Project of the Month – December 2021

Three storey farmhouse in Whitworth, Rochdale

Trade Decorator have been speaking with Marc Doyle of DC Painting & Decorating as they recently completed the full redecoration of this fantastic three storey farmhouse in Whitworth, Rochdale. This stunning high-end property is situated directly next to a mill pond with huge open spaces and masses of natural light floods into the house, filling the space.

Marc said, “This being the case it was essential that the correct products were used on the job and that it was finished to a very high standard. There were no real issues other than working with the large open plan spaces as flashing can occur, which is quite a common problem in areas like this and the clients wanted a flat durable matt finish. To eradicate the potential of flashing we decided the best product for the job would be Johnstone’s Perfect Matt, as it also met the client’s needs”.

As we all know the work is in the preparation and everything was orbital sanded using dustless sanders, making light work of the preparation and ensuring the job was virtually dustless.  The beauty of this is that all areas of the property were left spotless and as it was found. All of the Main walls of the house were painted in Johnstones perfect matt in “new chalk” and the feature walls were painted in “Dark Knight” creating a beautiful contrast.

The woodwork throughout the house was done in Johnstone’s Aqua Guard Satinwood because it is very durable, the wooden ceiling trusses were coated in Polyvine satin varnish and the handrails were all sprayed in a semi matt varnish.

The clients are both professionals and didn’t want the disruption that usually comes with having trades in your home, everything needed to be always kept clean and in order.

Marc and Chris were thrilled with the feedback from the client who sent them a message thanking them on completion of the job:

“Would just like to say that I was dreading the works taking place as I always hate any disruption …. but didn’t need to. Everything was left so clean and tidy every night. The quality of the work is just amazing. Would highly recommend DC painting and Decorating. We will never use anyone else!!! Thank you for such a fabulous job!! 👏👏

DC Painting & Decorating are a partnership of two Chris Cullen & Marc Doyle with over 50 years’ experience between them. They have been trading for just over 15 months as DC Painting and Decorating, this came about due to circumstances of the pandemic, which lead to the partnership and they have never looked back. They are fully insured and both hold gold CSCS cards as well as IPAF and PASMA and are CIS registered and safe contractor accredited.

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