A wise word about the Exterior project in the South West London area. Many clients asking me to give advice when doing the exterior project. Realistically it is all about the weather – for Mi Decor I do usually exteriors from May to September, sometimes October. Weather factors are crucial – mainly because autumn/winter and spring are wet, humid, the temperature is low and there are not so many sunny days to dry off the painted surface. Days are shorter, temperatures dropping below zero, not to even mention mist, fog and often showers.
Paint and decorating products have data specification to use and work above 10 degrees – they are tested in a laboratory environment where moisture factors and the temperature is measured. Moisture and temperature are even and kept at the same level – based on that we know if there is below 10 degrees Celsius and it is wet, paint/materials will not adhere, dry and work properly.
Another point is that if the surface that needs to be painted is dry enough? has water evaporated properly? – we have now moisture meters to check accurate moisture factors. It will not matter if we can see surface dry, when we touch and feel dry with moisture meter we can be accurate and almost sure surface is ready or not to be decorated. Also, lovely English weather is not something that we can control, we can check the various weather forecasts in radio, apps, online – but even that will not give you guarantee that quick shower is just at the corner and that it will wash out brand new gloss topcoat or masonry walls – yes, that happened to Mi Decor a couple of times and that creates heart braking situation.
The exterior is never easy and always challenging – you never know what is under paint if previous tradesmen did a proper job or he just refreshed it. I am very passionate and lucky to do amazing properties, bringing it back to glory a very old and crafted wood and masonry element. Mi Decor can repair and restore them for future generations. For any advice and consultation regarding exterior and interior project please feel free to contact me – I will do my best to help.
I discovered Houzz – opened profile and I started adding finished projects, pictures and within the time I asked my clients to do feedback on my profile when the project was finished. When the 1st time I received Houzz batch for an influencer on Houzz and recommended by Houzz I was speechless. Next, I received my 1st ever best service 2018 batches by Houzz – this was for me an eye-opener. I took the time to build my profile, I invested in the best possible tools, I pushed myself harder to create the best work and to make my clients happy.
In 2019 #bestofHouzz2019 in-service category, that was another accomplishment of all hard work. In 2019 I improved my service even more, I started making better pictures and kindly asked clients for more feedback. I did so many training, I tested products and started offering really bespoke and outstanding service that will take care of all client’s needs in Decorating work and will give clients trust in local small business who is really reliable.
In 2020 Mi decor is offering in full Dullstelss sanding system for all carried projects, fine finish spray for any interior and exterior work, immaculate hand painting by brush and roll. Also to complement passion for trade I offer color consultation, product recommendation that is fully water base, VOC friendly and it works perfectly because I tested it before introducing to the Client. And here we are once again, 3rd time in the row !! Best of Houzz service in 2020 – It makes me so proud to be recognized. It gives me additional strength to be better, to do better for my Client and to deliver excellence!
So many things for this year is already planned, new amazing sanders joined my team, new connections were made with suppliers, even podcast interview is about to happen with the best Master Decorators Tribe – The Brothers of The Brush.To resume all of those achievements I will be honest and dedicate this too hard work ethic, creating a habit to be better every day and improve simple and basic elements and also I will give massive credit to my wife Elwira for support and help with my business and Family life !!