Tips For Painting Exteriors in North London
Updated: May 1
Summer and exterior season is here!
What makes our work stand out from the rest? We might be a small family run decorating business but we provide a bespoke service with the client in focus. Our painters are local and tried and tested. Our finish is top notch.
Planning ro redecorate your exterior?
Here is what you should consider: Scaffolding
If you are planning to redecorate your exterior, it's always worth checking if your neighbours are having painting plans too. Because it's very cost effective with both scaffolding and labour to do two properties at once. We have a couple of scaffolding companies we have worked with and will pass on the cheapest quote to you. In some cases it is enough with a tower. Please keep in mind that ladder work is only safe for 15 minutes at a time. So ladders are rarely an appropriate method for painting. Some jobs do only require a smaller tower.
Please double check that the trader supplying you with work is insured for work at heights. Saving money might be a good reason now, but should there be an accident none of us want to be responsible. Especially not if the reason was saving a few quid.
Now, let me tell you a little about the jobs we DIDN’T get...
Quotes do get turned down, it’s part of the job. Sometimes they tell us that they had a much lower price offer. With interiors we don’t have the possibility to see what the lower quotes would get them, but with exteriors we do occasionally drive past.
Three problems with the "cheaper" option:
1) The most common one is that they don't seem to get the work done. We drive past months later and there is no sign of anyone working on it.
2) The “decorators” have cut corners. Best case scenario - they just haven’t painted behind the pipes. Worst case: They haven’t even prepared the surfaces in any way (latest one they didn’t even sand, just straight on with one coat).
3) The work starts but for some reason it also stops. Usually this means that the painters have run out of money (due to quoting too low).
The clients who choose us know that they’re getting value for their money. Our work will last for many years to come, ultimately saving them money in the long run. We are not the cheapest, nor the most expensive. But I do believe that we give an the best long term value. 💙
OUR PREP WORK IS TRULY OUTSTANDING.
We are especially proud of our woodcare repair work. The amount of windows that Reza has brought back from the dead... Giving a new life to homes and businesses all around London. Do your windows need a bit of TLC? You know who to call.
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