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A good painter – how to choose the right painter?

Do you want to renovate your house or flat but you cannot do it on your own? If you do, it is worth to hire some specialist in this field. A professional painter or even decorator who will change your flat into a unique place. However, there is a question

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Oxfordshire Is Looking for Best Painter and Decorator

The people of Oxfordshire are being invited to take part in the search for the best painter and decorator in the region. Organised by the Oxford Kidlington, Cowley, Abingdon and Banbury Dulux Decorator Centres, along with Jack FM, the region-wide competition aims to find the superstar of decorating – whether

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Dulux Academy Launched by AzkoNobel

AzkoNobel has announced the launch of the very first UK-based academy for industry professionals in the painting, decorating and architecture industries, the Dulux Academy. Set to provide over 4,000 industry professionals with the opportunity to pursue further training and development with new practices, methodologies and also through professional advice on

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

painting

A good painter – how to choose the right painter?

Do you want to renovate your house or flat but you cannot do it on your own? If you do, it is worth to hire some specialist in this field. A professional painter or even decorator who will change your flat into a unique place. However, there is a question – which painter on the market is good? Read this article and find out about the ways which will help you to find the best painter in your district. 1. Preparation before you start looking for specialist 2. Ask for pricing more than one painter 3. Don’t be afraid of asking Preparation before you start looking for specialist Before you start looking for a professional on the Internet or ask your friends for instructions, make a list of things that need to be done, taking into account the necessary preparations. Thanks to this, the painter will be able to prepare an accurate estimation cost. What is more, you will be able to answer all the person’s questions and make the schedule of the work more accurate. Ask for pricing more than one painter It is highly advisable to ask for a quote from at least three different painters. If it is possible, invite them to your home to see the rooms that need to be painted. As a result, they will take into account all stages of work including preparation for painting and some additional works as well. Don’t be afraid of asking Before you sign the agreement with the painter, it is recommended to ask as many questions as you can regarding the renovation. What is more, it is worth to write them down in the agreement to avoid misunderstandings in future. Some of the important questions worth asking are following: – Who will rearrange the furniture and protect it and clean it after painting – some companies provide only painting services, they do not clean and rearrange the furniture after the work is done. – Is the service covered by a guarantee – every reputable company should provide the guarantee, if you hire a small one, it is worth to check it. – Is the painter insured – in case of accident, you can have some problems regarding healing the worker. – Can he provide references from previous clients – references should be verified before you sign the agreement. – What is the estimated working time – it should be also included in agreement. – Is the painter responsible for purchasing the paint or the customer should do it on his/her own – if the painter will buy it, it is also worth to set the details. Article prepared in cooperation with Ignas Limited – Painters and Decorators in London.

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Boulder Residents And Business – Find Professional House Painters For Their Next Painting Project

There comes a point in our lives when we want to make a significant change in our home. With time the house is bound to endure damage due to poor weather conditions. Time is also responsible for the damage. For example, your roof will develop holes, and water will leak through them. The fence is going to get broken and will need repairs. The windows are going to break, and you’ll need to replace them. All of these things can happen with time, and you shouldn’t stress over them too much. For every problem, there’s a solution. Another issue that can arise is that the paint from the exterior of the house can start to chip and fade. This will leave the house looking rather shabby and old. If you care about the appearance of your home, then you should repaint it. Of course, you can’t do this on your own because you either don’t know how or you just don’t have the time. This kind of project takes several days to finish. That’s why a good idea is to hire professional painters to do the painting for you. Check out the link to find out more details about the topic https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/22/realestate/living-in-color.html. Moreover, they will finish everything on time with their meticulous work. So start searching for a licensed business that offers this kind of service and wait for the transformation of your home. Here are several reasons why every homeowner should consider repainting the house: A Fresh Look You are probably tired of the same old painting that has been on the walls forever. It’s time to say goodbye to it and welcome a more warm color instead. The new paint job will leave the home looking like it is brand new. The neighbors will admire it from afar and ask for recommendations from you about the painters that made that happen. The fresh paint will bring happiness to all of your family. You won’t have to look at old paint on the walls ever again. Then the new color will start to fade but not for a long time.  Just be patient with the process, and you’ll see in the end that all that waiting will be paid off. The painters are very good at what they do and will aim to please your every desire. You can choose a different and more stylish color for the home and inform them of your decision. They will gladly do what you ask of them because you are the customer after all. Health Reasons Have you heard of mold? It’s very dangerous to have it growing in or outside of the home. One of the main reasons why mold grows is because of moisture. If you haven’t painted the house for a long time, then the chipped paint will have tiny holes in it so that water can come through. This will quickly leave the wooden surface rotten and start the growth of mold. Once it spreads, it affects the air quality inside and outside of the house. It is dangerous to inhale it because it can cause health problems for you and your family. That’s why repainting the walls is the best way to protect yourself from mold and mildew. Fresh paint will protect the walls from moisture, and no mold would be able to grow there. You want what’s best for your family. Keeping the home clean and secure should be your number one priority. Don’t ignore the problem because it only gets bigger with time. If it is time to repaint the home, do it without second-guessing the decision. Property Value Perhaps you and your family have decided to sell your old home and relocate somewhere new. If the house is adequately taken care of and is stable, then the value of it will be immense. But if the walls are chipped and faded, prone to all kinds of insects and natural elements, then don’t expect the value to be high. The best chance of getting the house sold to someone else is if you paint the exterior and interior as well. This will instantly brighten up the place and make it more appealing to potential buyers. Your realtor would suggest the same thing. Making this kind of decision takes time and patience. But it is the best option there is. Don’t worry about spending way too much money on the painters. Once you look at the increased value of your home, you would consider the repainting as an investment. You’ll be able to get a lot of money to buy yourself a new place where you can make memories. Before you make a decision, make sure to contact Foothills Boulder Painters and few others to make the right choice for the house. Surface Protection No one likes to stare at walls with stains. What’s worse, the stains can be permanent, and there’s no way to clean them whatsoever. How long can they stay like that until they drive you crazy? That’s why every homeowner should look for a solution to get rid of them once and for all. Over the years, accidents happen. You kid can spill a drink and splash the walls. Or touch the wall with greasy hands. These types of stains are not so easy to get rid of completely. But, fortunately for you, new paint to revive the walls will do the trick. It will make the house look brighter and cleaner. A new color for the exterior as well as interior will make the house look like it is brand new. Not to mention that it will cover all those nasty stains that you’ve tried so hard to eliminate. All you have to do is find a reliable and licensed business that offers professional painters to take care of that for you. Once they finish the job, your house would look unrecognizable, but in a good way.

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Oxfordshire Is Looking for Best Painter and Decorator

The people of Oxfordshire are being invited to take part in the search for the best painter and decorator in the region. Organised by the Oxford Kidlington, Cowley, Abingdon and Banbury Dulux Decorator Centres, along with Jack FM, the region-wide competition aims to find the superstar of decorating – whether it’s because they’ve spruced up a community centre with a lick of paint or turned a house into a dream home with their top quality wallpaper skills. Along with the title of Oxfordshire’s painter and decorator of the year, the winner will win £1,000 in Dulux Decorator Centre vouchers for themselves and a Dulux Decorating Academy training course of their choice up to the value of £250. Two runners up will win £500 in vouchers for second place and £250 for third place to spend in Dulux Decorator Centres. While all five finalists will receive a Dulux goody bag. Entries are open until the 25th November, with both tradespeople and the general public encouraged to nominate themselves or people they know by going to www.oxfordshiredecorator2018.co.uk A shortlist of five will be drawn up by a panel of expert Dulux Decorating Centre judges but it will be the public that will have the final say – getting a chance to vote for their favourite throughout December. “We know the talents of our local decorators and see the end results of their handiwork in homes across the county. That’s why we want to reward them all and recognise the best of the best with the title of Oxfordshire’s painter and decorator of the year, as we see this as the perfect opportunity to celebrate all that’s great about painting and decorating in Oxfordshire,” said Gary Bilton, Regional Manager at Dulux Decorator Centre. “The region is really important to us, having just opened brand new stores in Cowley in October and in Abingdon earlier in the year – joining our two existing branches in Kidlington and Bambury. So we wanted to take the time to celebrate the talent that this area has produced,” added Gary. For any competition related questions please visit the Dulux Decorator Centres in Oxford Kidlington, Cowley, Abingdon and Bambury.

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Dulux Academy Launched by AzkoNobel

AzkoNobel has announced the launch of the very first UK-based academy for industry professionals in the painting, decorating and architecture industries, the Dulux Academy. Set to provide over 4,000 industry professionals with the opportunity to pursue further training and development with new practices, methodologies and also through professional advice on the application of paints and coverings. Not built solely for those performing at the top of the industry, or solely those working their way upwards, the academy will exist to support the professional development of individuals at all levels of the career cycle, equipping them with the skills to build, run and promote a successful business. To support this further, as well as key industry skills, courses will also be provided from a marketing perspective, giving people the tools to put their best foot forward. Also looking to maximise the benefit that the academy will bring to the sector, it has also been decided that the academy will also provide training for those looking to break into the painting and decorating industry, providing a clear training path into the industry and reducing barriers to entry. Given the present state of skill shortages in the wider industry, the news is naturally well received, providing much-needed support for would-be painters and decorators, as well as providing access to a stream of high-quality industry professionals. Then looking to partner with existing colleges across the UK, the Dulux Academy will also see to the provision of circa 350 workplace opportunities for performing students. This will be further supported through the communication of knowledge on the latest products, methodologies and design technologies to teachers at such institutions, who will then be communicating the same, cutting edge knowledge to their students. Priti Patel, Minister of State for Employment formally signalled the opening of the venue at the official opening ceremony, and passed comment, saying: “With its fantastic new training academy and City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate, employers like Dulux are leading the way. We are committed to working hand-in-hand with industry to boost the number of apprenticeships our economy needs.”

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