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Sikkens paint lasted over 8 years

We first painted this lovely house in 2007. Following Sikkens reccomendations we repainted in 2012. Now 8 years later we have returned to repaint this house again. We will give it a thorough wash down with warm water and sugar soap. Replace some defective timber to the fanlights. Remove cracked […]

Painters back to work

Our first painting job after lockdown was exterior painting and interior decorating of this terrace property on the edge of Islington and Hackney. We repainted with Sikkens Rubbol XD gloss – which Sikkens say will last up to 10 years. We also redecorated three bedrooms. Effects of the London environment had caused […]

Frames and Soffits saved in Marylebone

This job in Park Road, Marylebone, urgently needed extensive repairs to woodwork, as you can see from the photos. All were repaired using the windowcare repair system and new hardwood cills etc then painted with two coats of Sikkens Rubbol Primer and finished with two coats of Sikkens Rubbol SB […]

Window repairs in Lancaster Gate

We’ve tried other window repair and paint systems in the past, but we’ve never found anything that compares to the Repaircare system, Sikkens Rubbol Primer, and Sikkens Rubbol gloss (2 coats of each, rubbed down between coats). This large multi-storey property in Lancaster Gate had more windows than we cared […]

Fit for a Hampstead mansion

This mansion in Hampstead had some lovely architectural features, and all of them essentially original features. The property had not wanted for care over the years, but the creeping effects of weather, rain and the difficulty of reaching some areas meant it was due for some thorough treatment. Extensive woodwork […]

Window renovation in N6

This victorian terrace house in N6 required extensive repairs to both woodwork and stucco rendering. The windows were repaired using the Windowcare repair system, with new hardwood cills and inserts, then painted with two coats of Sikkens Rubbol Primer and finished with two coats of Sikkens Rubbol SB white gloss. […]

Preparing exterior woodwork

This is an example of the process we go through when undergoing any job. This is one of the great Regency terraces overlooking Primrose Hill in north London. As the pictures show they had been neglected for decades and the paintwork was in appalling condition and the underlying stucco mouldings […]