Yearly archives: 2017


Practical points about painting masonry on London properties

Painted exteriors are a well-established feature of some London buildings, and almost define certain familiar architectural styles and periods. We are frequently called on to inspect exteriors and advise on options for exterior painting – here are some of the principles on which we base our advice. Georgian half-painted exteriors have become an iconic London style Where clients are considering painting walls that have not …[Read More]


Useful decor apps

Dulux, Crown and other paint manufacturers have introduced Apps for showing your house interior in different colours, and they can be very useful. We’ve written about them before and you can find them in our News page. But more Apps for Apple and Android phones take the process one stage further. We checked out a few of them here: 1. Colorfy Capture and Convert Colors …[Read More]


New design app for architects and specifiers

We recently featured the latest version of Dulux’s tablet or phone-based colour-picking app, aimed at home users. Now a comparable app has been produced for professionals. Architects, designers and specifiers can use the new app to research and create a full coatings specification from a mobile device following the launch of a new app from Dulux owners AkzoNobel.  The Design app allows users to develop a …[Read More]


What is quality in paint?

We are sometimes asked about the difference between brand-name paints and cheaper alternatives. Although marketing plays a part in pricing, the differences are important. It is far from just being marketing hype. Vinyl and Matt Paint is composed of Pigments (for colour and coverage), Resins (for strength), Solvents (to make the paint liquid) and Additives (including things like fungicide). Resins give paint a degree of …[Read More]


About Weathershield paints

We are often asked to recommend exterior masonry paints to clients. In most cases we prefer to use the Dulux Weathershield range, and I thought I should explain why. First and foremost, longevity is the most people’s prime concern when choosing exterior paint. The quality of protection that it will give is rarely discussed, because most people assume that any paint will do that job …[Read More]