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  • Our Top Paint Trends to Freshen Up Your Workspace

    Is your workspace looking a little tired and in need of a lick of paint? Or are you considering just mixing up your decor to inject some energy into your surroundings? A new coat of paint can transform any room, but deciding on the best colour for your space can be tough. In 2019, the average full-time employee in the UK works 42 hours per week. That is a lot of time to be spending in a work environment. Therefore, the right hue can make a huge difference to an employee’s desire to be at work. Here are our tips […]
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  • How to Paint Perfectly Straight Lines

    Once you see it, you can’t un-see it! If there are wonky lines in your paint job it will haunt you until you paint over it. It can be so simple if you take care and a few extra steps. We’ve put together some important advice for those wondering how to paint perfectly straight lines. Preparation It’s all in the preparation! It is essential to start off with good lighting. Shadows can make the task of painting details more difficult so add more light sources to make your workspace as bright as possible. The second step is to ensure that […]
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  • Mistakes to avoid when choosing your painting contractors

    You may think that choosing the right commercial painting contractors for your paint job will be easy. However, there are lots of different factors to consider in addition to the price! Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for some painting companies to try to save time and money, at the expense of your painting job. At GME we pride ourselves on the quality of our work and the experience we bring. We’ve already put together some advice on what to look for in a commercial painting contractor to make the decision a little easier. But, here are some mistakes to avoid when […]
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  • 15 Essentials to Complete any Painting Toolkit

    At GME Painting, we have a team of skilled painters and decorators who have experience providing a mess and stress-free service to our clients. We pride ourselves on our meticulous attention to detail and efficient attitude, but there are some tools that we just couldn’t work without. Whether you’re looking to improve your own decorating gear, or you’d just like some insight into how we do things, take a look at our 15 essentials to complete any painting toolkit. Tape Masking tape is essential for a neat outline around any details such as plug sockets and light switches. It can […]
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  • 5 Top Tips for Boosting Kerb Appeal

    A study has shown that a huge 95% of customers say that ‘kerb appeal’ is the main influence when deciding whether to enter a store. Kerb appeal is a term used to describe how attractive a shop is from the pavement outside. On average it takes consumers just 8 seconds to make a judgement on your business. Therefore, the external appearance of a shop can make you stand out from competitors and could make a huge difference to sales in the current retail market. Check out our top tips for boosting kerb appeal below. Walls As external walls that have […]
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  • How to Decorate Your Office the Eco-friendly Way

    Most of us spend over a third of our day at work. On average that’s 90,000 hours over the course of our lifetime so, it’s safe to say that our surroundings at work play a big part in our overall quality of life. In fact, employees that feel happy with their environment are 33% happier at work and, as a result, 31% more productive. UK workers also appreciate an eco-friendly office, with 72% saying that working at an environmentally conscious company is important to them. To help with this we’ve put together some inventive ways you can decorate your office […]
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  • Why Does Paint Quality Matter?

    To explain why the quality of paint really matters, we must first look at how paint is made. Paint contains pigments, binders and solvents. There are two types of pigments, ‘prime’ pigments, that give paint it’s colour, and ‘extender’ pigments, that add bulk to the product, but do little to the colour. As the pigments are solid, they need binders to hold the pigments together and stick them to a surface.   Binders are typically synthetic polymers and when added to pigments, form a gloopy substance which is hard to spread. Liquids called solvents are added to carry the pigments and binders […]
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  • Choosing the Right Paint for a Bathroom and Kitchen

    Giving your office a face lift with a lick of paint should be a quick, easy way to make your work environment more comfortable and boost productivity of your employees. However, when redecorating it’s important to consider what the different areas of your space are used for as some rooms take more of a beating than others.  If your bathroom and kitchen are in need of a makeover take a look at our top tips for choosing the right paint… Conditions The walls of kitchens deal with a lot of temperature changes due to microwaves, ovens and kettles. Similar to […]
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  • GME Site Audits Continue to Give Clients Peace of Mind

    Since GME Painting Contractors was established in 2008, we have strived to deliver a mess-free, stress free service, transforming your space with minimal disruption. Communication is key to our work, which is why we provide our clients with a comprehensive site report to document the process. We understand the value of being kept in the loop when it comes to redecorating, that’s why our site reports – with accompanying pictures – can be easily processed via our GME app and sent to clients in an easy-to-digest format. GME have several high-profile clients, who entrust us with their property and projects […]
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  • Office Design to Inspire Creativity

    A recent survey of 2,000 British workers found that only 43% believed the design of their office environment inspired creativity and innovation. Over a third of employees went one step further to say that working in a more exciting workplace would decrease their level of absence. This indicates that businesses should be taking a closer look at how they design their office. We’ve put together some suggestions on where to start. A study from the University of Exeter found that personalisation was key to employee satisfaction. Staff were split into groups that were allowed varying amounts of personalisation. Those who […]
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