Whether you're prepping your home for market or improving your new purchase, nothing brightens a home like a fresh coat of paint. These signs mean it's time for a paint job: Chalking: A formation of fine powder on paint surfaces that can cause color fading if left unchecked. Scaling or cracking: Often caused by multiple layers of old paint, the only remedy is complete removal. Flaking: loosened peeling paint chips. Alligatoring: Deep fissures caused by long-term cracking. Complete removal is the only treatment. Lead threats: A health hazard, immediately remove lead paint. Discoloration Loose caulking: Avoid rotting and disrepair by checking window panes and doorframes. For advice from the local Enfield guys who know what they are talking about, give Absolute Decorating a call on 0797 6404742 or visit our website: http://www.absolutedecorating.com Painters and decorators in Enfield!