We can carry any of your commercial or household decorating needs, no job is too big or small. These are just some of the services we can offer to you.
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M&H has a reputation for quality, all work is carried out by skilled craftsmen who are trained to high standards, our aim is to achieve 100% satisfaction and quality within all of our work.
We can carry any of your commercial or household decorating needs, no job is too big or small.
These are just some of the services we can offer to you:
Cracks in Plaster
The development of small cracks on inside plaster walls and ceilings is not unusual and is normally the result of drying out (in the case of new houses) or movement of the building. Large cracks that appear to be getting wider should be investigated by a building surveyor.
Flaking/Blistering of Paint on Wood
Flaking/blistering of paint on wood is most commonly caused by moisture beneath the paint film. Knots in the timber can also lead to blistering. Flaking can occur if paint has been applied over denatured wood, dirt, grease, etc. Movement of the wood, particularly on joints can cause it to crack. This can allow moisture to penetrate the wood which in time can lead to flaking.
Areas of flaking or blistering paint should be removed by scraping back to a firm edge using a paint scraper. Sand down to smooth edges.
If the problem is extensive the surface should be stripped back to bare wood. All knots streaks should be treated Knotting Solution and then bare wood should be primed. Make good all open joints and surface with suitable wood filler.
The amount of water vapour that air can hold is limited. When this limit is reached the air is said to be saturated. Most condensation in buildings is caused by warm moist air coming in contact with cooler surfaces.
In houses condensation is most likely to occur in kitchens and bathrooms.Some forms of heating generate large volumes of moisture vapour, paraffin stoves being the most notable.
Condensation is best prevented or controlled by providing good ventilation. Heating combined with good ventilation will reduce the problem. Special anti-condensation paints will provide short term relief, but painting alone will not cure the problem. Conditions within the building must be improved.
Dampness in Walls
Where damp is a problem it may be due to a defective or missing DPC, broken or defective
rainwater pipes and gutters, defective pointing in brickwork, unsuitable cladding, solid wall construction or other general building defects. The source of the dampness should be found and cured. The surface must be allowed to completely dry before painting.
A shellac based sealer can then be applied prior to overpainting in the finish required.
Sequence of operations before painting:
- Remove pictures, mirrors and light fittings.
- Remove small and light furniture.
- Place heavy & bulky furniture in centre of room.
- Cover floor and furniture with dust sheets.
- Remove curtains.
- Remove fittings.
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