How a painter and decorator can transform your London home in 3 days
Painting and decorating anything can seem like a massive project, but it doesn’t have to be. Most of us know when it’s time to refurbish, but the fear of the process and the mess can be overwhelming. No exception were most of our clients whether they needed to refurbish a family house or a small apartment. For most of the process, you often don’t even have to be there. Ever wondered what happens when you’re not there and how your home actually gets transformed? Here is everything that can happen in only 3 days’ time…
These 3 days are based on the refurbishing of an average 2 Bedroom home. We will now go into the details of the process, so even if you are not there, you are well aware of what is going on.
Preparation for painting and decorating
Paint colour is agreed in advance
Before starting painting and decorating, it is firstly decided on what colour will be used. Our team of painters and decorators offer Colour Consultation services and are professionally trained in the latest painting techniques. Through colour consultation we help you decide what colour you want to use, using paint samples to check a colour at different exposure of light and room orientation.
This is important because paint samples on the wall give a more accurate impression of what the colour will actually look like. If you simply need a freshening up of the walls by painting but you can’t remember what paint colour it is, don’t worry. Our painters and decorators can mix and blend until they find the perfect match.
If you are completely unsure about what colour scheme you want, our painters and decorators will help you find a palette that will go with your style and personality. There is a wide range of colours and finishes to choose from.
Once agreed, the painting and decorating is ready to begin.
How to prepare for the painting
For this, before the painting and decorating begins, you can start preparing the rooms or house that you are going to have renovated.
Firstly, arrange access so that nothing is in the way. Furniture that is heavy or big will later on be moved by painters and decorators as part of the process. What you can do, is provide for a clean, decluttered working area and make sure that there will be access available for when the painting begins
Painting and decorating begins…
The team will early to have an early start
Our team of painters and decorators takes timeframes very seriously. We always operate within timeframes, and for that we like starting as early as possible. This is necessary because before the painting and decorating begins, there is still some preparation left to do. We believe that good preparation is the first step to satisfying and long-lasting results, which is why we put care and time into it.
Furniture will be moved and protected
We put value into taking care of your belongings. That is why any furniture, even if large will be moved by our painters and decorators into the middle of the room. Any furniture or of your belongings will be covered until clean dust sheets so that they are protected from any dirt or paint.
Preparing the walls
Before the painting and decorating begins, the walls have to be prepared. Firstly, the best supplies are bought. Then any defects in the walls need to be taken of. Some flaws like unsmooth walls or woodwork are taken away using careful sanding, to make the surfaces perfectly smooth for easy application and long-lasting results. Any cracks and holes will be filled with a substance and prepared before the painting. Before paint is applied, it is usual for a tinted primer to be used to correct any discolorations due to the filled in cracks. The colour of the substance used to unify the walls can make the paint over it have another colour than the rest of the wall. That is why tinted primer is used, so that when the walls are painted the colour is even across the wall. Another benefit of primer it will prep the walls, make the paint last longer and allow less coats of paint needed for full opacity.
This is the first moment of change your home is going to live through in this process. Depending on the colour choices you have decided on previously, painters will use different techniques to start painting the walls. It is normal for the trims to be taped to prevent any uneven application and paint in places it is not supposed to be. The painters will roll and brush until the perfect colour is achieved. If it is a feature wall you are aiming for, painters will usually gently go over the ridges in the walls to make sure that when they paint, it will remain within that one wall only and keep the rest clean. Also, our painters will always keep you up-to-date throughout the process, to make sure that everything is going the way you want it to.
After all the painting and decorating has been done, for the perfect finish, our painters and decorators will leave your home sparkling. We will make sure that there are no paint splashes or stains left anywhere they aren’t supposed to. The floors and any other areas will be left clean as well. Dust sheets will be removed from the furniture and taken care of, whilst the furniture will be put back into place. Lastly, after having cleaned up everything from any residues, paint or dust, the painters will ask you to look over their work and whether you are satisfied with it. This is especially important to us, as we always aim for a 100% customer satisfaction.
Final Notes on painting and decorating in three days…
We know that when it comes to painting and decorating, there are many companies that offer these services within London. However, we aim to make this choice as easy as possible by being the best! To us, it is about achieving a 100% customer satisfaction from every completed job and take pride in providing a great service before and after the actual painting and decorating. We operate in a large range of locations in London and its neighbouring areas, so if you are interested, have a look whether we are in yours. If not, let us know where you are: we love customer recommendations and work seven days a week, all week long for consultation to be available as soon as the next day.
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