Rushton & Company Member of the Painting and Decorating Association

0113 808 1192 / 07958 071355

simon@rushtonandcompany.co.uk

24 Wensley Green, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 2ND

Decorative restoration by experienced painter and decorator, Leeds

Restoration projects

Repair and renew your wood, plaster and features

As a highly qualified painter and decorator, Leeds based Simon and his experienced team are on hand to help clients across the city with their specialist decorative restoration requirements.


Our restoration skills include, but are not limited to:

  • • Interior woodwork
  • • Exterior woodwork
  • • Plaster
  • • Metal decorative items
  • • Internal and external features

When restoring an old property, we recognise that it’s important to try and keep as many of the original features as possible – it’s like uncovering the past, finding out what used to be there and what's underneath all the layers of paint as you gradually bring life back into your wood or plasterwork.


Our decorators have refreshed, repaired and renewed decorative features in many houses, and we’ve not been beaten by a challenge yet! We treat your property and decoration with respect at all times, using a variety of materials and techniques to ensure the very best end results.


Call us on 0113 808 1192 or 07958 071355 for a friendly, no-obligation chat about our restoration services.

Examples of decorative restoration work

Say you have an old sash window that’s been painted shut for years. We can burn all the paint off, renew the pulleys and sash cords, repair or replace the wood beading and give it a fresh coat of treatment or paint, leaving you with beautiful, fully working traditional windows.


Perhaps you have some small patches of wood rot. We’ll dig out the rot and apply a wood hardener, then use filler or epoxy resin to give a good, solid surface again; in some cases, we may need to remove the whole piece of rotten wood and replace with new. Once we've given the wood a coat of primer, undercoat and a top coat of hard gloss, you ‘l see the shape of the wood in its original beauty. This is much less expensive than replacing an entire wood-frame fixture!


These processes can be applied to:

  • • Interior woodwork
  • • Exterior woodwork
  • • Plaster
  • • Metal decorative items
  • • Internal and external features


damaged decorative feature in need of restoration improved feature after decorative restoration work

Plaster restoration

It's the same when dealing with old plasterwork such as a ceiling rose, cornice or plaster mounding. We use a product called Langlow Peel Away – a chemical paste which we apply to the surface then cover up with a plastic film. Twenty four hours later, it can take up to 30 layers of paint off, very good when restoring plaster based items! We then treat with a neutraliser to arrest the peeling process: using this kind of restoration method brings alive all the decorative detail that’s been hidden away for years.


Often when doing this type of restoration work, we find old metalwork underneath all the layers of paint. We can apply a liquid paint stripper, such as Nitromors, to old brass locks, hinges, brass door hooks and finger plates, and then polish up them up with Brasso to let them shine again.


We prefer to use traditional paints from local Yorkshire paint suppliers such as Womersleys in Heckmondwike or handmade paints from Hicks and Weatherburn in Meanwood, Leeds.


Call Simon and his friendly and experienced team of Leeds-based painters and decorators on 0113 808 1192 or 07958 071355 and we'll pop round to take a look at your decorative restoration requirements and provide a free estimate.