The Rosendale

Rosendale Pub, Dulwich, London

History and use

The Rosendale public house is based in Rosendale Road in the leafy and affluent suburb of Dulwich in South East London. The pub started it’s life as a Victorian Coaching Inn and continues to this day to be a centre of the community. The pub itself is a gastro pub serving fine food and craft ales.

The pub still retains its Victorian elegance which is reminiscent of London’s finest pubs. With its fine decoration it can host special events such as wedding parties, seeking a venue with its original, historical features.

The owners wanted to retain the original feel of its historical past and commissioned AJS Painters and Decorators to carry out the external and internal decoration of the pub, providing the scaffolding contractor for the exterior and other trades.

Customer requirements

The project had to work around the business hours so the painting and decorating had to start at 5am in the morning and had to finish by 10am, ready for a 11am start. So the choice of paint had to be important in order to be commercially beneficial to the decorators and provide the high quality finish for the owners.

The range of paint colours had to reflect the Victorian period so the paint manufacturers was a mixture of Dulux Heritage range, Little Green Paint Company and Farrow & Ball. All these manufacturers produce high quality paints and excellent period colours.

The Rosendale Interior

 The challenge for the AJS painters and decorators was to make sure the paints and the preparation drying time did not interfere with the opening times of the pub. They also had to consider that certain elements of the painting and decorating were finished in order for the pub to look like a functioning business and not left in a half decorated state.

The choice of paint was therefore acrylic. Acrylics have come a long way since they first devised for the decorating industry. They are quick drying and many coats can be applied in a short space of time. This was the ideal choice of paint for this project.

Colour choice below

The Rosendale Pub colours

These colours reflect a more modern twist on the contemporary colours of the Victorian period, but still retains the striking contrast to give it the up to date feel of the use of grey.

The interior and exterior painting and decorating of The Rosendale was completed on time and to the owners complete satisfaction. Another successful project by AJS painters and decorators