“How Should I paint my ceiling? What colour should I use? What paint should I use?” Confused? Here are some tips from the painters and decorators in North London!

Ceilings get stained by things like leaks, light bulbs, and smoke from real wood fires and cigarettes. Scrubbing and repainting doesn’t always work. Using an oil-based stain-block or damp-seal paint first can prevent the stain coming through. Decorating ceilings should be done first!

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When using oil-based paint on a ceiling, be sure to wear safety goggles in case the paint gets in your eyes. Your painters and decorators in North London prefer to use a roller with an extension pole rather than a ladder to paint the bulk of the ceiling as it is safer, but we do getup there for the finishing touches!

The easiest paints to use on ceilings are semi-solid paints. These splatter and drip less because they’re not runny, but come in a very limited range of colours.

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Ceilings are prone to hairline cracks and these are hard to get rid of permanently. We use a bit of PVA and then filler as a long-term solution.

Absolute Decorating are your Painters and Decorators in North London, Enfield. We have over 20 years experience in the painting and decorating industry and we pride ourselves on the quality of our work. We offer a free quote for any rooms in your house, interior and exterior painting work and more. We are members of groups which support the Enfield community, and have been for years now. If you require any help from painters and decorators in North London, please give us a ring now on 07976 404742 or visit the rest of our website here: http://www.absolutedecorating.com/

Sprucing up for summer doesn’t have to mean turning a room upside down or breaking the bank. Help can come in the form of painting and decorating. If you want to take on the task yourself, house-painting pros from the best Painter and Decorator in Enfield & North London – sharing tips on how to paint like a professional without the expense:

1. Choosing Paint

Be sure to choose the proper type of paint for the job:
High-gloss: shiniest, washable, durable and used to accent surfaces.
Semi-gloss: less shiny but still durable and washable.
Satin: has a bit of sheen, washable.
Eggshell: use if no shine is desired, washable, durable and good for use on imperfect walls.
Flat: commonly used, not very durable or washable, unless the whole wall is wiped clean.

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2. Preparation

It’s worth spending time preparing surfaces to ensure clean lines and protect surfaces:
Remove any nails from the wall.
Fill holes with a spot of spackle across nail holes and then sand when dry.
Washing the walls. This will remove dirt and also save an extra coat of paint.
Cover the floors with drop clothes.
Remove door knobs, electric switches and other items that you want to keep paint-free.

 

3. Painting

Painting with a roller and an edging brush saves an enormous amount of time.
Prime the walls if going from one extreme colour to another.
Begin with the ceiling, then walls, doors and woodwork.
Save a small amount of paint in a glass jar for touch-ups later.

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Absolute Decorating, Enfield & North London’s favourite painting and decorating company specialises in servicing both high-end residential and commercial customers, its success is based on exceeding customer expectations by delivering certainty at every juncture of a painting job from start to finish. Absolute Decorators now operates across North London and M25. For further information, contact 0797 6404742 or visit http://www.absolutedecorating.com/

There comes a certain point where your home starts to feel bland, and a change is needed. You might think that a complete renovation is needed, but all you need is to repaint! Here’s a guide from your favourite Painters and Decorators in North London for interior painting.Painters and Decorators in North London & Enfield

 

It may be tempting to buy cheaper brands of paint, but it can work out being more expensive in time, money and effort than buying a quality brand, and making sure the surfaces are sealed. Poor quality paints won’t  cover as well so you’ll need more – that’s why they are often in such large cans – and you may have to paint an extra coat or two to get a sufficient finish.


Make sure you’re stocked up on paint in the same colour and finish to complete the job. Paints are made in batches and there may be  slight differences in the colour between batches. It’s better you have a leftover can of paint after you finish, rather than running out  halfway through and, in any case, you’ll be able to exchange or return the unopened paint within 30 days. Once you’ve chosen your  paint  – water or oil based – and the finish – gloss, silk or matte – make sure you stick with it for the duration of the job.

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Once you’re ready to start painting, start from the ceiling and work your way down the room. Make sure that you  clean up paint drips as they happen and remove  loose bristles as they fall out of the paintbrush. Always read the instructions on the tin as some paints – except non-drip gloss and solid emulsions – may need stirring before being applied. Remember the professional painters’ methods: decant paint into a paint kettle, and, if you have to use old paint, pour it into the kettle through a piece of muslin or an old nylon tight leg stretched over the neck of the can.

 

If you require any help painting your  interior walls from professional painters and decorators in North London, do not hesitate to give Absolute Decorating a call on 0797 6404742 for a FREE quote!

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Painting a home seems like a simple task: You choose a colour and start – but beyond colour, you’ll need to think about chemicals, environmental factors and sheen.

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If you’re painting a high-traffic area such as a hallway, it’s best to stick with a flat sheen. It’s easy to keep whatever is left in the tin on hand, and you can touch it up and blend it right in.

 

The paint job will look better and you’ll save money in the long run if you spend a little more to buy decent gear. If you’re going to paint at all, don’t buy the cheapest roller and brush. It will look better if you have quality equipment.

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If you have a bigger paint tray, you’ll spend less time filling it up. If you have a sturdier roller, you’ll spend less energy squeezing it out because it acts like a big sponge and absorbs all the paint. If you buy a good brush, then the bristles will be finer, it will hold more paint and there will be less dipping and less fixing of the lines.

 

If you feel that painting and decorating your house is too much hassle for you, call the professionals in! Call Absolute Decorating Services of Enfield now on 07976404742

 

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Absolute Decorating Services are part of Enfield’s Love Your Doorstep Group.

The kids have left home and they’ve left a whole in your home. This doesn’t have to be a time of mourning – your children may have flown the nest, but their old room could be your new project!
The money you save on food shopping, phone bills and cleaning products can be used to turn their old room in to a luxury getaway.

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This new room can be used for many new things including a hobbies room (whatever tickles your fancy), a state of the art games room, a new spare bedroom, or your walk in wardrobe (ladies!)

Thing of all the colours and decor you can now experiment with, without someone saying in your ear ‘but that colour is boring!’ or ‘That’s ugly!’ Your new safe haven can be the room you’ve always wanted.

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If you have an idea in mind, and just need a professional to come in and do the work for you, please do not hesitate to give us, one of the best painters and decorators in Enfield, a call on 0797 6404 742.

Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to revamp your space and get a whole new look. That is unless you’re doing it all wrong. But, a quality paint job is easy to achieve — when you prepare the surface correctly and use the right tools and products.

We’ve rounded up the most common painting mistakes that you may be making as well as simple fixes to get your projects done right.

1. Pulling painter’s tape up after the paint dries.
It’s best to rip it off right after you apply, otherwise the dried latex may come up with the adhesive.

2. You scrub your bushes at the end of each day.
If you haven’t completed your project, you can wrap them in plastic wrap and secure them with a rubber band. The bristles will stay moist and ready to go.

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3. You dip your paint brush into the can too far.
There’s no reason to dip it all the way to where the bristles meet metal. Only dip it one-third of the way into the can, otherwise you’ll be wasting paint.

4. Using Latex Paint over Oil-Based Paint.
Unintentionally applying latex paint over an oil-based formula seems like a shortcut, but one that you’ll pay for in the end with peeling and cracking.

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5. Painting a Second Coat Too Soon.
We admit it. When it comes to painting, we want things done ASAP. But applying that all-important second coat before the first layer dries will completely mess up the whole job.

6. Over Applying Paint.
It might seem like it would be better to apply just one thick coat to the wall and call it a day…but that’s where gloppy drips come from.

7. Not Using a Primer.
Whether you’re going from dark to light or just painting over a different type of surface (like wood), a primer really is a must.

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