This week the suns been out in force, the earlier part of the week got up to 25 degrees in East Grinstead.
I have been to Haywards Heath in West Sussex to stain a home office with Osmo UV protection oil, I have painted this stain on wood before and have also painted it onto this office before, my client gets me back every year to paint it on, one or two coats of the Osmo wood stain & the wood is protected and stops the silver process starting.
Osmo UV-Protection Oil Extra is a satin-matt, natural oil based and microporous finish, it will not crack, flake, peel or blister. It is water & dirt resistant, it has moisture regulating properties & reduces the wood swelling & shrinking. The natural oils enhance any wooden surface.
If you have a property you would like me to paint, stain or decorate please contact me via my contact form.
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Now that we are coming up to the spring painting season it's time to start thinking about what you need painting or decorating, i'm a painter & decorator, every year I get painting and maintenance requests either too late or sometimes too early, the end of March onwards is normally a good time to start thinking about getting quotes for painting.
You need to think about painting your exterior of your property, fascias, soffits, barge boards, widow sills, window frames, etc all need regular maintenance and check up to stop water ingress into the wood.
I can quote for exterior painting or interior painting and decorating, most of the time it's just me working on your home, but I have a little team of dedicated and experienced decorators that help me out when needed. I take pride in my work, I detest lateness so you can be rest assured that we will turn up on time and complete your decoration work to a high standard.
I live in East Grinstead, West Sussex so my company www.paint-it-now.co.uk is very well placed to service the whole of Sussex, Surrey & Kent.
Below are some of the areas I cover.
Forest Row, Ardingly, Crawley, Crawley Down, Copthorne, Turners Hill, Worth, Maidenbower, Handcross, Copthorne, Blindley Heath, East Grinstead, Tunbridge Wells, Edenbridge, Marsh Green, Holtye Golf Course, Cowden, Three Bridges, Godstone, Horsted keynes, Sharpthorne, Newchapel, Lingfield, DormansLand, Groombridge, Haywards Heath, Lindfield, Tunbridge Wells, Danehill, Wych Cross, West Hoathly
Happy New Year 2015
It's at this time of year when home owners start to look at the decoration of their homes, does the wallpaper look shabby? is it ripped and falling off the walls? Do they need to repaint the the interior or exterior of their property? could the fence do with a lick of paint or wood stain?
I often get many calls last minute for painting & decorating jobs in the spring, recently I have taken on a project to re stain the outside of a part wood house in Copthorne, West Sussex, I'm really looking forward to this painting job but the weather has to be dry and the minimum temperature has to be over 7 degrees for the wood stain to work correctly, I will be using Superdec a very reliable wood stain and a quality product that makes any wood stand out from the crowd, a high quality paint or stain can really make your home look like new.
As the last minute calls come in from different areas of West Sussex, Surrey, East Sussex and Kent I have to prioritise some decorating jobs for immediate action or book them into my diary to be worked on a later date. My regular clients will always get first refusal on dates but as new painting clients come on board I can normally fit painting & decorating jobs in throughout the year & this year is 1/4 booked already!
I'm currently looking at filling my Painter & Decorator diary from the middle of March 2015 for the following areas.
East Grinstead, Forest Row, Cowden, Holtye, Felbridge, Copthrone, Smallfield, Godstone, Blindley Heath, Blackham, Langton Green, Withyham, Colemans Hatch, Ashdown Forest, Chuck Hatch, Crowborough, Nutley, Edenbridge, Marsh Green, Crawley Down, Ashurstwood, Turners Hill, Ardingly, Balcome, Horsted keynes, Sharpthorne, Newchapel, Lingfield, DormansLand, Groombridge, Haywards Heath, Lindfield
I cover many areas in and around Surrey, Sussex & Kent please contact me should you need any painting,decorating or renovation work 01342 537635
References or testimonials are a very important part of the painter & decorators armory, these are normally provided by previous & long standing clients normally consisting of thank you letters & recommendations.
On this part of my blog I will be listing some of my latest ones, I always ask my clients for a reference as this gives my future clients a solid base of factual information they can check up on.
ALL of my references are REAL, I can prove this by giving new clients my previous clients details if required, and also photographic evidence of previous painting & decorating work.
The majority of my painting work is in East Grinstead, Forest Row, Ardingly, Felbridge, Copthorne, Crawley and the surrounding area, I know the area and my clients well, I hardly ever have any travelling problems and I always arrive to my job on time and fully refreshed.
Here some recent East Grinstead Painter & Decorator testimonials for you to read..
Lee took so much trouble and I was extremely satisfied with the finished result. He is very friendly and gave advice which was very useful. I like the way he text me at the end of each day to let me know his progress. He clearly takes great pride in his work which shows in his results. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Rosemary, The Glades, East Grinstead, work completed December
“Lee came to quote for some exterior and interior painting, arrived on time, took details including pictures and was very professional. Detailed quotes followed promptly and we had no hesitation in setting a date for exterior work to begin.
He kept in regular contact as to when he would be here (due to the weather) and always arrived on time, when expected. Lee was tidy, professional and friendly with no mess left from one day to the next, even the neighbours commented on how diligent he was!
Work was all completed to a high standard and unexpected issues were dealt with promptly while keeping us informed at all times. We would have no hesitation in recommending Lee and have, in fact, booked him back in for the interior work in the New Year.”
Becky, East Grinstead, work completed August
Cheque enclosed, the porch looks lovely, thanks for doing a good job.
Kate, Forest Row, work completed August
Turned up on time, did a great job, price as quoted, faultless.
Steven, East Grinstead, work completed June
I would happily recommend Paint it Now to any of my friends or neighbours, that are looking for a tradesman for any decorating job.
John, Ashurstwood, work completed March
"Lee recently redecorated our hallway/stairwell and we were extremely pleased with the quality of his workmanship throughout. Lee also took time to help us choose the most suitable paint, talked through (and solved) any potential problems and kept the house so tidy while working that we barely knew he'd been there." Thank you Lee!
Martine, East Grinstead, work completed May
"Also I would just like to say a very big thank you for the excellent job you did on the doors. You really are a true professional. The quality and finish of your work is outstanding. We are really very pleaded with the job. You are also so friendly and chatty and I felt very comfortable having you in my home."
Jenny, Copthorne, work completed November
These old garden chairs were around 15 years old, they used to be kept inside but had somehow drifted outside for that last few years.
I sanded these with my RTS 400 sander and some old Abranet sanding sheets using a mixture of P120 and P180 this is still an on going project so I will keep you updated when they are finished.
The house is very near Pooh Bridge, Hartfield, East Sussex
Painter & Decorator East Grinstead, West Sussex
My name is Lee or "LeeLee" as i'm normally called for some reason!! i'm a Painter and Decorator.
I have been offering dust free sanding in and around East Grinstead & Forest Row for some time now and although I'm stating dust free what I really mean is dust nearly free! Which is about as close to dust free as you can get...
I use a combination of different sanders that reduce the dust to a level of approx 4% or 96% dust free by using a suction dust extraction system, the difference between sanding without a dust extraction system is massive and seriously bad to anyone's health. If sanding without a dust extractor the fine particles of dust can irritate the lungs and cause long term health problems for the painter & decorator and also the clients.
I have been painting & decorating for some years, in the old days we used to sand almost anything without a mask!! things have change massively over the last 10 years masks & dust extraction is now the norm for the professional painter & decorator.
I use the Makita series of finishing sanders for light decorating work, I use a RTS 400 Festool sander for really hard to shift paint or if I need to get back to bare wood, and for some fine finishing I use the Mirka handy all rigged up to either a Henry vacuum if only a small job, or a Festool extractor if it's a bigger painting job and needs more prolonged sander use.
The areas I cover for painting and decorating are..... East Grinstead, Forest Row, Ardingly, Dormansland, Dormans Park, Domewood, Copthorne, Crawley, Godstone, Tunbridge Wells, Groombridge, Ashdown Forest, Felbridge, Haywards Heath and many other towns & villages within a 20 mile radius of East Grinstead.
If you would like a quote from a reliable and trusted painter & decorator then please contact me here
Or call me direct on my mobile 07968-548-772
Please have a look at my video below, you can even hear the suction of the Festool RTS 400 that means no dust in your house or your lungs!!
I'm a professional painter & decorator serving East Grinstead and the surrounding area.
I have recently made a short video with stats from my Twitter account. I was surprised to read that I mentioned East Grinstead 75 times in the last year, I also mentioned painting, paint and Painters & Decorators a fair bit.
East Grinstead is my home town so that's probably why all the mentions. I have placed an image of the old historic part of East Grinstead, it takes me happy every time I walk up this part of the street, looking at the old painted buildings and weather board.
If you need a Painter & Decorator in or around East Grinstead, Ardingly, Godstone, Lingfield, Sharpthorne, Forest Row Please feel free to contact me.
Have a look at my Twitter stats video here below
I have recently finished painting & decorating an executive apartment in Guildford Surrey, The apartment is situated in the middle of town with easy access to trains, shops, pubs etc.
One question I get a asked about being a painter & decorator is where do you start on a room? Well the answer is... it depends on what room you need painting & what you need painting, if you were painting and decorating a bedroom and wanted the ceiling, walls and wood trim painted then normally I would start at the ceiling & work my way down to the coving, then paint the walls with a quality emulsion like Little Greene or Mythic paint, and finally moving on to the skirting board and door frames etc.
If painting skirting board I always mask the carpet or wood floor to protect the carpet from paint splatter. It's a fairly simple process but can take a bit of time to do it correctly so that you do not get paint down the side of the carpet.
If you would like me to come and give you a quote for some work or even if you just want some advice please do not hesitate to contact me on East Grinstead 01342 318056 or my mobile is 07968 548772 www.paint-it-now.co.uk
If you need a painter & decorator in the following areas... please contact me.
East Grinstead, Godstone, Forest Row, Edenbridge, Crowborough, Haywards Heath, Ardingly
"Mist Coat" is a watered down coat of paint that a painter & decorator will use for sealing new plaster, generally this is applied (painted on) after the plaster is fully dry and has turned pink in colour.
It's important to make sure you get the watered down mix of paint correct and more water than paint, I personally use a 60% water & 40% paint mix, this seals the new plaster fully ready for two or three coats of paint on top, if you do not seal the plaster in this way when you next go to paint the wall or ceiling you stand a good chance that the previous paint layer will peel off with your roller.
You will see form the image on the right that part of the ceiling has had a very thin watered down layer of paint applied, I actually did this to a house in Haywards Heath West Sussex yesterday, it had one coat of "Mist Coat" and two coats of Leyland brilliant White Matt paint.
Should you need a Painter & Decorator for your home please contact me on East Grinstead 01342 318056
I have completed yet another painting job in East Grinstead West Sussex, The clients specified Dulux for the walls and for the woodwork trim, I personally do not like Dulux, it's a choice many people and clients seem to make but there are many other brands out there that are just as good & way, way better than Dulux.
I will talk about the "other paints" in another blog, but I was happy to use the painting products requested for the job in East Grinstead. I used Dulux Supermatt Magnolia for the walls and Dulux Satinwood for the trim and after 5 days of hard work in the hot & humid conditions we had here in the South East of England this week it is finished, I used a variety of different brushes and rollers to get the room to a very high finish, some of the brushes used were AXUS, Proform Picasso 1" & 2" and Wooster Roller Sleeves.
You may be wondering why the image of a Blue "Cock" well this has nothing to do with East Grinstead, Lingfield, Dormansland, Ardingly, Forest Row, Haywards Heath, Nutley, Crawley, Gatwick Airport or any of my other regular "hangouts" near East Grinstead. It was a day out I had with my family to London the week before, we had a fantastic time and all boarded the train from East Grinstead Train Station to London Victoria, I won't bore you with all the details but we ended up at Trafalgar Square and this was on one of the plinths, a fine example indeed but this "Chicken" or "Cock" was probably spray painted before it was placed there, if you look closely you can see a London pigeon underneath him.
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My name is Lee, or "LeeLee" as i'm often called for some reason! I'm a trusted painter & decorator based in East Grinstead, West Sussex. I use the latest painting products, I prefer to use water based paints & wood stains, I also use a dustless sanding system eliminating up to 96% of dust particles when sanding down woodwork & walls in your home.