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Posted by Adrian
March 27th, 2024

I would just like to say a quick thank you for those clients that have left a Google review. It is always appreciated, it not only helps me, but also potential clients when choosing a decorator. So, thank you.

Graham Kaufman
Graham Kaufman
24 March 2024
Very pleased with they way Adrian decorated our lounge to such a high standard,have no hesitation in recommending.
Mrs Frakey
Mrs Frakey
24 January 2024
Adrian has done a fabulous job for us. So pleased - works really hard, is a lovely chap, place has been left absolutely immaculate - cannot recommend him highly enough. Will be asking him back to do more later this year.
Laura Revell
Laura Revell
15 January 2024
We can’t recommend Adrian highly enough. We were working to a tight deadline and added quite a few bits and pieces to the original job as we went along. Adrian accommodated all of our requests and finished the job earlier than expected. We are very happy with the end result, our house looks lovely!
David Shearing
David Shearing
30 October 2023
Adrian has carried out 3 painting projects for us over the last 3 years. Lobby. Exterior of bungalow. Kitchen, Hallway, Sitting Room and Bedroom. He has always maintained good contact leading up to each job. He works quietly and efficiently. He leaves no mess whatsoever. His painting is of a high standard. We would highly recommend Adrian and would not hesitate to use him again.
24 September 2023
Adrian has done several jobs for us in recent years both inside and outside the house. He is reliable, hard working and always leaves things clean and tidy. We have been very pleased with everything that he has done for us and would have no hesitation in recommending him to others. Just keep him well supplied with cups of tea!
Deborah Kemp
Deborah Kemp
10 July 2023
Have used Adrian's services since 2017. He has just finished repainting the inside of my house. Adrian is an excellent painter, up to my standards, always on time, leaves the room clean and tidy at end of the day. Just keep him in copious amounts of tea, and he is happy. His work is wonderful

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Painting And Decorating in Southend For 30 Years

Posted by Adrian
March 26th, 2023

Painting And Decorating in and around Southend For 30 Years

March 2023 sees the 30th year of my decorating career. It was thirty years ago this month that I first picked up my paint brushes and rollers and started painting and decorating. I have worked in a few places around the UK during this time, but I prefer to stay close to home, here in Southend on Sea and the surrounding areas.

Over the past 30 years of painting and decorating I have seen a lot of changes, not only in the painting industry but the economy also, as we all worry about the current living costs here in the UK, and further afield the war in Ukraine. And of course how the pandemic, Covid-19, changed many things for us, including work practises and day to day living. We have all had uncertain and hard times, but I’m still here and ready to decorate your property. So if you would like some work done, contact me for an estimate.

Celebrating 30 years painting and decorating - 1993-2023

I have undertaken commercial work as well as residential work in my career and painted properties from warehouses to high street shops, to mansion houses, but most commonly I decorate residential properties, just like yours.

Styles and fashions continually change, and over the past 30 years there has been styles come and go, and come around again. Colours change as fashion does, and if you want to know the colours for 2023 have a look at my colour trends for 2023 post .

Painting And Decorating Website And Blog

Over the past eighteen years or so my website has had many designs, and my blog has grown and grown with many posts explaining how to decorate, how things are done and product reviews, with now in excess of 120 posts.

I also created and written the code for four materials calculators, a wallpaper calculatora ceiling paper calculatora 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 blog post’s, although I don’t blog as much as I did for several reasons, but I like helping people 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.

New Media

I continue to use social media, you can find me on Facebook, I also have a LinkedIn page, also a YouTube channel.

A selection of photos including a van, rollers and brushes and completed work

I can’t believe it has been 30 years, I would like to thank my past, present and future clients for their custom and continued support.

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Colour Trends For 2023

Posted by Adrian
December 3rd, 2022

Colour Trends For 2023

Each year a team of top international design experts come together to discuss world wide trends. This is then translated into a colour scheme, then they compile a colour of the year with supporting colour palettes. They have selected a range of colours they think will be the trend throughout 2023.

What Is The Trend Colour For 2023

Colour Swatch 50YY 49/191

The colour of the year 2023 is…… 50YY 49/191 (also known as Wild Wonder).

“For the past 20 years, Dulux colour experts have been translating global insights into a Colour of the Year that matches the mood of the moment. Using these insights and a wealth of colour expertise, the team then chooses a Colour of the Year, and builds four new, easy to use paint palettes around it to help interior designers, decorators and building design professionals to create better, more comfortable homes and public spaces all over the world.         
A light, earthy shade that connects us with the natural world, Dulux Trade Colour of the Year, Wild Wonder™  brings energy and positivity to our living and working spaces.   It shows how living in  tune with the natural world, bring balance to our busy lives and is versatile-  helping to create different moods in interiors and exteriors across every sector.”                       

Quote from Dulux website.

You can see more of this years colour schemes here:
See more of this years colour of the year and colour schemes.

Paint Calculator

If you would like to use the colour of the year (50YY 49/191) or any other colour you need to buy and need to work out how much you need to buy, use our Paint Calculator.

Other useful links

Here are some further reading links:

Video from Dulux YouTube channel.

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