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Decorating a rented property is a common challenge for many property owners.

Experience shows that a rental property needs special planning to deliver both your rental and decorating goals.

Have you ever tried to rent a property with some bold colours on the walls? A bright green bedroom or a purple hallway or a red bedroom?

Yes you’re right, it’s not easy to do as individual people have distinctive tastes in paint colour especially when choosing a property to rent. They know they have to look at those colours every day when they get up or have breakfast!

It’s risky to go for bold paint colours which can turn potential renters off signing up.

Experienced landlords know to go for neutral colours when choosing paint, a white or beige on the walls will tend to be more popular, and will match almost every colour of furniture a monthly guest might have brought with them.

If you are ready for a decorating quote, contact Matt Strowger. Tel 07734 706 861

18 Jun 2016

London Painter Decorators Porche Showroom Paint1

What does Porche showrooms have  in common with London houses?

The answer? They both have the same decorator in the form of London Painter Decorators!

We are proud of our role in decorating such a prestigious car maker and do a quality decorating job to impress their customers in between looking at those Porsche cars.

Equally, we are happy and proud to be chosen by thousands of London home owners to make their homes beautiful and fresh again.

The quality of our interior and exterior decorating work is always high along with our customer service.

Read our testimonials for more on our friendly, reliable painting and decorating service.

What do luxury car showrooms and London houses have in common?

Answer? They both have the same decorator in London Painter Decorators.

Whatever your decorating project, we will be delighted to offer any advice you may be seeking.

If you are ready for a decorating quote, contact Matt Strowger. Tel 07734 706 861

London Painter Decorators Nursery Decorating

Interior – To choose paint or wall covering that is the question?

Painting wall surfaces is the popular choice for a reason.

There are highly durable paints on the market now, and it is easy to refresh if damage has occurred  i.e.
young children, or moving furniture!

To repair wallpaper, however, it doesn’t matter how small the area – do you still have the same wallpaper?

Has the old paper faded at all, and therefore difficult to match. Common trends have been having a feature
wall in wallpaper such as around the fire place or the first facing wall you see when entering the room.

When choosing a wall colour for a based on your wallpapered feature wall, pick out a predominant colour from the pattern

Here’s some more tips to help you make the right choice of paint or wall paper:

Wear and Tear – Is the house for rental purposes or do you have small children?

Renters may take less care to look after paint or may damage the wall paper. Expense becomes a factor is repair or replacement is required.

So maybe a less expensive more durable paint might work better for you, especially if the renters have small children. Maybe you have small children of your own and know about those sticky little fingers getting on the paintwork going up and down the stairs. A washable paint could help here.

What will you use your room for?

The kitchen is the heart of the home. How you use the space will depend on your individual preferences and lifestyle. For example, your kitchen will be both the focal point and functional centre of your home. You may want to entertain as well as cook, relax or work. Your kitchen could also be the area where other domestic chores are carried out, including washing and cleaning. So is paint or wallpaper better? Probably paint or tiles and paint. Kitchens generate a lot of moisture so wallpaper can be a poor choice there.

How much wall space space do you need to cover?

Whether you are replacing an existing wallpaper or repainting your room, the wall space will determine the amount of paint or wall paper you will need. Some wall coverings will make a room look bigger and some colours too. So try to match this choice up with the size of your rooms. Budget will also be a factor with quality wallpaper tending to be more expensive than paint.

For more decorating information, Contact Matt Strowger. Tel. 07734 706 861

London Painter Decorators Sash Window

Exterior decorating – Bringing old sash windows back to their best!

If there is one topic that is important for householders when decorating the house exterior, it’s the sash windows if you have them. Both repair and decoration.

Originating from Brighton where large parts of the surrounding areas are conservation restricted, I have had a huge amount of experience bringing sash windows back to their former glory.

Here’s some expertise that we apply when repairing and decorating sash windows.

It’s important when you see signs of flaking and weather damage to get a quotation quick before a costly full window replacement is needed.

Firstly, I would scrape off any loose and excess flaking, rub down window frame, being careful not to damage the glass, fill all holes with 2 pack wood filler.

Once the filler is dry, rub down paying particular attention to the areas that have been filled. Then prime any bare timber, touch in two pack filler with oil based undercoat, apply one full coat of undercoat to the whole frame, fine fill any small holes with exterior filler.

Next is to rub down again with a lighter sandpaper, apply another undercoat then 2 coats of exterior gloss, seal around window frame with a thin bead of exterior sealant. Then I would wash the window down and there you have the finished sash window product!

These sash windows look as good as new (picture available).

For a sash window decorating quote, contact Matt Strowger. Tel. 07734 706 861.

London Painter Decorators Colour Mixing

House paint colour ideas is a common subject we hear from clients.

How do we choose the right colour of paint to suit a decorating job?

Most people have a good idea about what colours they like when it comes to buying clothes or shoes, but not the same decision making confidence when it comes to choosing paint or wallpaper.

Why is that? I think it’s because its not something you can easily change if you get it wrong. It takes a lot more work, and expense too to buy new paint.

It is hassle for you that you and maybe some lost rental income too.

What’s the solution?

This is not a worry for you, because at London Painter Decorators, we have over 25 years of experience choosing paint, suitable colours and the right type of paint for the surface to be painted.  For example, is it wood or metal radiator or a plastered wall? Or is the paint for an interior wall or for exterior decorating where a weather resistant paint is required?

How much paint or wallpaper do you buy? This can be tricky if you do not have experience with decorating regularly.

Again we take care of this for you, choosing the correct house paint for the job, the right number of paint pots and then making sure we offer colour ideas to suit the home, your tastes and the setting

The house may be being prepared for rental and this may require more neutral colour of paint be chosen

London Painter Decorators offer paint colour advice to suit your requirements.

For more information: Contact Matt Strowger. Tel. 07734 706 861

12 Feb 2016

London Painter Decorators Plastering Service

Here at London Painter Decorators we know that the quality of our painting work and wallpapering is important, but that also needs to go hand in hand with care taken for our clients’ home.

We never forget who is paying for our time and that it’s the little things that make a difference when you are having your home painted or wallpapered or even plastered.

This is why we always make a point to take care as we work and prepare the floors well with protective covering. So you can be rest assured your will have high quality decorating and a tidy, perfectly cared for home when it’s all finished too.

Over the years many of our customers have commented on how much they appreciated this side of our decorating service. It’s part of our customer service.

If you would like a quote for painting and decorating, we’re happy to help

Contact Matt Strowger at London Painter Decorators: Tel: 07734 706 861


Matthew from London Painter Decorators decorated my house inside and out, his work is excellent. It is nice to find a decorator who is trustworthy and reliable. His work was noticed by two of my neighbours and he has painted their houses now as well. I since recommended him to a good friend of mine and she was very pleased with his work. I would confidently recommend Matthew to anyone.
Ken, Crystal Palace, London
17 Dec 2015

London Painter Decorators Wallpapering Service 1

Wallpaper removal is one of those tasks that people prefer a decorators to do.

Having worked in some older properties I have spent time removing layers of
wallpaper. My best tips would be, get a steamer (industrial if you can) and a good
sturdy scraper. Make sure the room is ventilated.

Scratch across the wallpaper section by section, starting in a corner using the edge of your scraper or a
specialised scratching tool from a decorators merchants. This will allow steam to
seep into the paper thus making it significantly easier to remove.

Be careful not to over scratch and damage the wall!

Once all paper has been removed, rub over with a damp sponge and remove any small left over bits.

Leave to dry, then work over with a sanding pole to remove any further fine paper.

Assess the wall to see what if any holes have been left, if so, fill using wall filler, when dry sand down and apply a coat of watered down PVA, you are now ready for your next stage. I would recommend a dense lining paper and your ready to paint or re- wallpaper.

Ready to discuss a wallpapering project?

For a wallpaper removal quote: contact Matt Strowger. Tel. 07734 706 861

28 Oct 2015

London Painter Decorators Wallpapering Service 2
Here at London Painter Decorators we know how to choose quality wallpaper brands to suit your tastes.

Our experience in choosing good quality wallpaper in colours and designs perfect for your home makes your beautiful new wallpaper easier to accomplish.

We are professional, reliable and take care to tidy up so that you achieve a beautifully wallpapered home without any fuss or mess.

If you are ready for a decorating quote, contact Matt Strowger. Tel 07734 706 861