Tel. 01373 467733
Mob. 07812 544542
Painting and Decorating.
Due to the success of my Psychotherapy and Counselling practice www.individualpsychotherapy.co.uk
I now work part-time as the Frome Handyman, which limits me to small jobs and projects, and/or patient customers!
Please consider this before enquiring.
aka The Frome Handyman.
secret of good painting and decorating is in the preparation. My
experience working for a major building firm where I was taught how to
paint, combined with my skill with, and understanding of, wood, means I
can repair and prepare all woodwork (and other surfaces) to a high
standard prior to painting, ensuring a long lasting quality finish.
Thorough preparation makes for a better quality finish with increased
longevity and future redecoration is likely to be cheaper given the
same level of preparation should not be necessary.
offer advice on the type of paint to use depending on the material to
be painted, it's location, previous paint coverings and budget etc..
Recent changes to reduce the environmental impact of paints has changed
their performance and characteristics. I almost exclusively use
Farrow and Ball paints on woodwork these days, only using an oil based
paint where one "top up" coat will do. Farrow and Ball offer fine
finishes in rich colours, with low toxicity and quick drying times.
They are more expensive than oil based paints however this is only
marginal when compared to the overall cost of redecoration. I am more
flexible about brands of paint with respect to emulsions as toxicity
and drying times are not an issue. With lime plaster there is the
additional option of using limewash or distemper finishes especially
relevant to Frome with its many traditional properties.I
Sorry but please do not ask me to put up wallpaper - I'm no good at it (I can recommend a colleague though).