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We’ve all seen them on the TV programmes about rogue traders and incompetent workmen. They are the cowboys that get us professional and reliable tradesmen a bad name.

Here are 5 typical mistakes to help you spot the John Wayne’s from top quality decorators.

1. Cheap tools. It is simple; if you are using poor quality tools then you are not going to achieve a beautiful finish. If you want to provide a first class piece of work you need to use top quality tools. A set of brushes from the pound shop are not going to cut it.

2. Rushing the job. Typically the cowboys will have under-priced to ensure they get the job, then realise they need to finish it quickly so they can move on to the next one. Painting and decorating is a job you simply cannot rush and expect to achieve good results. A professional decorator will price the job properly and take his time getting the finish that will please both him and his client.

3. Out of date materials. There will be times when decorators will end up with opened tins of paint that are out of date. The cowboy will say ‘no problem’ and crack on using it. Inevitably there will be a problem, possibly requiring the whole lot to be scrapped and a fresh start made. For the sake of a few quid, it pays to always use in date products.

4. Good prep. This is the biggie as far as I am concerned. ‘Fail to prepare and you prepare to fail’ may be an old cliché but it doesn’t mean it isn’t true! That means doing all the fiddly little jobs such as scraping excess paper off and filling in all the cracks and holes. Cowboys hate doing this which is another reason why you shouldn’t use them.

5. Clean brushes. At the end of the day a good workman always takes the time to clean his brushes properly. If you don’t they will soon be covered in dirt and grime and be virtually useless.

 

Take a look at what our customers have to say ...

  • "Once again, the work your team did at our Salon was excellent. We really appreciate the fact that you managed to carry out the work with minimum disruption to our business."

    Mrs W | Debonhair Salon | Nailsworth


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  • "Lloyd Decorators have just completed painting my whole house, which I was rather dreading – the process not the end result! The house was shabby, and complex with repairs to be made and fiddly woodwork to be painted too.Mr. Lloyd was most helpful from the visit to quote for the work, kept to the estimated time plan for doing the work, and supervised his team while they were working. The men on the job were helpful, discrete and very skilled – making the process of moving furniture etc as easy as possible. And, to top it all, I love the end result. They have transformed my house, and I am delighted – so I am delighted to recommend the company.My sons recommended the company to me – and I am very glad that I listened to them!"

    Mrs M | Stroud


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  • "Thanks, your team did a great job and were a pleasure to have around."

    Mrs S | Direct Experience | Stroud


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  • "Thanks for doing a great job again, can you do the exterior."

    Mrs C | Bisley | Gloucestershire


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  • "With thanks for your prompt service and high quality of workmanship."

    Mrs M | Nailsworth | Gloucestershire


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  • "We would like to thank you for doing such a good job, and keeping everything so clean and tidy. Please pass on our thanks to your colleagues"

    Mrs Harris | Minchinhampton | Gloucestershire


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  • "Good job, your advice on papers and colours was 'spot on' we are very pleased. Have no hesitation in recommending Lloyd Decorators."

    Mr Smythe | Berkeley | Gloucestershire


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