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What does a painting service include?
Usually, painting services will include the full process from setup and preparation to painting and final clean up. Some common painting services include:
Interior wall painting
Painting your room or interior walls will give your space a fresh new look, help reduce cooking smells, control mould, and remove fingerprints and marks. A professional painter will choose paints to suit the style and function of your office, house, bedroom, apartment, or bathroom.
Preparation for the paint service starts with removing or covering furniture and putting down drop sheets, along with washing any wall surfaces. Your local painter will repair any surface holes then sand rough areas and prime if needed. To paint walls and ceilings, your painter will start by cutting in with a small brush, before covering the remaining surfaces with a roller brush. They may apply 2-3 coats to create a smooth, even surface. Finally, your painter will clean up by washing out the brushes and rollers, folding up drop any cloths, and removing the tape from windows and outlets.
It’s important to maintain paintwork for your home’s exterior, not only for your home’s value and first impressions but because it’s constantly exposed to the elements. You’ll need to repaint weatherboards every few years, plus fences, gutters, window-sills, and doorways every 5-10 years to maintain a fresh look.
When you hire a painter, they’ll usually sand back and prep the area, taking off any cracked or peeling paint, and then prime and paint the surfaces. They’ll choose a paint designed for your climate and structure to ensure it lasts. Once they’re finished, your painter will inspect for any missed spots and check the edges are all neat.
Graffiti and murals
Your business, nursery, or feature wall will stand out from the crowd with a graffiti mural, or larger-than-life artwork. If you have a design ready to go, your painter can enlarge this onto your walls, or design a custom piece for your home or office.
Your painter will prepare the surface by cleaning it carefully, putting down drop sheets, and painting a base colour if needed. Then they’ll get to work on your artwork, using a ladder to reach each part of the painting. They’ll likely reference an existing drawing or photo throughout the process to ensure they have every detail right. Once they’re finished, they’ll pack up their equipment, wash out any brushes used, and remove the drop sheet. Some artwork may be finished in just a few hours, while larger, highly detailed pieces may take weeks.
Many painters are experienced in paint removal, too. Since paint stripping is generally a messy and time-consuming job, it’s a good idea to outsource it to a professional. Some common reasons for paint stripping include new colour for your interior doors, removing wood stain from kitchen cabinets so you can update the colour, or stripping cracked paint from a surface so it’s ready for repainting.
Your professional painter can also help with graffiti removal and repainting, as well. Depending on the surface, they’ll use a mixture of scraping tools, sandpaper, and chemicals to remove as much paint as is needed, ensuring proper safety and ventilation throughout.
Recent Painting tasks in Harlow
Latton Bush, Essex
4th Nov 2022
I need the hallway and the skirting painted. A ladder would be needed to paint the wall above the stairs. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 27 November 2022
Paint outside wall
Potter Street, Essex
25th May 2022
Paint the rendering on front and back of house, paint and pant brushes and masking tape supplied - Due date: Flexible
Paint a small bedroom
Mark Hall South, Essex
26th Sep 2021
Paint one side of a bedroom need refreshing already decorated and painted I want to refresh the paint on the one side of the wall
I need fence painting
Brays Grove, Essex
3rd May 2020
I would like to paint my old wooden fences. Only the inside side. 14 fences in total. I don't have the paint. £150 will be the job with the paint.
Tye Green, Essex
11th Oct 2022
paint doors in my house. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 12 October 2022
Painting fence panels
29th Apr 2022
All the fence panels need painting. - Due date: Flexible
Paint a small one side of bathroom
Mark Hall South, Essex
26th Sep 2021
I have a small bathroom that’s already decorated and painted I want to refresh the paint on the one side of the wall
The High, Essex
17th Feb 2019
11 x 10 ft bedroom, plaster ceiling, put up coving put on new skirting boards and architave
Internal painting new plaster and existing walls
Temple Fields, Essex
8th Nov 2022
1 small hallway, 2 landings, 2 bedrooms, and 2 bannisters. - Due date: Flexible
Repaint front door
Great Parndon, Essex
1st Oct 2022
The front door needs to be repainted. May need to be stripped before repainting. Paint provided. Only front side of the door to get pained. - Due date: Flexible
Very professional and kind. Great communication. On time and completed quickly and well! Would recommend for Painting and handyman work!! Thanks Dean!!
15th Apr 2022
Fence Panels, soffits, window frames, doors, shed, office. All these needing painting. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 3 May 2022
Painting of built in cupboard
The High, Essex
14th Apr 2021
Undercoat and spray paint of built in cupboards in living room