The interior woodwork had previously been painted with varnish, which can sometimes bleed through water based paints, creating a poor finish. To ensure that we had a good coverage of paint we used lacquer based primer paint to prepare the surfaces. Once the walls and ceilings were painted we then finished the woodwork with a satinwood oil based paint. This provided a luxurious, high quality finish to the wooden surfaces.
Painted Ceilings & Walls
To prepare the freshly plastered walls and ceiling for painting we applied a mist coat of paint first, followed by two full coats of Farrow & Ball paint to give the surfaces a good coverage and consistent painted finish. As you can see from the pictures the choice of white paint on the ceilings and woodwork and a traditional pastel green have combined to create a stunning classic interior colour scheme that enhances the period features of this property.
What is a mist coat?
If you are painting new plaster that is completely dry it can leave you with uneven brush strokes and an inconsistent coverage of paint. In order to avoid this we use a ‘mist coat’ to prime the surface for painting. A mist coat is a diluted layer of emulsion paint which acts as a primer for the newly plastered walls and ceilings. Typically it consists of three parts paint to one part water. Once this has dried you can apply your emulsion in the normal way.