DECOR - INTERIOR DECORATION AND PAINTING
Interior home decor ideas decoration and painting includes the inside of any rooms in your buildings. This is true whether domestic, commercial or rural. Decorating covers all aspects of beautifying, restoring and protecting your premises. The materials used include paint, plaster and wallpaper.
Interior Design Ideas
What we do
Your interior decoration and painting is in good hands with our professional painters and decorators. We do walls and skirting boards, ceilings, doors, windows, stairs, floors, and industrial fittings. We’ll also do hand painting of furniture, whether fixtures or free-standing. For example we can brush paint or stain shelving, chairs, tables and cupboards. Furthermore we can clean up painted surfaces and particularly ceilings that are stained. For example they may be discoloured by mould, smoke or nicotine. Therefore they will need treatment before painting. Our painters and decorators use dust-free sanding techniques. The reason is to ensure the safety and health of you as well as themselves. We can also paint with low VOC (volatile organic compound) or VOC-free paints for health. Additionally, it’s a popular choice for anyone who is committed to the environment too. Lastly we’ll leave your property clean and tidy, looking its best.
Home Decor Ideas
HOUSE INTERIOR PAINT - PAINTING
House interior painting is something no-one really takes for granted. One glance at the wrong colour, peeling paint or blotchy stain, tells you something needs to be done. On the other hand, everyone loves seeing a clean paint job. Plus a colour scheme that feels and looks perfect in the setting. Fashion-conscious people are often choosing to go with pure white. Then the decor and furniture stands out. Alternately, you may go for striking contrasts with new colours. Pale monochrome or rich colour blends can be equally beautiful. Whatever colour and texture scheme you choose, it's the quality of the work that gives the results. You want the best advice, preparation and painting that will determine the appeal of the final look. Our interior decoration team are very experienced in what works best. You'll find their advice and quality of work second to none.
Bathroom and laundry painting
Bathrooms and laundries have special interior decoration needs. This is because of the almost constant presence of moisture and heat. Another special requirement is easy cleaning. Also these rooms are often rather dark. We will use mould- and water-resistant paints if you wisely choose them. They give you long-lasting good looks, easy cleaning and protection of walls, ceilings and timber fittings. We will usually suggest pale colours to reflect more light. However if your wet area rooms are full of natural light, you could also experiment with darker shades. We'll advise on colours that will be a good match for your tiles too.
Like bathrooms and laundries, kitchens have special interior decoration needs too. Cupboard doors and bench-level wall areas are often exposed to dirt, grease, scratches, spilled liquids and foods. Paint, lacquers, stains and varnishes for these surfaces must be waterproof, easy to clean, and resistant to scratches and acids. The other option is to apply special clear coatings over your chosen paint colours. These can provide the needed protection. People cook and eat together in kitchens and attached dining rooms. Therefore there are some less obvious functions of paint colours. For instance, they can enhance digestion, sociability and pleasure. Ask our team about the psychology of colour for your kitchen!
Babies have sensitive, delicate bodies and minds. They are especially prone to harm by toxic chemicals, mould and dust. And we all know that babies put everything into their mouths! We advise low or zero-VOC paints for babies, asthmatics and allergy sufferers. You can paint knowing that they can inhabit a room right after the paint has dried. Furthermore our interior decoration team uses dust-free methods of surface preparation. We can also us mould-resistant paint. Nursery walls are constantly exposed to 'baby goo'. Thus paint should be washable, eg. high gloss. Babies sleep a lot. Therefore the colours should be soothing so that babies are not over-stimulated when trying to settle. Cooler pastel shades of blue and green are very relaxing. Small touches of red, orange, pink and yellow are beneficial, but not in large amounts. Overall try balancing your colours with white and pale grey.
Plaster and Artex
The plaster elements on your walls and ceilings come into play when painting and decorating. Plaster coving or cornice is the strips that line the border between ceilings and walls. They finish off the room making it look neat and attractive. If they are a contrasting colour they must be carefully masked when painting to ensure crisp, sharp borders. Coving can be very plain - just a simple curve such as in many modern homes. Or it can be quite ornate and period specific, such as Victorian, Regency, or Egg and Dart. It is coming back into fashion and many people are choosing to renovate with attractive coving. We can repair damaged coving or replace it with a different style. Furthermore we will be very careful to obtain neat borders between colours.
Artexing is another type of surface ornamentation. It is a coating that can be impressed with a pattern to go on ceilings and arches. It is coming back into fashion, and we can do it for you. We will use non-toxic products for new Artexing. However there are health concerns with sanding or removing old Artexing. Disturbing old Artex can release asbestos dust and other toxic substances and must be done by an expert. Our experienced interior decoration team will to keep you safe.
Nothing says 'feature wall' like tasteful wallpaper. Our decorator can remove old and damaged wallpaper and replace it with your choice. It is not an easy job for an unskilled home handyman. It is definitely best left to the experts who have long experience in producing neat results.
Do you have an apartment block to paint? We can suggest how to use colour to have the broadest appeal to tenants. If you rent out, your tenants come and go. Thus you'll want to choose neutral colours that work for the largest number of people. Rentals unfortunately are often exposed to high levels of wear, dirt and neglect. Therefore repairing and repainting are usually required more frequently than in private homes. We can do your regular property maintenance repairs associated with painting. Also we will advise you on the most hard-wearing and easily cleaned paints for your interiors. If your apartment block is brand new, we can advise on a range of colour schemes. The aim could be that not all units are the same, yet still have broad appeal.
New builds and extensions interiors
New builds are easy. You are literally starting with a 'blank canvas'. You can design your whole interior paint scheme in one project idea. We're right with you there. However we are also right with you on the tougher project of painting extensions. This is because they can look like the proverbial 'tacked on after thought'. They will require skill in colour mixing to match aged paint elsewhere in the house or building. It also requires skill matching textures and reflectivity of surfaces. Alternately, you may want your extension to stand out as something special and different. Let us know, and we can offer our experienced advice.
Office and shop interiors
The painting for office work and customer service requires care and consideration. Your profits and productivity may depend upon it more than you realize. Colour schemes would ideally be a sensitive, tailored mix of energizing and relaxing colours. In a shop you'd like your customers to be more aroused (yet not agitated), and feel cheerful. This is so they can enjoy browsing and spending. In an office you'd like your workers to remain calm yet alert and focussed, but not too stimulated to concentrate. It's a balancing act. Wear and tear can also be conditions requiring careful consideration. Talk to us today about how to maximize the success of your work spaces. We can help you to choose according to the use of your premises and the purpose of your business.
A lot happens in factories! Worker safety and quick identification of problems are essential. Factory environments are usually quite visually complex. Thus they make challenging work conditions. You’ll want large areas of uniform neutral colour to reduce distraction. Workers can move about more safely. An additional benefit is that anything unusual stands out, such as a leak or crack. Furthermore any dangerous parts (hot, electrified, etc) can be painted in a sharply contrasting strong colour to be easily visible. The main wall and plant colour itself is important for psychological reasons too. Excess red will agitate people. Too much dark blue will have a depressing effect. A lot of pale will show the dirt and can be too bright unless the room is rather dark. Let us guide you, and we will help you arrive at a scheme that is of most benefit in your industrial environment.