Project of the Month – October 2023

Transforming a Modern Cheshire Home with Paul Oakes Painter & Decorator

Paul Oakes, an experienced and self-employed painter and decorator, recently undertook a remarkable project in the picturesque town of Knutsford, Cheshire. Here we explore Paul’s work in this modern five-bedroom home, highlighting the challenges faced, the unique design choices made, and the collaborative effort that led to a stunning transformation.

Paul embarked on an extensive project that incorporated a variety of painting mediums. For the walls, Paul opted for Dulux Heritage due to its reputation for durability and its extensive range of colors and finishes, allowing for a tailored approach to match the property’s style. When it came to woodwork, Tikkurila Eggshell was Paul’s choice, known for its excellent opacity and quality. For the kitchen units, the client preferred Farrow and Ball due to their past experiences with the brand, praising its durability and quality.

Like any project, this one was not without its challenges. One significant obstacle arose when the interior designer mistakenly under-ordered rolls of wallpaper for the ceiling. Paul and his team efficiently resolved this issue by sourcing an alternative paper that aligned with the client’s budget and design vision.

What truly set this project apart from others was the client’s bold design choices. Instead of the conventional grey walls that have become quite popular, they opted for a rich palette featuring dark chocolate hues and stunning, reflective black ceiling coverings. Paul shared his excitement saying, “I really enjoyed working with clients who had a unique design perspective. Moving away from grey walls was a treat!” 

The client’s satisfaction with the project was unmistakable. They expressed their delight, saying, “Thank you so much for everything; we are delighted with it all.” This positive feedback reaffirmed Paul’s commitment to delivering excellent results that leave his clients truly content.

Paul emphasized the importance of working with trustworthy professionals. He collaborated closely with contractors Vinny and Craig, whose consistent commitment to delivering an excellent level of service to clients greatly contributed to the project’s success.

With 23 years of experience as a self-employed decorator, Paul has grown his business over the past decade by working with dependable professionals. His dedication to offering top-notch services in and around Cheshire allows him to be part of transforming a wide range of properties and helping clients achieve their dream homes and businesses.

In conclusion, Paul Oakes Painter & Decorator’s recent project in Knutsford, Cheshire, is a testament to his craftsmanship, attention to detail, and collaborative approach. The striking design choices and successful transformation of a modern home underscore his commitment to delivering exceptional results, leaving clients delighted and spaces beautifully enhanced. For decorators seeking inspiration and insight into successful projects, Paul’s work serves as a prime example of excellence in the field.

Connect with Paul Oakes Painter & Decorator

Paul Oakes maintains a strong presence on social media, mainly on Facebook (Paul Oakes Decorator) and occasionally on Instagram (paul_oakes_decorator). His online platforms offer a glimpse into his extensive portfolio and the transformative work he consistently delivers.



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