Painting, decorating and home improvement tips blog
Posted by Adrian
March 31st, 2013
Painting and Decorating for 20 years
2013 sees the 20th year of my decorating career. It was twenty long years ago that I first picked up my paint brushes and rollers and started painting and decorating. I have worked in a few places in the UK during this time but now prefer to stay close to home, here in Southend on Sea.
Over the past 20 years of painting and decorating I have seen a few changes, not only in the painting industry but the economy also, we all have to adapt and a few years ago I also started including DIY and Handyman jobs in the list of services I provide. I feel this offers a complete service to my customers, this came about as my customers often would ask me if I could assemble a flat packed wardrobe for a newly decorated bedroom or hang the odd picture or two, as I know how to do these types of jobs I agreed and now offer this as a service.
I have undertaken commercial work as well as residential work in my career and painted things from warehouses to high street shops to mansion houses.
Styles and fashions have changed over the past 20 years from everything being emulsioned to feature walls, either in emulsion or wallpaper. And who can forget the phase of terracotta!!
Painting and Decorating Website and Blog
Way back when I started there wasn’t the Internet but have had www.propertydecorating.co.uk since 2007 which now includes a painting and decorating tips blog, that has over 60 decorating tips and has proved to be very popular.
I have also created and written the code for four materials calculators, a wallpaper calculator, a ceiling paper calculator, a tile calculator and a paint calculator, these have proved to be very popular with lots of hits per day with people working out their materials. These are used not only by DIYer’s but tradesmen also.
I enjoy writing for all the blog’s and helping people out who want to do painting and decorating or DIY jobs around the house but are not sure how to go about it. I find this very rewarding.
Most recently I have started to put so video’s up on my YouTube channel, I plan to do lots more of video’s when time allows. But feel free to subscribe to my channel and comment on my videos.
Here’s to another 20 years!!!
Posted by Adrian
October 29th, 2011
Connect with us in the social media world
There is now another way you can spread the word about our website and blog, we have recently added Google+ to both our website and the posts within our blog. You can +1 each post, this will show in your +1 section within your Google+ profile so you can publicly recommend that post.
We have a google+ account and you can join our circles. We have also included an easy way to ‘Add to circles’ by a widget on the left side border on the website and the right side border on the blog.
So, if your interested in decorating, DIY and industry news please ‘Add to circle‘ on Google+, ‘Like‘ us on Facebook, ‘Tweet‘ us on Twitter, and ‘Connect‘ with us on Linkedin.
Posted by Adrian
January 28th, 2011
Continuing the social network
It was this time last year when we signed up to Twitter, you can read my experiences about my first year on Twitter in my recent post.
Property Decorating on Facebook
We are always looking at our site and blog for ways of improving things, bring more information to people like yourselves, and ways in which we can have contact with the public and visa versa, to this end we have signed up to a business Facebook account.
We shall be using this account as another means to communicate what we do to people as well as a way of notifying people with news and blog updates.
You can see our Facebook page here.
Share, Like, Tweet
We have also added some ‘Share’ and ‘Like’ buttons on some of the pages on the site and all the posts on our decorating blog (At the bottom of each post).
We hope that if you find either a page, such as the calculator pages, or and post on the blog interesting or useful, you will use the share or like buttons, (and not forgetting the tweet button) to let your friends know about it.