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Keep it clean
Believe me if I tell you that if there is one thing we at Boland Painters, Builders and Electricians know, it's that paint will not stick to dust, soap or grease! Always, always clean your walls before painting by washing and rinsing thoroughly. Use a sponge and a mixture of water and sugar soap, and start from the bottom up to prevent streaking.

boland painters recommend washing your walls before paintingPainting over dirt, oily build-ups and soap layers will cause poor drying, curing and adhesion of the paint. So be sure that all dirt and oil residue is removed and that the walls are thoroughly rinsed.

Like I said, rinse well with clear, cold water water to remove all traces of soap. Paint will not stick to this invisible layer. All interior and exterior surfaces to be painted must be thoroughly rinsed from the top down to carry away dirt and soap residue after being cleaned with detergent.

Of course if you have wooden floors or carpets all this water cannot be good, don't worry Boland Painters, Builders and Electricians will post a follow up article aimed specifically at the preparation of interior walls.

Dull it up
Sanding walls before painting is a very important part of preparing a wall to be painted. But greasy kitchen walls or soapy bathroom walls needs to be washed before sanding to prevent grinding the soap or oil into the wall surface. Areas that are not exposed to grease, oil or soap can be sanded before washing.

Sanding is particularly important if the wall as been painted with a satin or high gloss piant. Use a medium grade sandpaper, and there is no need to sand off the existing paint you only need to roughen it up enough for the new paint to stick to the wall. Remember to wipe of all dust with a damp cloth or sponge.

Peace of Mind

Boland Painters has been in the business of painting residential homes and commercial properties since 2006. As such we know how easily small detail if overlooked can amount to quite a substantial sum at the end of your project. For this very reason we will put aside the time needed to comprehend your needs and the requirements of your project. Providing you with a detailed quotation, leaving no surprises when you receive our final invoice.

This quotation will also serve as a blue print for the team assigned to your painting, building or electrical project ensuring your project is completed to specification. If you would like a quotation or make use of our color consultation service, one of our experienced site managers will personally visit your property. If during your project any problem arises, we are here to listen and find a solution. Professional Painters, Builders and Electrical Contractors, Boland Painters is your restoration expert.

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Advice and Handy Tips

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    Aug '15

    First tile then paint

    Q. We have been dreaming of re-doing our kitchen for years now. After much debate we decided to take the plunge and go for it. Now we are wondering what we should do first, paint the walls or tile the floor?

    A. Well this question caused quite some debate in the Boland Painters, Builders and Electrical Contractor's office, but in the end we all agreed that tiling first is the best option. Allow the tile cement and grout to dry completely then cover the floor with heavy duty plastic taping the edges to the tiles with masking tape. And then start painting the walls. After all it is easier to cover a floor that it is to cover all the walls.

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"Beste Edwin en span. Baie dankie vir die werk wat julle by ons huis gedoen het. Die eindproduk lyk werklik netjies. Dankie vir die professionaliteit om die probleme wat ons uitgewys het aan te spreek. Julle het herhaaldelik teruggekom vir afrondingswerk en het 'n hele klomp ekstra werk gratis gedoen wat nie deel was van die kwotasie nie - baie meer as wat mens van enige iemand kan verwag. Baie dankie hiervoor! Ons neem kennis van julle kwotasie vir die buitekant van die huis en sal julle kontak sodra ons daardie projek aanpak."

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Van Riebeeck Park
Worcester, 6850
Phone: 023 342 8707
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