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17 Vista Green, 
Kings Norton, 
Birmingham, B38 9PD 

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Landing, Hall and Staircase Refresh

The customer for this project had only recently purchased the property and wanted the Stained staircase woodwork painted with white gloss and the existing peach coloured walls and doors painting white also. This was to lighten and freshen the area, given there was only a small amount of natural light from a single window. The customer was to have a new carpet fitted once the decoration was completed.

  • The dark wood stain finish to the staircase had the effect of darkening an already dark area.
  • When wood has be previously stained it is important to prepare and treat the surface correctly before applying any paintwork.
  • Firstly the entire area needs to be sanded in order to provide a “key” for the specialist primer to adhere to. This also has the effect of a “stain blocker”.
  • Once the primer has dried the entire area is sanded again and then an undercoat applied.
  • Once the undercoat has dried it is again sanded ready for the final top coat of gloss.
  • The dark wood stain finish to the staircase had the effect of darkening an already dark area.
  • When wood has be previously stained it is important to prepare and treat the surface correctly before applying any paintwork.
  • Firstly the entire area needs to be sanded in order to provide a “key” for the specialist primer to adhere to. This also has the effect of a “stain blocker”.
  • Once the primer has dried the entire area is sanded again and then an undercoat applied.
  • Once the undercoat has dried it is again sanded ready for the final top coat of gloss.
  • David suggested to the owner that it would be a nice feature to paint the handrail and newel post caps in a Grey gloss paint. This would provide a nice design element using the existing features of the staircase enhancing the final overall finish.
  • This required a special grey undercoat to be applied to the newel post caps and hand rail. This was then, once again, sanded prior to a Grey gloss top coat being applied.
  • You can also see in this picture that, as the carpet was to be replaced, David suggested cutting it back away from the wood to be painted. This meant that, if the new carpet to be installed, shortly after the painting was complete, was a shorter pile, then there would be no line of visible old stain or paint work.
  • David suggested to the owner that it would be a nice feature to paint the handrail and newel post caps in a Grey gloss paint. This would provide a nice design element using the existing features of the staircase enhancing the final overall finish.
  • This required a special grey undercoat to be applied to the newel post caps and hand rail. This was then, once again, sanded prior to a Grey gloss top coat being applied.
  • You can also see in this picture that, as the carpet was to be replaced, David suggested cutting it back away from the wood to be painted. This meant that, if the new carpet to be installed, shortly after the painting was complete, was a shorter pile, then there would be no line of visible old stain or paint work.
  • When compared to the first picture (above) of this project, you can see how the final finish has brightened the entire area.
  • With all the correct preparation having gone into this project, this finish should look bright and fresh for years to come.
  • When compared to the first picture (above) of this project, you can see how the final finish has brightened the entire area.
  • With all the correct preparation having gone into this project, this finish should look bright and fresh for years to come.
  • The doors and walls were also painted as part of the project. The customer wanted these painted white, covering the original peach colour of the walls. It was suggested to the customer they should use a hardwaring, durable, matt paint for the walls given the relatively high traffic on a staircase.
  • The final finish gives a previously dark area a light, bright and modern feel while retaining the highlighted features of the original staircase.
  • The doors and walls were also painted as part of the project. The customer wanted these painted white, covering the original peach colour of the walls. It was suggested to the customer they should use a hardwaring, durable, matt paint for the walls given the relatively high traffic on a staircase.
  • The final finish gives a previously dark area a light, bright and modern feel while retaining the highlighted features of the original staircase.

About us

David Goodby qualified with a City and Guilds Level 2 in Painting and Decorating at Bournville College. David setup DLG Painting and Decorating and has been serving customers in the South Midlands area for the past 10 Years.

Contact us

DLG Painting & Decorating
17 Vista Green,
Kings Norton,
Birmingham, B38 9PD

07737-300160

enquiries@dlg-decorators.co.uk