“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And so, applying this maxim to painting, I would say it means two things; thorough preparation and use of quality viable products.
Thorough preparation entails not only removing old paint where failed, but also removing the grey denatured wood surface back to the wood beneath that is alive and able to receive and hold paint. The cells in good wood are actually alive and when they aren’t the wood is rotted.
Which brings me to the subject of quality viable products and my favourite product, Repair Care. This is an excellent product from Holland as deserving of fame as Gouda cheese.
A decorator can be trained in its use in a day and will then be able to effect repairs on complicated timber joints as good as a skilled carpenter.
Repair Care is not to be compared to two-pack epoxy wood filler but if we must then I can say that Repair Care does everything that epoxy two-pack doesn’t. It has zero shrinkage, it forms a chemical bond to the wood and is slightly flexible so it won’t become shaken loose from a banging door or window.
We are accredited users of Repair Care products and a company established since 1980. We are reasonable because most of our work is word of mouth and we don’t need to add expensive promotional costs into our overheads.
Repair Care is an essential part of the painting preparation process; just one face of our experience.
I’d like to tell you more about it but won’t here for fear of confusing.
Call us for a free quote and sound advice, and experience the supreme excellence of simplicity.