It is often a straightforward matter when it comes to providing general advice or steering clients towards appropriate paints and paint colours. Having dealt with many hundreds of projects of differing kinds over the last thirty years I can frequently assist by email and a site visit need not be necessary.
However, this does not apply to paint analysis where, in architectural work, it is essential for the analyst to visit the building and to take the samples himself. Occasionally I have worked on a site and noticed tiny details such as scarfed cuts in the chair rail which had not been picked up by the owner or even the architect. Further sampling than would otherwise be considered necessary enabled me to obtain a complete understanding of the room’s decorative history. This would not have happened if left to others. As can be imagined, many years experience has given me a good idea of where to sample in order to obtain the most useful information.
In this example I was contacted by someone who had seen an example of my work in St James’s Square and he wanted a similar scheme for a pair of houses of roughly the same period in Tunbridge Wells, in Kent.
Having discussed the requirements and agreed the type of paint for the render, windows and doors, I sent him some samples for assessment. A few trials later a satisfactory result was achieved.
This service is especially useful when dealing with buildings that are either listed or within a Conservation Area.
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