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The importance of preparation when decorating
Anyone can put paint on a wall however, for a result that will continue to look good for years, it is the start that makes the finish.

Abraham Lincoln said “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”. Similarly a good decorator will spend as much, if not more, time preparing a surface to be painted as actually applying paint or, for that matter, wall paper.

A smooth, imperfection free surface that is prepared to ensure paint sticks to it will stay colorful and fresh looking for longer. When papering, it’s equally important to start with a properly prepared. This is partly to ensure the paper adheres to the wall but also because imperfections under the paper are going to show up as smooth paper sticks to and grips the wall.

So, how can you tell a good decorator from bad from bad? Ask about preparation. One painter may be significantly cheaper than another, but we’d suggest that you don’t dismiss them as “expensive” until you’ve understood how much preparation each will do.
What can our Decorators do for you?
Interior Work

  • All domestic and commercial decoration
  • Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, stairs & landings, box-rooms, living rooms etc.
  • Boutique paper hanging
  • Common stairwells
  • Cornices and intricate plaster work
  • Door painting
  • Feature walls
  • Finish paper hanging
  • Floor painting
  • Lining paper hanging
  • Non slip paints
  • Office decoration
  • Paint stripping
  • Paper stripping
  • Paper hanging
  • Sugar soaping
  • Specialist paints
  • Stonework painting
  • Timber staining
  • Walls and ceilings prepared and painted
  • Waxing timber
  • Wood work (Doors, facings, skirting, windows)

Exterior Work

  • All domestic and commercial work
  • External wood work (doors, windows, facia, eaves, conservatories etc)
  • Fence painting
  • Masonry painting
  • Metal work painting: gutters, downpipes, railings
  • Outdoor / garden furniture
  • Protective coatings
  • Railing painting
  • Shed painting
  • Timber Preservation coatings
  • Window painting
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