March 7, 2015

Painting kitchen doors in white

Painting kitchen doors on site service

Dear client please find below some pictures from our latest project showing step by step our painting kitchen doors work.

 

 Project details:

colour number: Dulux Jasmine White

sheen level: 10% matt

 

 

1. Collection day

Our contractors will arrive on agreed date to demount all doors and drawers.

Door handles will also be removed for spray painting.

There is no needs to empty the cabinets on that day.

Estimated work duration 2-3 hours.

demounting kitchen doors

demounting kitchen cabinet

2. Painting doors takes place in spray booth.

When all kitchen doors will arrive to our workshop we beginning the work almost immediately.

At first doors are sanded down and degreased. After filling and preparation doors can go into spray booth for painting.

We spray 2-3 coats of special catalysed furniture paint.

Doors require minimum 48h before final packaging and delivery.

kitchen doors preparation for painting       painting all doors and kitchen elements are carried in our workshop

3. Onsite service: day 1 – preparation and painting

protecting cabinets for spraying

preparing kitchen walls for spraying

resurfacing kitchen cabinets

spraying kitchen cabinets in white

spray painting lower cabinets

4. Final day

On the second final day kitchen doors will be delivered and our team will install all doors back in place.

Hanging doors, drawers and adjustment is a time consuming and may take even 8 hours.

installing kitchen drawers

adjusting kitchen doors

Work completed:

kitchen furniture resprayed in white

resprayed kitchen drawers

white kitchen cabinets

All kitchen spraying projects   Matt paint finishes

March 6, 2015

Finishing table in high gloss

Finishing table in high gloss – Water damage repair

Another example of table repair by our company.

Water has penetrated into the table surface causing veneer damage.

Table required  two intensive weeks  of repair including spray finishing in high gloss.

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table water damage repair

 

water penetrated into table surface

veneer lifted creating bump

Table stripping process

Paint stripper is the best way to strip veneered surfaces.

stripping high gloss surface with paint remover

stripping table legs

high gloss surface removed and prepared for staining

Final effect

High gloss polished lacquer is one of the most durable finish we offer for dining and boardroom tables.

final effect high gloss lacquer

high gloss polished lacquered boardroom table

More example works of: Table restoration

March 5, 2015

Refinishing kitchen worktop spraying lacquer

Refinishing kitchen worktop – spray finishing heat resistant lacquer

Remove worktop heat burn:

Our client contacted us regarding huge heat burn on oiled hardwood kitchen worktop.

By accident hot pan was placed directly on the surface caused black burned patch.

We had to strip existing finish and refinish whole surface.

Kitchen worktop burn repair

burned oiled worktop surface

2. Stripping kitchen worktop

We use heavy belt senders to remove oiled finish.

Worktop stripping process takes several hours and require wetting the wood and changing grades of abrasives.

To achieve high quality finish we finally smoothing the wood with 320 sanding paper.

sanding kitchen worktop, refinishing kitchen worktop

3. Spraying heat resistant lacquer – resurfacing wooden worktop

Resurfacing kitchen worktops require high quality heat resistant lacquer.

We offer different sheen levels from matt, semi matt, satin, gloss or high gloss finish.

Lacquer is drying within few hours however we suggest to do not put anything on the newly restored surface for next 48h after work completion.

Our air hose can reach up to 40 meters from the van.

To avoid carring large compressor 200l into the house we can pull the air hose thru the window.

spraying kitchen worktop

4. Final finishing

Final finishing include polishing lacquer, remove all protection and cleaning room,

kitchen worktop after burn repair

hardwood kitchen worktop restoration, picture taken after completely resurfacing kitchen worktop

Prices for refinishing kitchen worktops usually cost few hundreds of pounds.

We usually work in teams of two contractors with fully equipped van.

Please see other example works by clicking on following link: white rings repair

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November 6, 2014

Spraying wardrobe doors and paint colour change

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Wardrobe spraying and paint colour change – spraying wardrobe doors London service

 

Tired with your current bedroom wardrobe colour? All doors still in working condition? Why not to change the colour and use our furniture spraying service? Below you can find some pictures of  the re-spraying work progress. Our receny client had an old  90′ s build in cherry wardrobe originaly purchased at John Lewis store. The condition of doors was still in good full working order but the colour and style become a bit old fusion.

Wardrobe doors ware collected and sprayed off site in our workshop. Depending on required finish whole project usually takes one day in situ. Doors are delivered and installed usually within 2-3 weeks from collection date. To cut the cost all fronts can be sprayed  from one side only and internal of cupboards can be left in original finish.

On this project side panels, shelving and front partition edges ware finished on site.

 

Protecting wardrobe before spraying

Good protection is a key to archive straight  lines on the side panels, corners and front edges.

We use the most durable plastic covers and high quality masking tapes.

A proximately time spent on preparing wardrobe for spraying: 4-5 hours

Room protection for spraying using masking tapes and plastic sheets, spraying wardrobe doors

 

Sanding and preparation

Sanding existing finish, filling imperfections: chips, scratches and dents.

sanding existing finish and preparation

 

We can also spray inside wardrobe on request however front edges and side panels are the most important.

Wardrobe spray finishing require 2-3 coats of furniture paint. High quality paints drying within 20min what let us apply few coats and finish the project usually in one day.

after first coat we can see already good result

closer look wardrobe spraying

 

 

To reduce cost of spraying wardrobe inside can be left in original finish

inside werdrobe left in original colour

 

 

This is 30% sheen level paint

If you wish to compare to 20% sheen level please see other project by clicking on following link: 20% sheen paint finish Colour number: Farrow % Ball Number 59 New White

paint light reflection

closer look into 30% sheen level

 

 

Final result – solid paint finish

Spraying wardrobe doors in new paint colour can safe your cost comparing to purchasing a new one.

Farrow & Ball Number 59 New White final effect, spray paint eggshell sheen level

 

 

Original cherry look in clear coat finish

Cherry wardrobe from John Lewis

New project: Respraying oak wardobe doors from clear lacquer to solid paint finish: Inchyra Blue Farrow and Ball no. 289 10% matt finish

 

 

See more: furniture spraying works

NEW !!  KITCHEN SPRAYING PROJECT  

 

 

 

September 11, 2013

French polishing doors

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French polishing doors London service – Hand polishing

French polishing doors London:

Capital Polishers Ltd spacialise in refinishing of all types of internal and external doors.

Our service offer traditional hand french polishing and modern spray finishes.

We can restore any doors, change or match the finish to original, also repair or completely replace veneer and laminate.

We provide french polishing service in London area.

Small repairs such a door scratch or chip can be fixed onsite usually within few hours.

Internal doors can be collected to our workshop and delivered back to you within 7-8 days.

 

French polishing doors London

Example repair:

Required work: French polishing internal wardrobe doors

Finish: high gloss french polish

Technique: hand finish

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More info about finishes:

Stain colours

Oil finishes

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Internal doors hand finishing and french polishing hardwood oak doors. The work include stripping lacquer and renovation of door frame. Work preparation, remove handles and hinges. Work on doors and applying several coats of french polish takes several says. Drying time of polish depend on room temperature. We use Mylands ready mixed french polish. Door can be restored from both sides including hardwood frame. French polishing softwood doors does not come very nice and we do not recommend to. We are experiences door restoration London contractors specialists. Oak doors and pine doors finish repair.

August 7, 2013

Tineo veneer – Tineo furniture

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Tineo veneer repair | Tineo furniture | Tineo tree

Tineo veneer:

Capital Polishers Ltd spacialise in modern and antique furniture repair and restoration.

We provide veneer repair service in London area.

Small repairs can be fixed onsite within few hours.

We can also replace larger areas of veneer and perfectly match grain and colour to any furniture.

tineo veneer tineo furniture

Example repair:

Required repair: Cut and replace tineo veneer edging

Finish: satin 60%

Technique: spray

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About tineo tree:

Where tineo tree are growing ?

South America mainly Argentina and Chile

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Tineo veneer used for tineo furniture. The veneer is cut to size from tineo tree.

July 10, 2013

Staircase restoration london

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Staircase restoration London specialists /  staining stairs

Staircase restoration London:

We spacialise in all types of wood refinishing.

Example project:

Finish colour: Jacobean Dark Oak

Lacquer: water base 40% satin

Technique: hand finish

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Repairs and staircase refinishing:

 

Staining stairs

Staining a softwood staircase opens up lots of exciting possibilities and has many advantages.

Stain is easier to apply than paint allows the grain and texture of the wood to show trough.

Dark stains can be used for a traditional look while lighter stains offer a more contemporary feel.

Before staining, it is essential that the surface of the wood receives adequate preparation so that it is entirely free from paint, dust and dirt that will otherwise spoil the overall effect.

For successful staining all traces of the old finish must be removed as any spots of paint left behind will prevent the stain from soaking into the wood.

A staircase with no previous finish is easier to stain and much of the preparatory work can be foregone – a light sanding is often enough. 

Stripping staircase

Starting from the top of the staircase paint stripper can be used applied by brush.

Another method is to use a hot air gun and electric sanders.

Preparing the surface

Sanding up every part of the stairs to remove any final of paint.

An electric sander, whilst not essential, makes fast work on flat areas.

Once the stairs has been given a trough sanding down it is a time to make any necessary repairs to the wood surface – gaps, cracks and holes.

For final preparation we make sure to dust off the stairs and remove all with tack cloth.

Cracks

Most cracks in the plaster of a room, especially in newer homes, will be due to the natural settlement of materials or, in older houses, due to plaster that has been poorly mixed and applied.
Such cracks often appear at the corners of the room or around door frames and should be no larger than hairline.

Some cracks, however, especially ceiling cracks, are caused by slight movement in the floorboards rather than general settlement or poor plastering. These are usually no cause for alarm and may simply be patched, as a certain amount of seasonal movement is normal in solid timber floors. If the house is new, floor movement can probably be attributed to natural shrinkage once the property starts to dry out and the moisture content of the timber is reduced.

In older properties, however, ceiling cracks accompanied by springy flooring in the room above may signal rotten joists or boards that have come loose of joists due to rusted nails.
Persistent cracks under skirting may also indicate floor problems or even subsidence, and cracks in subf loors made from manufactured boards are generally indicative of more serious problems.

If you cannot easily find the
root cause of a crack or it continues to widen, this may indicate serious structural problems and you should seek professional advice.

Floor dump

Wet and damp skirting boards are a sure sign of rising moisture in the fabric of the wall, which could be caused by a bridged or missing damp-proof course. Such damp is far more noticeable on walls facing the prevailing wind, especially after heavy rain when moisture is driven through the wall. If the wall is noticeably damp on these occasions it may be the joists are absorbing water. lf this is allied to blocked air bricks and poor ventilation in the floor space, rot could soon follow. On upper floors a damp spot in the centre of the ceiling is a good indicator of a leaking pipe.
Although most damage is likely to be to the ceiling itself, moisture may also be seeping into the joist timbers.
Houses built after 1920 are less prone to damp since their cavity wall structure is designed to channel any water that penetrates the outer wall down its inner face to ground level. 

Problems with floorboards


Gaps between floorboards are most often caused by timber shrinkage. Insert wider boards or lift all the boards, close up the gaps and re-lay the floor. Alternatively we can insert small stealers coated with glue to seal gaps.
If a board is badly split then remove and replace, but if the split is minor we will simply apply extra fixings to prevent further movement.

If a floorboard has sprung up, then the fixing has failed or is missing and can be sorted by nailing or screwing new fixings.

Safety advice

Floors and stairs are major structural elements in a house and are often the site of domestic accidents and injuries.
If you notice sudden changes or are at all concerned seek professional advice from a surveyor or structural engineer. 

Problems with stairs

Internal stresses in the timber can cause a tread to split. If the split is bad then remove and replace the tread, othen/vise patch from below or inject epoxy resin into the gap.
Squeaking stairs are most often caused by loose or missing glue blocks and wedges below stairs.
Investigation is necessery to find the cause from below and renew or replace any missing components. Alternatively, fixing a strengthening timber between the internal joint of tread and riser will often cure the problem. Broken nosing is usually just caused by general wear and tear with no structural ramifications..

We can cut off the damaged area and let in a new section of timber to match the original.
Damage to staircase risers is relatively rare as tnese do not get wear in the same way that treads do. If a riser has split or become loose then there may be something seriously wrong with the overall structure of the stairs. If further investigation indicates no other damage, the split riser can be fixed in the same way as a split tread.

Strings

If gaps start to form between the string and the wall, the fixings holding the stairs back to the wall may have failed. To replace these fixings, we can drill through the string and use a suitable screw and wall plug to pull the string tight to the wall. A gap in the joint between string and tread usually indicates a failed wedge. We will replace the wedge from under the stairs, making sure it is coated with glue.

Balustrade repairs

Open joints between a handrail and the newel post are often caused by glue failure in the joint or a dowel through the joint may have failed.
We can drill out the old dowel, squirt in some wood glue and replace with a new dowel.

Newel posts on older stairs are held in place by a wedged mortise and tenon joint that goes through to the joists below the floor.

It is common for the wedge in this joint to fall out.
To cure the problem, we remove a section of floorboard adjacent to the newel and replace the missing wedge.
Loose, broken and missing spindles are usually caused by broken joints . at the top and bottom.

this needs clean oft the old glue and recoat the joint with new adhesive, taping the spindle into position until the glue sets.

 

Read more: Handrails restoration and Floor restoration

We specialise in all types of wood finishing: this include staircase restoration in London area. Match balustrade colour and finish to wooden floor panels,When staircase refinishing and staining stairs use of wooden staircase stain. All steps, including oak staircase must be treated individually. Process of staining oak staircase especially new wood or new timber stairs. We can answer for question how to stain wooden stairs and how to finishing by hand. First the staircase need to be stripped to bare wood with fine sanding paper. Best to use 240 grit or even 320 grit mirca sanding disks. You can use electric sander machine to speed up the result. Next step is to apply stain by sponge or soft cotton cloth on each wooden step. Finally you can apply several coats of varnish or floor stain in different shines to choose: matt, satin or gloss finish. For staircase restoration London we recommend to use hard wearing floor water based lacquer.If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact us for help. Oust contractors are wood restorers and renovator specialists. Restoration work onsite takes between 5 to 6 working days.

July 10, 2013

Black walnut wood stain

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Black walnut wood stain

Black walnut wood stain:

We spacialise in all types of furniture refinishing.

Example project:

Finish colour: Black walnut

Lacquer: catalyzed heat/cold/alcohol resistant 40% satin

Technique: hand finish

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Black walnut wood stain, dark walnut wood stain, dark walnut stain, furniture stain, Mylands black walnut wood stain

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June 14, 2013

Wood Lye Soap

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Wood Lye Soap – Specialists

Wood Lye Soap:

Lye finishing is an old Scandinavian tradition, which adds a beautiful light colour to the wood.
We useamild lye, which is specially made for Douglas and  Oak. The lye opens up the grains of the wood, allowing oil or soap to penetrate the wood better.
A lye finished floor of wide planks will, with its bright colour, create harmony and tranquillity and add a special purity to the room.
As the lye finishing itself does not provide any protection for the floor, the floor has to be saturated with oil or soap.
Lye finish on Oak should only be made by experienced professionals.

wood lye soap

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June 13, 2013

Peeling Veneer Repair

Veneer repair – 1930’s cocktail cabinet 

Recently finished repair to original 1930’s cocktail cabinet,

 

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Our service: Peeling veneer repair, furniture veneer,table veneer, cabinet. Peeling off the surface, veneer fix, veneer dent repair. Glue veneer, stick back

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