To produce a high class, durable finish, preparation is everything when it comes to painting & decorating. Time & effort spent on preparation is a wise investment.
Our pre-paint repair and preparation covers:
- Graffiti Removal
- Chemical Cleaning
- Preparation & Pre Paint Repairs
There are subtle differences between primer and priming surfaces. For surfaces such as wood, paint alone is too thick and will be on the surface, but not adhere well, resulting in flaking. Primer is a thin paint solution, or even a specialized liquid colour coordinated to support the finish coat, which penetrates into the pores of wood, and allows the finish coat to adhere to the underlying primer.
Priming also results in less paint being needed. For unpainted wood, most laymen expect to apply two coats of paint. However, one coat of inexpensive primer and then a finish coat is much less expensive.
For metal surfaces, primer may involve special characteristics to resist corrosion, prevent impact chipping or improve adhesion of the finish coat.
Especially for problem paint jobs, such as new work, fungal presence or peeling paint, GDL offer free consulting services. When our instructions and materials are used, guarantees of 1 to 20 years are available as to adhesion, water proofing, etc. of the finished paint job.
For professional painters such as GDL, the majority of our time is spent in preparation for paint application, not in actual painting. Cleaning and sanding surfaces, taping and applying paper or plastic to surfaces not to be painted typically involve 50% or more of the painter’s total time budget.
What We Offer
|Experience across all sectors
GDL have extensive experience working for both the public and private sectors. Projects of all sizes are within our scope, and tenders can be provided if required.
|Trained & qualified tradesmen
GDL are members of the PDA and we are also SMAS accredited. All our staff are fully trained and qualified and perform to our demanding levels of customer service at all times. All work is personally supervised by one of our directors.
|We are SMAS accredited
The SMAS contractor database now holds information on 20,000c UK suppliers, across a vast number of different trades; helping Clients find a contractor has demonstrated their capability by meeting the SSIP ‘core criteria’
|Exceptional customer care & competitive pricing
We offer a service that is professional, prompt, friendly and reliable and all our tradesmen are courteous, treating your property with the utmost respect. Our pricing is fair, fully costed and extremely competitive.