Barrie Lovatt specialises in High Quality Painting & Decorating to a professional standard. I'm an apprentice-trained, fully qualified Painter & Decorator with 22 years experience in the trade. I cater for both the domestic and commercial market with no job too big or small.
I offer an no-obligation free written estimate and from start to finish provide a friendly and reliable service and I aim to give complete customer satisfaction and make the project hassle free with minimum of disruption and being able to give my full attention and effort from the start to Job Completion.
I am able to offer advice with a large selection of colour charts and wallpaper pattern books and of course, drawing from my vast experience of the Decorating trade. I am fully covered with Public Liability insurance, qualified to NVQ standard and hold a C.S.C.S Card.
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VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds which exist as the solvents in paints. VOC emissions contribute to air pollution by reacting with sunlight to create low level ozone and photochemical smog.
Various industries have been tasked with reducing the quantity of VOC'S that are emitted into the atmosphere, the paint industry is one of them.
Basically what happened in 2010 when VOC'S in oil-based paints were reduced widespread problems were found. For example White oil-based paints were yellowing within a matter of months, taking days to dry fully and exterior paints were failing.
Although oil-based paints have improved to a certain extent the way forward is using Water-based and Acrylic trim paints which I mostly use now and are the norm on the continent and the US. The benefits of water-based gloss and Satin paints as well as kinder to the environment are no fumes, quick-drying and won't yellow. The only real disadvantage is the reduced sheen with gloss about 10% then with oil-based gloss.
Using water-based trim paints is actually harder then using oil-based with a totally different method to applying them, but with using correct synthetic brushes a really nice finish can be achieved with clients very impressed with the finished result.
In my opinion all professional Painters and Decorators should be using water-based trim paints now and at the very least should be giving potential clients the option to use it. Water-based is here to stay now and its something we should be embracing.