With the recent refurbishment of The Pear Tree Inn restaurant – this time with a concept focused on pub cuisine – everything needed to be painted from the walls, wooden panels, fireplace, the bar, window frames, doors, and exterior window frames. The décor in the restaurant was very unique, giving off a very rustic feel.
Restaurant painting by professionals
For the job that needed to be completed in 2 weeks, the owners hired Sam Woodward, a professional painter and decorator and his team.
A restaurant interior presents some challenges, the needs of the kitchen and seating area are completely diverse. Latex finished paints were used for all walls and ceilings for durability, and all wood work was finished in acrylic paints. Acrylic paints are fast drying and have less chance of discoloration. In the front of the house, an attractive setting is key. Flat paints have less glare and are more muted, creating a softer environment.
Sam has years of experience in restaurant painting, he has all the materials needed and the skills demanded for the task.
Items needed for restaurant painting
There are many materials needed for restaurant refurbishment, such as: latex paint for walls and ceilings, acrylic paints for all wood work, brush, airless spray system, paint roller and roller scuttle, drop film, masking paper, and masking tape.
“To achieve the high-quality finish which was required, I needed to use reliable masking products, so for this particular job I’m using Q1 masking solutions. I came across Q1 through the forums, last year, I asked for some samples and I’ve been using it since. I’m confident in Q1 and therefore used all of their products on this job. The products involved were Q1 Multipurpose, Q1 Precision Line, Q1 Masking Paper, and Q1 Drop Film” says Sam.
Masking before painting
Before starting the preparation process one of the things to be done is to remove whatever furnishings you can and cover the rest with drop film and masking paper and do the same with the floor.
Due to the size of the job, the high-quality finish required and the short time frame, Sam used the airless spray system method, that is faster than brush painting and it generally gives a smoother, uniform paint surface.
“I used the Q1 Precision on delicate surfaces, for example directly on to the tiles on the bar to ensure no adhesive was left, or directly on to the windows as the Precision as UV resistant qualities which would ensure no adhesion was left. I would then use the Multi Purpose product on floors, wood, or on top of the Q1 Precision line to hold down masking paper to cover surfaces when spraying”- adds Sam.
Sam Woodward is a painter and decorator, he has his own Decorating Business called Sam Woodward Painting and Decorating Ltd, which offer various colours, wall coverings and finishes to suit different styles and budgets. Sam prides himself in always giving the best high quality finish, which is why he is well and truly becoming an expert in Spray Painting.