The order of Painting and Decorating

The Order of Painting and Decorating. As a professional painter and decorator, I often get asked what is the correct order of painting and decorating in 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 using dust free sanding system and are ready for decorating. In all examples I have used traditional undercoat and gloss. Other finishes are probably now more contemporary, for instance in all domestic properties I use Crown Fastflow paint,  but the principal remains the same. [...]

By |2020-06-14T11:11:22+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 |2020-06-06T14:27:00+00:00May 8th, 2016|Categories: Painter, talk, 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

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. "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
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