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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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.

Tiny spaces aren’t bad things – in fact, we love them here at Absolute Decorating Enfield!

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Finding room to function in such a small spot is not always so easy. The decorating rules that apply to other rooms go out the window when space is tight, and it takes major creativity to fit everything in. Here are some Painting and Decorating Tips to make the most of your Small Space.

Steer clear of these common mistakes;

Think horizontally, not vertically. Choose a vertical wardrobe instead of the typical horizontal dresser for your clothes, and take advantage of wall space with floating shelves.

Since when are side tables just side tables? Invest in double-duty furniture and your small space will thank you.

Propping your bed on risers is the easiest, cheapest way to free up storage space on the floor.

Light hues create the illusion of more space, as do mirrors.

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

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

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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As temperatures outside dips, it’s time to bring some warmth back into your home. Let’s cosy up for winter!

Avoid the winter blues by adding pops of cheery colour to a room. A bright throw or a patterned pillow will do the trick Brightly coloured elements can also last into the spring and summer.

With the days getting shorter, maximize what natural light is still available is a must. Hanging a big mirror on a empty stretch of wall will reflect light throughout the room.

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Although wooden flooring creates a sophisticated style statement year-round, you’ll need to cosy them up for the cold Winter. A fluffy rug sets off a living room’s main seating area and adds warmth and texture.

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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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Painting your kitchen walls is one of the quickest, and easiest ways to re-do a kitchen. Here are some tips from the friendliest painters and decorators in Enfield.

 

Tip #1: Colours can change
Natural sunlight in the kitchen changes intensity throughout the day. Understanding the light patterns in your kitchen, and knowing what other colours will be going into the kitchen, is incredibly important.

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Tip #2: Select your paint colour at home
Don’t choose a paint colour from a sample sheet. Bring home actual paint testers that you can apply to your walls. Paint next to cabinetry, flooring, countertops and any fabrics you plan on using in the space.

 

Tip #3: Warm colours work
There’s a reason we see a lot of warm, earthy tones in the kitchen. Studies have shown that our appetites increase when we see red or orange colours. Pair cool tones with warm neutrals like a warm gray or warm orange.

 

Tip #4: Paint isn’t just for walls
Don’t forget that paint can be used on a variety of kitchen elements: cabinets, tables, chairs and other decorative objects.

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If you require any help, or just want a quick and easy FREE quote, please call the best Painters & Decorators in Enfield – 0797 6404742 – Absolute Decorating Services.

Experts say that 40% homes across the country are painted white. And perhaps that many more are barely off-white. Throw in all the variations of beige and you get plain vanilla instead of rainbow swirl.

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You don’t have to be afraid of colour, though. There are lots of colourful houses. If you’d like to add colour to the exterior of your home, just look around. These days, if you’re colour shopping, you go to the high-end side of your area.

Our Number One Tip – Keep colour scheme simple!

If you need help with any painting an decorating needs, call Enfield friendliest company, Absolute Decorating, on 0797 6404742.

If you have a small hallway that makes you feel limited, let me tell you – you are not alone. There is hope for you yet! By choosing the perfect paint for your small hallway, you can create a stylish, welcoming first impression – and make your space look bigger!

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Narrow hallways can appear wider by using a lighter colour paint. When choosing your colour scheme, consider not only the wall colour but also the colour for the trim. To ensure that the small hallway does not feel claustrophobic, choose colours for the door trim that recede, rather than stand out against the wall colours. The idea is to visually create a more spacious walkway. Soft grey and green has an unparalleled softness.

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Floating shelves keep a hallway neat and clutter-free, which will make it feel more spacious – it also adds personality to a plain wall.

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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