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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

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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

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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

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