Prior to this particular project we have been working with James (the landlord) for a number of years. As the houses at Call Park Farm were becoming vacant, James called us in to get them re-decorated and ready for the new tenants.
We’ve been working on painting these properties over the course of 2 years. Re-decoration of each and every house took us on average 3.5 days. It included complete interior and exterior paintwork and some wood repairs.
The properties were in good condition and did not require much preparatory work on the inside. The exterior, however, needed some attention. The windows became rotten and needed a good deal of repairs.
Alex did the usual magic. Many windows had black water stains in them. Existing coating cracked and peeled in many areas letting water in. To get rid of these stains we used specialist wood bleach. Unlike ordinary household bleach it doesn’t harm the wood, doesn’t smell and is easy to clean up. Once the repairs were done, the windows and doors were ready for staining. In this case we used Sikkens Cetol wood stain. It was designed to protect the wood from weathering.
For interior painting we used Dulux Diamond Matt emulsion (for high traffic areas, such as halls and stairs) and Dulux Vinyl Matt emulsion for all other parts of the houses. It was a wise decision to split the types of paint between the rooms of the house. Dulux Diamond Matt is a wipeable emulsion, perfect for high traffic areas as the painted walls can be washed as they get marked. However, it costs twice as much as the standard vinyl matt. By using the former only where necessary James made a good saving.
If you are thinking of re-decorating your own property and feel you need help choosing the right materials for the job, give us a call. Having an extensive knowledge in all domestic and industrial decorating products, we’ll be happy to help you make a choice which is right for your particular needs.
Having used Alex to paint the inside of our house, we have invited him back to paint the exterior. The team are total work horses. Punctual, efficient and their work is excellent. Can’t recommend highly enough
We have used Matt and his team on a number of occasions.
The standard of work is excellent and offers value for money.
He has a superb eye for detail and does not settle for second best.
I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
Don't use gloss use Matt!
Excellent communication, service and professionalism. We spoke with Chameleon to restore some rotting wood french doors and wooden windows, as well as redecorate. Email discussions with Victoria to arrange the initial quote were answered quickly and in a friendly way. Alex and his team of decorators were excellent - they took 2 and a half days instead of 5, and worked extremely hard, leaving the windows and doors looking great. We'd use them again without hesitation and would thoroughly recommend them.
Alex and his team are superb. We have used them before, and always been impressed - as we were this time - by their work ethic, their expertise and knowledge, the quality of their work, and their efficiency. I recommend them very highly indeed.