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Festool RO90 DX FEQ to the rescue.

Festool RO90 DX FEQ to the rescue.

Spilt emulsion and Festool RO90 to the rescue. Sometimes in a Painter & Decorator’s busy life, they have to overfill the backs of theirs van in a fashion they are not likely to do on an everyday basis. Most of us are a tidy bunch, we keep the paints and tools etc in the rear […]

30/12/2013 | By | Reply More
Ercol Hand Painted Chairs and Table Base

Ercol Hand Painted Chairs and Table Base

Hand Painting 30 year old Ercol Kitchen Chairs. Before & After Painting were asked to hand paint a clients old Ercol chairs that were left to them by the previous owner. The old owner had bought them 30 years earlier. These chairs were very well built and sturdy, with no sign of major wear. The […]

03/11/2013 | By | Reply More
Mould problems should not be ignored.

Mould problems should not be ignored.

Mould problems in your home can be a problem to your health and your homes structure. Mould problems should not be ignored in your home. It is unsightly and there are worries over what it  could be doing to you and your family’s health. Mould can occur in a lot of places in our homes, […]

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Bathroom Refurbishment – Kent.

Bathroom Refurbishment – Kent.

Farrow & Ball Dayroom Yellow No.233 in a bathroom refurbishment – Kent. This bathroom was stripped out and fully refurbished (apart from the painting) by Home Plumbing in Sittingbourne. It is a small family run business who I have carried out decorating work for previously in their own home and for their clients. This client […]

16/12/2012 | By | Reply More
Decorating a porch door and frame.

Decorating a porch door and frame.

Decorating a porch door and frame that were in a sorry state. This door and frame was just a small piece of the project. It was part of a complete lounge repaint. The paintwork to this interior face of the porch door was in poor condition due to general age and, also due to a […]

23/10/2012 | By | Reply More
Kent conservatory decorating.

Kent conservatory decorating.

Decorating a newly built conservatory in Kent. For this conservatory paint project, the client supplied the feature wall colour which was purchased from Homebase. The feature wall colour is Dulux Teal Tension in a matt finish. I don’t usually like “retail paints” because they don’t tend cover as good as the trade paints I always […]

15/09/2012 | By | Reply More
Laura Ashley Isodore Charcoal Linen design.

Laura Ashley Isodore Charcoal Linen design.

Hanging a Laura Ashley Charcoal Linen design wallpaper to a stair well wall in Rochester. I have recently finished a small wallcovering job in a home in Rochester, Kent. It was for regular clients who are genuinely nice to decorate for. I had only had a call from them about 18 months previously asking if […]

02/06/2012 | By | Reply More
Paint Colour Advice Online

Paint Colour Advice Online

Need colour ideas in a room? Ask a colour consultant! So, you have decided to get your home decorated and you have all these ideas running through your head for calming colours in the master bedroom and en-suite. With the children’s rooms, you want something with a bit more colour and brightness. Then you need […]

17/05/2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Beyond the realms of decorating.

Beyond the realms of decorating.

Just a quickie post. Yesterday, I was happily applying Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 to all woodwork in a hall/stairs/landing. The lady of the house popped upstairs to where I was just laying off a door with my Proform Picasso brush and said me – “Don’t use the cloakroom downstairs, we have a blockage.” Next thing […]

15/05/2012 | By | Reply More
Protecting your furniture and flooring when decorating.

Protecting your furniture and flooring when decorating.

Keep your furniture and flooring protected from paint and dust. I know, it should be a prerequisite shouldn’t it? But not all painters and decorators carry out this routine part of the project. I have worked on many homes in my time as a painter and decorator where the home owner came up to me […]

17/04/2012 | By | Reply More