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A Recently completed exterior and testimonial

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August 29th, 2018

A Recently completed exterior and testimonial

Sometimes it is nice to paint a house that isn’t just the run of the mill variant of beige (not that there’s anything wrong with beiges/creams), like this house I painted this summer. Greys are very popular at the moment and painting this property gave it a modern look. The client was very please and wrote a lovely testimonial, which you can read below.

On trend exterior colours

Grey is the new beige, well so they say, well painting this house in Sandtex smooth masonry paint Gravel on the walls and painting the bay tiles, porch roof tiles, bay brick and plinth in Dulux Weathershield smooth masonry paint Natural Slate certainly has given it a modern look.

Here are the before and after pictures.

Before and after picture

Testimonial

The client was kind enough to write a review / testimonial, you can read it below, you can read more on my testimonials page.

Adrian was everything you hope for in a tradesman. He was happy to give a no obligation quote, and he turned up at the appointed time to look at the work I needed doing – I know this seems simple, but you wouldn’t believe the trouble I’ve had getting people to come along to give quotes!

His quote was very reasonable, so I booked him to carry out the work. A week or so before the date we’d agreed, he and Hazel emailed asking me to give details of the exact paint colours I required. He started work on the day we’d arranged and worked solidly, despite the blistering heat, for 3 days. He started work at 8am, finished at 5pm and left the area clean and tidy each day. The work was done to an excellent standard, and was finished slightly ahead of schedule. I was happy with the price, too!

Adrian was organised, polite, friendly and professional at all times – a really nice bloke. I am very happy to recommend Adrian to anyone who needs a painter & decorator, and will definitely ask him back to do work in the future.

I’m so pleased with the end result – my house looks loved again!

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Hall, stairs and landing

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May 31st, 2018

Hall, stairs and landing

For most decorators a hall, stairs and landing isn’t a difficult job to tackle, but is one of our most common jobs due to the heights involved, the tricky to reach bits and the sheer amount of work involved. This is why it is the most requested job from customers, either as they don’t want to tackle it, or simply don’t have a ladder to reach the tallest part of the stairwell.

The key is to have the correct equipment, such as a good ladder, to be aware of what you are doing and don’t take risks. Also knowing in which order to do the job. I have covered the order in which to paint a hallway or wallpaper a hallway before.

This is a recent hall, stairs and landing I did.

Hall, stairs and landing

It was a freshen up, so same colours as before, pure brilliant white matt emulsion on the ceiling, Barley white matt emulsion on the walls and all the woodwork including skirting boards and seven doors all finished in pure brilliant white satinwood.

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What you will find under your wallpaper

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April 27th, 2018

what you will find under your wallpaper

When removing wallpaper, you never know what you might find underneath. This is typically true of older houses but can also apply to newer houses.

I’ll use one of my jobs as a case study. The job was a spare bedroom, a simple remove old wallpaper, paint the ceiling and woodwork and then re-paper, but like the title of this post says, you never know ‘what you will find under your wallpaper’.

Removing Wallpaper

I removed the wallpaper top layer and soaked the under layer, all was going well and as expected. Then I removed the paper around the windows. These were not original windows and had been renewed with uPVC windows.

It was here that I found the broken away plasted that had left a deep hole. I have come across this problem many times so wasn’t surprised.

Luckily I always carry a fast setting filler so I could fill the deep hole to just below the surface, and finish of with a fine filler. This was done within half a day so I wasn’t help up, I then waited until the next day to hang the wallpaper and could complete the work on time at no extra cost.

As you never know what you may find under the old wallpaper, it is best to expect the unexpected, sometimes it maybe just lots of holes, other times it may involve blown plaster or loose render and plaster around replaced windows and doors.

You may be lucky and only find the dates of when the room was decorated over the years written on the wall, don’t forget to add yours!

Hole around a window

two Holes around a window

Filled hole around window

Filled holes around window

final fill around window

final fill around window

Finished job with wallpaper around window

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