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Decorating Preparation Advice

Under Decorating Ideas

It is often the case that with any home improvement project that you hear the advice ‘preparation, preparation, preparation’ and it comes as no surprise that this is key when contemplating home decoration.

Decorators AlderleyWhy? Preparing your walls prior to being decorated will leave a superior finish once completed. The requirements for preparation vary from job to job and an understanding of how to approach this is important.

Neglect at this stage could even lead to a further problems down the line with possible flaking paint or wallpaper that has started to peel shortly after application.

Decorating Advice

Where do you start? All cracks and holes should be completely filled and left to dry. Decorators caulk should then be applied to all edges as this will allow a better result.

Once the filler and caulk have dried completely it is important to prepare the wall surface.

This process will provide a smooth finish for the paint to be applied. This is why it is so important to sand the walls. The best results are achieved with an orbital sander. This vastly speeds up the process and with careful use produces a seamlessly even finish.

Decorator AlderleyWe use a Mirka orbital sander; this is a dustless sanding system that filters away the fine particles from the sanding process. Why is this important?

  • It allows us to monitor our work continuously
  • It offers a virtually dust free service, ensuring the air quality of our clients properties remains unaffected
  • It speeds up clean up

Did you know…? Any new plaster needs to be primed. This solution is made with a mix of emulsion and water in equal quantities.

We are fastidious about ensuring that every skill is employed throughout the decorating process to consistently produce results that we believe are unrivalled. If you would like to enquire about decorating please contact us today on 01606 831255. Keep reading for more decorating tips!

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