Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions Intserv Painting has recieved. below…

It is possible for tenants to decorate their rented residence with the written consent of the landlord or landlady, subject to meeting the necessary standards. Failing to secure this permission may render the tenant liable for restoring the property to its former state.

I typically charge for interior services based on the total surface area of the walls, using a mid-range trade paint and a single color. This pricing model is generally suitable for various projects. However, for a more accurate estimate tailored to your specific requirements, I would be happy to provide a complimentary, detailed assessment after personally inspecting the project.

“I typically provide quotes for ceiling projects based on the level of complexity of the work required. This pricing model is generally suitable for various types of projects, depending on the condition of the ceiling. However, to provide a more accurate estimate that is specifically tailored to your individual needs, I would be happy to conduct a complimentary, detailed assessment of the project after inspecting it myself.”

Typically for larger decorating projects, I do request a materials deposit to initiate the project. However, the specific deposit amount depends on the estimated costs of the project. The remaining balance is then due upon the completion of the project, following Intserv Painting the terms and conditions . I’m more than happy to discuss and tailor the deposit to suit the particulars of your project. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to let me know.

It’s important to understand that all alkyd (oil-based) paints, varnishes and solvents contain volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These can cause negative health effects such as respiratory problems, asthma attacks, eye irritation, dizziness and nausea. To address these concerns, several paint manufacturers offer low or no VOC alternatives. As a professional, it’s crucial to prioritise the health and safety of individuals who may come in contact with these materials and take necessary precautions, such as opting for more environmentally friendly alternatives where possible.

To properly determine the nature of the painted surface, it is recommended to perform a small test in a discreet area. Begin by applying a solution of methylated spirits to the surface using a cotton bud. If any paint comes off, this indicates that it is a latex (water-based) paint. If no paint comes off, it suggests an oil-based (alkyd) paint. Please note that regardless of the type of paint, proper preparation is always vital to ensure a successful outcome.

As a professional, I carefully plan the schedule for every painting and decorating project to ensure that it is completed efficiently and effectively. I schedule consecutive work days, starting on Monday, to ensure that the project stays on track and meets all necessary deadlines. This allows for a streamlined process from start to finish, and ensures minimal disruption to your daily routine. With my attention to detail and commitment to excellence, you can trust that your project will be completed to the highest standard.

“I prioritise effective communication. Please feel free to email, call or text me regarding any concerns or questions. I am always available and eager to assist you.” 

My main goal is to make sure your decorating project goes smoothly and doesn’t cause much disruption to your schedule. Before starting, I’ll suggest some things if needed to help finish the project quickly and efficiently.

Property owners are responsible for modifying their own fences. This means even if the fence borders a neighbouring property, both sides’ modifications must be agreed upon by the fence owner. For example, if a property owner wants to paint their fence, their neighbour must ask permission to paint the adjoining side. It is crucial to respect each other’s property and agree on any modifications.

The H.S.E has rules for working with lead paint. When I paint, I follow these rules. You can read about these rules at

Intserv Painting offer free estimates and quotations for decorating projects with no hidden costs. We value transparency, communication and delivering top-quality services. Please reach out to us for more information or a quote.

“When it comes to estimating the cost of your painting project, it’s important to take several key factors into account. These factors include the size and type of the area to be painted, the type of windows and other wood work, the number of paint colours used and their intensity, the need to protect furniture and plants, the quality of paint being used, and the necessary extent of surface preparation. By carefully evaluating these elements, we can provide you with a more precise and accurate estimate that takes all your needs and preferences into account. Rest assured that as a professional, I am committed to providing you with the highest quality service, and we look forward to working with you.”

We’re open from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. If you need me outside those hours, just ask and I’ll do my best to help. Just talk to me directly if you have any concerns. Thank you for choosing to work with me, I look forward to helping you.

On interiors, after you have removed your delicate items, all areas or remaining items, will be covered with clean drop cloths or plastic dust sheeting. On exteriors, shrubs and surrounding areas will be protected so that no evidence of paint splatter or paint peelings remains.

For the convenience of everyone, may I kindly request to have all small items and breakables relocated beforehand? Unless stated otherwise, we will take care of moving and safeguarding all lightweight furniture and fixtures.

As a homeowner, it is recommended that you routinely inspect the exterior of your property for signs of damage, such as dry or wet rot, water penetration areas, cracks, and old caulking. Additionally, it is suggested that you perform a gentle pressure wash with a maximum of 500 PSI once every year to remove any surface dirt buildup. These proactive measures can help maintain the structural integrity and visual appeal of your home while possibly avoiding costlier repairs in the future.

Interserv Painting is pleased to have served our clients in the painting industry since 2005. We understand the importance of having proper insurance and are happy to provide you with our insurance document upon request. Please feel free to let us know if you have any further questions or concerns in regards to our services, as we are dedicated to ensuring our clients receive the highest level of professionalism and quality.

While it may be tempting to ask a tradesperson to use a ladder and avoid the cost of scaffolding, working for extended periods on a ladder is unsafe and illegal. Current HSE health and safety laws stipulate that anyone working at a height for more than 30 minutes should abandon the use of a ladder and opt for a platform tower or scaffold instead.





Professional Painting and Decorating Services in Bournemouth

Intserv Painting is a reputable local residential painting and decorating business located in Bournemouth, I take immense pride in providing professional reliable top-quality services. I happily offer free estimates and quotes to valued customers, ensuring that their needs are met with excellence. Rest assured, our services extend to the entire Bournemouth area and nearby regions. Trust us to deliver exceptional painting and decorating solutions tailored to your requirements.


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