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Every surface could become
an electric generator
A London-based company is looking for investors through indiegogo.com to make this product become a reality as they claim it could revolution renewable energy.
They claim that....
The additive can convert surfaces into a solar panel
There are three basic electric components
The cells work as an intelligent conductor and transforms light sources into electricity.
The solar Layer can be added to the manufacturing process of paint and applied to domestic and commercial premises. Your ceilings and walls could be able to generate low voltage electricity.
The Solar Layer can also be mixed to the manufacturing process of asphalt to be applied as the top layer of road surfaces.
This could then convert all roads into low voltage electricity generators.
We always try to embrace modern technology and new industry products here at Painters in Central London and we will be first in the queue for this energy paint revolution.
Renting has become a well-established London way of life - changing the capital’s housing market.
In London, tenants can often rent more centrally than they could afford to buy.
Homes within a 10-minute walk of a Tube or train station are at the top of the list for London's growing number of renters.
As rents rise, so do tenant's expectations and it is therefore vital to have your apartment decorated to a high standard in order to realise the full rental potential.
The London lettings market is unique from the rest of the country in its sophistication, competitiveness and demands.
To obtain the best results, you will need to maintain a wet edge between each section of the door.
Therefore if you paint the panels in the numerical order, this will give you the shortest time that an edge is left, thus stopping it from drying out thus avoiding an uneven build up of two coats of paint.
Make sure the surfaces are clean and free from grease
*First start by painting the edges of the door avoiding excess paint being brushed onto the vertical stiles.
*Then start on the upper left panel and the sunken rebate. Again avoiding excess paint being brushed onto the adjacent stiles and rails.
*Lay off the paint lightly, with the tip of the brush, out from the corners of the rebates, otherwise you will get a build up of paint and dripping will occur.
*Check all of the panels and rebates again and lay off any developing runs.
*Then begin painting the upper vertical stile 8 down to 10. The aim here is to coat the door as it was constructed . i.e. paint only up to the joints of each section.
*Then proceed to the upper horizontal rail 11 working your way down to the bottom rail 14. Again only paint up to the constructed joint.
*Finally finish off with the two long outer vertical stiles.
*Check carefully over the whole door for any drips or runs and lay off with light strokes using only the tip of the brush.
*You should now have a perfectly painted and evenly coated Panelled door.
What type of paint to use on an internal door
There are many paints and finishes available on the market today. These are available in oil and water based mixes.
Satin and eggshell finishes are most popular these days as it gives a more contemporary look and feel to the wood.
.5 of a litre will be sufficient for a single coat of paint on both sides of the door.
Serving up #MondayMotivation to get you through the week
This particular location is about an hour out from Cartagena Colombia.
We hired a boat and a guy for the day and headed off away from the main port.
The weather was absolutely gorgeous as you would expect in Colombia.
Colombia is a country that many people avoid because of the bad press that it has had over the past decades.
We will be heading back there very soon.
Have a great week guys!
Magnetic Whiteboard Wall Covering
We were instructed by Fielden Mawson Architects in Central London to redecorate their main meeting room.
The room was painted with Dulux white matt emulsion and a slight off white matt on the walls.
This was a vast improvement on the existing colour which was an outdated yellow.
The meeting room now has a crisp modern feel to it which compliments the large wooden meeting room table that dominates the center of the room.
Previously, as you entered the room, you were greeted with a cumbersome magnetic white board that had been bolted to the wall.
This was removed and replaced with a modern magnetic whiteboard wall covering that was fixed to the wall with a vinyl adhesive. This particular magnetic wall covering, as specified by the architect,s was a white gloss finish with feint gridding printed on the surface.
The complete wall was covered with the 1.2m magnetic white board wall covering. It was cut around the existing light switch so it could meet the adjacent glass curtain walling.
The architects now have access to a large white board area and gives the meeting room a sleek new look.