With the shorter wintry days you may find that your home feels much darker and struggles to brighten up, making the winter blues an all-to-real possibility. A lighter and brighter home can in fact play a major role in how we feel; it can help us to feel energised and alert, and impact our mood.
So what are the ways we can create a lighter home in the gloomier weather? Here are a simple few tips from our team – at Marshels we carry out professional interior decorations and refurbishments and would be happy to advise you on any of your home projects:
1. Install skylights: skylights are a great way to allow more natural light to flood into darker rooms.
2. Refresh your interior: choosing lighter colours for the walls can help to reflect natural light and create an airy appearance, however, if you have a north facing room opt for a yellow toned base colour as northern light brings out cooler tones. A light space doesn’t have to be boring though – introduce accents of bold bright colours with the wallpaper or curtains and décor to liven up your rooms and banish the winter blues.
3. Use lighting: Warm white LED lights can quickly give the illusion of natural light when hidden behind a recess, and brighten up areas which the sunlight finds harder to reach.
4. Reflect light with mirrors: As well as adding style, a well-placed mirror can open up a small space by reflecting natural light and giving the appearance of a larger room.
5. Invest in an extension: if your home is victim to feeling cramped and dark in the winter months then perhaps creating more space with an extension would be beneficial. Along with adding more room, an extension can feature glass panels or doors which would allow in more light to flow through the house.
6. Light the fire: if you have a fireplace why not introduce some natural warmth into your living areas and make them feel cosier? The traditional log fire is a great thing to come home to after a long day at work in the colder weather.
7. Brighten with blooms: create a summery appeal with a pretty bunch of fresh flowers, also teaming up as a changeable decorative element.
If your home needs a freshening up in time for winter, why not get the professionals in and call Marshels on 01252 377714 for a no-obligation quotation.
Graffiti has existed since the dawn of time. Whilst the person with the spray cans may be having some fun, you certainly won’t enjoy the experience. Whether the property is your home, or your business premises, the effects of graffiti can be upsetting and infuriating. Commercially, graffiti may tarnish your business reputation and ultimately it may affect your trade.
It can be hard to prevent someone from choosing your property to graffiti in the first place, although some measures such as well – placed lighting, or security, if available, will help. Often, it is simply a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, there are still some key ways that you can combat this unwelcome distraction.
Graffiti attracts graffiti. If someone has painted in your area you may notice that others follow. One of the key ways to prevent this spread is to ensure that graffiti is removed as quickly as possible. The culprit will want everyone to see his handiwork and won’t be pleased about having to repeat it. Others will think twice before copying in the same location if the artwork is removed promptly. Experts agree that removing the graffiti as soon as possible is part of a good deterrent strategy.
A further preventative measure that any business or home owner can enact is to coat the premises in an anti-graffiti paint. This coating can be successfully applied to internal and external areas and does exactly what its name suggests.
At Marshels we have the expertise to remove graffiti and to ensure that it does not recur. Our painters can be at your premises promptly to remove an unsightly spray or paint work, prepare the surface and coat it with anti-graffiti paint. This offers unbeatable protection and provides you with peace of mind.
If you would like to know more about our anti-graffiti measures please contact our team of experts at Marshels on 01252 377714.
As well as getting to spend some much-awaited time outdoors, summer also offers us the chance to spruce up our homes and finish all the little DIY jobs we put off during the darker months. Whether it’s repairing cracks and chips in the walls, giving your kitchen units an up-lift or making your home brighter and lighter with new windows or décor, now’s a great time to get your home ready to make the most of the summer.
But, some of us may be a little too over-ambitious when it comes to carrying out the works we have in mind. If you don’t have the time or the know how to carry out the jobs such as plastering, tiling or plumbing, why not call in the experts? Getting in a specialist refurbisher for your home’s interior, can save you a lot of time and hassle trying to fit in all the jobs yourself. Plus, if you’re not so experienced on the DIY front you’ll be saving yourself the panic and potential costs should something go wrong.
An interior home decorator and refurbisher will give you a professional, high quality finish with an efficient service. If you’re changing your décor with the change of season, your design concepts can be run through with a professional, who’ll be able to offer advice on the best ways to achieve your ideas.
Choosing a professional home interior refurbishment service
An interior home refurbisher can offer the following services
to renovate the whole house:
• Window and door refurbishment
• All woodwork and joinery
• Kitchen and bathroom re-fit
• Asbestos removal
• Dry rot and woodwork preservation treatment
• Flooring and carpeting
• All internal repairs and redecoration
All repairs and refurbishment are undertaken in-house by an experienced team, ensuring that works are carried out safely and to industry standards. This is especially important for the jobs that involve the use of chemicals or working at height, which require more specialist attention. Your decorating company will also take on all of the preparation, and clean and tidy up once the work is complete, making sure your interior is just how you want it in time for summer.
Giving your property an interior make over shouldn’t inconvenience you, which is why we work around you and your commitments to ensure that any refurbishment and decorating work causes you the minimum amount of disruption. If you’d like to find out more about our services or to chat about your home interior project, please feel free to call Marshels on 01252 377714.
Updating your home with a fresh, new colour scheme or look is an exciting prospect, but one which can take a lot of time and effort. Plus, if you’re new to painting and decorating, it may not be so easy to get the desired, quality finish you frequently see in advertisements. Getting the job done through a professional interior painter and decorator may not only save you the time, hassle and costs of completing it yourself, it can also give you a brilliant finish to your home which you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come. Here are some of the top benefits of hiring a professional, domestic interior painting and decorating company:
Get the job done quickly, with minimal disruption
Whether you’re painting one room or the whole interior, the entire process can take up a lot of time. With prepping and priming, painting complex areas and cleaning your equipment, you could be spending a lot of evenings or weekends renovating your home. Skilled professionals will be able to tackle the task efficiently, without compromising the quality of the work, leaving you to enjoy your freshly painted home in as little time as possible. We have a strict code of practice in place for every job we undertake, meaning that we’ll ensure you’ll have minimal disruption to your daily routine.
If you want to give your home’s interior a new lease of life but you’re unsure about what colour scheme or decorative techniques to opt for, an interior painting service can offer their creative expertise and experience. They can advise you on the best suited design options to transform the look and feel of your home, as well as the most appropriate materials for your home’s existing conditions.
A professional painter and decorator can save you money
Investing in a professional painter and decorator, will mean that you won’t have to purchase any specialist equipment for yourself, which can easily add up. Instead of buying tools that you may not ever need again, your money may be better spent on ensuring you get a clean, superior update to your interior from a professional service. Equally if anything should go wrong, you’d have to fork out more to correct and redo the work yourself. Hiring a professional, you won’t have to spend any more if something goes wrong; your professional painter should be insured and will cover the costs.
They’ll take the proper preparation steps
Before you begin to paint to your interior, your surfaces will require careful preparation to provide the best application and finish. Preparation may involve washing and sanding walls, filling holes or cracks or applying primer, all of which can be time consuming. A professional painter and decorator will be aware of the correct preparation and care needed depending on your surfaces, so that paint failure can be prevented.
A clean, tidy and expert finish
A skilled painter and decorator has the experience and will be ‘in the know’ when it comes to the tricks and techniques that will give you a better quality paint job. Spills or stains will also be more easily avoided and removed by a professional company, saving you the hassle of cleaning all the equipment and mess.
The professionals put safety first
Using the right, safest tools and access equipment, a painting and decorating service will be able to renovate your interior and any hard to reach areas, or complete tasks with potentially harmful chemicals, whilst minimising danger. They will also be able to help you identify whether any painted surfaces in your home contain lead, so that surfaces can be painted safely without disturbing the materials.
As a CRB checked, approved domestic interior painting and decorating company, we ensure the safest, efficient and quality operations to transform the appearance of your home. If you’d like to discuss your new interior painting and decorating project, or for a free, no obligation quotation, please call us on 01252 377714 or use our online contact form.
Here at Marshels we pride ourselves on being able to offer a highly professional service to both commercial customers as well as domestic customers. No matter what the size of the project, we will endeavour to complete a high quality job on time and within budget.
Our team of experienced painters and decorators are happy to work on both interior and exterior projects – ranging from domestic bathrooms right through to painting external window frames on National Trust properties! We’re also highly skilled in hanging wall paper as well as preparing the area prior to painting. Most of the work involved in decorating is revolved around preparation, and our team are not prepared to cut corners in order to get a job done quicker.
As well as painting and decorating, we are also able to carry out refurbishment works including plastering, tiling, carpentry, plumbing, electrical work and much, much more. Our wide range of skills ensures that customers can have a central contact for their refurbishment project and will not have the hassle of having to liaise with several different contractors.
Marshels are more than just your average firm of painters and decorators – we also have specialist skills in areas such as gilding, spray painting and utilising anti-graffiti coatings for public areas. We’re very proud to have been approved by the National Trust and our team love nothing more than to take on the challenge of a tricky job.
All of our staff are CRB checked and will always wear the Marshels uniform with pride. Our workers are polite and friendly at all times and will leave work areas clean and tidy at the end of the working day.
If you are based in the South of England and you have a decorating project in the pipeline, then feel free to get in touch to see if we can provide a quotation. We believe we offer a high quality service, but don’t just take our word for it – read some recent testimonials from our past customers to see for yourself! www.marshels.co.uk
There are occasions when an area which needs painting is just so large it would take an awful lot of man hours to paint the whole space quickly and evenly with an ordinary roller and brush. In which case, spray painting is often the most practical choice, as it ensures that the paint is distributed evenly over the whole area giving a smooth and professional finish.
Some painting and decorating firms will be able to offer spray painting services to their customers. These are very often for external jobs, though there are times when spray painting can also be carried out indoors. Internal jobs may include spraying ceiling tiles or perhaps covering public corridors and staircases with an anti-graffiti coating.
Whatever the reason for the painting, the decorator will need to ensure that he or she wears the correct protective clothing such as a mask and goggles. Spray painting inevitably creates a lot of airborne paint particles so it’s really important to ensure that any items within the room are either removed or covered up to make sure they are not covered in paint too! The edges of the wall and ceiling will need to be cut in with a brush in the usual way, and it’s best that the decorator leaves a gap of approximately 4 inches between the ceiling and the top of the wall area to be sprayed in order to avoid the ceiling being sprayed by mistake.
Spray painting is an effective way of covering large outdoor areas such as blocks of flats or perhaps commercial buildings. An experienced painter will be able to ensure that the covering of paint is even and that the correct type of paint is utilised. There are many different types of paint on the market and the decorator should be able to provide advice as to which paint will be fit for purpose. For example, will a rubber paint be needed or will masonry paint suffice?
If you have a large area of space which needs to be painted, it may be worth asking your local painter and decorator if they are able to offer spray painting services.
If you would like to learn more about spray painting Woking or if you would like to find a company who provides spray painting services Guildford, then why not take a look at the www.marshels.co.uk website?
There are a number of painting and decorating companies in Guildford which are able to provide their services to either domestic or commercial customers. Choosing which firm to use can become a bit of a minefield, though there are some very basic checks which you could follow in order to help you make your decision.
Firstly, find out from your family and friends if they have used any painting and decorating firms in your local area recently. Would they recommend them? Take a look at the work which they have carried out in order to establish if it is of a good standard and also ask your friend or relative if they were happy with the service they received.
If you don’t have any personal recommendations, then use the internet in order to find a list of local companies. The easiest thing to do is type the service which you require as well as the location into the search engine, for example ‘painting and decorating Guildford’. This should immediately bring up a list of local firms which should offer painting and decorating as part of their service.
Many companies will include testimonials within their website. This is a fantastic way of allowing you as a potential customer to view the type of work which the firm has carried out recently. The company may be very niche and have a fairly limited gallery of photographs, or they could offer a wide range of decorating services and therefore have a large number of written testimonials from previous customers.
Some decorating companies in Guildford will primarily target domestic properties, whereas others will also be able to carry out work on commercial properties which may be on a large scale. If you know that part of your project involves some external painting, then make sure that the firm you choose includes this service on their website and they can state examples of previous exterior decoration projects they have worked on.
Many painters and decorators do not have formal qualifications; however they will no doubt have spent years perfecting their trade and will be able to provide a high quality service to their customers.
If you would like to locate a reputable painting and decorating Guildford firm then why not visit the www.marshels.co.uk website in order to find out further information?
Painting and decorating is one of those jobs which you either love or hate. Very often, DIY-ers start off feeling enthusiastic and excited about painting a room, however once they realise the amount of work which goes into the preparation, the enthusiasm begins to wane and the whole idea of decorating starts to get a little depressing. For those people who decide that painting and decorating is not for them, there are a selection of experienced painters and decorators Farnham who will be able to provide assistance.
Any firm of painters Farnham will emphasise the importance of preparing the area which is to be decorated. It may even take a whole day to prepare the room; though this preparation time is definitely a wise investment. The preparation will include clearing out as much of the furniture as possible. Any items which can’t be removed should be covered with dust sheets to avoid having to remove paint splashes at the end of the job.
It can also be a good idea to remove door handles and light fittings wherever possible, as it can be tricky trying to paint around these areas. Any holes or cracks should be dealt with accordingly by using filler followed by sand paper to create a smooth finish. When sanding down walls and woodwork, it is best to start off with coarse sandpaper before finishing off with a smoother paper to leave an even surface.
Once all of the surfaces have been prepared, don’t forget to vacuum the whole room in order to remove any traces of dust. Painting over dust can create a very poor finish which can spoil all of the hard work which has been carried out during the preparation time. Ensure that the correct quantities of paint have been purchased; this can be worked out by multiplying the width of the room by the height of the room in order to calculate the square area.
Next, the fun part can commence! Start by painting the ceiling before working down to the walls and finally the wood work. Walls and ceilings should be cut in using a good quality paintbrush, before applying emulsion with a roller to create an even finish. Finally, the wood work can be glossed neatly using a narrow brush. At last, step back and admire the handiwork, though be careful not to touch the walls until they are dry!
If you would like some advice from painters Farnham or if you would like to contact a firm of painters and decorators Farnham to provide you with a quote, feel free to take a look at the Marshels website for further details.
There are a number of commercial interior decorators who are able to provide a high level of service to their customers, which may include diverse locations such as offices through to stately homes. Many of these customers will require the commercial decorators to carry out their work out of office hours, so as not to disturb the workers or visitors who may be located in the building at any one time.
Hiring the services of a firm of professional decorators Hampshire means that the finished results will be of a high standard. Commercial properties are often much larger than domestic properties, which means that the correct equipment will need to be used in order to access high areas of wall space which needs to painted. The equipment will often include special ladders or mobile scaffolding units which can provide a safe platform from which the decorators can carry out their work.
Very often the commercial interior decorators will need to use specialist paint which is suitable for the function of the building. For example, hospitals may benefit from an anti-bacterial paint being used on the internal walls, whilst schools and colleges may want to utilise a more hard wearing paint due to the high volumes of traffic within building. Prior to the work being carried out, the firm of decorators should be able to consult with their customers as to which type of paint would be most suitable for the job.
Depending on what the purpose of the building is, it may be that the decorators Hampshire need to be CRB checked before they can carry out the work for their customer. For example, those decorators who will be working for a time in a school or a hospital will need to ensure their CRB documentation is up to date. This is especially important if they are to be carrying out their work whilst children are going to be present in the building.
Most decorators who carry out work for a commercial building should have a vast knowledge of the best techniques and materials to be used for a particular job.
When people are searching for a painting and decorating company they will want to choose someone who is reliable and efficient because often these home renovations represent a considerable outlay in terms of cost. When spending large sums of money on altering the look of a residential property it is only right that people should do their research to enable them to choose a trustworthy and suitably qualified refurbishment contractor.
Often people will use contractors that have been recommended to them by family members and friends as this means they have often had the opportunity to view the work that has been carried out. When a recommendation is not readily available, what should people look for in a good home refurbishment company?
Firstly, professional endorsements and memberships are important. Reliable companies should be Safe Contractor approved to offer reassurance to domestic and commercial customers regarding their methods and safe working practice. They may also be members of other professional painting and decorating organisations and it is possible to check with these organisations to confirm that a particular contractor is a genuine member. This may help to set customer’s minds at ease as they know that the supplier is approved.
Secondly a good decorators Camberley will be able to demonstrate a portfolio of previous work to their potential customers. This can help customers to make decisions about their own renovations whilst also giving them a sneak preview of the standards, quality and finish of their workmanship. Portfolios are usually available on the website of the decorating company and whilst browsing this it may also be helpful to read testimonials to see what customer think of the service.
Finally, reliable home renovations companies will be able to provide a written quotation for any work due to be carried out. This ensures that there are not any discrepancies further down the line as both customer and contractor have a copy of the original pricing which is broken down into costs for each section of the project.
Although many of us are quite handy with a paintbrush and a tin of paint, there are times when it is best to call in the professional painters & decorators. It may be you simply don’t have time to redecorate your lounge, or it may be the job is bigger than you can manage alone, such as the notoriously tricky hall, stairs and landing. Whatever the reason, it is often a good idea to ask a professional to tackle your decorating dilemma, as you can rest assured the job will be carried out neatly and efficiently within a shorter space of time than you can manage by yourself.
There are a wide range of painters & decorators who are available to help you with your interior or exterior decorating. It is often best to use a decorator who has been recommended to you by a member of the family or a friend, as this can give you the chance to see the final decorated room to make sure it meets your personal standards.
Sometimes, the decorator which has been recommended is simply snowed under with work, and may not be able to carry out the task you require within the near future. It may be that you have to search online for a new firm of decorators Chelsea instead. Ideally you will want to choose a firm which is local, so they do not have to spend a long amount of time travelling to the job each morning, all of which could cost you extra on the job in terms of travelling expenses.
Most decorators Chelsea will include examples of their work on their website, so that you can see the types of jobs they specialise in. Many will also allow you to contact previous customers so that you can find out their opinions of the decorators and whether or not they would recommend them.
You may find the firm of decorators you have chosen can also carry out additional tasks, such as repairing roofs or perhaps replacing damaged fascia boards or soffits. These extra jobs can help to restore your home to its former glory allowing you to enjoy a safe and attractive home.