House Painting FAQ
Painting and Decorating frequently asked questions whether it’s interior or exterior.
When your house exterior starts to fade, this would be the best time to repaint. A typical paint job should last five to ten years with many external contributing factors, varying the painting time frame. More advanced signs of needing to paint are small cracks, flaking paint, and peeling paint. If left untreated this could lead to more serious problems
It is time to repaint, depending on the severity of the peeling paint and cracking paint. The longer paint is left to peel and crack the more chances the unpainted wood may deteriorate and need replaced. Most damage is hidden from view behind the lose paint and continues to worsen with the length of time it is left untreated.
oil based paints can achieve a higher sheen level when applied, but they can dull and yellow over time. Whilst water-based paints achieve a lower sheen finish, they maintain this sheen level over a longer period of time and are non-yellowing.
Yes” Eco Decorator does still use conventional paints when required or requested as there is still a place for conventional paints, mainly use oil paints for exterior painting.
Eco Decorator is Based in Basingstoke Hampshire but covers areas of Surrey in including Farnham, Guildford, Woking, Camberley, Cobham, Godalming. Also, areas of West Berkshire including Newbury, Reading, Thatcham, Hungerford, Aldermaston, Donnington.
Pretty much anywhere that you would use conventional paint. Because they are microporous, they’re ideal for walls in older houses, which need to breath. They’re also perfect for children’s rooms.
We use top paints brands such as Tikkurila which is our favourite, a high-performance environmentally friendly and sustainable paint for any room. We also use paint brands Crown, Johnstone’s, Benjamin Moore, Sanderson’s, Earthborn & Teknos and many more.
In general, I work alone as can offer an efficient and more personal service. However, we do take on larger projects as had close working partnerships with many other trades including family who are in the extended business.
Flat finish: Works great on interior walls and ceilings and is the least shiny finish available.
Eggshell: An eggshell finish is often used for decorative finishes because it provides a low luster. It cleans up better than a flat finish.
Satin finish: The most popular paint sheen is a satin finish. It has more sheen than eggshell and cleans better as well. Good choice for woodwork, doors, and hallways.
High-Gloss: A high-gloss finish has a shiny, polished look, not really used much any more than Satin & eggshell are the more modern look customers tend to like.
Spray painting is faster than brush painting, most spray paint is water-based and provides a durable finish. Spray paint can be used on practically any surface, including wood, wicker, plastic and resin. With spraying, you will find it leaves no brush or roller marks, just a perfect flat, smooth finish.
Acrylic paint is the most durable of all. It’s long-lasting, flexible, and able to withstand fading from the sun or damage from rain and other elements.
Eggshell paint: is the most popular exterior paint finish for the body home as eggshell isn’t dull like a flat finish, or too shiny like gloss.
Walls: Sandtex , Dulux weathershield, Johnstone’s stormshield.