Andrew Crichton Master Painter & Decorator
Furniture Store in Macclesfield, Cheshire
When I began college in 1981, I was introduced to a panel 5 feet huge and 10 feet high. It consisted of a bit of wall, skirting, picture rail and half a door, not dissimilar to the size of the small section you can see me working on in the picture! Scraping off wallpaper, rubbing down woodwork and endlessly painting and repainting every square inch till it was ideal, I never realised how lucky I was to be taught the old school way! Fortunately, classes progressed beyond grunt work, and we spent months and months of lessons learning how to become gentleman decorators, hanging wallpaper, cutting stencils.