Interior Painting & Decorating

Interior Painting & Decorating – Kent, Maidstone, Ashford, Folkestone

People tend to do interior painting & decorating themselves. Sure, everyone can paint but not everyone can be a painter and do the job professionally. Let T&J Painting Solutions take care of all you hard work quickly, assuring high quality and, what is the most important, within your budget.

Painting the ceiling

Painting the ceiling is not as difficult as it may seem but requires some skills and knowledge. Traditionally, people choose white matte finish. Before painting make sure to fill all the imperfections such as cracks, holes etc. Get rid of loose flaky bits of paint. The next step is to apply the primer which serves as stain blocker, gives better adhesion and in most cases makes it possible to use only one coat of paint. If the ceiling has lots of small cracks, then it is recommended to fill it and use special paint to stop further cracking.

Painting the walls

You can choose from 3 finishes of paint to decorate the walls.

Flat or know as matte finish – non shiny finish. This finish is harder to keep clean.

Silk finish – shiny finish.

Eggshell finish – is a low sheen somewhere between matte and silk. The finish is more durable and easier to clean than matte.

Painting the woodwork

You can choose between two finishes when it comes to decorating the woodwork.

Gloss finish – shiny finish, durable and hard wearing gloss finish specially formulated for use on interior wood & metal.

Satin finish – dull finish, tough, hard-wearing and dirt resistant. The finish does not require an undercoat.

Painting the bathroom / kitchen

The bathroom and kitchen should be painted with special paints such as Bathroom Paint and Kitchen paint.

Steps of interior painting

1. Before painting

All details are negotiated with the client.
All furniture are either moved or covered.
Floor is covered with dustsheets.

2. Preparation

All cracks and holes are filled.
Areas to be painted are sanded down to ensure the surface is smooth.
All gaps are caulked.
Damp areas are sealed.

3. Painting

Market leading paint is used such as Farrow&Ball, Dulux, Crown & Leyland.
Emulsion, gloss, eggshell, masonry.
Professional tools are used such as Purdy and Hamilton.
The paint is applied by roller and brush.
The paint is applied until proper coverage.
Clean straight lines applied between trim and walls.

4. After the painting

All furniture are moved back.
The floor is vacuumed and cleaned.
All litter is taken.
Touch up painted areas if needed.