Restoring sash windows

Restoring sash windows

Men In White specialise in sash windows. We remove all unsound coatings and apply a four coat system: an oil undercoat, an acrylic undercoat and two finish coats in Dulux Aquanamel. Lexicon Quarter (or *white*) often needs an extra coat. Care must be made that the windows open and close easily! We remove and reinstate […]

Timber cladding restoration – Bronte, Sydney

Timber cladding restoration – Bronte, Sydney

We recently restored extensive timber cladding on a house at Bronte exposed to the elements and close to the sea. The spotted gum cladding had weathered since it’s construction 4 years ago. We removed the salt, dirt, and surface dead timber with a Pressure washer, and then scrubbed with the Sikkens Cetol BL Deck and […]

Staircase restoration – Forrest Lodge, Sydney

Staircase restoration – Forrest Lodge, Sydney

MIW recently completed a new staircase in Forrest Lodge. The stringer/skirting beam was Pine and the treads were Maple. We applied three coats of Kunos Livos Oil Natural to the Maple treads and a Feast Watson Liming White finish to the Pine (sealer, two coats Liming White, and one coat Intergrain Ultra Clear Satin for […]

Timber Deck Restoration – Vaucluse, Sydney

Timber Deck Restoration – Vaucluse, Sydney

MIW recently restored a weathered, treated pine deck in Vaucluse, Sydney. The surface was prepared with a quality pressure wash to remove salt and dirt, and we applied three coats of Dulux Intergrain Timber Oil “Natural” and a spot prime, and two coats of Weathershield Low Sheen “Brown Beauty” to the pre-primed timber fence. …

Wrought iron fence restoration – Paddington, Sydney

Wrought iron fence restoration – Paddington, Sydney

Men In White were recently commissioned to restore a wrought iron fence attached to a terrace in Paddington, Sydney. We manually abraded all unsound paint to reveal the rust. We then removed the rust to expose the bare metal. We applied a Dulux protective coating system which involved the following: Clean and spot prime all surfaces […]

Bay window restoration – Rose Bay

Bay window restoration – Rose Bay

Men In White restored a two level bay window with sash windows in Rose Bay. The timber sills were heavily degraded as they faced the North sun and were metres away from the harbour. David Cook from Hire a Hubby Manly eased the windows and installed new ropes. The windows came up very nicely.

Potts Point window sill restoration

Potts Point window sill restoration

Men In White were recently tasked with restoring some old window sills in Potts Point which desperately needed some loving attention. All sills were stripped of unsound timber, coated with oil primer, and built back up with builders bog. Below you can see the process through a few different windows on the property: Window sill […]

Timber door restoration – Glebe, Sydney

Timber door restoration – Glebe, Sydney

Men In White were tasked with restoring a set of aged and weathered Western Red, cedar doors attached to a house in Glebe, Sydney. We sanded them all back and then applied two oil undercoats, and two finish coats of Aquanamel Semigloss, Jade Blue. The client remarked that once the project was complete, it looked as […]