Clare and her husband wanted to get the exterior of their house redecorated. Choosing the right colour was crucial. It had to complement the house’s age and character, give it a sympathetic “facelift” and most important – it had to look good. The hunt for the perfect shade was pretty extensive – using colour swatches, testing the favourite ones, doing some internet research and window shopping to see what might look good. After a lot of hesitation the colour was chosen and the job began.
We timed it for the clients’ vacation to limit any disruption to their lives. As you may notice from the pictures, Alex and the team did a lot of preparation work – covering up windows, a conservatory, a car parked in front of the house. Under normal circumstances we wouldn’t go to such an extent, especially with the windows. However, the house had very deep rendering which is a real nightmare to paint as even the best long pile rollers wouldn’t get into all the holes in rendering and someone would have to spend hours and hours doing it with a brush. Therefore we used our trusty paint sprayer. Hence the meticulous work with the masking tape.
Once everything was covered and all cracks were filled, we chose the least windy day and started the fun bit of the job – paint spraying. Usually we manage to get away with just one thick coat which covers everything perfectly and reveals the new colour’s depth. However, due to the deep rendering, we applied two good coats of paint. The weather was not on our side – temperature rarely rose above 18C with streaks of rain and we
had to wait for a day for the first coat to fully dry before applying the second one. Looking at the end result – it was totally worth all the little inconveniences. While on holiday, Clare was kept up to date with the work progress with the photos we took before, during and after the job was finished. Timing the decorating for your holiday is great but the colour change may come as a bit of a surprise at first as you miss the part
where this change happens. Two days later Clare settled into the new colour and now seems very happy with her choice. Another happy client and a job well done. Hip, hip, hooray!
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.
We were incredibly impressed with Chameleon Decorators' workforce. They were punctual, worked extremely hard and were very polite and considerate. The project itself turned our tired, and frankly very dilapidated, windows into something once again in keeping with our 17th century cottage. We are delighted with the entire process and intend to use Chameleon again in the very near future.
Chameleon were so efficient - the job was completed within a week of our first contact. They worked so carefully, with great attention to detail and no mess. Communication was also good. We were very pleased with the internal (bathroom) and external (doors) work. I will recommend them to my friends.