As a professional decorator I can apply paint and other finishes, such as varnishes and stains, to a variety of surfaces including plaster, wood and metals. Painting improves the aesthetics of a building or room as well as giving surfaces protection from damage caused by water, rust or corrosion, whether the work is carried out using modern or traditional paints and finishes . Using products by known manufacturers such as Dulux, Little Greene, Farrow & Ball, Sanderson to name but a few, I will carry out decorative projects to your specification professionally. Traditional finishes like limewash, distempers and linseed oil paints will give a period property the protection it requires without jeopardising the ability for the walls to “breathe”, aswell as giving it an authentic finish. I can offer cleaning, repairs and re-painting of decorative plaster work such as cornices, corbels and ceiling roses.
I am experienced in hanging contract vinyls and a variety of domestic papers from many manufacturers including Harlequin, Sanderson, Laura Ashley, Farrow & Ball and Zoffany. I will ensure the meticulous preparation of surfaces to be papered before carrying out the task with attention to detail at all times.
Decorative finishes encompasses effects such as colour washing, ageing, stencilling and faux effects, all of which can be used to add interest to surfaces you may wish to highlight or disguise. Faux effects replicate the appearance of various materials like marble, wood or stone, and can be used on many surfaces to compliment a decorative scheme or to make a bold statement.
I offer a bespoke furniture painting service, giving furniture and kitchens a whole new look, whatever your taste and style, from aged and authentic to a more modern look. Using quality paints, waxes and varnishes from companies such as Farrow & Ball, Annie Sloan and Autentico, I will ensure a beautiful hand painted finish.
Donna Smith Decorating also supplies a colour consultation service to help you achieve the look you desire whether it is in your home or office. Taking into consideration factors like personal preferences, features and furniture in your room, lighting as well as the most appropriate colours and finishes for the project, I can recommend a suitable scheme to create an individual look.
In order to carry out larger projects, I can assemble a team of skilled craftspeople, whether it is joiners or other decorators, all working to the highest standard.
Donna Smith Decorating undertakes all aspects of high quality painting and decorating, providing a personalised service to meet the customer’s requirements. Following the thorough preparation of surfaces, donnasmithdecorating will carry out the decorative scheme using a variety of different paints and techniques to achieve the perfect finish. Read more about Painting and Decorating in Carmartheshire
Donna Smith Decorating will ensure the meticulous preparation of surfaces to be papered; from filling imperfections to cross lining before hanging the paper of your choice. Experienced in hanging contract vinyls and a variety of domestic papers. Read more about Paper Hanging in Carmarthenshire
Donna Smith Decorating can help you decide how to achieve the look you desire and recommend a scheme of works that take into consideration factors such as colour, materials and cost, whether it is a traditional look or a more contemporary one, or a room that uses simple and subtle colour combinations or one that uses a vibrant palette of colours to make a statement. Read more about Colour Consultations in Carmarthenshire
Using a comprehensive array of techniques ranging from colourwashing, ageing and distressing, graining and marbling, donnasmithdecorating can transform a room, a wall or a piece of furniture, to compliment a decorative scheme or make a bold statement. Read more about Paint Effects in Carmarthenshire
Traditional paints and finishes
With a comprehensive knowledge of traditional paints and finishes, Donnasmithdecorating can advise and carry out work on period properties understanding the importance of using the right paint or finish in order to allow the fabric of the property to perform as it should. Period properties need to ‘breathe’ so using the appropriate paint or finish is essential to allow this to happen. I can advise and carry out decorating in authentic finishes appropriate to the period property, for example limewashing or using linseed oil paints, with attention to detail at all times. Read more about Traditional Paints & Finishes
Bespoke furniture painting
Whether you have new furniture requiring the perfect finish, or your furniture is looking a little tired, I will ensure a beautiful hand painted finish is achieved. With experience using all paints such as Farrow and Ball, Little Greene and Annie Sloan and a variety of effects, I can transform an ordinary piece of furniture, taking it from bland to grand! Read more about Bespoke Furniture Painting