Dulux Diamond eggshell.
This customer wanted the original dark wood stain replacing with a lighter colour. It took a fair bit of stripping and sanding to get the old colour off. The posts were then painted white and the rest re-stained with Earthborn woodstain.
I love it when people want to do something a little different. I can't claim this was my idea but I like the result.
Most older furniture discolours with layers of wax or wood stain as well as general dirt that gets worn in to the surface. It's always exciting to see what the real wood looks like with all that stuff removed. As much as I like painting, I love the look of natural wood.
Having a handrail a different colour from the spindles give a staircase a little more interest. I normally give the rails a coat or two of varnish to protect the paint from wear and to make them easier to clean.
Yep - we do get asked to do some strange jobs now and then.
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I'm terrible at remembering to take photographs before and after jobs but here's a handful to show the variety of stuff we do!