Simply The Nest..Blog

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Our Staircase Renovation Project – Removing 130 Years Of Paint When I shared photographs of our staircase and landings a couple of weeks ago, and outlined our plans to strip and oil the wood, Antonia very sensibly asked in the comments whether the paint on the stairs was lead. Lightbulb moment – we had no idea, but fortunately had not …

Charles Budd..Home Strip on Brick

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I’m currently painting the exterior of a customer’s house. Most of the brick is unpainted, except a couple of square metres where there was a lean-to in the past. I asked my customer whether he’d like me to strip the paint off, to even it all up. He said it was a good idea. There were several layers of gloss …

A Passion For Homes interview with Oliver Heath

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Guest blog by Wayne de Wet – Multiple Award Winning Decorator ‘My client’s home was built in 1880 in the City of Norwich, Norfolk. The foundations of the previous house, which must have been much bigger, can still be found under the front garden. Remains of the past often find their way to the surface of the back garden – …

Review From Charles Budd

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Home Strip a safer way to strip paint   I was asked by a regular customer to renovate a large dresser unit in her kitchen. It had been painted many times before, and the previous decorator had been asked to make it look like the rest of the natural wood kitchen. He’d decided to paint it brown, so it looked …