Painting Sash Windows
Sash windows are always a chore
when you are a home owner….
Just let us do it!
These doors were painted inside
and outside after full preparation.
Care was taken to crisp up all the
edges. After stripping off all the old
paint we reapplied four coats of
oil based paint.
Painted Casement Windows
These casement windows were painted
for our clients inside and out. The
decoration freshened up the appearance
of the house. They are looking to employ
us now for a two or three year
maintenance plan which will be
'little and often’.
Through my time as a carpenter I have gained a good knowledge of painting, this allows me to take a window from decay to perfection. The main cause of decay in exterior woodwork is poor maintenance. As I cut out the affected areas I always determine the cause of the issue first to establish it won’t happen again. Usually I find areas where old paint has flaked and bare timber has been exposed to the English weather. Over time this causes decay.
Does this remind you of your windows or outside woodwork? If so, don’t worry this is easily overcome by our skilled staff at AA Hughes Limited. When we feel it’s required we remove the opening part of the window (casement/sash), so during the painting process we can access the entire window frame and all around the casement.
During this process, if agreed by you, any adjustment to the fitting of the window can be made before it is painted. Many general painters are good at what they do but some can unknowingly cause further problems by not having a carpenter’s understanding or expertise. We have the knowledge and ability to correct an issue.
We also undertake all normal specification decorating. Customers often require us to maintain their properties and return periodically. We recommend maintenance is carried out every five/eight years.
Some clients require a lot of decoration, which can be quite daunting. We are happy to schedule a programme of works to span, say, one to four years, e.g. Year one – front elevation, year two – side elevation and year three – rear elevation etc. This means the cost is broken down into a standard payment each year and it doesn’t have to be a large expenditure on the whole building every five/eight years.
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.