“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” Pablo Picasso Now I’m not saying our painting and decoration is art ( though lesser things have made such claims) but we can rid you of some everyday dust and brighten your space that you might see the art […]

Painting, Repairs to Wood and Picasso

Hello and welcome to another blog. I hope this one will help you decide who to choose to decorate your home or office or project. We are also familiar with surveyors requirements and cyclical schedules of work and very happy to tender for any painting decorating and property maintenance projects; […]

Painting and Window Repairs in London

Why keep painting old wooden windows when you can have maintenance free UPVC you might ask. Here is some information: Most of the heat loss through old windows is through draughts and not so much because of the single glaze. Whether they rattle or not you will lose heat from […]

Painting and Window Repairs

Greetings from the world of property maintenance. Property maintenance means we can paint your house and take care of all property maintenance issues including window and other woodwork repairs, guttering and general exterior plumbing repairs, brick re-pointing, parapet repairs, roof inspections and slipped or missing slates, concrete and stucco repairs, […]

Springtime Painting and Repairs in 2017

“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow And so, applying this maxim to painting, I would say it means two things; thorough preparation and use of quality viable products. Thorough preparation entails not only removing old paint where failed, but […]

A decorators thoughts on Painting

Here is what sometimes happens: The client accepts a fixed price. The price represents a specific number of days for the decorator to complete the work and he sets about to achieve this target. However during the preparation stage, the decorator uncovers rot to the wooden windows. If these are […]

Repairing London Townhouse Windows – wood rot repairs

This photo shows a detail of the front of a Victorian terraced property at high level where it joins the neighbouring property in the terrace. This can only accessed well from a scaffold and demonstrates the point of making the most of such a scaffold and not just painting.Items to […]

External Maintenance: What the Painter saw in Clapham

Wet rot. Dry rot. Almost all homes will have to deal with wood rot at some time. You may not know how common wood rot is when asking for an external painting quotation. And a decorator may not be trained to recognise rot or the beginnings of it. If rot […]

Wet Rot Dry Rot

Did you know that a newly decorated home will cheer you up, brighten your life and make you feel positive. We at J P Taffe Decorating understand this. It is our business and we enjoy it. From us you will receive good service and a smooth, even finish and colour. […]


I have been painting and decorating in London since 1980 and have learnt a few things. I’ve tried to share some of what I have learnt with you in the various blogs on this site. I think the information is valuable and I’d be very pleased if you were to […]

Painting in London; what I have learnt