Our aim!

Our aim as painters and decorators is to exceed your expectations and we pride ourselves on the motto “quality is everything’. We believe in working closely with our clients, making sure that we provide top quality workmanship with each and every job that Paul Walker Decorators undertake.

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Why use eco-paint?

Since the environment and eco-friendly home improvement products have become a hot topic of late, it’s not surprising to find that eco-friendly paint has become popular. This type of paint is eco-friendly due to its natural ingredients and the method of its production. However, its appeal doesn’t stop there – conventional paint is in fact hazardous to our health; eco-paint eliminatesthis problem and is of better quality in terms of durability and aesthetics.

Health benefits of using eco-paint

Conventional paints contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which can be dangerous to your health both during the painting process and up to five years after the paint has dried. VOCs are thought to be so harmful that the World Health Organisation claims that professionaldecorators are 40% more likely to contract lung cancer. In short, the use of conventional paint is emerging as a serious problem, so eco-paint is becoming a necessity rather than just a choice. In fact the EU now are making paint manufacturers abide by certain VOC levels, indicating the danger they pose. It is fair to say that paint is not the only source of VOCs inyour home but you can eliminate the risk somewhat by beginning to use 100% natural materials and products such as eco-paint in your home.

Eco-paint and the environment

VOCs are not only damaging to our health, but are also damaging to the health of our planet. These toxic substances reduce the quality of the air and causing climate change. These VOCs are released during and after use of conventional paint and the production of these paints also results in large amounts of waste (chemical, non biodegradable and non recyclable) other than VOCs which use a vast amount of non-renewable energy in the process. By using eco-paints you are secure in the knowledge that these consequences will eventually be prevented and conventional products completely replaced with natural materials which do not have such a devastating price to pay in terms of the preservation of our planet.

How much does eco-paint cost?

Eco-friendly paints are more costly than traditional options, but the health and environmental benefits make up for this. In addition, eco-paint is just as durable and available in just as made shades as traditional solvent based paints.

Arriving next week

Paul Walker Decorator’s will be arriving on New Zealand shore’s next week.

We offer the highest standard of work at the best possible prices, We take great pride in our work and won’t leave the job till the customer is fully satisfied with the end product.

If you need to contact us for a free quote please use the email option for now as the phone number will be updated as and when i get a sim card when i arrive.

Paul Walker

Choosing the right colour!

Choosing the right colours for your painting and decorating project
If you are after a really special result with your painting and decorating project we recommend taking the time to select a colour scheme that you find appealing and that works with the area you have.
We have had great experiences using Resene colour consultants as they have a great sense of colours and are great for helping generate ideas that get you closer to the perfect paint finish!

http://m.resene.co.nz/colorite/colour_consult.htm

Paul Walker Decorators

Tips for painting new plaster.

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1. NEWLY PLASTERED WALLS SHOULD BE LEFT TO DRY COMPLETELY BEFORE ANY PAINT OR PRIMER ARE APPLIED. YOU WILL KNOW THE PLASTER IS DRY WHEN ALL DARK PATCHES HAVE DISAPPEARED AND THE COLOUR OF THE PLASTER TURNS TO A LIGHT PINK. IN AN IDEAL WORLD THIS SHOULD BE LEFT FOR A FURTHER WEEK TO ENSURE THE PLASTER HAS DRIED FULLY BEFORE APPLYING THE PRIMER.

2. THE FIRST COAT ON ANY NEW PLASTER SHOULD BE A PRIMER WHICH HELPS SEAL THE PLASTER AND CREATES A BETTER SURFACE FOR PAINT TO ADHERE ONTO. NOT USING A PRIMER WILL RESULT IN THE PLASTER SOAKING UP ANY PAINT APPLIED TO IT. FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ON THE TIN OF PRIMER, APPLY THE SEALER TO THE WALLS USING A ROLLER.

ITS ALSO POSSIBLE TO USE A STANDARD WHITE EMULSION PAINT IN PLACE OF THE PRIMER BY MIXING THE PAINT WITH WATER. THIS METHOD IS AS EFFECTIVE AND CAN BE A CHEAPER OPTION. MIX AROUND 70% PAINT AND 30% WATER IN A KETTLE AND APPLY TO THE WALLS USING A ROLLER.

2. ALLOW THE COAT OF PRIMER TO DRY AS STATED ON THE TIN OR FOR AROUND A DAY BEFORE APPLYING YOUR FIRST COAT OF PAINT.