RMDecor Solutions

Painting and Decorating

Specialists in Professional Decorative Finishes

Consider using a Professional Furniture Painter

Considering Furniture Painting, it’s a cost to achieve a professional look. Considering how furniture refurbishing is becoming one of the worthwhile processes out there, understanding the entire process profoundly is important before taking the plunge. There is no dearth of people mismatching the terms of furniture refinishing and furniture painting, and they end up worsening…

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My beef with time wasters looking for free quotes

When you decide to get works done on your property and require a free quotation take this into account. Next time you call a self-employed tradesman for a quote, and he or she gives you one and you think WOW that’s expensive! Remember this. They have given up a couple of hours of time and…

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Arroworthy Rembrandt Beavertail Paint Brushes

Over the years as a specialist furniture painter I have used various manufacturers brushes, from Hamiltons’s to Purdy. All of these are good, but the application of paint, always felt a bit scratchy when applying paints as the bristles seem a bit hard. I have recently come across a company called Arroworthy Brushes and tried a…

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Little and green oil-based undercoat and eggshell paint is a poor product

I was recently asked by a client to paint her kitchen units. She chose a colour called Pompeian Ash grey which is a dark grey/green with an oil-based finish. As a painter and decorator for over 40 years, I would say this product is the worst paint I have ever used. Let me explain my…

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Why does my external wood work turn silver/grey?

In warm sunny climates or cooler climates with little rain, exposed wood can weather to a soft, silver-grey colour. This colour change is due to the degraded lignin being washed out of the wood by moisture. The fibres that remain on the wood surface are high in cellulose content, are whitish to grey in colour,…

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Why is the paint on my walls now bubbling

Freshly painted walls can bubble or ‘blister’  within an hour or it could take much longer, but there’s always a good reason why. A stable coat of paint is one that has good adhesion to the surface below, be that newly painted plaster or a wall that has had several coats of paint applied previously…

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Why is the paint on my wall crackling?

It can be so disappointing if you’ve spent hours redecorating only to find the paint later starts crackling. Cracking paint is caused when a dry layer of paint splits away from one or more coats of paint below. As paint ‘tightens’ as it drys, it’s important that all the previous layers of paint have had…

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Condition of existing walls and ceilings, lined or unlined

When you are thinking of decorating any room or a staircase in your home, please be aware that if your decorator gives you advice on walls or ceiling that have previously been lined, you may incur a problem on the surface beneath. Clients should note the following Unless specifically mentioned, no provision would be made…

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So Why Reduce Your Price?

Know your VALUE and YOUR SKILL and you will quickly learn WHO YOUR CLIENTS ARE. Price is based on experience and skill. Both go hand in hand. If you have no experience then skill is low, price is low. Lots of skill and experience means price should be high. Hence why pricing posts are pointless…

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Damp and Condensation

Damp and condensation are common problems in a wide range of properties; Housing Associations, Leisure Centres, Schools, Industrial Premises and Domestic Properties all suffer to some extent. There are several methods to control the problems, but ideally one needs to discover the source of the problem. Then it can be treated using the correct control…

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