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This is one of my latest projects for a client in Chester.

Another strip, line, emulsion job which is getting more and more popular and preferred to re-plastering due to the lack of mess. When done properly, lining a room can look fantastic.


As with every decorating project preparation is so important. Fail to prepare – prepare to fail! Always a good motto to remember when decorating.

Lining paper comes in so many forms and thicknesses (grades) these days. From a standard 800 grade roll to heat-saving under-liners and sound insulating liners, there are so many to choose from that it would be foolish to overlook this option when considering a decorating project. On this project, 1400 grade standard lining paper was used (with no filling on the joints). Filling at the joints will create a weak spot and can eventually crack and fail, showing every seam.

Walls lined and time for the emulsion. My client has decided on Farrow & Ball’s Joa’s White (no 226) Estate emulsion which gives a lovely chaulky finish but is rather expensive so is not for the faint hearted (£75 per 5 litre tin). It is a top quality paint that some decorators don’t like using but I really like it. It’s so much nicer to use than the standard Dulux stuff you buy in the big sheds, and the colours are fantastic!


After 2 coats of brilliant white on the ceiling and 2 coats of the F&B emulsion on the walls with all woodwork undercoated and glossed in brilliant white acrylic low VOC paint this is how it looked.


Another very happy client!

Lee has just finished decorating our lounge, it is a work of art and we’re absolutely delighted with the transformation. It was a pleasure to have Lee in our home. He is very professional, honest and reliable and leaves everything so clean! Lee’s work is of the highest standard and he has such pride in his work. He plans and prepares work thoroughly, is meticulous with attention to detail and an absolute perfectionist – we are so pleased that we found him! We have no hesitation in recommending Lee for any painting and decorating work and will be using his services again in the next few months. Thank you so much Lee.
Mr & Mrs Andrade – Wrexham Road, Chester