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  • Painters and Decorators

    The most important perk when hiring a professional painter and decorator is the ease in which you'll be able to complete your project. Most people tend not to take into account just how much time it takes to tackle the tasks of a painter and decorator. It may be true that you could decorate to an okay standard, but this will come through in the personality of the home and could perhaps lose some of the charm that can be created by one of these specific professionals. For example, if there are wall or ceiling coverings that need removing, they will need to be stripped down using a steamer, water, sponge, wallpaper stripper and perhaps even a combination of all three. A good majority of the time the surfaces found beneath the wall coverings will need quite a bit of preparation work to bring them up to a level that is suitable for actually painting or wall papering again. You can expect that a professional painter and decorator will know exactly how much preparation is going to be required to alter a specific space and bring it up to your requirements and vision.

    Another benefit of using this type of professional is that they can produce a superior finish. Among other various benefits, a professional decorator will have all of the tools required for pretty much every eventuality. They'll also have the necessary knowledge required to produce a finish that is not only visually appealing but will last for ages.

    Price often becomes a major reason for hiring or deciding against enlisting the services of a trained professional painter and decorator. Even though it can be tempting to do your own decorating work yourself, there are a few points that you should keep in mind when considering the cost. The paint that's available to buy at any "do it yourself" store is often much more inferior to the quality of materials that a professional painter and decorator from Global Development will source. Usually these professionals will carry with them a heavy discount with the paint manufacturers. This can bring the cost of using professional grade products nearer to that of the outside trade paints that are available to the general public. Another point that you will have to consider is that if you decide to do your own decorating, you'll need to purchase all of the tools required to complete the task, where as a professional will come stocked with all the tools they need. This will of course also bring down the overall cost of your project.

    The Tech Specs

    Historically, a painter was just responsible for mixing paint and maintaining a ready supply of pigments, oils, thinners and driers. The painter would use his vast experience to decide the perfect mixture for the job requirements. In modern times however, the painter is responsible for preparation of any type of surface. They're also versed in patching holes in drywall, using professional various types of tape and other protection on surfaces that are not to be painted on, applying paint and cleaning up.

    More recently, painters have become responsible for all the preparation prior to painting. Scraping, sanding, wallpaper removal, caulking, drywall or wood repair, patching, stain removal, filling nail holes or any defects with plaster or putty, cleaning, taping, preparation and priming are all considered to be done by professional painters.

    Professional painters need to have a strong working knowledge of the tools of the trade. These can include sanders, scrapers, paint sprayers, brushes, paint rollers, ladders and scaffolding. The preparation needs to be considered before just simply applying paint. For example, taping and drop cloth techniques, sizes of brushes or rollers, material types or dimensions of rollers or brushes, the amount of paint, the number of paint coats, the amount of primer, the types of primers and paints, certain grits and cuts of sandpaper, trim cutting, wallpaper removal, and nail-hole filling techniques. Today painters are attempting to evolve into the field of faux painting, which is allowing them greater creativity and access to a higher end customer base.

    Feel free to Contact Us directly if you would like to discuss upgrading your home. We know this can be an exciting step for you so will handle your needs and concerns with the same care that we would handle our own.

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