Collins & Collins

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About Collins & Collins

A family painting/decorating & carpentry business. Specializing in wallpapering & top quality painting. Doors & frames, wardrobes, sash overhauls, locks etc. All work done with final decoration in mind. Tidy, reliable, & reasonable. Check my ratings.

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Collins & Collins rated for Carpenter / Joiner in Edgware


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05 Jul 2015

Painter and decorator

Paul did a really good job with decorating our external door. It was in a really bad state and required a lot of work. It now looks great! Paul's work is at a high standard and he is friendly and reliable!

, HA6

08 Oct 2014

Painter and decorator

Paul was an absolute pleasure to have in my home and his work was tidy meticulous and excellent I can not recommend him enough and have already booked him for more work in my home - thank you Paul and see you soon

, AL10

24 Sep 2014


Locksmith came on time and changed the lock. Happy with his work and skills.He purchased the lock from whole seller and charged me the cost price without adding his profit . Recommend him.

, HA5

18 Jul 2014

Carpenter / Joiner

Very happy with the jobs done . Recommended

, WD6

20 Feb 2014


Professional, tidy and on time. Would book him again.

, AL1

31 Jan 2014

Carpenter / Joiner

Excellent service, full of advice, good value, recommended! A+

, AL5

03 Feb 2014


top quality job.

, EN5

18 Jan 2014


Paul was very efficient, reliable and polite. He telephoned on the same day as my request for a local tradesman. He came round to my home to quote on the job. We agreed a price and he arrived the very next morning early to start. He completed the job very quickly and the standard of work was very good indeed. I would highly recommend Paul and will certainly use him again in the future.

, NW7

07 Jan 2014

Painter and decorator

Will use again

, HA8

15 Jan 2014


Paul is reliable and extremely patient. His rates are reasonable and he'll put in the hours to make sure the job is completed on time. He clears up everyday before he leaves. Ask him about a product called CT1 - interesting!

, AL2

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Collins & Collins answered questions about Carpenter / Joiner in Edgware

's question
Mon 2 Nov 2015 22:08pm
Can I paint over putty? Not the type that holds the glass on but the putty they've used to hold an entire new window frame in. I'm looking at painting the masonry around the windows to smarten it all up. Wondering if it's okay and won't harm the putty? Many thanks
  • Paul Collins's Answer
    Wed 4 Nov 2015 10:21am
    The 'putty' you mention is either acrylic frame sealer, which can be painted or silicone sealant which can't. In either case you won't do any damage, the paint will just fall off silicone in time.
's question
Wed 9 Sep 2015 14:30pm
I recently painted my living room. Beforehand I filled holes and cracks with 'Homebase multipurpose interior polyfilla' that was "ready to paint when dry" - left it to dry for 2 days. Sanded it down before applying Matt emulsion paint - 2 coats, 4-5 hours inbetween. The next day it was fine, looked smooth and nothing visible underneath. 2 days later every single spot that was filled is visible and the paint on top of the areas is cracked (very very fine cracks, like dry mud). No idea why this happened, perhaps I should have used a primer, but still didn't anticipate it would have been that bad. Thanks to any kind soul who can help!
  • Paul Collins's Answer
    Tue 15 Sep 2015 17:18pm
    I suspect that you may have used Dulux emulsion, over the last few years the formulation has changed and this ALWAYS happens over caulk, I've not heard of it happening over filler. If you prime over the spots with a good sealer like Zinsser and then re coat it should be fine. Johnstones is a far better emulsion nowadays. Tetrion or Tupret are good fillers.

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Carpenter / Joiner

Wooden Doors - Internal

Laminate Flooring

Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes

Painter and decorator

Internal Painting & Decorating

External wall painting

Door / Window painting

Floor fitters

Laminate Flooring

Gardener / Landscape gardeners

Garden Shed / Playhouse