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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

When it comes to home improvement, painting is one of easiest and inexpensive ways to dramatically change the look of a room. Yet, there are many factors that can influence how your project will turn out.

When reviewing a contract for painting, it should include the following things;
– How much the job is going to be
– How many coats of paint it will include
– What type of prep work will be done
– What type of products will be used

The reason why you may have someone that’s great at painting and they can make a wall look great, but if the under laying surface hasn’t been prepped you may see imperfections, there may be problems with the adhesion’s. Certain things not addressed prior to painting make a really good paint job not last and it could also make a paint job look really shoddy.

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A lot of times people tackle this project themselves, but you need to understand when you’re over your head because a good paint job is dependent on the prep work. If you have walls that need a lot of repair or re-surfacing hiring a professional may be well worth the money.

If you are looking for a professional painter and decorator in Enfield and surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to call Absolute Decorators on 07976404742 for your FREE quote.

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.

Painting is a home improvement project that seems made for Autumn. A fresh coat of paint or a new colour scheme around the house can give a home an entirely new look and feel. But paint can be pungent and the aromas may last if it’s applied at a time of year when it can’t dry while the windows are wide open.

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Paint fumes inside a home can make the home uninhabitable, but painting at a time of year like the Autumn, when you can keep the windows open during and after the project, can help air the home out.
But interior painting isn’t the only painting project homeowners can tackle in the fall. Many exterior paints are temperature-sensitive and need the temperature outside to be above 5C. Paint that freezes won’t dry properly, and homeowners might be left with a costly and unsightly mistake on their hands.

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Autumn temperatures tend to be amenable to both interior and exterior painting projects, just be sure to check the weather forecast before making your first brush stroke!

There are many factors that go into making your home more appealing, which is especially important if you’re trying to sell it. Most people selling a home need to make some changes to the interior in order to increase the value of the property. That usually involves fixing up the kitchen and bathrooms with fixtures and fittings, important rooms buyers always look at, as well as adding a fresh coat of paint here or there to spruce up the room.

What many sellers don’t realize is that buyers will often make a decision on a property before even setting foot inside a house, which is why curb appeal is so important.

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One way to increase the appeal of your home, and add value in the process, is to use exterior paint in a way that makes your house look a few years younger. Before getting started, you should step outside and look at your property with an unbiased eye. When it comes to paint, you need to look at not only the whole of the house, but also window and door trim, which can often start to peel and flake over an extended period of time.

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Decide what needs to be done first, and then start making the necessary changes. The biggest job you can take on is painting the entire exterior of your house, but this may end up being a necessary evil if the elements have taken their toll over the years. Peeling, blistering, and mildew stains are just a few of the things that can make the exterior of your house look less than its best. These kind of issues will definitely affect the value of the house when it comes time to sell, so it’s important to take care of it sooner rather than later. The money you invest will be returned in the form of increased property value.

 

If you require our help or services when painting the exterior of your house, visit http://www.absolutedecorating.com/ or alternatly give us a ring on 0797 6404742 for a free quote!

 

A fresh paint a coat can brighten up any home, making it look new. With summer in reach, there’s no reason why we can’t get the ball rolling and get to work. Here are some ideas to spruce up your home!

Adding paint is a great way to freshen up an ordinary-looking fireplace and make it the focal point of the room. You can even paint the existing tile around the fireplace if you’d like. To do so, make sure it is sanded, clean and dry. Then, apply a coat of blocking primer, let it sit overnight and then apply two coats of semigloss latex paint.

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A quick colour change can give an entryway a whole new look, but painting a door isn’t exactly the most fun job on your to-do list.

If your knobs are a little on the boring side, consider replacing them with these vibrant DIY faux malachite knobs by Teal and Lime. Paint them neon and you’ll add a pop of colour that’s sure to give your door a unique personality.

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Whether you want to highlight a specific design feature or just want to add bold colour to your home without a huge commitment, an accent wall adds a unique, dramatic design element. Choose one colour, or pick a fun pattern, like polka dots or an ombre design.

Adding a pattern or print over interior paint creates an instant accent wall…and it’s easy! Just pick out the stencil pattern of your choice from a local craft store and choose a contrasting paint colour you’d like to use. Then, starting with one small section and working your way around the wall, apply the stencil to the area with painter’s tape.

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If you’re looking to paint your porch or railings this summer, here is some advice to get that smooth, glossy white finish.

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Using and oil based primer is essential. Oil-based primer is better for areas that get a lot of touching and use, such as doors, windows and cabinets. However, water-based primers are fine for areas that get less use or contact, such as crown moldings. And a water-based paint can generally be used over an oil-based primer, but following manufacturer directions is the best course. In other words, read the can!

BM Enamel underbody is great to have, but not essential. It does make painting smoother, and is referred to water based primer which raise the wood grains and make it harder to sand in the long run.

You can brush or spray the porch or railings, this all depends on how much time you have on your hands!

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You can give furniture new life with a fresh coat of paint. You can also change the ‘mood’ or ambiance of a room by changing the colour of furniture or adding a new piece of furniture.

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When deciding what colour you should paint a piece of furniture, one thing to consider is the theme of your room.

Also, look at coming up with ideas from your own inspirations. Do you have a favourite colour that you would like to incorporate into a room?

Also, your personal tastes, such as do you like colours that match or are part of a particular colour scheme, or do you like a variety of colours? You should first consider your project, what you want to achieve, and find your inspiration for the piece of furniture that you are going to paint.

 

If you have a piece of furniture that you want to really bring attention to, consider painting it a bright colour or a colour that will stand out from the rest of your furniture.

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Another option, if you are looking for a unified look, it too paint furniture with a particular colour scheme that unifies your room. You should also keep in mind when choosing colour hues, that darker colours on furniture will make the piece seem larger and that could not be good for smaller spaces. Lighter colour are usually best for small spaces, as well as perhaps a bright eye-catching colour.

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