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/

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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