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Painting and Decorating Tips

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  • 16-09-2019
Painting and Decorating Tips

Our painter and decorators offer professional services for creating the perfect design for your interior. Below are some commonly asked questions about painting and decorating.

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As an experienced provider of painting and decorating services in Wimbledon, G Barley Painters & Decorators can provide you with expert painting and decorating tips and advice for your home or office. 

Regardless of your budget, we can provide you with all you need to make the most out of your decorating project. 

From colour choices to paint products and even wall decor, we have you covered. We can offer you a variety of services at an affordable price; you will work with a friendly team to ensure that we provide you with nothing but the best possible service.

We can provide an assessment of your current working space, to suggest the right working techniques, colours and designs for your needs.

How do you paint a room?

When repainting the trim we use the following technique: after the wall surfaces are completely dry, apply painter's tape along the wall-trim edge. Press it with a plastic putty blade. Paint the trim with a brush. Thoroughly remove the tape quickly after painting- don't wait for the paint to dry completely to prevent peeling.

After the tape is gotten rid of from the trim, it's time to tape around the trim. We start painting the trim closest to the ceiling and work your way down. 

Where do you begin painting?

We paint windows and door frames before the walls. We make use of a 1-1/2" angled sash brush on slim trim and a 2-1/2" level brush on large trim such as walls.


How do professional painters paint?

  • Wait on completely dry weather condition.
  • Do a detailed visual assessment and prep.  
  • Use primer. 
  • Box your paint.
  • Buy high-quality brushes, roller covers, and painter's tape. 
  • Protect anything you don't want to be painted- remove lighting fixtures and electrical outlet covers.  
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Preparing a room for painting:

  • Prepare your walls.
  • Cover up the room with painter's tape.
  • Spread ground cloth and relocate furnishings.
  • Cut in the room.
  • Prime your wall surfaces.
  • Sand and tidy to get ready for painting.
  • Paint the walls.
  • Eliminate painter's tape.

Preparing a wall for painting:

Tidy the walls

  • We use a large cellulose sponge and water combined with a couple of drops of light dish-washing liquid. Clean your walls to remove any dust and oil.

Tape the trim

  • We use blue painter's tape (not masking tape) to secure any areas you don't desire paint to landon. This includes trim, moulding, doorknobs, window frames and door frames. Run long strips of the tape just inside the external edges of these areas.  The external sides of the tape should exist specifically where the wall surface meets the trim. It should cover the parts of the trim that your roller or paintbrush may hit when you paint.  

Put primer into a tray

  • We pour in sufficient amounts to ensure that it virtually fills the well towards the bottom of the tray. This is done without covering the angled section of the tray where the ridges are. Then we apply.

Find out about our professional painter and decorator services in Wimbledon and London.