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+00:00 February 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+00:00 May 8th, 2016|Categories: Painter, talk, work|Tags: , |1 Comment

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+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Categories: Enviroment, Painter, tools, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |1 Comment

SOLD!!

Painter And Decorator Boston Lincolnshire Now I cant take 100% credit here, because I work with an excellent bunch of tradesmen. In these dire economic these new build properties where on the market for less than six weeks. The morel of this story is sometimes it pays to employ a tradesman. Finishing touches sell property!

By | 2016-04-22T12:44:54+00:00 July 15th, 2013|Categories: Painter, work|Tags: , , |0 Comments