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About Magnum

I am a Professional Decorator, and have 30 years experience. I have been involved with all aspects of decoration. I am a qualified assessor also and have taught many Apprentices. I have an exemplary record and can provide Testimonials. City&Guilds Level 4

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Magnum rated for Painter and decorator in Southampton


Overall rating

17 total ratings 0 last 30 days 1 last 6 months 4 last 12 months

30 Jun 2018

Carpenter / Joiner

Excellent job, professional & courteous throughout. Even though door frame was warped John managed to hang the door to a professional standard. Would recommend and will use again in the future.

, SO19

08 Jun 2018

Painter and decorator

Fabulous job completed on time and a really nice guy.

, SO45

16 Feb 2018

Painter and decorator

John was fantastic, he did an amazing job for us painting and wall papering. John is very friendly and professional and we will definitely use john again for future projects on our house.

, RG22

01 Feb 2018

Painter and decorator

An easy guy to deal with

, PO12

06 Dec 2017

Painter and decorator

Excellent job. Would not hesitate in having John again to do work for me. Would recommend.

, PO6

31 May 2017

Painter and decorator

John was excellent! Able to do my job at short notice and the quality and cost were spot on. Would recommend and use again in future!

, SO15

11 May 2017

Painter and decorator

excellent job from start to finish would reccommend

, PO3

08 Jun 2017

Painter and decorator

Very professional, efficient job. Turned up on time. Left the property clean and tidy. Very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend them and will be using them again in the future.

, SO45

29 Jun 2017

Painter and decorator

John did a great job for us. We would definitely recommend him and his work. Thank you, John!

, GU34

29 Mar 2017

Painter and decorator

Work to high standard. Reliable and tidy worker. Very happy with the work done. Would recommend john to anyone looking for a job well done.

, RG22

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Magnum answered questions about Painter and decorator in Southampton

Larry Ross's question
Wed 30 May 2018 20:44pm
Hi I've crossed lined ready for my finish paper which is a paste the wall.Do I need to seal the linging paper first?
  • John Wale's Answer
    Wed 30 May 2018 20:55pm
    No is the answer. Don’t paste the wall either. Just paste the paper as if it is ordinary wallpaper. You’ll save yourself lots of bother.
Heather Hitch's question
Mon 21 May 2018 02:38am
My husband and I recently bought a 100 yr old house. We’re in love with everything, except the, not exaggerating, 5 layers of wallpaper, on top of paint, and some of all of this is on Sheetrock, while other walls are paneling, or the old wood strip and plaster walls. I’ve spent days over the past few months tackling one room and I’m still not done. We can’t really afford a painter/contractor to do the work, so it’s left to us. Peeling it is so difficult, with some that comes off only by peeling off the outer layer of the Sheetrock. Help!!
  • John Wale's Answer
    Wed 30 May 2018 20:52pm
    When you say Sheetrock I presume you mean plasterboard? Unfortunately plasterboard damages so easily when stripping paper. Also lathe and plaster will crumble if old. Revealing the lathes. It’s a choice. Either spend lots of time stripping and trying to preserve the wall surface beneath or rip the paper of vigorously and re plaster etc.... Unfortunately there is no easy option.

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Painter and decorator

Internal Painting & Decorating

Wall murals / Paint effects

External wall painting

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Wall murals / Paint effects