Saturday, 22 February 2014

more wallpapering tips

Making a start

Tools for the job - Get all your tools together before you start. Having a good paste table, a pasting brush, a sponge, a plumb bob, a tape measure, a sharp knife, a pair of decorating scissors and a bucket of clean water will make the job easier and quicker.
Strip away old wallcoverings by soaking with wallpaper stripper or warm water and detergent. When fully saturated, scrape off with a stripping knife. Make sure all traces of stripper or detergent are rinsed from paintwork and wash your hands thoroughly.
Should you find the wallcovering difficult to scrape off it is probably because the surface is, at least partially, impervious. Painted woodchip, embossed and washable papers can be particularly stubborn and are best tackled by scoring with a knife or wire brush before soaking. If you have a large area to work on, consider using a steam stripper.
Vinyl wallcoverings and peelable papers can be removed by pulling away the printed top skin whilst dry, then stripping the backing paper by soaking (see above). If the backing paper is firm, you can leave it as a base for the new wallcovering - but you must make sure it really is well stuck down, otherwise blistering could result.

wallpapering tips

First things first

Preparation may seem the boring bit, but prepare the job properly and the rest will be much easier and give you a much better finish.
Prior to removing any protective wrapping, and before cutting any wallpaper, make sure the rolls carry the same reference, shade, batch numbers and that they are as ordered.
Make doubly sure the rolls colour-match by unrolling a length of each and checking them against the others in good natural daylight. If you have any doubts, contact us straight away.
Have you completed all of the painting in the room? If not then get this done first.
If you want to paint or paper the ceiling then do this before you start on the walls (see ceilings)
Move the furniture out of the way to give yourself room to work.
Don't forget to put a dust sheet down to cover the floor and furniture around where you are working.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

The Right Way To Paper A Ceiling

How To Paper A Ceiling

Papering A Ceiling By ThePaintingSpecialist

If for example the ceiling is in excellent condition, size the outer and then leave it to dry before papering. In the event the plaster is bumpy, line the ceiling first to find the best result. As with walls, always hang lining paper at right-angles to the decorating covering therefore the joins don't coincide. Hang ceiling paper parallel tow the primary window inside the room so now the joins won't be too apparent.

Measure the width of the paper, deduct 6mm (¼ in) for turning directly onto end wall and mark this distance in pencil at both sides of the ceiling. Chalk an overall length of string and fix it at either side with a drawing pin. Stretch the string among the two pen marks and pluck it and the chalk is transferred to the ceiling.

Cut how many lengths required, allowing for the pattern to fit and for cutting at each side. Paste and fold each length concertina-fashion as for lining paper. Hang the very first length flush up against the chalk line. Spread out the last pleat and smooth it onto the ceiling. Release the paper one pleat at a time, supporting the rest of the paper using a spare roll. Brush out each section on the ceiling. Turn 6mm (¼ in) directly on the end and side walls then trim and sponge away any surplus paste.

Hang the other lengths in a similar manner, butt-joining the edges and turning 6mm in the width of the last length for turning on the end wall. At the ceiling light, make star-shaped abrasions as regards to displaying light switches. Level paper round fitting and trim flaps.

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

What Painting & Decorating Can Say For Your Home?

Benefits of Professional Decorating

Painting and decorating of your house is a fantastic solution for expressing your own character. If only achieving this task was as simple as it appears. The reality is that painting decorating London homes can a be very huge task and therefore a lot of people decide to use a specialist from handymen who have been painting decorating London homes for some time.

Might it be an effective solution?

Yes, certainly! Opting to use a handy-man who is competent in painting decorating London homes is a very practical thing to do and there a variety of reasons why. First off it can save you a very long time and energy attempting to figure things out. It s correct that they might work out to be a little more expensive than performing the job yourself but think about the time that you will save trying to puzzle out the most successful way to get the job done! A handyman will understand what should be done and better still the way it needs to be done.

Large variety of services

A handyman firm which provides services of painting decorating London homes generally has a wide range of services. Which means that are able to strip your old wall of paint, wallpaper etc. as well as they will deliver it a brand new fresh look. They will be able to also provide you services like repairing of old grout, plaster or paint, varnishing, staining and resealing. In brief, hiring of a handyman service could make your house look like new very fast.

The extras

When handyman services are hired for painting decorating London homes, they have one great advantage - extra assistance with ways to make the home look fantastic. A handyman who seems to be good at his job and has years of experience are likely to give you great help on methods to decorate your home with furniture, where you are able to obtain the best deals etc. In some cases, your handyman might even be willing to accompany you while you purchase fittings and furniture.

The Painting Specialist: Roller Painting Tips

The Painting Specialist: Roller Painting Tips: Painting Tips - How To Paint With A Roller The paint roller is our primary tool when it comes to painting anything at all. Able to app...


Monday, 17 February 2014

Roller Painting Tips

Painting Tips - How To Paint With A Roller

The paint roller is our primary tool when it comes to painting anything at all.

Able to apply paint effortlessly and uniformly, we owe tons of thankfulness towards the friend the paint roller. Accessible in an array of sizes also in numerous various materials generally if something should be painted there really is a roller which could do the job. This post review some basic tips and suggestions that I have not read about very often.

Loading your roller properly is an important step

The value of paint you want on your roller will depend on the surface that you will be painting and what form of roller sleeve you're going to have but generally the action is the same. You must roll the roller down the pan until such time as the roller sleeve touches the paint, give time to get saturated for a second before lifting your paint roller up, moving it towards the top of the pan and rolling it go into reverse in the paint. Carrying this out a few times will stock up the paint tray as well and super saturate your roller, you typically would like your paint roller to be on the verge of over-saturation as this allows a regular thickness of paint along with full paint coverage on your wall. It is likewise important to test not to smother the entire roller in paint, you merely require it on the sleeve so maintain it there.

Once you've got some paint situated on the roller as well as on the tray loading your roller, it's very basic and doesn't involve considerable amount of time from the pan. A short dab of paint over the roller from the pan, lift it back to the top end, roll it down twice it will be usually all set to keep it up painting.

When applying the paint to your wall one of the best ways is to apply long motions going on the top of the wall towards the base of the wall working in areas 2 to 4 feet wide depending on how tall your wall is plus your roller sleeves paint holding capacity. This spreads the paint consistently and gives the perfect finish.

Once you have your paint roller packed with paint, you're ready to start painting. When using the paint roller you want to apply just enough pressure to get the paint directly on the wall, generally and unless you're painting a very rough surface like old brick there should not be needing to overly press or force the roller into your wall this could be more work than necessary and could leave unsightly roller marks. Start at the center of the wall, roll the roller up the wall to the top level and then come back down to the lower of the wall re-rolling throughout area in which you started. Right now should have similar to a large straight patch somewhere on a wall, on your rollup you need to move around in either direction left or right and you should not allow it to become too far off, you want part of your roller to still reside in the previous area of paint you applied. On your way back down you continue to move in the direction and this time your rolling motion starts to take on the form of a very large V or W. Be sure you get back through your original area of paint to spread the paint out to the wall and provide it the same thickness. For optimal results, after you've spread the paint on both the wall, finish your patch up by gently rolling downwards across the entire area you've painted, this will give an even finish.

Typical problems when rolling walls are over applying the paint, not spreading the paint evenly, under applying the paint, inconsistent finishes and roller lines or marks. Nearly all of issues all to easy to fix if caught preceeding the paint has had a time to dry or set, though with some common day paints it usually is only 5-10 minutes before fixing this is actually a problem so it will be safer to check your work as shortly as you're finished. And see if the paint is either over applied and/or not spread evenly the build up of paint will start to drip or sag, usually pretty obvious and easier to fix if caught quickly simply by re-rolling the region. If ever the paint may be under applied/not spread evenly you will see what's called 'holidays', this really is typically where an area was rolled just the once or twice and you will see that the paint have not fully cover. When roller marks can be found this is usually a sign that too much pressure was used when applying the paint, causing it to squeeze out of the roller unnaturally at the edges of the roller sleeve. A multitude of issues are very easy to detect my examining the wall from an acute angle. Overall these issues are likely to be because of one of the following: poor quality roller sleeves, poor quality roller cage, poor quality/old paint tray that loads the roller poorly or sloppily and simply an in-experienced painter.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Commercial Painting in London |

Commercial Painting in London

The Painting Specialist | Commercial Painter

Hello, my name is Mark and I am the director of The Painting Specialist based in London. We carry out numerous work but I am posting today to tell you more about the commercial services we provide in the London area.

What we do?!

Keeping it simple here is a list:

  • Offices
  • Factories
  • Restaurants
  • Nightclubs / Pubs
  • Hotels & Guest Houses
  • Local Authorities
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Council buildings
  • Doctors surgeries
  • Hostels
  • Leisure facilities
If you are interested in any of the services we provide and would like to know more please click the link provided below, this will take your to our websites commercial page and there you can find our contact details if you have any questions or would like a quote from us for any work you need completing.