Products and Colour Schemes

Class One Decorating specifies and uses only those  which we know perform to the highest professional standards. These include paints from manufacturers such as Benjamin Moore, Tikkurila, Little Green etc. It is our pleasure to give advice on colour schemes and products. We carry a wide range of colour sample charts and we can also colour match to either an item of your choice or an existing colour scheme.


Preparation is the key to achieving the best finish on any decorating project. All substrates and surfaces are fully prepared to the highest standards before application of paint or wallcoverings to achieve a superb and long-lasting finish. We also utilise spraying technology for both interior and exterior projects.
If stripping of the old paint covering is necessary, we use a non-damaging, chemical-free process utilising infra-red technology with our Cobra SpeedHeater system. This is suitable for both interior and exterior projects and is of particular relevance to the finer detail of older properties such as sash windows.

We predominantly specify and use the latest technology water-based paints which gives the advantages of:

  • Non-yellowing characteristics
  • Do not peel or flake
  • Low or zero odour
  • Fast drying times
  • Extended lifespan until redecoration is necessary
High class wallpaper hanging


Class One Decorating are skilled and experienced in the application of many different kinds of wallcoverings, including Roberto Cavalli, Laura Ashley, Graham and Brown etc.

Our skillbase also extends to murals, whether it be off-the-shelf or bespoke, custom-printed.

Class One Decorating are registered and accredited, advanced-level installers and restorers of the Lincrusta rage of wallcoverings. For more information, please visit the Lincrusta page.

Environmental Control

We regard the control of dust and debris as a vital part of any decorating project and, utilising our state-of-the-art “Mirka Ceros” and “Festool” sanding and extraction equipment, 95% of dust generated by sanding and other preparatory work is captured at source. Dust extraction, along with our comprehensive end-of-job cleaning regime, ensures that every finished project is handed over in a pristine condition.

Mirka Ceros

Problem Solving

We are constantly researching and updating our database of specialist, professional, problem-solving products for both interior and exterior applications. Common problems encountered include mould, condensation, water staining, nicotine staining, smoke damage, unsuitable previous coatings, unstable substrates, contamination, graffiti and a large number of others.

We have the knowledge and experience to advise on and specify the most suitable product to solve all of the above and many more decorating-related problems.

Period Properties

Class One Decorating has extensive experience on properties of all ages, including period properties such as Georgian and Victorian.

When working on these properties, we use materials and working practices that are totally in sympathy with the age and condition of these wonderful old buildings.
Whether it is working on beautiful ornate plasterwork or original sash windows, you as the customer can rest assured that your property is in the safest hands.

For more information or to book a no-obligation consultation, please see the Contact Us page for details.