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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

17 Dec 2015

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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

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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