Project of the Month December 2020

Private residence house Re-decoration

Colin Semmens, Director at CSD Quality Decorators has been talking to Trade Decorator about his latest project. 

This project began with a tired old house bought by the customer and had been neglected for quite some time.

The brief for the project was to re-plaster all ceilings and replace all woodwork with new modern architrave, skirting and doors. A new staircase was installed as part of the building works. It adds an amazing focal point to the house.

Once the building work was completed CSD Quality Decorators were brought in to resuscitate this old house and bring it back to life.

This began with a huge amount of preparation. Lots of time was given to making good with Easifill and Toupret and the team used their Festool dustless sanding system to create a perfect substrate to which to apply the paint.

The client opted for a spray finish on everything.

The next task was to get mask up and protect the floors with floor protection in all the rooms, ready to apply the first coat of Benjamin Moore stix to all the woodwork. 

Following the primer, two coats of Benjamin Moore Scuff-x was applied. This product was chosen as Colin know it would deliver an amazing finish.

The finished woodwork was then masked with Indasa Tape & Drape in preparation to spray the walls and ceilings, which were given two finishing coats of Macpherson vinyl matt. 

Indasa Tape & Drape is colin’s product of choice for this type of application as he says, “It’s an amazing product and really does the job for us”.

The next tasks were the painting of that beautiful feature staircase, finished in black Benjamin Moore Scuff-x and the doors which were again airless sprayed with Osmo Polyx oil, producing a premium finish. 

In order to create a unique home to match the client’s tastes a choice of wallcoverings and in some areas amazing murals supplied by and Laura Ashley respectively, were added to create feature walls.

The final stage was the installation of the carpets and after a thorough clean the property was handed over to the client.

I’m sure you will agree the final results were fantastic and a real credit to the client’s ideas and visions.

Colin said, “The client was extremely pleased with the end results and very complimentary. The twist is he was actually a high -end car sprayer and complimented us on our preparation and spray application. To us a massive compliment and a massive achievement!”

CSD Quality Decorators are an established decorating company based in Berkshire with over 35 years-experience in the industry.

Catering for both residential and commercial customers they pride themselves on the highest standards of workmanship.

They use both traditional decorating methods alongside the most modern technology and equipment the industry has to offer.

Their aim is the make the clients vision become reality, delivering high standards of workmanship with as little fuss as possible to achieve amazing results.

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