Summer 2020

Here I have updated and revised a blog I put down in 2020- remarkably, three years ago now.

Just so you know; we are still working away painting houses in London, because what else can one do but what one does.

And we enjoy it, especially when we have a chance to do something a bit different such as paint a floor in diagonal squares like the picture.

But we do a lots of things besides painting.

Things like cleaning out gutters while we’re up there and checking the roof slates.

We check if the rainwater is flowing well, going where it should and not running down the brickwork, thereby blowing out the pointing and eventually finding its way inside.

We look carefully to see if things are in place on all parts of the outside and some things we do without charge, like putting a couple of slates back in position. This can save a lot of bother.

We will report any rot we find in the external woodwork and offer you the choice to have it permanently repaired rather than try and fill big holes with 2-pack filler. This way your windows,  old and new,  stay operational,  keep out the weather and won’t need replacing.

The system we use is called Repair Care, made in Holland with clever chemistry. If you enjoy technical stuff with lots of pictures, look up the product at:

I’ve just looked at the site again now and they have new pictures showing repairs to some badly rotted windows. So if you think your windows are bad….take a look at some of these clever resin repairs before deciding on expensive replacement windows

We’ve been using the Repair Care system since the 1990’s and have gathered mountains of valuable experience in its application and what can be achieved with this excellent product.

Speaking of great products we use the Dulux Weathershield system for exteriors. This is the best paint developed since the banning of the old lead paints. Weathershield is a flexible paint, therefore won’t crack with expansion and contraction occurring during temperature and moisture-content, variations in the fabric of the building.

We are also skilled and pleasant to have working indoors and able to hang wallpaper; a skill becoming rare these days. That’s a pity because there are so many lovely wallpapers around and the English are the best at making it, in my opinion.

Hope to see you soon.