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Case Studies

K and M Decorating Services Limited are the leading quality painter and decorator specialists in West Sussex.

We are a family run business that can boast over 25 years of experience and many successfully completed projects. Satisfied customers are what motivate us to complete jobs reliably and on time to a very high quality standard. Our workforce has undergone a wide-range of training to be able to master every task, including the difficult ones!
You can be assured of first class work at reasonable prices. Prior to commencing a job, we undertake discussions with our clients, enabling us to consider their requirements and we have been known to throw a few ideas in to enhance our clients requirements or even suggest cost saving ideas. We combine our long-standing experience with creativity and innovative techniques, this means we can support your projects whether large or small.
Here are a few of our case studies which we are rightly proud of.
 

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K and M Decorating Horsham Study

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K and M Decorating Southwater

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K and M Decorating Southwater

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K and M Decorating Conservatory Horsham

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K and M Decorating Exterior Painting Horsham

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K and M Decorating Exterior Painting Southwater

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K and M Decorating Southwater

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K and M decorating Exterior Southwater

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K and M Decorating Billingshurst Kitchen

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K and M Decorating West Chiltington Exterior Painting

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K and M Decorating Southwater Soffits

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K and M Decorating Horsham Hallway

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K and M Decorating Horsham Painter

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K and M Decorating Horsham Decorator

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K and M Decorating West Chiltington Decorator

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K and M Decorating Horsham Decorator

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K and M Decorating Horsham

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K and M Decorating Horsham

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K and M Decorating Southwater

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K and M Decorating Dentist Witley Surrey

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K and M Decorating Horsham

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Case Study 1

Pondtail Road,Horsham: New Render, Painted and New Guttering. 

 

Front of the house needed new rendering and painting. We needed to remove the old render back to the brickwork and put on new rendering using sand and cement. We did a first scratch coat so top coats would adhere better. We applied 3 coats of Subtle Ivory paint to get an optimum finish. We put on new window boards on over the existing tiles and replaced all the guttering with new, keeping the same colour.

Case Study 2

Heath Way, Horsham: Hall and Landing

 

 

The Hall and Landing needed a makeover. We had to prepare the walls, the ceiling, and the coving. This mean new plaster on the walls, all woodwork refilled and rubbed down. We applied a miss coat to the walls, coving and ceiling, plus a further 2 coats on the ceiling and coving. We Primed, applied undercoat and topcoat on all woodwork (doors, Frames, Skirting boards, window sill and bannister. This job was an extension to a project we completed earlier in the month at the same property where we decorated the open plan living room. The wood had 3 coats of Dulux Satin Wood.

Case Study 3

Heath Way, Horsham: Small Bedroom

 

This childs small bedroom was in desperate need of a makeover. We had to prepare the coving, walls and ceiling back to basics. We plastered everything new and put up 127mm coving around the bedroom and applied a miss coat to the walls, coving and ceiling, with a further 2 coats to the ceiling and coving. We Primed, applied undercoat and topcoat on all doors, Frames, Skirting boards, window sill in Dulux Satin Wood, then finished the room by applying 2 further coats of Laura Ashley paint to the walls.  

Case Study 4

Faygate: Childs Bedroom

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The design for this childs small bedroom was to have 5 different coloured paints on the walls in a striped effect. First the preparation of rubbing down and filling in. As you can see the main wall needed a fair bit. The ceiling and woodwork was prepared with 2 coats on the ceiling and all woodwork having undercoat and topcoat in Dulux Satinwood. To get the striped effect, the painting is done in alternate stripes so the middle one is done after. This is for two reasons, firstly so the paint dries and also to get a straight line on both sides when the middle colour is done. This is a great look though, and more importantly the customer was extremely pleased.  

Case Study 5

Two Mile Ash: Garage

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This project was all about being organised so that the walls and ceiling were done first and then the floor last. Making sure that we finished at an appropriate exit. The Walls and ceiling were covered wih Dulux white masonary paint. The floor was prepared and kept dust free when we then applied a prime sealant. This has two effects firstly helps keep the dust down and secondly helps the main coat go on easier. The floor was painted with two coats of a blue epoxy resin paint. 

Case Study 6

Highwood Horsham: Bedroom

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The chevrons are not wallpaper but are actually painted. This bedroom, in a house in Highwood Horsham, needed a makeover as it was very plain. First the ceiling was prepared and had two coats of  Dulux porcelain matt. The walls were  prepared, thankfully not too much rubbing down was needed and we applied 3 coats of Dulux porcelian matt. The feature wall is Dulux grey steel and then we created the chevrons on the wall in Dulux lemon punch. The effect was  very pleasing and the customer was very happy with the result. The woodwork was again prepared and had an undercoat and finished off with Dulux satinwood.

Case Study 7

Two Mile Ash: Painting a New Garage Build 

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Another garage painting project on a newly built double garage attached to a large house. As you can see this was doing preparation work before the electrics and cabling was completed. This was priming and preparing the ceiling, walls and flooring. The walls were in Dulux white Masonary paint and the flooring was in a grey epoxy resin paint. The finish completely transformed the garage from what looked like a builders site to a very smart large double garage.

Case Study 8

Horsham: Painting and decorating a Study 

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This was a study makeover project. We sanded and prepared all the walls, ceiling, door frame, window sill and radiator. We removed the glass panel above the door frame and replaced with a wooden infill. We boxed in all the pipework and matched all the skirting board. We applied two coats of Dulux matt emulsion to the coving and ceiling and undercoated the door, frame, radiator, window sill and skirting boards. We finished with two coats of Dulux emulsion on the walls and the new boxing in. The top coat was using a Dulux brilliant white satinwood to the door, frame, skirting board, radiator and window sill. The result was a fresh feeling room with no exposed pipework. The customer was very pleased with the result.

Case Study 9

Southwater: Painting and decorating a Lounge 

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This was a large lounge to decorate.  We sanded and prepared all the walls, ceilings, door frames, window sills and radiators. Plus the additional elements such as the shelving, cupboard doors and all the skirting board. We applied two coats of Dulux white matt emulsion to the coving and ceilings. Applied undercoat to door and frame, skirting boards and both radiators. We finished with two coats of Dulux brilliant white satinwood to the door, frame, skirting boards, radiators and window sills. Finally applied 2 coats of Osmo Oil clear matt to the cupboard doors, shelves, window sill and patio door window sill. The feature walls has 2 coats of Dulux emulsion. A great result, clean lines, smooth walls and a great finish. The customer was very happy with the result.

Case Study 10

Southwater: Painting and decorating Outside of House 

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This was a large detatched house in Southwater needing its outside maintained. We sanded and prepared all the fascias, soffits and boards all around the property. Then we applied primer undercoat and a topcoat of Dulux Weathershield white gloss. The result was a smooth clean painted exterior and a very happy customer. 

Case Study 11

Horsham: Painting Interior & Exterior of Wooden Famed Conservatory 

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K and M Decorating Conservatory Horsham K and M Decorating Conservatory Horsham K and M Decorating Conservatory Horsham

 

This large wooden framed conservatory in Horsham was in need of maintenance inside and out. We prepared all the gutters, windows, sills, doors, roof bars and skirting boards for undercoat. The inside was then given a topcoat of Dulux natural slate eggshell satin finish and the outside was given a topcoat of Dulux weathershield natural slate again in satin finish. 

Case Study 12

Horsham: Painting Exterior of Large Semi-Detatched House 

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This large family semi-detatched home in Horsham needed a facelift. The existing paintwork on the house was pink and looked tired and in need of some help. We prepared the soffits and boards around the property for undercoat and applied a topcoat of Dulux weathershield white gloss. We prepared all the down pipes and stack for undercoat and applied a topcoat of Dulux weathershield black gloss. As you can see on the image of the side of the house we prepared all cracks for masonry filler then applied 2 coats of Dulux sandstone textured masonary paint to all walls and window sills. Finally we prepared all decorative masonary on the front of the house for 2 coats of Dulux white masonry paint. The appearance of the house was transformed.

Case Study 13

Southwater: Painting Exterior of Large Detatched House 

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This large family detatched home in Southwater needed its exterior paintwork brought back to life. We prapered all soffits and boards around the property for primer, undercoat and topcoat of Dulux weathershield white satin. We also prepared the porch area for primer, undercoat and a topcoat of weathershield satin. All masonary was prepared for 2 coats of Dulux weathershield Jasmine white smooth masonary paint. All the beams were prepared for 2 coats of Sadolin Jacobean Walnut wood satin. Finally the garage door was prepared and given 2 coats of Sandolin Ebony wood satin.

Case Study 14

Southwater: Painting Interior Hallway, Stairs and Landing of Large Detatched House 

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This project came about due to a water leak affecting the ceiling, coving and walls in the hallway and landing of a large family detatched home in Southwater. First we stain blocked the ceiling and coving, then sanded and prepared the ceiling and coving for 2 coats of Dulux white emulsion. The walls were prepared and filled for 2 coats of Khaki mist Dulux emulsion and prepared new door jams for primer. There were 14 door frames and a loft hatch, plus skirting to prepare for undercoat and a topcoat of Dulux white satinwood. We then prepared 14 new oak doors (both sides) for 3 coats of hard wax osmo oil. Lastly we prepared the new cupboard door and pull out draws for primer undercoat and topcoat of Dulux khaki mist satinwood.

 

Case Study 15

Abinger Common: Painting Lounge of Large Detatched House 

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This large family Lounge in a home in Abinger Common needed its interior decorated. You will notice from the images above that the fireplace was moved from the interior wall to the exterior wall of the lounge. First we had to strip all the existing wallpaper, rub down the walls and prepare and fill where necessary. Then the walls and ceiling had all new plaster, ready for a miss coat in Dulux super matt white emulsion paint. The walls were then painted with 2 coats of paint and paper library architect matt emulsion. We also prepared the 2 bay windows, window seats, 2 windows and 2 doors for undercoat and topcoat and used Farrow & Ball all white eggshell. This was a really lovely finish and the customers were extremely pleased.

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Southwater: Exterior of Detatched House 

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This Southwater detached home needed its exterior revitalised. We sanded down and filled all the soffits, boards and fascia all around the property. The main feature being the cladding at the front which had unfortunately  been previously painted in gloss rather than using a woodstain to keep the lovely wood effect. For this we sanded and filled the whole cladding and porch area and gave it an undercoat in Dulux weathershield dark grey. We finished with a topcoat of Dulux weathershield Conker. We ended up with a good finish and overall a nicely decorated exterior. 

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Billingshurst: Kitchen extension 

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This Kitchen had a serious makeover. The partioned wall was removed to make the room next to it an integral part of the kitchen. This gave not only more room but also more light to what was a rather dark kithcen. We striped all the wall paper from the walls and applied a Miss coat to the newly plastered walls and ceiling with Dulux super matt. We painted the ceiling and coving with Dulux white matt emulsion. We finished the walls by painting them with 2 coats of Dulux magnolia emulsion. As you can see a doorway was removed and the new door and frame was prepared for primer, undercoat and topcoat of Dulux satinwood. The result was quite amazing, a lovely modern kitchen with plenty of light. 

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West Chiltington: Gateway entrance 

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This was an interesting job in West Chiltington. We had to prepare the gates, including side gate and pillars of the electric gates at the front of the property. We sanded the gates and applied 2 coats of Sadolin Oak woodstain. After preparing the pillars we applied 2 coats of Dulux Weathershield masonary paint. This maintenance project resulted in a cleaner, bolder frontage to this West Chiltington property.

Case Study 19

Southwater: Soffits and Boards 

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The exterior to this house in Southwater needed maintenance on its boards and soffits. As you can see from the images some of the boards / soffits had deteriorated to the point that parts had broken off and needed replacement. We sanded and filled all soffits and boards around this Southwater property. We replaced 4 new corners to soffits, prepared all windows and sills, the garage door and frame for undercoat. We applied topcoat of Dulux Weathershield white gloss. You can see the transformation and we were very pleased with the outcome. Easter time onwards to end of September is a good period to get boards and soffits sorted in time for those winter months.

Case Study 20

Horsham : Hallway and Landing 

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The hallway, stairs and landing of this house in Horsham needed decorating. We prepared the 2 ceilings for 2 coats of Dulux white emulsion, sanded and filled all the walls for 2 coats of Mylands French Grey emulsion. We also sanded 12 doors and their frames, bannister and turning handrails from brown to white, skirting boards for primer, undercoat and topcoat of Dulux satinwood. The result was a transformed hallway with a more contemporary feel.

Case Study 21

Horsham : Lounge 

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The lounge shown here was only one part of the project at this Horsham property. The landing, hallway, kitchen and W.C. were also decorated. The lounge walls and ceiling were sanded down and filled. We applied 2 coats of Dulux white emulsion to the ceiling and 2 coats of Paint Library Cotton II emulsion to the 3 walls. We had a feature wall which was painted with 2 coats of Little Greene marine blue emulsion. Having a feature wall can really give a great effect to a room and gives a more contemporary feel.

Case Study 22

Horsham : Study 

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The Study needed a revamp. We sanded and filled the ceiling and applied 2 coats of Dulux white matt emulsion. We also sanded and filled the walls to get a nice smooth base and applied 2 coats of Mylands long acre marble matt emulsion. The door, frames, picture rails, window sill and skirting were all sanded and then aplied primer, undercoat and topcoat of Dulux white satinwood. 

Case Study 23

West Chiltington : Bedroom 

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The Bedroom needed a more relevant mural and updated. We removed the old football mural which was showing a few markes of aging and replaced it with a spectacular scene of the Northen Lights (aurora borealis). We removed the original mural then sanded and filled in the wall so it was lovely and smooth to get a great finish on the new mural. Murals are a great way to establish a unique identity to any room and can be quite spectacular like this one.

Case Study 24

Horsham : Kitchen 

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This kitchen in a Horsham property was a nice project to do. We sanded and filled the ceiling and then applied 2 coats of Dulux white matt emulsion. We also sanded and filled in the walls in order to get a lovely smooth finish and then applied 2 coats of Farrow & Ball Bone emulsion. There was plenty of woodwork to do and we prepared doors, frames and the window sills for undercoat. We finished the woodwork with Dulux White Satin wood. A very nice all round finish.

Case Study 25

Horsham : Master Bedroom, En-suite, Dressing Room and Bathroom 

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This project involved four rooms to be decorated.

The Master Bedroom : We prepared the ceiling for 2 coats of Dulux white matt emulsion, and the walls for 2 coats of Paint Library Cotton II. The feature wall we prepared for 2 coats of Little Greene Leather 191, a beautiful strong bold colour.

The Dressing Room : Similar to the Maste Bedroom we prepared the ceiling and walls  and applied 2 coats of Dulux white matt emulsion to the ceiling and on 3 walls we put 2 coats of Paint Library Cotton II. The feature wall had 2 coats of Little Greene Leather 191.

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The Bathroom : The ceiling had 2 coats of Dulux Diamond White Matt emulsion after preparation and the walls had 2 coats of Paint Library Cotton II.

The En-suite : We sand and filled the ceiling and applied 2 coats of Dulux Diamond White matt emulsion. The walls were prepared and we applied 2 coats of Paint Library Cotton II. In the alcove between the shelves we applied Dulux Diamond white matt emulsion which gave the alcove the appearance of more depth. 

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Horsham : Bedroom 

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This Bedroom needed the wallpaper removed, walls replastered and then painted. We started by stripping off the existing wallpaper and Unibond, skimmed and plastered all the walls. We applied a miss coat to all the new plaster with Dulux super matt emulsion. We sanded, filled ceiling and painted it with Dulux white emulsion. We prepared the walls for two coats of Little Greene Shirting 129 emulsion. We prepared and sand and filled doors, frames, skirting boards and wardrobes inside (draws etc) for undercoat and topcoat of Dulux white Satinwood. The overall effect was a clean clear crisp finish.

Case Study 27

Southwater : Bedroom

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This lovely sized bedroom was just one of three we decorated in this Southwater property. We sand and filled the ceiling and coving and applied 2 coats of Dulux white emulsion. We sand and filled the walls and applied 2 coats of Dulux Rock Candy 4 on 3 walls and applied Dulux Rock Candy 1 on a feature wall.  We prepared the door, frame, window sill, radiator and skirting boards for undercoat and a topcoat of Dulux White Satinwood. A very colourful result.

Case Study 28

Witley : Dentist Waiting Room

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This Dentist waiting room in Witley, Surrey needed a makeover. We sand and filled the ceiling and painted it with 2 coats of Dulux white matt emulsion. We sand and filled the walls and painted them with 2 coats of Crown Smoulder matt emulsion. The door, frame, cladding, pelmets, radiator and skirting boards were prepared for an undercoat and topcoat of Dulux white satinwood. The result was a more modern look to the room.

Case Study 29

Horsham : Master Bedroom, Hallway and Lounge 

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This project involved decorating three rooms in a house in Horsham.

The Master Bedroom : We sand and filled the ceiling and coving and painted it using Dulux white matt emulsion. We sand and filled the walls and used Dulux Egyptian Cotton matt emulsion. The door , frame, window sill, radiator and skirting boards were prepared for undercoat and topcoat of Dulux white satinwood.

The Hallway : Similar to the Master Bedroom we prepared the ceiling by sanding and filling and applied 2 coats of Dulux white matt emulsion. We sand and filled the walls and painted using 2 coats of Dulux Egyptian Cotton matt emulsion.

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The Lounge : We sand and filled the ceiling and in between the beams and applied 2 coats of Dulux White matt emulsion. The walls were prepared by sand and filling as well as between the shelves and TV station. We applied 2 coats of Dulux Egyprian Cotton matt emulsion, the result have a more lighter and open feel to the room.

If you would like to find out more about us, please contact us by using our form or call us on 01403 734083. We’d be glad to help realise your painting or decorating project and not just meet but exceed your expectations.
Our family run painting and decorating company provides you with flawless professional work. You can rely on us whether you require renovation, painting, wallpapering or plastering.