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Loft conversion project

Posted by Adrian
August 4th, 2023

Loft conversion project

I am currently working on a loft conversion project, I have completed a bathroom, and a bedroom. Below are pictures and a video of the completed bedroom. The walls are painted in a Farrow and Ball colour but colour matched in Dulux Diamond Hard matt emulsion. The ceiling and dwarf wall are painted in Dulux Pure Brilliant White matt emulsion, with the woodwork finished in Dulux Pure Brilliant White Satinwood.

Completed loft conversion bedroom

Competed loft conversion bedroom

Competed loft conversion bedroom

Competed loft conversion bedroom

Competed loft conversion bedroom

And here is a 360 degree video

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Recently completed work

Posted by Adrian
July 21st, 2023

Recently completed work

Below are some pictures of a recent exterior I completed.

As you can see from the first pictures, the fascia and soffits needed some attention. The house was a mid-terrace house, so only had fascia’s and soffits at the front and rear of the property.

After giving them a good rub down and dust off, I primed the bare wood, followed by a coat of Dulux Weathershield undercoat, and then a topcoat of Dulux Weathershield white gloss. I think you would have to agree, a massive difference from the before and after pictures. The client was very happy, and their fascia boards and soffits will look good and be protected for the next few years.

Picture of flacking paint on fascia board and cracked soffit board

Picture of bare wood on fascia board

Picture of bare wood on fascia and soffit boards

And this is the final result

Picture of painted fascia and soffit in white gloss

Picture of painted fascia and soffit in white gloss to front of property

Picture of painted fascia and soffit in white gloss to rear of property

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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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