“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/

Here at Absolute Decorating, we cover all painting and decorating in Enfield and North London. All insurance work undertaken. This includes;

Internal and external decorating
Domestic and commercial
Wallpaper
Finish paper Hanging
Stripping
Lining
Painting
Hanging Wide Vinyls
Masonry – Paint and repair
Woodwork
Sash window service
Draft proofing and repair

We pride ourselves with our reputation for providing the most efficient, clean and reliable painting and decorating services in Enfield and North London

We undertake domestic, commercial and site work at competitive rates.

All work will be carried out with the utmost consideration to your property and are covered with full public liability up to £2 million.

Further testimonials can also be viewed on the Which? local website.

Here are some before and after examples of our Painting and Decorating in Enfield and North London:

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To see more examples of our work, please visit: http://www.absolutedecorating.com/gallery/

For a FREE quote from the painters and decorators in Enfield and North London, please call us now on 0797 6404742

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Feng Shui is basically an environmental science and its origins are simple. It is based on an interpretation of the natural world which enabled the Chinese to create efficient agricultural systems, and also the study of the movement of heavenly bodies in order to determine the passage of time. Over the centuries, the interpretation grew more complex and became removed from its original purpose. Present day North London and Enfield residence fail to even mention Feng Shui to us Painters and Decorators. Has it been lost?

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As its exponents spread out from China across the world, their beliefs altered to fit into local beliefs and customs and, inevitably, folklore and superstition grew up around them. Fortunately, the ancient Chinese preserved the information in written form. In essence, all societies retain the knowledge contained in Feng Shui, but it has become absorbed into different disciplines. In China it underlies all aspects of life, from nutrition and medicine to exercise and the arts. By understanding the basic concepts, we can choose design, meaningful images and symbols from our own culture in Enfield & North London to support us in our lives – and the painting and decorating needs of our rooms! So what does Feng Shui mean to you?

Feng Shui in an office environment – How we function at work depends on a number of factors, some within and some beyond our control. We are usually able to organise our personal workspace so that it supports us and enables us to work efficiently. Other factors such as lighting, furnishings and layout we may not be able to change ourselves, but if we do not feel comfortable we may be able to influence the decision-making processes in order to achieve a balanced and harmonious environment to support us and ultimately benefit the company.

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Is the Feng Shui right in your office? If you are not comfortable at your desk and within your surroundings, you can’t be as productive as you would like! Let us, Enfield & North London’s professional painters and decorators sort our your Feng Shui! Call us now for a FREE quote on 0797 6404742.

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

Summer is coming and for a lot of people, that means holidays are, too. If you’ve decided to use your Summer holiday to get things in order in your home, you might be contemplating painting.

Exterior painting can be tricky but not impossible during the summer. Since you can’t control the weather, here are some tips for planning your summer paint job:

1. Paint in the early mornings or late evenings when the temperatures are cooler.

2.Don’t paint when it’s windy because dust and debris can stick to wet paint.

3. Don’t paint in direct sunlight. The quality of the paint job depends on surface temperature, not just the air.

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4. Surface preparation is the most important in summer months. Somers painters recommend that surface prep should take as long as the paint job.

5. Avoid the hottest days. The heat can cause the paint to dry too quickly, ruining the smoothness of the texture.

6. Use the best quality paints and materials. This ensures the best possible outcome. They are made for all weather.

7. Double the dry time in hot and humid weather before the applying the second coat because if you paint too soon, the first coat could peel off as you use the roller due to the collection of moisture underneath the first coat.

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If you require any help from a professional painter and decorator in North London & Enfield, please do not hesitate to give Absolute Decorating a call on 0797 6404742 for a FREE quote!

Happy painting!

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Among the newest shades of colour for Spring 2015, is a tropical collection of blues, aqua and azure that ally with a rich navy and an understated bright green. So, how do you add the newest colours into your home?

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Cast aside the idea that you need to paint the whole room and consider painting a feature wall – quick, easy and on-trend! Using these new colours and using them as a feature for the decor – cushions, lamps, drapes, whatever you want!

Blend these with your brand new feature wall and make your room feel fresh and new. In the kitchen features such as table runners, ceramic pieces, coloured glass pieces, and tea towels can be used to sprinkle in some of that new spring feeling.

For those who want to go bigger with the new trends – updating a backsplash with tiles in trending colours makes a powerful statement.

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Perhaps the easiest spaces to bring in the newest tones are in bedrooms and bathrooms –bed linens, towels and floor mats can create eye-catching appeal in just a few minutes.

 

If you need help with any of your painting and decorating need in Enfield and surrounding areas, give Enfield’s best Painters and Decorators, Absolute Decorating, a call on 0797 6404742.

Part of the fun of a new year is trying out new things. We’ve taken a look into our crystal ball here at Absolute Decorating and come up with these predictions for what the look of 2015 will be. Themes for painting and decorating in Enfield is changing – again!

Dark, moody colours.
Think navy, charcoal, hunter green, even aubergine. Big and bright is so last year.

Colourful tiles.
Colourful glazed and encaustic tiles are making waves in the world of renovating. They’re especially lovely as a counterpart to stark, modern kitchens.

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Texture.
Texture has been creeping back into home decor in Enfield for a while, a reaction to the slick, super-modern looks that prevailed in the early 2000’s.

Black.
Black is the new black. This is especially true when it comes to remodeling.

Leather.
Beautifully textured and effortlessly cool, leather is big for 2015, especially when paired with modern shapes.

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So there are some predictions — have we hit the mark?
If you need any help with redecorating your house, please contact your local painters and decorators in Enfield on 079 7640 4742 for a free quote.

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Do you need a helping hand with your Halloween decorations this year? Let the professional painters & decorators from Enfield help you out!

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Hand Painted Plates

Are you having people over for a party or meal? A less expensive way of creating decorations is by hand painting plates for the walls & to use as, well, plates! Just take some paper plates and paint and create some ants, spiders & creepy crawleys.

 

Ghost Slipcover

You can take an old sheet and cut up it to make it as a cloth to hang over a chair to give your dining room table a ghostly appearance.

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Spiders

All you need is trash bags and some stuffing. Fill each trash bag with newspaper and then tie them together to create a creepy spider!

 

Ghost Walkway

Take some old milk & decorate ghost faces on the front of them and then place some lights inside of them. Use the lighted ghost faces to create a walkway up your stairs or by the front door.

 

Skeleton Hands

Popcorn & transparent plastic gloves! On the gloves decorate skeleton hands and then fill them with popcorn to showcase on your table.

 

Scary enough for you Enfield?! If you need any post-Halloween help with your painting and decorating needs, please do not hesitate to call Absolute Decorating, Enfield’s professional painting & decorating company. Call us on 0797 6404742 for a FREE quote!

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A freshly painted wall may often look blotchy. The colour is the same all over, but the sheen isn’t consistent. This usually occurs over cracks and holes you had patched with a filler. The fillers absorb the paint, making the surface look dull. When light hits these dull spots, they stick out like a sore thumb. A coat of primer is all it takes to eliminate the texture differences.

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Primer seals the patch so paint won’t sink in and look dull. To match texture, prime with a roller, feathering out the edges. Choose a nap thickness to match the surrounding wall texture.

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If you’ve filled your wall previously and do not want to go through all the trouble of primer and the dull spot at the end, call in the professionals!
We are a trusted Enfield based painting and decorating company with over 30 years experience. If you would like a free quote for any room in your house, please call us on 0797 6404 742.

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