What Causes Peeling or Flaking Paint?

Posted on 01 August 2018 (0)

house painting contractor darraOne common issue most homeowners see weeks or months after they have finished painting is that some portion of the walls is starting to flake. While you can definitely address this to a house painting contractor but you can also determine the problem and see if you can solve the problem yourself.

Flaking paint can be caused by a couple of factors such as:

  • Uncleaned surface that was painted
  • Moisture seeping through the wall
  • Latex paint used with an oil based paint
  • No primer used
  • Not having adequate drying times between coats
  • Old paint

Moisture problems. In most cases, when a newly painted wall started flaking it is mostly because of moisture problems. Make sure to solve the problem first before you paint the walls again as the same occurrence will just happen over.

Moisture can happen when there is a leaky roof or some other plumbing issues. Have these problems corrected before you start painting again.

There may also be too much humidity inside the house which can add to the problem. To remedy this, have ventilation fans be installed in those rooms. You can also have those rooms be repainted again using paint with a higher sheen level. This will help reduce water absorption, which can stop peeling.

Old style with oil-based paint. It is also possible that when you applied the acrylic paint over an oil based paint, the flake and peeling occur. This means that you have to completely remove the top coat and place an undercoat to stabilize the surface before you can paint.

If flaking still occur and you are still confused about the cause, contact interior home painters as they are able to determine the cause of why the walls are peeling and provide you with the right solution thus giving your walls that long-lasting looking interior paint.

Common Mistakes When Painting Your Home

Posted on 30 January 2018 (0)

It is always a difficult decision to renovate your home or proceed with any modification whatsoever. Not all people go well with changes, after all. However, sometimes they are essential towards providing significant improvement at home. Imagine how much better looking your personal space is going to look, after you have finished redecorating and painting the walls.

Although painting the house is meant to be fun, there are some mistakes that might ruin the whole experience. Let’s see few of the most common mistakes you should avoid for the best outcome.

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First of all, you should not mistake your favorite color with the color that matches the décor in a room. For instance, dark purple is not ideal for a small room and therefore you should choose something brighter. Even if this is indeed your favorite color, leave it for clothing and accessories!

Then, you ought to be detailed and not just pick a single color for every room of the house. It goes without even saying that you should select the color carefully and always after having taken into consideration the furniture and other details of each room. his way, you can rest assured of the finest outcome that maintains the different characteristics of the room.

The quality of the color paint you choose is also important. Sometimes people tend to underestimate the importance of high quality materials. Nevertheless, this can cause great discomfort in the long run. For example, when you buy poor quality color paint for the bathroom or the exterior of the house, you risk a great deal. The chances of the paint being waterproof and resilient to extreme weather or humidity conditions are thin.

If on the contrary you had invested in the best materials, the outcome would be a lot different. In all likelihood the color would last longer. And in avoidance of all these mistakes, you are geatly encouraged to trust the pros. Ipswich House Painters are experienced and boast a long lasting career. As a result, they have what it takes to provide the ultimate quality of painting services for your home, the office and literally any space of your choosing!

Morocco: An Emblematic Destination Connecting the World

Posted on 08 November 2017 (0)

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Located at the crossroads of continents and seas, Morocco hypnotizes the world due to its unparalleled natural beauty and special charm. It is an experience on its own to travel to Morocco, the country that even Humphrey Bogart could not resist. What is it about Morocco that makes it so exquisite? Is it its cosmopolitan and mysterious aura?

Standing right between Africa and Europe, bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Morocco boasts its impressive cultural influences and takes the world by storm!

Marrakech is one of the most popular cities in Morocco, world renowned for its narrow streets and impressive markets. From the center of the Old Town, you will be able to stroll at the neighborhoods of Marrakech and bargain for amazing items, such as pottery and jewelry, scarves and cosmetics. Of course, besides the local markets you will also have the time to gaze at the fine gardens and the unspoiled landscapes.

Moving on to the Moroccan capital, Rabat, you will be surprised by the feast of aromas, flavors and colors. The old city is a hidden gem, well preserved for those lucky few who choose to visit Rabat. Fes (or Fez) is the second largest city of Morocco, once its capital and now still maintaining its cosmopolitan style.  You are strongly encouraged to visit the 11th century Chouara tannery, where workers paint the skins under the sun.  If you want to see them in action, do not forget to take mint leaves to avoid the smell!

Casablanca is obviously well-known from Hollywood. It is definitely one of the most popular places among tourists, but this does not mean that it lacks special attractions. For instance, you should definitely visit the whitewashed cathedral of Casablanca and the mosque of Hassan II.

And there are endless other places you can visit, apart from these major tourist hubs. Chefchaouen is a picturesque village, world famous for the distinctive houses painted in blue. Merzouga is a wonderful town in the Moroccan desert worth visiting. Tangier has one of the

loveliest harbors in the world, while Meknes is perhaps one of the places where travelers get to see the real Moroccan architecture in its magnitude.

For all these reasons and for countless others, you should be looking forward to your travel to Morocco. A fine place in the world, where the multicultural influences have managed to create a true masterpiece!

Paris: A Journey to the City of Light

Posted on 31 October 2017 (0)

 

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Paris is the capital of France. But it is much more than that! It is a wonderful, glamorous city, a place where history blends marvelously with contemporary standards. And above all, Paris is the epitome of romance. This is the place where couples in love celebrate their passion and exchange vows of eternal affection and devotion.

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The iconic landmark of Paris is without a doubt Eiffel Tower. Its height is imposing, reaching 324 meters. Up from above, you can use the observatory decks to gaze at the city and enjoy the vastness of the infinite blue sky. One of the most photographed places in the entire world, Eiffel Tower stands tall and reminds everyone of Paris.

Then, the Museum of Louvre is another major attraction not to be missed when visiting Paris. Once used as a Palace, now it serves as one of the largest and most significant museums in the world with masterpieces such as Mona Lisa.

Nobody can ignore the amazement of Disneyland in Paris. Both kids and adults are able to step into a whole new world. A world where fairytales are fused with reality and the outcome is purely mesmerizing. Mickey and Minnie, Donald Duck and Pluto, as well as Peter Pan and Ariel, Captain Hook and Snow White, these are just few of the Disney heroes you are going to meet in the premises.

Furthermore, you should take a stroll till you reach the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile. This is by far one of the finest historic monuments in Paris, located at the western side of Champs-Élysées. Notre-Dame Cathedral is a Catholic church, world renowned for the impressive architecture and the bibliography related to the Cathedral. Sacré-Cœur is another church that has made it to the top of the list with the must-see places in Paris.

Nature enthusiasts are definitely going to love Jardin du Luxembourg, a park dating back to the 17th century. Gardens, flower formations and statuettes compose a dreamy location, ideal for leisurely strides. The historic district of Le Marais is a place for enjoying a cup of warm coffee at one of the bistros or indulging in endless shopping. And last but not least, a visit to Montmartre is well worth the trouble. A large hill well over 130 meters in height, the whole district is enchanting and amazing in its originality.

Explore Paris and fall in love with its genuine beauty over and over again!

 

IS IT REALLY WORTH PAINTING THE HOUSE?

Posted on 04 October 2017 (0)

Painting your home is one of the best ways to improve the aesthetic look, an intern can usually improve the value of the home. When I’m renovating a property, I usually start with subtle renovations of other areas of the home, such as the kitchens and bathrooms. When I do this, I will usually retain the kitchen cupboard carcasses, but replace or even paint cupboard doors and replace handles. There have been occasions where we have used vinyl wallpaper and other similar products to recover bench tops. And on one occasion, we have even used tile paint to change the colour and the total look and feel of kitchen and bathroom tiles.

 

These days, there are really so many different options, and different things you can improve just by using the right type of paint. In particular, if you have an investment property or a renovation project, you can often make relatively cost-effective changes to the look and feel of the property, and get maximum benefit by improving the value of the home.

 

Soon after getting kitchens and bathrooms the way that I want, I’ll next look too some other cheap Improvements, such as assessing the condition of interior ceilings in the home. One of the most effective painting jobs that you can do in a home to improve it’s look and feel, is to quite simply repaint the ceilings and cornices in the home. There have been many occasions where I have found this type of change has dramatically improved the feel when you look into each room in a home.

 

Of course, if necessary, you can take on much larger painting tasks such as painting all interior walls in a home, or possibly even just in selected rooms. We had one property that we were working on a few years ago, where we painted all ceilings, all of the walls inside the home, the exterior rendered walls, and even moved on to doing the tile roof and gutters.

 

Admittedly, this was quite a large undertaking, however once all these parts were completed comma we were able to flip this home and make quite a decent profit. But just think about it, throwing a liquor paint here in there, or sometimes all over the house, there’s a much preferred option to reconstructing or rebuilding Kitchens, bathrooms or making other structural changes around the home.painting home interior