Paintwork Care and Cleaning Tips

We want you to enjoy our hard work for several years after we complete a job. Here are some tips on care of your paintwork, and cleaning tips for some of the common problems that can come up.

Decorating advice for Landlords and Property Management Agents

Landlords and Property Management Agents sometimes ask our advice for maintaining paintwork in apartment blocks. This includes in-between tenancy commercial decorating as well as regular cyclical maintenance of common spaces and exteriors, as well as Section 20 and JCT decorating work. Durability We’d always recommend focusing on practical and durable finishes, whether the buildings are for…

Is it worth paying more for Farrow & Ball?

It’s a question that comes up frequently. With Farrow & Ball paints often costing twice or three times as much as comparable Deluxe and Crown paints – both good quality brands – is it really worth paying the extra? Will you be able to tell the difference? From a professional decorator’s viewpoint, here’s what I…

Choosing white paint – simple, surely?

Recently we’ve seen some customers getting very creative with their use of different shades of white and it got me thinking. Always dangerous. It won’t surprise you to hear that white is the most popular paint colour. But white comes in a wide range of shades – even “Pure Brilliant White” can vary considerably between manufacturers. Here’s…

Redecorating boosts your house value – but what colours sell best?

When I was just a lad, I convinced my Dad to let me decorate my own room. Today, as my bank account waves farewell to yet another mortgage payment, I spare my Dad a thought as I think what the orange wallpaper and purple paint did to the value of the family home. Regular readers…

Resources for choosing paint colours

There’s nothing as individual as choosing colours. You can get endless advice on the internet, not to mention friends and relatives. You might even appreciate some of it. As decorators we’ve learned to be careful about offering opinions – but it’s nice to know what is possible and what’s out there. Here are  links to the…
“Dear Geoff, I would like to thank you and your team for doing a very good job when painting and decorating throughout our flat in West Kensington.

P.T., West Kensington

"The final decorated effect was what we had hoped for and the property was left in a clean and tidy state.

J.L., Fulham

"I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to carry out work to a high professional standard.”

J.C, Kensington 

You were able to arrange extra time to get everything completed.  Your finish is as good as any I have seen.  Looking forward to more in the future. 

 George H., Chelsea

"We have used G.D Parvin on two occasions to paint the outside of our house and on both occasions the quality of the work has been to a very high standard".

T.H, Chelsea

I write with regards to the decorating work that your company carried out at our home during early December. The work was done quickly, cost effectively and to a high standard. We are very please with the result. There was good communication at all times and Matthew was very courteous and hard working. I have no qualms in recommending you. Many Thanks,

Matthew H.

"I can thoroughly recommend G.D Parvin Decorators. The standard of the work carried out is of a high standard and the people who work for Geoff Parvin are reliable and honest."

P. Thompson, Richmond

I know the house was well overdue for a coat of paint but it really does feel like a different place now. The little extra jobs your men did made a huge difference and I can’t thank them enough for their sensible advice and the way they took care of details.  I’ve recommended you to two friends who will probably be in touch.

Michael R., Westminster