From the outset of any decorating quotation, estimate, package or tender our team can assist. With the support of ICI and PPG representatives (Dulux - Johnstones) we can help specify the correct materials, application and we will then provide estimates, quotes, produce a Bill of Quantities or Lump Sum figures for the project in hand.
On securing the project and agreeing all the specification requirements, the information is transferred between our office and a dedicated team consisting of: a Site Foreman, Project Manager and Contracts Manager during an onsite consultation. The team will the see the project through to the end whilst liaising with the client.
General Painting and Decorating
From Emulsion to Eggshell or Stains to Gloss - brush or roller applied. We can cover plaster, concrete, metal or woodwork, interior or exterior.
We can accommodate and apply all types of materials available to any surfaces that are involved.
Varieties of Decorative Wallpaper Hanging
Lining Paper - This is a single layer of plain paper which is used for good surface preparation. It evens the porosity of a surface and can strengthen a substrate.
Vinyl - This is pure vinyl, which is laminated to a paper or linen backing. It can be used anywhere and is well suited to service areas as it is washable and easy to clean. Often known as wide vinyl, these can be overlapped and cut through to create a joint or butt jointed.
Vinyl Coated - Paper with a vinyl or acrylic coating to the face. Either type of finish is extremely hard wearing.
Duplex - Two Sheets of paper, which are bonded or laminated together.
Anaglypta - This is a very heavily embossed type of duplex paper. It must be painted after being hung and is used on walls as well as ceiling. It is not recommended for use in services areas.
Metallic - Also called foils, these papers have a large percentage of metal on the surface, predominately aluminium or powdered metals can be added to the ground paper.
Embossed - The design side of the paper is raised and the reverse side is hollow.
Hessian - Closely woven hessian (hemp or jute) is stuck to a heavy paper backing.
Grass Cloth - Made with the fibres of a honeysuckle vine being attached to a paper backing.
Printed Paper -There are two forms, ground and pulp. Ground papers are coated with paint before they are printed. Pulp is where the pattern is printed directly on the natural colour of the paper.
Flock - This has a luxurious velvet feel. It is made by dusting powdered silk, wool or flock onto a tacky patterned surface paper creating a piled effect and is back in fashion after a long break!
Chintz - Patterns are made to imitate cotton chintz forms.
Jaspe - Printed linear veins of inter mingling colours.
Satin - A sheen is achieved on the paper from polishing or glazing the ground before placing the design on it.
Satinette - A sheen is achieved by adding mica into the ground.
Moire - These have a satin or satinette ground and have a finely engraved embossing.
Gravure - The pattern of this paper is applied to the surface with rollers; a photographic process has produced the pattern.
Mural - These depict a scene or landscape. They are often made of several lengths.
There are occasions when it is definitely uneconomical to use spray on small surfaces, i.e. window sashes. Any advantage in the speed of application which the spray possesses will probably be more than counterbalanced by the time taken in masking the surrounding areas. The brush and the spray should therefore be regarded, not as rivals but as complementary to each other, each serving a useful purpose.
Airless Paint Spraying
A fully electronic controlled airless unit (110 volt) that gives beautiful pressure control throughout the range, supported by a range of different spray tips. It provides a smooth spray for the lightest stains and varnish, through gloss, primers, undercoats, acrylics to vinyl emulsions.
The Classic Decorating Company have all their own spraying equipment and this therefore eliminates any hiring problems. This technique enables us to cover large areas fast using a spray gun. The painting gun removes the hassles involved in using brushes and rollers, especially on surface such as breeze or brick surfaces.
Airless Paint Spraying can be used for a number of different tasks internally and externally. Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out any extra information you might require.
Convention Paint Spraying
The Company has a range of compressors (110 or 240 volts) to suit various requirements and situations. Material is fed to the spray gun by either pressure cup or pressure pot. Conventional air-operated spray guns operate at pressure (typically 50 - 70 psi) which atomizes coatings to offer exceptionally fine finishes for a high quality paint job.
The value of the spray lies first in the greatly increased speed by which paint can be applied and in the beautifully smooth and even finish which can be obtained. Another great advantage is the number of decorative effects which can be produced without difficulty, most of them far beyond the capacity of the brush hand.
Many people, for example, still regard the spray as primarily intended for the application of cellulose lacquers and enamels. Although it is certainly essential for the latter, it is equally capable of coating surfaces with oil paints, water paints, varnishes, and other forms of finish.
The Company is experienced in painting and decorating within specialist environments that require particular attention to hygiene for example, hospitals, hotels, schools, kitchens and bathrooms. Hygienic paints are now available providing protection and resistance to bacteria and dangerous micro-organisms that could lead to infections. These can be applied by airless spraying methods or simply brush and roller techniques.
Access Equipment Qualification
Some of our team have taken and successfully qualified for IPAF and/or PASMA certification.
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide. Set up in 1983, IPAF is a not-for-profit members' organisation that represents the interests of manufacturers, distributors, users, rental and training companies. It serves as a forum for all active in the world of powered access. IPAF has played a key role in promoting many of the design, safety and testing procedures that are now established in the powered access industry.
PASMA Scaffold Tower Building
PASMA stands for "Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association" and is the HSE recognised body for training in mobile aluminium access scaffold towers. PASMA is a qualification, that once successfully achieved, enables individuals in the safe use of erecting, dismantling and the safe use of tower scaffolding and working at height regulations.
Not only has a majority of Classic Decorating's team certified for PASMA, but we also have a range of Company owned access equipment.
If you would like to know more about the range of services that we can provide, please do not hesitate to contact the office for further assistance, email@example.com.
Want to work with us on your next project? Call us on 01494 673366