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We are a company of specialists. We don't take deposits until the job is satisfactorily completed. We also do loft convention, roofing, upvc, guttering, plumbing, extension, bathroom, plastering, flooring. Paving, and Painting decorating, Thanks for reading.

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Reviewed by Euan on 22/4/2019

Absolutely stunning flooring job compled by Ali. Really nice guy who started late on 6 day's to ensure the job was completed on time for us. Nice clean tidy price and the finish was exactly how we had imagined if not better. I would definitely recommend Ali if you are looking for someone who knows how to lay quality flooring.

Combat property maintenance is a external property painting bussiness based in Cardiff South Wales. With attention to detail to make your home look beautiful.

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Reviewed by Brian on 11/5/2019

Excellent workmanship, advice on colour coding and competive price meant I could get the house painted within my budget

We are a family run Property Refurbishment company based within Writtle, Essex. Established in 1992 by one of the partners, Martin Hoban. Specialising in Internal and External Finishes and Redecorations. Our aim is to provide a professional and reliable service to our clients.

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Reviewed by Glenn on 14/5/2019

Can't fault. Really nice guys who work hard and are clean and tidy. Excellent paint job, my house looks great,

D. Lowe Decorators is a successfully ran company trading since 2014. I myself have over 13 years experience working within the Painting and Decorating industry. We cover all aspects of Painting and Decorating at competitives rates.

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Reviewed by Christine on 25/1/2019

Professional crew of lads who work very hard.. Perfectionists. All the painting a class job. The wallpaper was done so fast.. Amazing job. Dale is straightforward to deal with and his employees are a credit to his firm. The cleaning up is done perfectly. I would recommend them to anyone. Delighted.

i have been painting and decorating now for over 30yrs,specialities include new builds,start to finish and making good on older properties.External work and internal work,no job to big or small.i have painted many public houses,hotels to a high standard.I also have a lot of call backs off customers i have done work for,which is very pleasing.I guarantee my work is to a high standard.I have also now moved into the domestic and commercial cleaning side,again,all work is to a high standard.

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Reviewed by patsy on 17/6/2019

This is not quite true we agreed on colour which was Dark Oak nothing was mentioned about what type at all or that Fence paint was being used .I became aware of fence paint being used on the last day when I seen the labelled container prior to that an unlabelled container was being used. Whether I am selling or not I would want the correct products used and I am offended at this untrue remark.Andy has now offered to call back to repaint.

IPAF registered Professional Painter & Decorator. Over 25 years experience, friendly & reliable. Domestic & Commercial buildings, Internal & External. Cherry picker license. Public liability insurance. Based in Hertfordshire but can travel nationwide.

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Reviewed by Joe on 26/4/2019

Fantastic job

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Reviewed by Jon on 12/6/2019

Darren did a very good job. He responded to the advert, discussed what I wanted, gave a precise quote and arrived early on both mornings to do the work (external painting of all window and door frames - to a high standard. He is efficient and no mess whatsoever was left. I would use him again. Jon, Manchester

A family run business who offer interior and exterior painting tree and garden services drive and patio cleaning fascia and Gutter Cleaning and repairs. We offer a great value ,honest and reliable service.

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Reviewed by Amber on 3/6/2019

Rory did a great job on our very overgrown garden. We weighed up the cost of hiring skips and the weekends of labour it would take us compared to the good value quote Rory gave us and decided it was definately worth hiring Rory. Rory and his son worked hard to clear the overgrowth and it has made such a huge difference to our garden. Rory is reliable and friendly and we’d certainly go to him first for a quote on any future work we may have.

We at total decorating carry out all aspects of the trade to a hi standard and we give you prompt attention weather it’s a budget of £100 or 12,000 please feel free to get in touch for all your needs regards Colin total decorating

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Reviewed by Daniel on 4/6/2019

Colin did a great job painting the front of our house. Skilled, efficient and reliable. Would recommend and use again without hesitation

We are an all female,family run team. We specialise in external & internal painting. We are a friendly reliable team,who pride ourselves in our work ,and have over 15 years of experience. We do not consider any job to small , and travel up to a 25 mile radius . All quotes a free , with no obligation.

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Reviewed by Karen on 20/5/2019

Great service. Professional job. Price as expected. Kept up to date with progress throughout. Very personable and professional throughout job. Thanks! Would thoroughly recommend!

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External wall painting specialists - what you need to know

Looking for a quick and affordable way of refreshing your house’s exterior?  A fresh coat of paint can work wonders in revitalising your house’s appearance, improving curb appeal and adding value to your home.

Whilst painting may seem like a DIY task, exterior walls can be tricky. Not only is it difficult to do a thorough job without the use of scaffolding, the walls will also need a lot of expert preparation to achieve a neat and long-lasting finish.   

External painting is best undertaken during the summer months so that paint can dry quicker and to avoid moisture penetrating the walls.

Which paint is suitable for my property?

Exterior wall paint doesn’t come in one size to fit all. The type of paint suitable for your property will depend on the age of your house, wall surface type, and whether it’s been painted before.

Houses with cavity walls

Newer houses built after 1920 usually have cavity walls. Cavity walls can be painted with standard water-based masonry paint, mineral-based paint or eco paint.

Standard water-based paints are the most affordable option and are suitable for houses with walls that are in good, dry condition. Mineral-based paints are more expensive but contain a binder that creates a long-lasting finish. Eco paints are best for the environment and have very low or zero volume of volatile organic compounds.

Good quality paint should be weatherproof and contain a fungicide to prevent the growth of algae, moss and mould.

Houses with solid walls

Older properties built pre-1920s often have solid walls which should only be painted with a high quality breathable paint like Dulux Weathershield or Sandtex to prevent damp getting trapped in the walls.

If your house has lime rendered walls it’s advisable to stick with a breathable limewash only.

A professional painter and decorator will be able to guide you through which paint or finish is most suited to your property type.

Benefits of painting your house’s external walls

As well as the obvious aesthetic benefits, a new layer of paint will also help to protect your walls from the elements. This improves their longevity and reduces the need for repairs later down the line.

Will scaffolding be required? 

Painting the exterior of a house is a time-consuming job, and not one that should be attempted using a ladder only. If full scaffolding is required, it can significantly bump up the price of the job.  However, many painters and decorators now use lightweight access towers that can be set up very quickly, eliminating the need for scaffolding.

Ask your painter what access equipment they plan to use and whether they have included the cost of this in their quote.

What’s involved in the job?

Depending on the size of your property, the weather, and the condition of your walls, external wall painting usually takes 2 to 4 days to complete.

See below a brief outline of the steps your painter will take to complete your job.

  1. Set up access equipment.
  2. Remove flaking paint.
  3. Brush dirt off the walls.
  4. Wash dirt, mould, moss or algae from walls.
  5. Make any necessary repairs.
  6. Allow the walls to dry.
  7. Apply a stabilising primer.
  8. Apply first coat of paint and allow to dry.
  9. Apply second coat of paint and allow to dry.
  10. Apply any further coats necessary.
  11. Remove access equipment.

Cost of external wall painting

The average cost of having all external walls painted on a semi-detached house usually falls somewhere between £900 and £1500. 

The price will be dependent on factors including:

  • Size and type of property.
  • Condition of the walls/whether any repair work is needed.
  • Whether the price of scaffolding is included in the quote.
  • Number of coats required.
  • Type of paint being used.
  • Surface being painted (pebble dash is more expensive).
  • Your location.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

Although no formal qualifications are required to be a painter and decorator, there are certificates and courses that can be taken that show a commitment to providing a high standard of service. These include the Painting and Decorating Diploma, levels 1 to 3 and short courses offered by product manufacturers.

Check with your tradesperson if they have any trade qualifications and whether they’re members of the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA).

Members of the PDA must stick to a code of practice that demonstrates commitment to professional, quality workmanship and fair practice.

Planning permission for external wall painting

There’s no need to apply for planning permission when painting the exterior of your house.  However, if you live in a listed building you’ll need to apply for listed building consent.

Insurance for external wall painters

It’s very important that your tradesperson has public liability insurance at minimum.  Although unlikely, if there were to be any accidental damage to your house whilst the work was being carried out, public liability insurance would pay for the damage.

Questions you should ask your external wall painter

  • Will full scaffolding be used and is this included in the quote?
  • Do they have any trade qualifications?
  • Are they members of the PDA?
  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • What type and brand of paint will be used?
  • Is the work guaranteed and if so what are the terms of the guarantee?

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