• DECORATING

    DECORATING

    Specialist Painting and Decorating... Read More
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    SCULPTURE CONSERVATION

    Specialist repair and renovation... Read More
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colour-wheelAs a professional decorator, I can apply paint and other finishes such as varnish and stains to a variety of prepared surfaces, including plaster, wood and metals using modern or traditional paints.

All paints have three main components; something that hardens and leaves a coat when dry, something wet which evaporates as the paint dries and something that provides the colour. These elements can be from natural products or can be synthetic. The age of the property to be painted may dictate what finishes are used as do personal preferences. Using paints and finishes by Dulux, Little Greene, Farrow and Ball and Sanderson to name a few, I will carry out decorative projects to your specification professionally.

Before painting I will prepare the area by removing furniture and placing large items in the centre of the room, covered in protective sheeting. Fixtures and fittings where possible will be removed or masked off.

Surface preparation is the next stage, and this will depend on the type of surface and the condition it is in. Most sound surfaces can be prepared with a solution of sugar soap and water. Any cracks or blemishes in plaster will be filled with an appropriate filler. Previously painted wood and metal work will be abraded to provide a ‘key’ for the paint. Bare wood, metal or plaster will be painted with the appropriate primers prior to being painted.

Once the preparation has been done, the decorative scheme can be carried out using brushes or rollers. Upon completion, all protective materials will be removed and fixtures, fittings and furniture will be replaced.

 

Paint effects

Using a comprehensive array of techniques ranging from colourwashing, ageing and distressing, graining and marbling, Donna Smith Decorating can transform a room, a wall or a piece of furniture, to compliment a decorative scheme or make a bold statement. Click here to find out about Decorative Paint Effects

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