Painting & Decorating
Why Paint and how to choose a Painter?
Painting is not just a film over a surface. It is the protection of your most valuable asset. Paint not only provides a coating, it also provides aesthetics. A nicely painted house is a pleasure to the eye, not only to yours but also to the neighbours. But how do you know a good painter from a bad one?
There are several easy to verify points. Is the painting company registered and approved by either EcoDecorator or Master painters? Both types of accreditation indicate a company that is dedicated to delivering a high quality job, they have expert knowledge, know the latest trends and give a warranty on the work completed.
Why paint more often than the “Standard” every 10 years?
Protection, protection, protection: To keep the exterior in excellent condition you need to clean it and maintain it annually. It is easy and relatively small job to do some touch ups and keep the paint film in correct order. Let is sit for several years and a small job becomes a major task.
Depending on the house design paint application might need to be repeated more regularly. Cedar requires a recoat within 2 years of installation to keep the colour. Weather-tightness of a Monolithic house DEPENDS on the paint coat. Flaws or poor maintenance will increase the opportunity for water to ingress.
Are you selling your house? Paint it, because it is the easiest way to change the décor, from outdated to updated. From ignored to loved and respected.
Fed up with winter gloom? Paint a wall in the bedroom or lounge an uplifting colour and change a few small accessories and feel refreshed. Repeat in the autumn to make the house cosy and warm ready for winter.
Feel free to experiment with colour, its only a coat of paint but it can make the difference between bland and bold. Made a mistake? Change the colour, or hang some wallpaper. There are solutions for every perceived problem.
So let your imagination run beyond the simple and take your painter by the arm and ask: How can I make this house my home?
What questions do you need to ask your professionals?
Do they have recent references and are they willing to show work previously finished? Do they present themselves well, clean, tidy and organised?
Do they deliver a detailed quote on time?
Do you feel comfortable enough with them to ask pointed questions? If your painter fits the bill than get that quote and make an informed decision and lets get painting.