I was delighted to be invited to complete the painting & decorating on this church conversation in Lincolnshire. The 18th century church had not been used for religious services for several years. It was purchased by a local business man with the idea to convert into a family home. Because of the complexity of the church restoration, there will be separate blog posts about different aspects of the conversion
During the first stages of building work all original fitting’s and timber was carefully removed and stored for later reuse. Secondary double glazed units where fitted to all windows, whilst all walls where insulated and skimmed. Underfloor heating was installed throughout. Also an eco friendly heat exchanger was fitted, which filtered and recycled warm air. Also as the building had a wooden ceiling a fire suppressant system was also installed.
The church now has 5 on-suite bedrooms, lounge, a modern kitchen and a cinema room.
From a decorating perspective one of the hardest jobs was matching the original 18th century wood with new softwood. All the old timber was throughly washed down with Virisol, all holes, dent and imperfections where filled, then sanded with my dust free sanding system. The new timber was treated with sadolin classic, to try to match the original timber and finished in sadolin extra.
All ceilings where mist coated and finished in Mcphersons brilliant white eclipse and the walls finished in Crown clean extreme, a hard wearing durable emulsion. The colour is palladium 3 from crown historic colour range.