The woodwork in the interior of this house is in a dreadful state, overpainted time and time again.... full of drips, knocks, badly painted areas, chips and holes.
With a colleague, we have spent 7 days sanding stripping, filling, rebuilding, sanding again all the skirting boards, dado rails, doors and frames over the 3 floors.
The results are looking very good, ready to prime where needed, undercoat, and then finish.
Do not ever underestimate the time and care needed when taking on a job like this. It is so easy to get bogged down in too many details, and to overwork the job. Unless you are being paid a fortune, it is important to know where to draw a line, before you realise there is no profit at all.
Great job though.... and the results will look amazing!
I finally got to finishing the 100 metres of intricately ornate school railings this week.
Spent a day repriming with zinc phosphate as a final coat before the protective finishing coats.
Then I decided to purchase a solvent specific airless spray gun for the task, to save myself maximum time....and it has proved to be the best £200 I've ever spent!
Finding Earlex to be the reasonably priced manufacturer of this kind of equipment, I phoned their technical advice number and was advised to go for the HVLP 5500 model to spray oil based paint (in my case - gloss).
Not only is it lightweight, portable, easy to use, super precise, relatively quiet, and with mimimum overspray.....it also halved my time to cover the fence! Earlex advertise this spray station as "semi professional" and I used it non stop for 2 days in a row, It was more than up to the task, already paying for itself in the process. I will now be using it to topcoat a load of prepared woodwork in a private house this next week!
Spray gun advice to follow.....!