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St Theresa's Church, Dublin

Johnstone’s Trade’s has been used to stunning effect on St Theresa's Church, Dublin

PAINTERS & DECORATORS:
Blackwood Decorators

PRODUCTS:
Acrylic Durable Eggshell

SURFACE:
Interior Walls and Ceilings

SUBSTRATE:
Plaster, Wood and Metalwork

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Johnstone’s Trade’s Acrylic Eggshell has been used to stunning effect in the redecoration of the ornate paintwork inside St Theresa’s Church in Dublin.

For more than 200 years, St Theresa’s Church on Clarendon St, has provided an oasis of calm in the heart of Dublin’s bustling city centre with its stunningly beautiful interior featuring intricate designs, ornamental cornices and mouldings.

Dublin-based and family-run Blackwood Decorators, which spans three generations, recently completed redecorating the
entire interior including painting walls, ceilings, woodwork and metal. Thanks to the five-strong team’s dedication and hard
work the project was completed a month ahead of the original schedule.

Johnstone’s Acrylic Eggshell was recommended by Blackwood due to its durability, and the fact that surfaces could be easily washed to remove stains including soot from candles. The quick-drying properties of the product, combined with the fact that the team worked solely at night and used battery operated cherry pickers rather than scaffolding, meant disruption to the church’s busy schedule of day-to-day activities was kept to an absolute minimum.

The church was given a bright fresh new look, thanks to a new colour scheme devised by Blackwood, based on more than 25 years of experience. The paint used, which was tinted to the specified colours at the Johnstone’s Decorating Centre in Palmerstown, Dublin, makes a vast change from the old scheme which was predominantly dark greens and browns.

The impressive project was one of only 20 projects shortlisted for the final of this year’s prestigious Johnstone’s Painter of
the Year award out of the hundreds of entries received.
Peter Cullen of Blackwood Decorators said: “I’ve used Johnstone’s Acrylic Eggshell for years now, particularly on school projects where durability is always key, and would recommend it as it’s a great product to use. We were confident it would be perfect for St Theresa’s and we’ve had some lovely feedback from the brothers at the church too.”

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