Coach house undergoes formidable metamorphosis

Two luxury holiday homes with all mod cons: that was the spec of the large coach house of the Trewan Hall campsite after the renovation. That the paintwork was a challenge is an understatement.

If you fancy camping in the heart of Cornwall, then head to Trewan Hall campsite. And for those who want a little more luxury than a tent or caravan, Trewan Hall has something special: the coach house, which was recently turned into two unique holiday homes.

Every confidence in Simon

Matthew Hill, director of the Trewan Hall campsite: "Simon came round and immediately suggested spraying paint. I was only familiar with the traditional paint methods and was initially rather sceptical. But he was very convincing and strongly recommended this technique to us, so we agreed.”

Full Graco range needed

The walls, vaulted ceilings, beams, doors and door frames all had to be painted. So Simon's range of Graco appliances came in handy: "The walls and ceilings were painted with airless equipment, directly out of the paint bucket. That was done in no time. For the emulsion, I used the 390 ProStep technology, I varnished the woodwork with the FinishPro HVLP 9.5. Especially the Super-Flex hose and Smart Start technology, where the unit automatically shuts off when you stop spraying, represented added value.”

No electricity

One evening, there was no electricity in one of the houses, recalls Simon. But that did not stop him. “One of the jobs I had to do was to coat the ceilings with a primer, I solved that problem with battery-powered lights and my Ultra Airless Handheld. I used both the standard and the large paint cup of the Ultra Airless Handheld. So, despite the fact that there was no electricity, I could just continue working without delay.”

Coach house renovation

Proper taping is half the battle.

Coach house before


Coach house after


Perfectly finished

Matthew concurs: "Simon did indeed work in the evenings and at night. That way, he had the houses to himself and none of the other workers got in the way. And I have to admit, the result was spectacular! Despite some very inaccessible places – the beams of the ceiling – everything was finished to perfection in a very short space of time.”

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