We decorate houses for people who
are trying to rent or sell them. At this
property we completed all the interior
decoration and put new floors down.
This place was in a real state prior
to the work!
Stairwell, from lounge through to
kitchen before and after
decoration and flooring
Lounge showing existing carpet and
skirting, with a very poor decoration
on the walls and after we decorated
and installed flooring throughout
We derived from restoration such as specialist repairs to listed building and conservation areas. My attention to detail during the restoration procedure has led to me founding a company that covers carpentry, decorating and project managing on private dwellings over the Hampshire area. I use the same care and attention to interior decorating as I do to restoration projects. It’s the desire to turn something from an old dilapidated state to fresh, clean cut and fitting, whether it is on a modern building with straight lines or an older building with no straight lines whatsoever.
I employ directly decorator and carpenters and we use the same trusted team, constantly trying to improve our methods and products for the best outcome as technology improves. For instance we have invested in industrial spray machines that are proving to be an efficient way of decorating large interiors. We have recently been working on a large house in Romsey with 15ft ceilings that have specialist coving, the sprayer proved efficient and quick, and as a result we have been very competitive.
We cover all decorating jobs:
- Spraying masonry
- Spraying ceilings and walls
- Spraying stairwells and decorative woodwork
- Traditional brush and roller methods
- Wall papering/stripping
- All interior and exterior jobs are undertaken.
We have machines to spray masonry, emulsion, primer, undercoat and gloss. The machines are designed to take normal brand names. This allows us to use the products we would normally brush on. This is beneficial because factory painted items are normally finished with a paint system that can’t be brought ‘off the shelf’ and are not designed to be ‘touched up’.
As mentioned on our interior decorating landing page the sprayers can be used to cover large areas as efficiently as possible, which will lead to a high quality finish.
For exterior woodwork we predominantly use the Dulux Weathershield System that can be sprayed. When restoring windows we normally carefully remove the glass and all of the old existing putty to return the frame to its raw form. Then the item is repaired and treated with preservative. Following this the windows are then sprayed fully with undercoat into all the corners and on the glazing bars where the glass will sit so everything is protected. The item will be sprayed twice or three times in this fashion before being glazed. When the fixed item has been returned to site a final coat can be brushed on to finish it off; leaving a very well bonded decoration.
Our experienced team will paper any room. There is a very wide range available from all sorts of sources, but we normally find out what you want and order it through our decorating supplier. Normally this is the most efficient and effective method of supply.
For more information on the services we can provide and to view our full gallery, please visit our parent company website AA Hughes Ltd:
“Last autumn Anthony removed, restored and re-instated two Victorian sliding-sash windows for us. They each had rotting wood in several areas and the sills also needed treatment. The windows were returned with seals and brushes for a closer fit and painting was carried out. Anthony returned this spring to paint the new putty which needed to completely dry out to avoid cracking. He at the same time checked and over-painted other areas.
We were also advised about secondary double glazing to most practically and economically meet our needs and Anthony supplied and fitted panels to most of our windows.
I would highly recommend Anthony Hughes for window painting, repairs or replacement. He not only has the necessary skills to physically do the work, but keeps in regular contact with phone calls or emails, turns up when expected, provides fast quotes and listens to the customer in order to recommend the best solution for their situation. He also provides a follow-up service to ensure that the work he has undertaken continues to meet the customers’ needs.”
“Anthony has been employed by The White Horse Hotel on two occasions for maintenance to the front and rear. As a grade two listed building his team have been sensitive to the buildings age and have performed an excellent job. Anthony is always conscious of the Hotels need to look impeccable and touches up any weathering when he sees the need.
His staff are always courteous and tidy when leaving the site and I would highly recommend them to others.”
We were highly satisfied with the quality of workmanship and service we received, during the external restoration and redecoration of our traditional wood finished shop front.
Anthony and his team provide a professional high quality service and achieve superb results. They must be good we keep getting them back for the next job.
We have known Anthony for several years now. He has done the painting of all our sash windows and recently he has project managed a sensational makeover of our kitchen. He is delightful, works to the highest standards, cleans up after the job in hand and I would and have recommended Anthony Hughes to many of our friends.