Moscow Road, Bayswater London W2

Bayswater Victorian apartment modernised by interior designer and decorators.



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The project.


In the living area, some integrated shelves were installed previously and the void under one shelf was boxed off with gyrocompass plasterboard. No other preparation were carried out when plasterboard was installed so it was necessary for our painters and decorators to marry up the new plasterboard with the existing plaster surface to show no signs of the void. We also had to conceal electrical chasing following some 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 painter and decorator applied a shellac-based sealer to inhibit rust followed by several coats of enamel by spray to give an even finish.

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.

The result.

Looking at the interior designer’s drawings and mood board 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.

The original sash windows have been done to a high professional standard while still retaining its originality, such as 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, while at the same time blending in the shelves and wardrobes in the chosen colour scheme which 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 but maintaining colour co-ordination with the stone effect ceramic tiles. The repair to the Victorian style column radiator was skilfully done, without the need to remove the radiator and do a more costly full enamel respray.

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    London painters decorators painting decorating Victorian flat in Bayswater