Exterior paintwork needs to be regularly maintained, because repairs to inaccessible bargeboards and cills can prove very costly. In order to extend the paint maintenance cycle, we favour Sikkens XD oil based gloss, which has been formulated to dry within a few hours and can last up to 10 years between coats. Ask about our “Number 10” front door finishes!
Protecting your property from paint drops
We respect your property, sheeting up and protecting the walkways, patio and plants around the exterior. We even have a mobile platform that is ideally suited for placing in flowerbeds to reach groundfloor windows without causing damage to plants.
Preparing ahead of exterior painting
Preparation is the key to long term painting success, and the first step is to ensure that every surface is solid before any decorating work is carried out. Wherever wood has deteriorated we assess between replacement and repair. Where necessary, masonry is washed down to remove any algae, and repaired with a compatible filler. We check gutters for leaks, and replace any broken window panes.
All sanding is completed to a very high standard, and dust-free too, wherever possible.
Durable and flexible paint for exterior
For woodwork, we rely on flexible and breathable oil gloss paint, and for masonry we offer a choice of acrylic and oil based (pliolite).
It goes without saying that we never paint in the rain, that’s guaranteed. It has to be said, because not all decorating companies think like that!