Just like to say hello to everybody as a newbie!
I’m a complete novice when it comes to this sort of thing ( The Forum, not decorating ! ) as it is the first time I have ever been on one.
Have been in the trade now for 36 years, the third generation of family business started in 1946 by my grandfather.
He started out as a builder, then went into smaller things like refurbs and maintenance etc. I was always more interested in the painting side of the business, and when I took over full control in 1992 I concentrated on the decorating side only. Although with my other skills I am able to offer my clients a few general maintenance skills also.
For the last 15 years or so I have been specialising in Windowcare repair methods, and other pre paint repairs.
Having been taught by my grandfather in the old school of decorating I have been keen to learn more modern aspects of the game. I came across TP about a year or so ago when I tackled my first hand painted kitchen. I was very pleased to find that there are others out there like myself that pride in perfection, I thought I might be the only one in my area as some of the work I have been called to rectify has certainly not been done by professionals, I am pleased that with the advice I attained from your site, I was able to achieve a finish to the kitchen that the client was overjoyed with.( Previous guy had painted the units with " once emulsion " and client wondered why it lasted only three weeks! ).
With the tips from the site about what was best to use I now have been getting the perfect results I wanted.
As soon as I can figure it out how to, I will send in some pics of my latest kitchen. I’m good with a brush, not a computer!
Hope I haven’t bored you all to death, but just wanted you to know a bit about me.
Keep up the good work on the site, and I look forward to a future with you all.
Not boring at all Bryan, you sound right up our street We have some 3rd generation guys at TP. A privileged way to learn really, direct from masters of your trade. Wonder what was the topic of conversation at the dinner table?!
Whereabouts are you based?
I am based on the south coast in Hampshire, half way between Southampton and Portsmouth.
Welcome to the TP forum, you sound right up my street! Looking forward to your posts.