Are you looking for a professional and fully insured painting and decorating contractor in Dundee? Look no further!
B&A Painters and decorators are a local family-run business offering a cost-effective, high quality decorating service in Dundee and the surrounding areas.
We are fully trained and qualified professionals with many years experience in the trade and an outstanding reputation in Dundee and Tayside. Our expertise covers everything from interior and exterior domestic painting and decorating, to commercial contract work.
Whether it is a single room or an entire house or commercial premises you need decorated, B&A is with you all the way.
Why not call now for a free quote.
At B&A we will always put your individual needs first.
We offer competitive prices, often at cheaper rates than many of other local painting contractors.
We offer free and honest estimates.
You can be confident that you are dealing with a fully insured and trusted painting contractor.
B&A Painters and Decorators Dundee offer low-cost services in the following areas:
As one of the leading local painters in the Tayside region, we are able to offer these services at cheaper prices without compromising on the quality of your finish.
Our portfolio of works is unrivalled for both small and large painting and decorating jobs. Some examples of our finished work includes:
Commercial office premises in Dundee: After recently occupying a new premises and having their office fitted out, our customers were looking for something different, being a quirky technology company. B&A Painters and Decorators consulted with them on their needs and came up with an office decorating solution that matched their company’s vibe. We decorated their common office areas in a modern, contemporary theme as well as repainting their kitchen area and decorating a special cosy “chill-room” for their staff.
4 bedroom detached house in Dundee: This was a new build house and was a blank-canvas, with most of the interior painted in light-beige. As a family with young children, they wanted each room to have an individual feel. Our experienced decorators helped them pick the right colours and materials and decorated each room to the highest quality. The works we carried out included hanging a special paper in the mater bedroom, and installing split-brick cladding on their feature wall in the common living area.
It’s tempting to approach a painting with the idea that it’s an easy job. Unfortunately this is not the case, otherwise, the countless professional painters and decorators across the globe would not be there? The truth is, there are one too many things that can go awry with your interior redecoration, especially if hastily put together.
This goes double if you lack the right tools, equipment, and experience to professionally strip and repaint your home’s walls or ceiling. If you cannot set aside the required time and effort, then scheduling a professional house painting service and hiring a skilled painter would be the sensible choice. If, on the other hand, you believe that you can handle this task on your own, then simply keep on reading.
Your room is free from obstacles, you wear proper clothing, and your tools of the trade are lying conveniently nearby. Now what? Here are a few tips and tricks that professionals use all the time in order to achieve that immaculate finish you’ve seen on Internet ads and TV commercials.
If you want to learn how to paint a room like the pros, they always start by painting the edges, corners, and the areas under your windows and around your door frames first before working on your walls. Doing so will allow you to tape off just these areas instead of the entire wall surface.
Giving these finicky places in your home a fresh appearance is easy. To do so, begin from the top of your wall and gradually work your way down. Also, don’t dip more than a quarter
of your brush into the can as the excess paint will spill all over your fingers and cause a sticky mess.
You might think that your wall paint is uniform, but get closer and you’re likely to spot a few bright spots here and there. This blotchy phenomenon is known as “flashing” and is generally caused by holes and cracks that were previously fixed with either a filler or a drywall compound. Their smooth and dull surface will often stand out in stark contrast to the rest of the wall and bug you every time you pass nearby. And God forbid if some of your visitors notice these as well.
But don’t get disheartened just yet, because all of this can be fixed with one quick coat of primer. Before doing anything, however, you should choose the right nap thickness for your roller in order to match the texture of the surrounding paint. For instance, we recommend using a 1/2″ nap for textured walls and a 3/8″ for smooth finishes. Once the primer is applied, it will seal the patch, prevent the paint from sinking in, and bring back its original sheen. Problem solved.
Many guides with tips on painting and decorating skip this bit, but it’s just as important. While it’s tempting to simply hide all dirt and dust underneath a fresh coat of paint, it will likely peel off soon after. To ensure that your paint will be there to stay, grab a pair of rubber gloves, don some eye protection, and either use a de-glosser or some heavy-duty cleaning product. Apply your chosen solution to a lint-free cloth and use circular motions to clean the soiled surface. Once all greasy hand marks and stains are gone, your walls will practically paint themselves.
When it comes to wall skirtings, usually a single coat of paint isn’t enough to hide the trim’s original colour. On the other hand, adding two coats in a row without sanding the surface will result in an unpleasant, grainy texture. To achieve a smooth finish, grab a fine-grit sanding sponge and sand the surface before and after you apply the first coat (for the latter, wait for at least 24 hours first). Vacuum the trim after each sanding and thoroughly wipe it down to remove leftover dust.
Don’t make the rookie mistake of pulling the masking tape way before the paint has dried out. This process can remove whole chunks of dried paint and you’ll have to repaint the affected area. Instead, wait for at least 24 for the paint to fully dry out, then cut the masking tape loose with a sharp knife before removing it from the wall. When cutting, make sure to
pull up the tape at a 45-degree angle and start from an inconspicuous spot to check if the paint has dried.
This is one of the most valuable interior painting tips on this list. Patience and good technique can only get you so far – if you don’t have the proper tools (paints, brushes, rollers) to go along with them, you will end up with disappointing results at best. So, the next time you drop by your local hardware store, try to tame your urge to purchase the cheapest brushes available. Some of the drawbacks of getting dirt-cheap supplies to include brush bristles all over your painted wall or brushes that refuse to hold a decent amount of paint, forcing you to work twice as hard to achieve a reasonably good finish. In other words, just don’t do it. You have been warned.
Hanging wallpaper can be tricky to hang if you are new to doing it and depending on the pattern, weight and texture of the wallpaper it can be even more troublesome.
B&A Painters and Decorators Dundee are among the best at wallpaper hanging in the Dundee area and our highly skilled decorators can hire an entire room transformed within hours.
Choosing the best wallpaper hangers will not only leave you with a professional and seamless finish, it can actually help to influence things like house-sales in future.
Whether its one room or an entire house B&A won’t leave you hanging.
In general, if you’re hiring a painter and decorator, it’s cheaper to book the work as one largw job instead of several small, one-off projects. For example, having two rooms
painted at the same time can work out a lot cheaper than having different rooms done at different times. Of course, we are happy to help with single rooms, but it may be more cost-effective in the long term if the cracks and corners are starting to show in another room in the house as well.
Like any job, the average cost of decorating a single room will vary depending on the quality of materials, the size of the job but based on our experience you can expect the average room to cost anything FROM £120.
Exterior painting is by no means an easy job and we highly recommend you choose a professional painter with experience in exterior walls to get the job done properly.
Similarly to the above, the average cost can vary and depends on several factors including the type of exterior cladding or rendering, the size of your house and if there is any damage or wear that needs addressed. The average cost to paint a standard two bedroom house in Dundee starts from £800.
Please remember this is can vary widely so for the most accurate estimate, give B&A Painters and Decorators a call for a free quote today.
Choosing the right painter and decorator is one of the most important things you can do. B&A Painters and Decorators Dundee are proud to be a local, family-run business who are always on-hand, not only during the job but we welcome enquiried from all our customers for advice or tips for keeping your newly decorated premises fresh and clean for months and years to come.
There are many large painting and decorating contractors out there, but we highly recommend choosing a local service like B&A for your own peace of mind that we are never far away and are always on hand to help.
B&A Painters and Decorators provide our services all over North East Scotland. During the 20 years plus we have been in the trade we have and continue to work in Aberdeen, Aberfeldy, Arbroath, Blairgowrie, Brechin, Carnoustie, Crieff, Cupar, Dunfermline, Fife, Forfar, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Montrose, Perth, St Andrews, Stonehaven and all other areas of North East Scotland.