Crown Decorating Centres perfect match for chateau refurb

Crown Decorating Centre in Brentford has played its part in transforming a stunning French chateau, as featured on Channel 4’s popular ‘Escape to the Chateau DIY’ programme.

Paul Golledge, who is based in Chiswick in London, bought le Chateau de Montvason in Normandy with his partner Emma Newton three years ago and they’ve been gradually restoring it back to its original state ever since. The Channel 4 team followed Paul and Emma’s progress over the last 12 months as they refurbished the property before opening it up to guests as a stylish B&B, and their exploits were aired as part of the latest series of the programme in March.

With over 30 rooms, it’s been a labour of love and both Paul and Emma have come to rely on the team at Brentford Crown Decorating Centre for decorating tips and product advice as well as colour-matching paints to tone in with the Chateau’s original interior design and colour scheme.

The stunning white salon room for example, has been painted using Crown Trade Acrylic Eggshell in two colours, ‘old white’ for the ceiling and ‘Montvason blue’ for the trim work. Both colours were specially mixed for Paul by the team in Brentford.

One of the key features of the Chateau’s exterior are its beautifully ornate wooden balconies. All the external balconies were brightened up with Sadolin Superdec in white, staying true to their original design and ensuring the balconies will continue to stand out against the masonry of the Chateau. Using water-based Sadolin Superdec, which is both self-priming and undercoating, the balconies will be protected well into the next decade thanks to its flexible finish.

Paul says: “We fell in love with the Chateau as soon as we saw it. It’s got a fantastic story and we knew we wanted to fully embrace its history as part of the restoration. Getting the paintwork just right both inside and out was a key part of the whole project and I’m so pleased with how it’s all coming together.

“The team at Brentford have been very helpful – the level of service is really exceptional and they were always happy to answer any of my questions and advise on the best products to use as I tackled each part of the project. In fact I’ve pretty much used Crown products throughout and I’ve been very happy with both the application and finish.

“Sourcing the perfect colours was really important as we wanted to make sure it was as in-keeping with the period as possible and the team at Brentford certainly delivered. I even took a piece of woodwork from the Chateau which they used to precisely match our paint to the colour of the existing paint.”

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