Hello and welcome to another blog. I hope this one will help you decide who to choose to decorate your home or office or project. We are also familiar with surveyors requirements and cyclical schedules of work and very happy to tender for any painting decorating and property maintenance projects; […]

Painting and Window Repairs in London

Why keep painting old wooden windows when you can have maintenance free UPVC you might ask. Here is some information: Most of the heat loss through old windows is through draughts and not so much because of the single glaze. Whether they rattle or not you will lose heat from […]

Painting and Window Repairs

Greetings from the world of property maintenance. Property maintenance means we can paint your house and take care of all property maintenance issues including window and other woodwork repairs, guttering and general exterior plumbing repairs, brick re-pointing, parapet repairs, roof inspections and slipped or missing slates, concrete and stucco repairs, […]

Springtime Painting and Repairs in 2017

“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 […]

A decorators thoughts on Painting

Wet rot. Dry rot. Almost all homes will have to deal with wood rot at some time. You may not know how common wood rot is when asking for an external painting quotation. And a decorator may not be trained to recognise rot or the beginnings of it. If rot […]

Wet Rot Dry Rot

Did you know that a newly decorated home will cheer you up, brighten your life and make you feel positive. We at J P Taffe Decorating understand this. It is our business and we enjoy it. From us you will receive good service and a smooth, even finish and colour. […]


I have been painting and decorating in London since 1980 and have learnt a few things. I’ve tried to share some of what I have learnt with you in the various blogs on this site. I think the information is valuable and I’d be very pleased if you were to […]

Painting in London; what I have learnt

We’ve been painting and decorating since 1980; Interior and exterior, but as spring approaches it’s time to talk exteriors. There is considerable moisture and temperature variation stress on exterior paintwork and if the paint quality and preparation isn’t up to standard it becomes apparent within the first year. The most […]

More than a paint job

We are looking for experienced painters. Please only apply if you are experienced to let me know: Where you live. If you have a car or hold a licence That you have a UTR number How much experience you have What you can do other than painting What you […]


Perhaps it’s time to go look and see what has happened to your windows over the winter. And if, like many many Londoners you have old style timber windows, they are worth looking after. That old timber is WELL worth looking after. I can’t say that clearly enough. THOSE ORIGINAL […]

Wooden Window Repairs and Painting Properly.