External painters and decorators

Exterior house painting 

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Exterior paint work on a private house in Southwell Nottingham.

Lets face it, painting the external areas of a property is a pretty big undertaking for a DIY person and to be honest, they are also one of the more labour intensive aspects of our work too. There are just so many things to take into consideration, such as accessing the tricky high areas using ladders or scaffolding, what products and methods of working are going to improve the maintenance period and also the dreaded U.K weather! As a young apprentice I remember turning up at the yard on a Monday morning and feeling my heart sink after my old boss shouting me over and saying “Paul, your on an external today”! Thankfully things have changed since then and I along with my team, have painted so many exteriors that its very rare for us to come across something that we haven’t done before and on the few occasions we do, we relish the challenge!

Our procedure

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Exterior painting and decorating project in Nottingham

To get the best possible lasting finish, our exterior painters follow a certain procedure and we approach every external project in a very similar way. First we work out the safest way of accessing the high shifts and providing it is safe to do so, we use ladders wherever possible but for certain projects a scaffolding or cherry picker may be required. We will of course advise and include any access that will be required in the written quotation. Next we thoroughly prepare the areas that we are painting. This usually includes applying decorators caulk and either powder filler or two part filler to any areas that have broken down. After this is completed we thoroughly rub down and either patch prime or fully prime any untreated surfaces, this can be wood primer for woodwork or stabilizing solution for bare masonry surfaces. By this time, the majority of the preparation work should be finished and we apply the undercoat. Quite often there will be a few areas that may need another fill after we have painted the undercoat on, we call this a second fill. After the filler has been applied a second time and touched up we then move onto the top coat and thus finish the project. When we have finished we ask the customer to have a look around to make sure they are happy with the work before we move on to our next project.


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The materials we use will be largely dependent on the the project type and the customer requirements. Generally speaking we will use either Dulux, Crown or Johnstones paint but have used all manner of different brands over the years. We are more than happy to offer advice as to which materials are best for a particular project and will only recommend products that we have tried and tested in the past.


We have accounts with the major paint brands, such as Dulux, Crown and Johnstones Paints and have secured discounts with each that we pass on to our customers. This effectively means that you are getting trade quality paints at domestic paint prices. This is good for you because trade paints last a long time longer than their domestic counterparts and it’s good for us because every job we complete is an advert for our comapny and we obviously want it to be the best advert possible. To be able to offer a fixed price we would need to complete a site survey but we are happy to provide a general idea of costings over the phone or email  It’s very difficult to put an average price on external decorating as there are lots of variables but for general idea please see our painting and decorating prices page.
For more information or to arrange a free quote please get in touch.