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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!