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by john clifford 09 Aug, 2017

Q: Are you considering  redecorating  but confused by all the different paint types and finishes.  You don't know what Matt and Gloss are, or  the difference between Satin, Eggshell, Silk and Sheen? What's the best type to use for various surfaces?

A: Choosing the right sheen level will transform the look of your home when decorating, so make sure you consider different finishes to make the most of your space.  Here's a guide to help you make a considered choice when planning your decorating project:

Matt emulsion is smooth, velvety and helps to hide imperfections on less-than-perfect walls.  it's great on the older properties walls which still have all their character without highlighting the imperfections too much.

Flat matt emulsion is even more velvety and because matt surfaces don't reflect light, they make all colours look as similar as they can be in very different light conditions. Flat matt works wonders on deeper shades, too.

Satin and Silk are 'mid-sheen' finishes, which means they look like a slightly polished surface and reflect a bit of light. Silk is a finish associated with walls and satin for woodwork. You can clean marks from silk wall finishes easily which makes them practical but if you have less-than-perfect walls, all the lumps and bumps show up a lot  more and from different angles the paint job may not look as good as you would like.  A satin finish on woodwork helps to hide imperfections and gives colour a softer appearance which is an over all more subtle.

Eggshell has less of a sheen than silk or satin and it does look like the surface of an eggshell (the clue's in the name). It sits somewhere between matt and a silk finish and gives a beautiful classic look to woodwork – and can also be used on walls when you want a heritage style look with a tough finish. Eggshell paint is a favorite of pentland painting and decorating and we recommend it for the old Georgian/Vicotrian townhouses in Edinburgh over everything else.

Gloss is a shiny finish designed for woodwork and it reflects lots of light – so is perfect for paler colours. You have to have a great surface to make it look its best, but it is hugely practical and adds a lovely contrast to walls that are painted in a matt. 

Once you have decided on which colour and type of paint you would like to use, why not give us a call and have a professional job done and enjoy the home of your dreams   Contact us

by john clifford 11 Jul, 2017

Painting and decorating your home is part and parcel of the general maintenance needed to keep your biggest investment safe and sound.  We spend a huge amount of money buying our homes and it makes sense to keep them well maintained.   Painting your external walls of your house can add value, prevent deterioration of render and brick work saving you money in the long run and protect your investment.

A good starting point is your gutters and down pipes, which may have filled with leaves and moss over the autumn and winter months. Clearing your gutters will prevent overflowing rain water and blockages to down pipes.

You can also give your outside a new lease of life by painting the soffit, fascia, gutters and window frames. 

External walls can be coated with a protective coating,  giving back the luster of years gone by and added protection.  The transformation can be truly amazing when the exterior of a house has been painted and brought back to life and really does make a home look more appealing from the kerb. ie,  kerb appeal :)

If you haven't got the time to do this type of maintenance yourself,  we offer a wide range of services to maintain your property and keep it looking in tip top condition.  Give us a call and get a free quote or estimate for your exterior painting and decorating project.

by john clifford 20 Jun, 2017

Every aspect of decorating, both interior and exterior, is offered here at pentland  painting and decorating company. One thing we never lose sight of is keeping your property spotless at all times.  This is why we don’t like to leave a mess when our decorators are working.  We take care to eliminate your house of the excess dust that is produced using a dust extraction unit rather than using dust sheets alone.  Regardless of it being a painting, decorating or a preparation project, we will complete it and leave the area and your home clean.

If you are wondering how decorators make their work look so easy, it’s actually not as simple as first appearances make it look. Lots of people presume that our profession is an easy one, it’s actually quite challenging when done properly as we do at Pentland painting and decorating . This is especially true since every job’s  specifications require us to adapt to multiple situations that we encounter on almost a daily basis. Fortunately this can offer big opportunities to be creative and also gives us a sense of job satisfaction.

We use the correct tools and equipment in all instances which gives us the confidence and experience needed as we aim to finish the job to the client’s expectations.  As decorators , we always spend a considerable portion of our time preparing surfaces. In many cases this is more than is given to the actual main painting and decorating work. This is how all the best painters operate, as spending roughly 60-70% of every project on preparation makes it much easier for us to complete them with a high end finish.  Preparation consists of scraping away old paint, filling cracks, tackling mould, and a number of other tasks as well.  All of this must be done before the paint tin is even opened or a roll of wallpaper is looked at.

While it may not seem like a big deal to some, decorators must always use the highest quality rollers, brushes and paints that are available. It can seem extravagant to spend a extortionate amounts on a paint brush when a local tool shop sells them cheap but the cheaper models hold less paint, have less filling material which is also known as bristles meaning you’ll have to work twice as hard for a finish that will never be adequate or certainly not the the standard achieved by a professional decorator .

At Pentland Painting and decorating we have  faith in our ability as decorators and ensure we have the right tools for the job and also the correct skillset. Cheap alternatives won't cut it with us.  We strive to make it a point to regularly invest in the most recent in high quality equipment.  The reason for that is simple...we operate on a customer first basis where  customer satisfaction is our focus and not how quickly we can get a job done and move on to the next one.

by john clifford 11 Jun, 2017

Preparation is key to a high quality durable finish and Pentland Painting & decorating do this day in day out in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

Professional Decorators will always thoroughly prepare whatever substrate they’re working on to ensure a high quality, long lasting, finish that our customers have come to expect.  Preparation is often the area most homeowners attempting diy don’t spend enough time on, often resulting in poor quality results where as professional painters & decorators will often spend longer preparing the job, than the decorating.

We know that when it comes to decorating, it’s important to take the time to prepare all surfaces properly and thoroughly. To achieve the best finish, Pentland Painting & decorating have to sand all surfaces before and in-between coats of paint. This process can produce large amounts of dust, resulting in a lot of mess.

Most decorators will use dust sheets to protect your surfaces and furniture while they are sanding, but this is ineffective and does not protect against airborne dust, which can cause health issues and also leave a film on surfaces long after the decorators have left your property.  We avoid this problem with the use of our innovative technology.

The sanders we use are connected to dust extraction system which are L class approved, meaning no more than 1% extracted dust can pass out of the filter. Virtually no dust will be released into the air during the sanding process, meaning that your property will be kept clean, neat and without the annoying film of dust that is often left behind during decorating. You won’t have to tidy the room or vacuum up any dust once we’ve completed the work.  all you need to do is enjoy the vision of a clean, fresh and newly decorated home.

Whatever type of work we are doing, whether redecorating a kitchen or bathroom, or painting the exterior of your house, we always make sure to prepare properly and leave a great finish with no mess.

by john clifford 11 Jun, 2017

For our domestic services, we will thoroughly prepare the room/s we are decorating in order to keep the mess in your home to a minimum.  We use the most innovative technology to achieve this in our Mirka sanding & preparation technology.  Our sanders are the best in class and keep 99.5% of the dust within the filter and extraction unit, resulting in very little dust being released into the air. This means less mess and a smaller clean up job at the end of the project.

We know that high quality painting services aren’t always easy to find, that is why we go the extra mile to ensure the job is done correctly and meets your expectations.  We offer advice on the best course of action to take for your particular job and we have all the necessary equipment needed to get into the toughest to reach areas, both inside and outside the property.

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our services in order to keep customers satisfied and retain our top status. The customer really does come first for us and we seek to obtain business through word of mouth from our happy customers.

If you would like to arrange for our painting & Decorating service in Edinburgh, Dalkeith, penicuik or anywhere else in Midlothian , whether it is for your home or business, you can contact us 24/7 via our office number 8am till 5pm  0131 283-3086 or Mobile 07376612345  or after hours using our  contact form here which will open in a new window.  We are flexible, professional, and committed to offering the very best value for money too. We are also happy to answer any questions you have about decorating and the procedure to ensure that you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.

by john clifford 07 Jun, 2017
Perhaps one of the most frequent gripes about employing a decorator, is the amount of dust that is made from the preparation of walls and woodwork etc.  It doesn’t seem to be contained to one room, it deposits itself all around your home and remains there long after the decorator has left the job
.  

To help eliminate this, Pentland painting and decorating have made a serious investment in our preparation kit and the way we work.

Using the latest technology within the industry,  the Mirka 915  extraction unit and the Mirka Deros and Deos Sander.  Together this powerful sanding system manages to contain 99.5% of dust that is generated whilst preparing surfaces for painting or decorating.  Not only does the Mirka technology contain 99.5% of the dust it also improves the standard of work dramatically.  Surfaces are now being prepared and made ready for flawless decoration.

The result is an environment that is clean and virtually dust free; less impact on you and your home, your health and your kids or pets health.

For more information about our approach to preparation and decoration, please email U2Us@pentlanddecor.co.uk  or call us on 07376612345



by john clifford 07 Jun, 2017
Pentland Painting & decorating are pleased to offer all our existing and new clients the very latest in dust free technology all as part of our standard service, at no extra cost. This means that no matter how large or small your decorating project is you will benefit from minimal disruption and  a healthier environment whilst work is being carried out. All surfaces no matter how small or large are a piece of cake for our dust free decorating equipment.

Why dust free?

When redecorating there is one thing that can't be avoided, dust. Painting and decorating is a dusty job due to the nature of the work. There are defects, holes and cracks to be filled on all surfaces, filler needs to be sanded flush with the surrounding area, existing coatings may need removing, all of which inevitably creates dust.  Also, sanding between each coat of paint and “denibbing” surfaces creates fine dust particles which can hang in the air for some time after the redecorating is complete.

 Not only is there a fine layer of dust on unmasked surfaces after sanding which is time consuming to clean up, but more importantly breathing in these fine particles is unhealthy and can be a trigger for existing and underlying respiratory conditions, especially asthma. Sure, the decorator can where a dust mask whilst carrying out the work but this isn’t practical for the homeowner, their family and pets who have to inhabit this potentially hazardous environment after the decorator has finished for the day.  These reasons are why we invested in dust free sanding equipment, for your health and ours, and for the least disruption during your decorating work.

Professional decorating equipment

We use  a dust extractor, connected to the market leading Abranet abrasives  and Mirka Deros & Deos Sanders which when combined offer rapid, hassle free preparation to all interior and exterior surfaces. These system and abrasive excel in dust free material removal.


The offshot is a higher standard of work due to the precision sanding. Also a healthier you, a cleaner, fresher environment for the ones you love and all at no extra cost. We don't charge any extra for the dustless service, all we ask is that you request it when you contact us for our services.





Pentland Painting & Decorating

by john clifford 09 Aug, 2017

Q: Are you considering  redecorating  but confused by all the different paint types and finishes.  You don't know what Matt and Gloss are, or  the difference between Satin, Eggshell, Silk and Sheen? What's the best type to use for various surfaces?

A: Choosing the right sheen level will transform the look of your home when decorating, so make sure you consider different finishes to make the most of your space.  Here's a guide to help you make a considered choice when planning your decorating project:

Matt emulsion is smooth, velvety and helps to hide imperfections on less-than-perfect walls.  it's great on the older properties walls which still have all their character without highlighting the imperfections too much.

Flat matt emulsion is even more velvety and because matt surfaces don't reflect light, they make all colours look as similar as they can be in very different light conditions. Flat matt works wonders on deeper shades, too.

Satin and Silk are 'mid-sheen' finishes, which means they look like a slightly polished surface and reflect a bit of light. Silk is a finish associated with walls and satin for woodwork. You can clean marks from silk wall finishes easily which makes them practical but if you have less-than-perfect walls, all the lumps and bumps show up a lot  more and from different angles the paint job may not look as good as you would like.  A satin finish on woodwork helps to hide imperfections and gives colour a softer appearance which is an over all more subtle.

Eggshell has less of a sheen than silk or satin and it does look like the surface of an eggshell (the clue's in the name). It sits somewhere between matt and a silk finish and gives a beautiful classic look to woodwork – and can also be used on walls when you want a heritage style look with a tough finish. Eggshell paint is a favorite of pentland painting and decorating and we recommend it for the old Georgian/Vicotrian townhouses in Edinburgh over everything else.

Gloss is a shiny finish designed for woodwork and it reflects lots of light – so is perfect for paler colours. You have to have a great surface to make it look its best, but it is hugely practical and adds a lovely contrast to walls that are painted in a matt. 

Once you have decided on which colour and type of paint you would like to use, why not give us a call and have a professional job done and enjoy the home of your dreams   Contact us

by john clifford 11 Jul, 2017

Painting and decorating your home is part and parcel of the general maintenance needed to keep your biggest investment safe and sound.  We spend a huge amount of money buying our homes and it makes sense to keep them well maintained.   Painting your external walls of your house can add value, prevent deterioration of render and brick work saving you money in the long run and protect your investment.

A good starting point is your gutters and down pipes, which may have filled with leaves and moss over the autumn and winter months. Clearing your gutters will prevent overflowing rain water and blockages to down pipes.

You can also give your outside a new lease of life by painting the soffit, fascia, gutters and window frames. 

External walls can be coated with a protective coating,  giving back the luster of years gone by and added protection.  The transformation can be truly amazing when the exterior of a house has been painted and brought back to life and really does make a home look more appealing from the kerb. ie,  kerb appeal :)

If you haven't got the time to do this type of maintenance yourself,  we offer a wide range of services to maintain your property and keep it looking in tip top condition.  Give us a call and get a free quote or estimate for your exterior painting and decorating project.

by john clifford 20 Jun, 2017

Every aspect of decorating, both interior and exterior, is offered here at pentland  painting and decorating company. One thing we never lose sight of is keeping your property spotless at all times.  This is why we don’t like to leave a mess when our decorators are working.  We take care to eliminate your house of the excess dust that is produced using a dust extraction unit rather than using dust sheets alone.  Regardless of it being a painting, decorating or a preparation project, we will complete it and leave the area and your home clean.

If you are wondering how decorators make their work look so easy, it’s actually not as simple as first appearances make it look. Lots of people presume that our profession is an easy one, it’s actually quite challenging when done properly as we do at Pentland painting and decorating . This is especially true since every job’s  specifications require us to adapt to multiple situations that we encounter on almost a daily basis. Fortunately this can offer big opportunities to be creative and also gives us a sense of job satisfaction.

We use the correct tools and equipment in all instances which gives us the confidence and experience needed as we aim to finish the job to the client’s expectations.  As decorators , we always spend a considerable portion of our time preparing surfaces. In many cases this is more than is given to the actual main painting and decorating work. This is how all the best painters operate, as spending roughly 60-70% of every project on preparation makes it much easier for us to complete them with a high end finish.  Preparation consists of scraping away old paint, filling cracks, tackling mould, and a number of other tasks as well.  All of this must be done before the paint tin is even opened or a roll of wallpaper is looked at.

While it may not seem like a big deal to some, decorators must always use the highest quality rollers, brushes and paints that are available. It can seem extravagant to spend a extortionate amounts on a paint brush when a local tool shop sells them cheap but the cheaper models hold less paint, have less filling material which is also known as bristles meaning you’ll have to work twice as hard for a finish that will never be adequate or certainly not the the standard achieved by a professional decorator .

At Pentland Painting and decorating we have  faith in our ability as decorators and ensure we have the right tools for the job and also the correct skillset. Cheap alternatives won't cut it with us.  We strive to make it a point to regularly invest in the most recent in high quality equipment.  The reason for that is simple...we operate on a customer first basis where  customer satisfaction is our focus and not how quickly we can get a job done and move on to the next one.

by john clifford 11 Jun, 2017

Preparation is key to a high quality durable finish and Pentland Painting & decorating do this day in day out in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

Professional Decorators will always thoroughly prepare whatever substrate they’re working on to ensure a high quality, long lasting, finish that our customers have come to expect.  Preparation is often the area most homeowners attempting diy don’t spend enough time on, often resulting in poor quality results where as professional painters & decorators will often spend longer preparing the job, than the decorating.

We know that when it comes to decorating, it’s important to take the time to prepare all surfaces properly and thoroughly. To achieve the best finish, Pentland Painting & decorating have to sand all surfaces before and in-between coats of paint. This process can produce large amounts of dust, resulting in a lot of mess.

Most decorators will use dust sheets to protect your surfaces and furniture while they are sanding, but this is ineffective and does not protect against airborne dust, which can cause health issues and also leave a film on surfaces long after the decorators have left your property.  We avoid this problem with the use of our innovative technology.

The sanders we use are connected to dust extraction system which are L class approved, meaning no more than 1% extracted dust can pass out of the filter. Virtually no dust will be released into the air during the sanding process, meaning that your property will be kept clean, neat and without the annoying film of dust that is often left behind during decorating. You won’t have to tidy the room or vacuum up any dust once we’ve completed the work.  all you need to do is enjoy the vision of a clean, fresh and newly decorated home.

Whatever type of work we are doing, whether redecorating a kitchen or bathroom, or painting the exterior of your house, we always make sure to prepare properly and leave a great finish with no mess.

by john clifford 11 Jun, 2017

For our domestic services, we will thoroughly prepare the room/s we are decorating in order to keep the mess in your home to a minimum.  We use the most innovative technology to achieve this in our Mirka sanding & preparation technology.  Our sanders are the best in class and keep 99.5% of the dust within the filter and extraction unit, resulting in very little dust being released into the air. This means less mess and a smaller clean up job at the end of the project.

We know that high quality painting services aren’t always easy to find, that is why we go the extra mile to ensure the job is done correctly and meets your expectations.  We offer advice on the best course of action to take for your particular job and we have all the necessary equipment needed to get into the toughest to reach areas, both inside and outside the property.

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our services in order to keep customers satisfied and retain our top status. The customer really does come first for us and we seek to obtain business through word of mouth from our happy customers.

If you would like to arrange for our painting & Decorating service in Edinburgh, Dalkeith, penicuik or anywhere else in Midlothian , whether it is for your home or business, you can contact us 24/7 via our office number 8am till 5pm  0131 283-3086 or Mobile 07376612345  or after hours using our  contact form here which will open in a new window.  We are flexible, professional, and committed to offering the very best value for money too. We are also happy to answer any questions you have about decorating and the procedure to ensure that you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.

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