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Painting a listed cottage

April 27, 2012


The redecoration of this listed cottage started with routing out the rotten wood from windows & fascias. After all the rot had been removed we treated the surrounding wood with wood hardener as a protective measure. The next step was to repair the damaged areas using the Repair-care system. It’s a 2 part resin, more flexible and long lasting than traditional 2pac filler and offers a 10 year lifespan. For large areas new wood was spliced in using Repair-care at the joins. After scraping back any loose paint and rubbing the woodwork down we primed with Dulux aluminum primer to give a sound base to work form. The walls were then prepared, any blown areas were removed and cracks were raked out.

redecorating listed cottage
decorated listed cottage

These porous areas were sealed with stabilising primer. The large areas of damage were rendered and any cracks and minor imperfections filled with Dulux Weathershield flexible filler. We painted the high  level wood cladding with 2 coats of Dulux Aquatech rosewood woodstain. The  fascias and soffits were filled, rubbed down and painted with undercoat and black gloss. We applied 2 coats of Dulux weathershield maximum exposure magnolia to the walls,(maximum exposure has more flex and resists cracking.) The windows were filled, rubbed down then undercoated and finally glossed in light blue as the owner specified. To finish the job we painted 2 coats of weathershiled black masonry paint to the plinth. If you are looking for painters and decorators Chelmsford or want more information on the services we offer please use the link or call us on the above number

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