Restaurant refurbishment: how to do a great spray painting job

Restaurant after being refurbished using Q1 tape

With the recent refurbishment of Gino’s Pear Tree 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. It needed a spray painting job, but first the room need to be taped for painting. So let see how to tape for painting

Restaurant painting by professionals

For the job that needed to be completed in 2 weeks, the owners hire 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. For the kitchen, paints with a tough finish are best so that food or other stains can be easily cleaned up. Enamel finishes, or semigloss at the least, are preferred for these areas. 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 wall painting, he has all the materials needed and the skills demanded for the task.

how to tape a room for painting?

Have you ever wondered how to tape a room for painting in the fastest and most efficient way? It all comes down to materials, starting by using the right ones will save you a lot of time later on. 

There are many materials needed for restaurant painting, such as: enamel paint or semi-gloss for kitchen walls, flat paint for the bar area, brush, spray painting gun, paint roller and roller pan, drop film, masking paper, 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 trough the forums, last year, I asked same 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.

A window taped with Q1 before being painted

Masking before painting

Before starting the painting 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 frane, Sam used the spray painting 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.

Spray painted window

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.

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