5 Bedroom New Build

Citywide Painting Contractors

Back in April 2017 we won the decorating package on a luxury private new build property on Witches Lane in Sevenoaks, Kent. This was for a company we hadn’t dealt with before and they had previously used another decorating contractor for all their work. Over email, telephone conversations and a couple of site visits we managed to convince them to give us a chance to work on their project and trust in us to complete the works on time and within budget, even though we had scheduled to spend less time on site than their usual decorators.

After liaising with the builders we arranged to make our first site visit to apply mist coats and finish ceilings. They were somewhat apprehensive at being asked to have lights fitted at this early stage. We had a 2 man team and our trusty Tritech T5 arrive on site on the Monday. The plastering was fairly good, meaning we didn’t have too much preparation to do on the ceilings before top coating. After masking up the light fittings we applied a mist coat using the airless sprayer. We then filled the ceilings where needed and headed off home. The next day we sanded the ceilings and walls using our dust free electric sanders and extraction units, before applying 2 heavy spray coats (wet on wet) to the ceilings and a quick spray over any bare plaster from our earlier sanding. The builders could not believe the speed and quality of the work we had done at this early stage and we had instantly gained their trust.

A few weeks later once the majority of second fix was complete, we came back to site to spray the woodwork and apply final coats to walls. We organised to start on the top floor to enable the kitchen and staircase to be fitted. We removed all doors and lined them up in the large bedroom. Using the airless sprayer again we primed the woodwork on the top floor in a couple of hours, as well as the doors. The following day we keyed the woodwork between coats, finishing all skirting, architraves and doors. We were then able to fill the walls where damage had been caused. By the middle of the following week we had all 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and dressing room fully completed with the walls finished by brush and roller – with all rooms being different Farrow and Ball colours tinted into Tikkurilla Optiva 5.

We then repeated the process for the ground floor, and spent a couple of days prepping and spraying the oak staircase using Tikkurilla Akvi system, allowing us to apply 5 coats in a single day. The Kitchen was then hand painted using a solvent based eggshell in a dark blue, which really finished off the quality of the house. We spent around 3 days snagging in between spraying the block-work in the garage as an additional item, meaning in total we had spent around 4 weeks on the project, which was not only less time than the previous painters but with superior quality results.

All products used on this particular project were from Tikkurilla.

We have since completed further projects for the same contractor – all private new build homes or barn conversions in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Eynsford, Wrotham, Meopham and Chipstead. If you are looking for quality painters and decorators in Kent, London or the South East then look no further. We have a track record of completing projects to the highest standard, on time and within budget.

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