Decorating in Girona Spain: We are familiar with decorating in Spain and were recently commissioned to tidy up and repair a house in Girona, including hanging wallpaper in a few rooms.
The project in Spain
With the van loaded up we made our way to Spain and after an overnight ferry and a 12 hour drive, we finally arrived.
Girona is a popular destination for tourists and Barcelona day trippers – the train journey from Barcelona Sants to Girona takes just over an hour. The old town stands on the steep hills of the Capuchins to the west of the river, while the more modern section stands on the plains to the east. From Girona we made our way up a mountain and after leaving the main road and a couple of miles of dirt track, we arrived at the very secluded house.
We could see why someone would want to live in this remote area as the views were spectacular and gave us a taste of the beautiful sunrises and sunsets we would encounter over the next few weeks.
Preparation of substrates
We started by raking out all of the cracks, cleaning the areas and then applying filler. Once dry, we used a Festool dust free sanding system to prepare all ceilings and walls. Decorating in Girona Spain
We applied the first coat of paint and once this was dry, we used a halogen light to inspect the walls and do any more filling required. After dabbing out the filler, we applied the remaining coats of paint.
The client had some concerns about a few areas around the house which needed some specialist treatments.
Solution for problem areas
We emailed Paul at Holman paint with some photographs of the problem areas. He then emailed us data sheets of the products needed to solve the issues. After a discussion with the client about which products would be suitable, the paint and fillers were ordered and within a few days had arrived by courier.
Hanging wallpaper in Spain was a bit of a novelty as it’s not the norm, but it worked extremely well in this situation. We had a couple of rooms to paper completely and one with just a feature wall.
After the walls were prepared as above, we hung 1000 grade lining paper using tub paste – the same as recommended for the wallpaper.
With all the rooms completed on time, we loaded the van up to head home to await our next commission.
“Kevin and Tom spent two and a half weeks working at my house in Spain. They were extremely professional, diligent and conscientious throughout which meant working with them was a pleasure. They carried out all their tasks with initiative and a great positive attitude. The house was left looking immaculate and the only regret was not being able to take advantage of some of their other obvious decorating skills. I look forward to working with them in the future.”
Tom Vigors Decorating in Girona Spain
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