Frequently Asked Questions 2017-03-20T06:13:13+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Painter & Decorator

A time served painter & decorator with 30 years experience, offering a high quality decorating service across Lincolnshire.

Below is a list of questions I am frequently asked about my services. I hope this helps explain how my business works.

If I can be of any assistance in your next decorating project please contact me for a free, no obligation quotation.

My Services

  • Internal Painting & Decorating
  • External Painting & Decorating
  • Wallpapering
  • Hand Painted Kitchens
  • Dust Free Sanding
  • Spraying (Airless & HVLP)
  • Small Joinery Repairs
What is Dust Free Sanding ? 2017-03-04T10:12:19+00:00

A revolution in the world of painting and decorating. Put quite simply, it means your house will not be covered in dust. Please see my blog post for more information

I have decorated my own room, could you paper just one wall 2016-10-30T07:40:58+00:00

Not a problem, I often am called in by clients who are not confident enough to hang the wallpaper.

What should I do prior to you decorating my room? 2013-07-01T19:41:20+00:00

If possible move what furniture you can into the centre of the room, if you need a hand I am more than willing to help. Please make sure all your small ornaments/nick-nacks are safely stored away. If you want to keep existing picture hooks etc removing and the holes filling, let me know.

Can you supply references ? 2014-12-28T11:17:37+00:00

References

Of course. I am hoping as the website grows you will see pictures and comments from customers. Until that time I will happily supply you with verified references.

How much do you charge per hour 2013-06-30T11:46:32+00:00

I DONT.

Every job is a fixed price. This means no unexpected big bills.

I often hear stories about customers who have employed decorators at £x per hour only to find he took 3 days to paint a ceiling.

The price I quote is the price you pay. No More  No Less.

How and when do you want paying ? 2013-06-29T18:51:10+00:00

I accept cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Unfortunately no credit cards or IOU’s 🙂

Are you insured ? 2013-06-30T11:45:42+00:00

I have public liability insurance to the value of one million pound. The policy is available on request.

We work all week, can you do the decorating at the weekend. 2013-06-14T05:01:54+00:00

No problem, and the good news this will not affect the price I quote.

Do you require money up front before you decorate my house. 2013-06-14T04:58:09+00:00

No, I prefer prompt payment on completion of the job.

On larger jobs, I may ask for organised stage payments.

Can I supply my own paint / wallpaper. 2016-10-30T07:40:58+00:00

Yes of course, I can give you a quote for labour only.

I do prefer for you to supply a recognised brand of paint, i.e. Dulux, Crown, Mcphersons.

The value paint that you can buy from local D.I.Y shops is poor quality and generally requires extra coats to get a suitable finish.

All quotations are for two coats unless previously arranged

Do you supply written quotations 2013-06-14T04:46:47+00:00

Yes, written quotes are supplied on request. These quotes are valid for six months from the date issued.

You are booked to paint the exterior of my house, but the weather forecast is terrible. 2013-06-14T04:42:50+00:00

The English Weather !!

This is a common problem, and for the last couple of summers it has been really hard.  I check the forecast daily, although not always correct, we have nothing better to use.

If I am due to start your external decoration, and the weather forecast is bad I will try to reschedule the job. This is done for your benefit.

How often should I paint the exterior of my house ? 2013-06-13T18:54:09+00:00

The old school way was every five years, I’m afraid with modern paints, this is no longer true.

I advise all my customers to check there external decoration after three years of it being painted.  (needs edit)

If you have painted walls, they should last longer than five years, and still look good.

Can you fit my kitchen / build me a wall / plaster my cieling 2013-06-14T04:26:45+00:00

Simple answer is No. I am a painter & decorator, I only charge for the trade that I have been trained for.

I always hate to see the term “General Builder”.

There is no city & guilds / NVQ in “General Builder”.

I think by keeping this principal I can offer you the best professional painting & decorating  service in the Lincolnshire area.

What will it cost to paint and decorate my house ? 2013-06-13T17:50:02+00:00

Every house is different. Every room is different. Every decorating specification is different.

On every quote I visit your property and survey the work you require. I will then give you a fixed price quote. This is the price you pay

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