Why hire a professional decorator?
Whilst many people do indeed opt for decorating their home themselves, not everyone has the skillset or equipment to carry out the task as well as they had hoped.
The thought of spending hours with preparation of surfaces, filling in holes from wallhangings or even scraping off years of wallpaper can often fill people with dread. But, as professional decorators, we know that preparation is the most important part in achieving a perfect finish. The phrase, fail to prepare and you should prepare to fail is so true when it comes to decorating.
We take great pride in the work that we do and treat every job as if it was our own home.
Not all paints are the same.
You’ve spent weekends trawling through the DIY stores, getting paint samples and running through countless options but finally, you’re ready to get things painted. But wait, now you have to think about the finish of the paint, do you have a matte finish, a satin finish or a durable wipe-able finish. The list really does go on. Don’t worry, our expert painters will be able to advise on choosing the right paint for conditions of your home. For example, high-traffic areas such as hallways and stairs, should always have the most durable of paints applied as they are the areas where hands often leave the most marks.
Similarly, in bedrooms, you may want a luxurious tonal quality from the paint to help create a rich and relaxing environment.
Not only are there a wide range of paint finishes, but there are also numerous paint manufacturers too. From Farrow & Ball, Lick, Dulux, Crown and Valspar, we have used pretty much every manufacturer you can think of (and there are plenty more that you may not even know about yet)
Hanging wallpaper, properly
When it comes to hanging wallpaper, most people think about the old fashioned images of someone getting wrapped up in a sticky mess of paper and glue. Well, sometimes this is still quite common but, with advances in the technology of wallpaper, we’ve seen a huge improvement over the last 30 years of how wallpaper is applied to walls. With more complex patterns, striking coloured designs and new textured-wallpaper, the limits to your design are pretty much endless. Even to the point of designing your own wallpaper too!