Victorian apartment modernised by interior designer and Bayswater painters and decorators.
Moscow Road, Bayswater, West London W2
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We were contacted only a week or two beforehand, to survey, quote and carry out extensive interior painting work to this one bedroom apartment in Bayswater, West London.
This was a small but rather labour-intensive interior painting and decorating project, as we had expected and advised the client – a renowned furniture designer and property manager we had not worked with before.
In the open plan kitchen we carried out more preparation than usual following removal of glass splash-back around the kitchen sink. This required us to remove all evidence of silicone and skim fill the area before applying Dulux Jungle Ginger 6.
In the living area, some integrated shelves were installed previously. The void under one shelf was boxed off with gyproc plasterboard. No other preparation were carried out when plasterboard was installed. It was necessary for our West London painters and decorators to marry up the new plasterboard with the existing plaster. Our Bayswater painter had to conceal electrical chasing after electrical reconfigurations before applying Dulux Jungle Ginger 6 to all walls.
Master Bedroom – as with the rest if the apartment we applied Dulux Jungle Ginger 6 to the walls. Additionally we applied the same colour to the fitted wardrobe using Dulux Diamond Eggshell to give that soft sheen as well as providing a smooth hardwearing finish.
The bathroom was redecorated to high standards in Dulux Caramel Fudge to the walls and the same colour to fitted cupboards in eggshell finish to contrast with the Matt finish walls.
The existing Victorian-style radiator was rusting on top of the radiator. To treat this our Bayswater painter and decorator applied a shellac-based sealer to inhibit rust followed by several coats of enamel by spray to give an even finish.
We respect the character and heritage of the property
Original Sash Windows – the existing Victorian sash windows were in relatively poor condition with some windows not being operational nonetheless we carried out extensive preparation to restore the sash windows to look good and almost new.
Throughout the property, we applied Dulux Supermatt Pure Brilliant White to all ceilings including decorative plaster cornice. We did some spot repairs to the plaster cornice where there were signs of bubbling cracks – we just raked it away, filled in and sanded into shape.
All woodwork including original Victorian internal doors were prepared after decades of oil gloss paint and we applied Dulux Satinwood to give a more muted look and feel.
A transformation by Painters and Decorators Bayswater, London
As we carried out full and proper preparation, the results of this interior West London painting and decorating project in Bayswater looks exceptionally good. If you were able to see the original décor, you can only fully appreciate the professional standard we had achieved in the timescale given. For example, the original woodwork was entirely old rough oil paint. Our Bayswater painter and decorator believed the apartment had not been decorated for at least ten years.
We had studied the interior designer’s drawings and mood board. And we had expected the Dulux Jungle Ginger 6 to be a light brown undertone. Even the Dulux website stated an undertone of orange but on application, with the vast ambient light, it gave a rather subtle pink finish.
We preserved the apartment original features during painting and decorating
The original sash windows were restored to high professional standards. Especially while still retaining its originality. Including some imperfections and patina that adds much charm and character to this modernised Victorian apartment.
Using the Dulux Jungle Ginger 6 in both vinyl matt and acrylic eggshell finishes works well. The contrasting sheen adds a difference when looking at the living room shelves or bedroom fitted wardrobes. Particularly while blending the shelves and wardrobes in the chosen colour scheme that had the effect of making the room feel larger.
Using Dulux Caramel Fudge in the bathroom provides a sharp contrast with the white woodwork and ceramics. However maintaining colour co-ordination with the stone effect ceramic tiles. The repair to the Victorian style radiator was skilfully done. Particularly without the need to remove the radiator and do a more costly full enamel respray.
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