Isomat Aqua Satin

Isomat Aqua Satin In my ongoing search to move away from traditional oil based paints, for internal work at least. A fellow decorator recommended I try a relatively  new product to the UK. Isomat Aqua Satin. Isomat is manufactured in Greece, it is widely used across Europe and is now being stocked by trade outlets in the UK. Over the last couple of years I have tried and liked several water based paints. Isomat Aqua Satin beats them all, this could be the paint to finally end the era of oil based satinwood. With a re-coat time of 2-4 hours, [...]

By |2017-03-16T05:48:06+00:00March 16th, 2017|Categories: Enviroment, Painter, work|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The order of Painting and Decorating

The Order of Painting and Decorating. As a professional painter and decorator, I often get asked in what order do you decorate a room. Below is a list of order of works for different finishes. These presume that all previous wallpaper is stripped and all surfaces prepared ready for decorating. In all examples I have used traditional undercoat and gloss. Other finishes are probably now more contemporary, but the principal remains the same. Straight Emulsion 2 coats of emulsion to ceilings. 2coats of emulsion to walls. Undercoat woodwork. Gloss woodwork. [...]

By |2017-03-16T06:15:15+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Painter, talk, wallpaper, work|Tags: , , |0 Comments

water based paint

Oil Based Paint In January 2010 an  EEC directive ordered all paint manufacturers to lower the amount of VOC's in there paints and products. What are VOC'S VOC  stands for Volatile Organic Compound. VOC’s are chemical elements that are contained in a variety of industrial products and by-products, such as exhaust-fumes, domestic cleaning agents, as well as paints. VOC’s readily evaporate into the atmosphere when VOC containing products are used. In paints, solvents like white spirit and ethanol are the main VOC carriers. These changes in the formula of paint dramatically altered its characteristics. Extended drying times, was common [...]

By |2017-02-25T05:11:15+00:00May 8th, 2016|Categories: Painter, talk, work|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dust Free Sanding

Painting and Decorating in Lincolnshire. Dust Free Sanding is the future of the decorating industry. One of the biggest draw backs of having any painting and decorating work in your home is the amount of dust that is generated. Dust from sanding down filler, dust from sanding woodwork. This dust spreads all over the house. It generally means lots of dusting and cleaning after the work is completed. This can also cause health risks to elderly, young children and people with asthma. With this in mind, I have recently converted to dust free sanding. This consists of Festool ETS 150/5 [...]

By |2017-03-05T08:58:15+00:00April 25th, 2016|Categories: Enviroment, Painter, tools, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Wallpaper Contractor

Wallpaper Contractor TapoFix CB67F Wallpaper Pasting Machine I have recently invested in a new  paste machine. The Tapofix CB 67F. This is considered to be the "Rolls Royce" of paste machines. This will allow me to carry out more commercial decorating contracts, ( i.e. hotels, business premises ). It will also allow me to take on more domestic wallpapering contracts. The pasting machine will allow a quicker turn around on domestic work, which in turn will allow me to keep my prices competitive. The wallpaper is drawn through a series of rollers [...]

By |2017-02-27T06:10:17+00:00December 10th, 2014|Categories: Painter, tools, wallpaper, work|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Black Mould

Black Mould I am often asked to look at "damp problems" in houses. This is more prevalent in rental properties or houses of mass occupation. Most of these problems are lack of ventilation. I have recently visited properties with windows sealed with silicone & air vents taped up. In these properties there can be a washing line drying wet clothes in every room, along with wet washing on every radiator. This problem is not only found in rental properties, many bathrooms & Kitchens can also be a place that this fungus can grow. I  have found this article on [...]

By |2017-03-05T05:17:30+00:00September 30th, 2014|Categories: Painter, talk, work|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Laura Ashley Wallpaper

Wallpaper Hanger Boston Lincolnshire Laura Ashley Wallpaper These photos didn't turn out great, so not quite good enough quality for my portfolio. I thought I would share them here :) I did this  wallpapering job for an existing client who had moved into a new home. A feature wall in the lounge, and feature wall in the dining room. Six rolls in total. The house is relatively new so there was little preparation on the walls just a quick rub down and a coat of glue size. The wallpaper is Laura Ashley Hesta White. As a little decorators tip [...]

By |2017-03-05T05:12:44+00:00September 7th, 2014|Categories: Painter, Uncategorized, work|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Boston Floods 2013

The Boston Floods 2013 After the worst floods in living memory in Boston Lincolnshire. Many homes and businesses have been left devastated. Now the clean up begins.. Lincs Decorators can help you restore your home or business to its former glory. Visit your property. Assess the scope of damage. Prepare a written quotation for your insurance company. Carry out all decoration, quickly and effectively. Invoice your insurance company. For help and advice please contact Sean Knowles Decorator for sympathetic advice. Telephone        01205 355889 Mobile              07985344905 Email               [email protected] Facebook       https://www.facebook.com/SeanKnowlesDecorator Google+        https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Lincs-decoratorsCoUk/posts  

By |2014-12-10T11:52:31+00:00December 6th, 2013|Categories: Painter|0 Comments

Mythic Paint UK

As a professional painter and decorator I like to keep up to date with new decorating products which come onto the market. A zero VOC paint which means no harmful toxins to the environment, available both in exterior and interior paint. More or less zero odour, quick drying paints. Safe for pets, children and you. A pallete of 1232 colors. http://mythicpaint.co.uk/ "Mythic paint is a non-toxic, ultra low odour paint that provides the durability and coverage you expect from a premium paint without the off-gassing VOC’s and cancer-causing toxins that emit years after drying. Stronger, safer, smarter paint. Now that’s [...]

By |2016-10-30T07:40:58+00:00August 4th, 2013|Categories: Painter, talk|0 Comments

Feature wall

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By |2016-10-30T07:40:58+00:00July 25th, 2013|Categories: Painter, talk|Tags: , , |0 Comments