Vinyl countdown to next bout of decorating…
OUR customers love to paint and paper the walls of their new
Bromford homes. Some of you are so keen to make your mark on those
bare magnolia walls that you've got the colour cards, paint pots
and brushes out almost before you've unpacked the removal
And that's just the start, according to a new study by Dulux
Trade. One in three homeowners break out the colour cards again and
redecorate at least once every two years, it seems, and many of you
take the DIY option.
If you've painted before, it's probably no big deal. But if
you're a first-time buyer it could also be the first time you've
ever picked up a paint roller or wallpaper brush.
If that sounds like you, don't worry because there's a wealth of
helpful videos and other useful advice − ranging from tools
you'll need for the job at hand to pointers on choosing the best
paint colours − out there on YouTube and DIY websites.
Bromford Homes Head of Sales Alan Bradley says: "Many homebuyers
tell us that they really look forward to decorating their new place
in the colours they like. For them, it's an important part of being
able to turn a house into a home and, of course, they won't have
had this freedom to express themselves if they've rented their
previous home from a private landlord.
"The general advice to all new homeowners is to wait a while
before cracking open the paint pots. The builder will normally have
painted all the walls with emulsion paint. Further coats of
emulsion and oil-based paints or wallpaper can be used for later
redecoration, once the walls have dried out and this normally takes
nine to 12 months. But we understand that some of our customers are
so eager to decorate that they decide not to wait."
The freedom to paint and paper was listed as a key plus point by
shared ownership buyers like Clare McLaughlin
(pictured above with partner Matt) or Claraine Walker,
a Moneymates Team Leader with Bromford − and one of our newest
buyers, Deborah Collins,
says she can't wait to get to grips with the paint pots.
Her only problems are deciding on a colour scheme − and a
guest list. "We only moved in at Aspenwood a short
time ago so we're still settling in − and I'm really busy
juggling that with work and being a mum," says Deborah, a
specialist in diabetes nursing. "My spare time so far is spent
choosing paints and getting my house looking lovely so I can invite
my friends round for dinner!"
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03 October 2014