Plantation Shutters to Help Improve your Home or Business

Plantation Shutters to Help Improve your Home or Business

If you are looking for a unique and practical way to really make the most of your windows and still maintain your privacy take a look at some of the attractive, good quality plantation shutter designs available at the beautiful Shutter Company. With a wide range of styles, colours and materials available you can be sure that they will be able to provide you will an individual plantation shutter design that will complement the rest of your interior decor perfectly.

These shutters are an excellent idea for homes and businesses alike as they not only add a touch of class to any room they also help to protect against the elements and make you property more secure. With options ranging from full length solid style shutters to half sized cafe style designs no matter what kind of style you are hoping to create within your room you can be sure that at the Beautiful Shutter Company you will find the ideal plantation blind to help you finish the look.

With the option to adjust the louvres, or even open them up completely, plantation shutters really are a really flexible choice that allow you to easily control how much or how little light can enter your room helping you to stay cooler in the summer, and also warmer in the winter as they will help your room to retain more heat. As they are easy to clean and created using long lasing high quality materials you can be sure that no matter what type of plantation blinds you may decide on in the end they will be a really worthwhile investment that you will be able to make use of for years to come.

The Beautiful Shutter Company
So why not take a look at some of the really stylish designs available at the Beautiful Shutter Company? With a made to measure service and some really individual additional features available, such as waterproof shutters and on track style designs for larger areas you can be certain that no matter how grand your design plans may be they will have the skills and expertise required to help you achieve them.

The Beautiful Shutter Company brings a wealth of experience to the window dressing industry and is committed to providing homeowners with the perfect set of high-quality plantation shutters for any home. To learn more about our wide selection of shutters or to book an appointment, call us today on 01642 688049 or visit the Beautiful Shutter Company website.

DIY News – Quick Guide to Painting a Door

Quick Guide to Painting a Door
DIY painting can be a very enjoyable and satisfying way to cut the costs of improving your home and is one of the easiest DIY tasks which you can undertake. So how do you paint a door, whether that be a new interior door or to renovate old paintwork.

The first thing to do when paining any interior door is to remove the handles and locking mechanism, this makes the painting job much easier and stops you getting paint all over the handles etc.

To prepare a new wooden door for painting, sand down the door with a fine sand paper following the grain, any sharp edges should be slightly rounded off. Once sanding has been completed, wipe the door down with a clean cloth and white spirit to remove all dust and debris.

Fold ‘old’ interior doors, check for any loose paint, remove then sand the surrounding area with to even the doors surfaces. Do any filling necessary, then – to complete the preparation, rub the entire door down with fine sandpaper. If the paint work is in good condition then you may not need to prime or undercoat the door (especially if it is to be painted the same colour), although it is advisable to sand down the existing paintwork and apply a thin undercoat prior to applying the top coat of paint.

Whether a new or old interior door, it’s always a good idea to apply a couple of thin coats – this is always better than trying to get away with just applying one thick coat of paint. This will nearly always look rough and will very likely run.

To apply the first coat of paint, start with the beading around the panels making sure you avoiding any paint runs. Coat the door panels themselves following the grain of the wood. Next paint the vertical & horizontal stiles with smooth vertical paint strokes, again following the grain of the wood. Finally coat the edges of the door with smooth vertical strokes, and as before, try to ensure you to catch any runs or build ups of paint on the corners.

Allow time for the door to dry and then rub down the door with fine sandpaper, wipe the door down with a clean cloth to remove any dust, and then apply the second coat in the same way.

If you are looking to replace your doors and are considering having high quality wooden doors fitted, then these are often a great choice as they can be of different styles and can be finished in a variety of attractive ways and Blacketts doors stock a fabulous range of internal & external wooden doors that can satisfy on every level. You will find a wide range of internal & external wooden doors in our online store for each and every room within your property, and of course we stock a great range of stunning wooden front doors and beautiful wooden patio doors designed to help lift the exterior of your home and provide the perfect welcome. Why not check out or latest stock now, you won’t be disappointed.

For more information call us today on 0191 2734073 or visit the Blacketts Doors website.