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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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.

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.

DIY tips to paint like a pro!

Painting a room, or multiple rooms, in your home can be a daunting task.  Most people opt to hire a professional to do the job.  However, hiring a professional is not always necessary.  If you are considering painting the interior of your home on your own, this article is for you.  Below we will discuss some DIY tips to paint like a pro.

Prepare the walls for painting

Before beginning your paint job, be sure to prepare your walls for the paint beforehand.  You can do this by cleaning the walls thoroughly and allowing them time to dry.  Also, inspect the walls for any holes or other repairs and make the repairs before painting as well.  Paint typically sticks better to a clean surface, so be sure to clean the walls as best as you can.

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Picture Source: Kellys-DIY

Preparing the room

You also want to make sure you have your room prepared before you begin painting.  Be sure to tape off the edges of the walls and the windows and any other areas that you do not wish to paint.  You can purchase painters tape at any local hardware store, along with a tarp to cover the floor.  Covering the floor is very important, as you don’t want to drip paint on your carpet or hardwood/tile floors.  Also, you can cover doorknobs or light switches with plastic sandwich bags to insure these areas do not get paint on them as well.

Choosing and purchasing paint

Choose your colours wisely.  This means taking into consideration the size of your room and the amount of light that comes in.  For example, darker colours tend to make rooms look smaller, so it might be a good idea to paint a smaller room a lighter colour in order to prevent it from looking smaller.  Also remember that you will need to purchase primer to use before the paint colour goes on the walls.  Primer helps to cover up any colour that was already on the walls and also helps give the new paint job a smoother, cleaner look.  When purchasing your paint colour, it is wise to first measure the room and walls to determine how much paint will be needed.  Most experts say that one gallon of paint is needed per 400 square feet, so keep that in mind when purchasing your paint.

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Tools and tips

You want to be sure and use the best tools possible while painting your walls.  Use an edge pad to insure that edges and corners come out looking professional and smooth.  Also, for larger surfaces such as walls, use a roller instead of a brush.  Rollers can cover more area at a time and you can work more quickly.  Also, once you have painted an area and it has started to dry, try not to go back over it with the roller even if you notice mistakes.  Painting over an area that is already drying can cause lines and streaks.

To keep your home’s exterior looking its best—and prolong its life—experts recommend painting every five years or so.

Preparing the Exterior Surface for Painting

Here’s the step-by-step process for proper surface preparation which gives you the best results and a longer lasting paint job.

1. Power Wash The Surface

A power washer is the best way to eliminate dirt and peeling/flaking paint from most types of siding. (Do not power wash stucco since it can destroy the surface in seconds.) Keep the spray wand at least 12 in. from the siding to prevent surface gouging. Don’t spray up under the siding flaps. Don’t use it to clean windows: it will break the glass. Always wear eye protection; never spray on a windy day. For the cleanest surface, use a good cleaning agent with the power washer, such as TSP or an all-purpose cleaner. Once the cleaning agent has been applied, rinse the surface with the power washer using water only.

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2. Scrape Off Loose Paint

Since a power washer will not eliminate all loose paint, scrape loose and flaking paint down to bare wood. If the paint cannot be removed it’s most likely bonded to the wood, so it can be painted over. After scraping, sand or “feather” the edge between the scraped areas and the bare wood until it’s smooth.

 

3. Fill Nicks And Gouges

To fix surface imperfections, fill areas where bare wood is much lower than the paint (nicks, gouges, etc.) with an exterior-grade surfacing compound. Allow the compound to dry according to the manufacturer’s directions. Then sand smooth with medium (100-grit) sandpaper.

 

4. Caulk Joints And Gaps

To ensure a good-looking paint job and to prevent water penetration and indoor drafts, caulk all joints where the siding meets the windows, door trim and other openings. Use a paintable acrylic latex or silicone acrylic caulk, but be sure to remove old caulk before caulking each area. Don’t forget to caulk around outdoor electrical boxes, outdoor water faucets and exterior lights; caulk under door thresholds and window sills.

 

5. Re-putty Window Glass

Re-putty any windows where the glazing compound is cracked or missing. Be sure to remove any old putty (and try to get down to the bare wood of the sash). Use an artist’s brush and an oil-based primer to prime the bare wood. After the primer dries, apply a new bead of glazing compound. Follow directions on the glazing compound container for specific drying times before starting to paint.

 

6. Prime All Bare Wood

New paint will not adhere without proper priming. So prime all bare wood, scraped/sanded areas, and all areas filled with surfacing compound. When in doubt about a surface, prime. To ensure better coverage of the topcoat, have Lowe’s tint the primer to a colour that’s identical or close to the topcoat.

 

Wear a good-quality face mask designed to filter out lead particles. Inexpensive dust masks won’t do the job. Lead-filtering masks and replacement filter cartridges are available at Lowe’s, or from safety equipment dealers.

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Wear old clothes that can be thrown away.

Use dropcloths to catch as many paint chips as possible and then dispose of them properly.

Most people look online and in the papers for potential new home, so the pictures and the price are a real eye catcher. The right colour of paint can bring in the buyers!

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Rumour has it that we are supposed to use neutral colours, but does anyone know why? They sit in the background and do not get noticed, making your house invisible to the potential buyers.

If you have trouble selecting a suitable but out-of-the-box colour, you could always ask a professional painter and decorator to help you choose. Absolute Decorating are always happy to help you pick and choose what you need to spruce up any home. We complete work in the Enfield and surrounding areas. Manufacturers have ready made pallets for you to choose from.

If you live in an area that regularly sees sunshine, aim for the brighter colours so your house can shine and be noticed by all passers by.

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An important detail when painting is the prep work. If you want a good paint job, you have to prep the surface first. Things like filling in cracks will make the outside look newly refurbished when you are finished.

Whether the paint is peeling or you just want to change your home’s look, a fresh coat of paint can make a dramatic difference.

Colour can be used to create a mood and evoke an emotional response. Certain colours can energize – think red, orange and yellow – while others can be calming – blues, greens and purples. Neutral colours like white convey simplicity and cleanliness.

But before the first brush is dipped into the paint can, make sure to prep the surfaces. On the exterior, peeling or chipped paint needs to be scraped away and bare wood needs to be primed. Inside, walls need to be cleaned and trim taped off.

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PREPARE THE SURFACE BEFORE PAINTING

Take time to caulk all joints, cracks and seams in the surface before painting.

Before painting windows, check around the window panes for loose or missing putty. Replace the putty in these areas before starting the painting job.

Always clean the surface to be painted. Use a wire brush, sanding block or power sander to remove loose paint and grime before applying the primer coat

Use plastic or paper drop cloths to cover sidewalks, shrubbery or other areas needing protection before you start the painting. Use drop cloths to cover floors, furniture, etc., for indoor painting.

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PROVEN PAINTING POINTERS

Thoroughly mix the paint by following the steps outlined in this image. Pour off, into another container, any thin portion of the paint that is floating on top. Use a paddle to stir the paste settled in the bottom of the can. Stir in a small amount of the thin portion of the paint and use the paint paddle to stir with a figure eight motion. As you stir, gradually mix the thin portion back into the main paint can. Finally, pour the paint back and forth from one container to another. This will thoroughly mix the paint and bring it to the proper thickness for application.

Use masking tape where two paint colours come together for a much neater job. Apply the masking tape at the point where the two colours join.

When you’re painting corners, always use the flat side of the brush.

Avoid paint ridges and lap marks on a flat surface by always stroking into the wet paint area, never away from it. Blend each stroke of the brush toward the wet paint area, bringing the layer you’re applying into the wet paint previously applied.

If you are planning a small outside painting job, you may be bothered by insects flying into the newly applied paint. To avoid this problem, add a small amount of insect repellent to the paint when it is mixed.

When you’re painting with a roller, start the job by making several criss-cross strokes on the area to be painted. After you’ve made these strokes, continue to work up and down to spread the newly applied paint evenly over the area.

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CLEANING UP AFTER THE PAINT JOB

Special waterless hand cleaners remove both latex-base and oil-base paints easily and quickly. These waterless hand cleaners will not irritate your skin like many solvents.

Take care of your brushes by cleaning them carefully after each painting job is done and then wrapping and storing them for future use.

Wash latex paints out of a brush with clear warm water.

Clean brushes used with oil-base paints with regular paint cleaner or some type of solvent. Clean the brush thoroughly, then wrap it in wax paper and store it for future use.

Clean rollers in the same basic way as paintbrushes. Take time to clean them thoroughly.

 

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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

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