About Archie Thomas
I was born in Barrington, where I live now, and raised in Melbourn so I'm genuinely a local lad! I started painting and decorating at age 16, helping my dad during the summer holidays. I enjoyed the work so much I decided to learn more at college. After 2 years gaining knowledge and skills at Cambridge Regional College I qualified with City and Guilds Level 2 in Painting and Decorating. At the same time I had practical experience in painting, decorating and wallpapering, working on residential and commercial contracts. Since then I've built up my speed and skills working for various painting and decorating companies, working on houses in Cambridge and huge racing stables at Newmarket. For the last 5 years I've been building my own business. Now I have satisfied customers returning. I prefer domestic work because it demands a higher level of skill and attention to detail. I enjoy working with top quality materials. I aim to do an excellent job, enjoy my work and make my customers happy!
to your Project
My approach is to treat every job professionally. Firstly, I discuss the job with you so that we agree on exactly what's needed and the most suitable materials to achieve an excellent end result. Then I work out how the various stages of work can be done efficiently with minimum disruption to your life, ensuring the house is left clean and tidy. I carry out thorough preparation of all surfaces and apply the necessary undercoats. I use my skills to create a high-class professional finish, whether I'm refreshing a set of kitchen cupboard doors or making a delapidated exterior weatherproof again. I'll consult with you at every stage of the project. I make sure the job gets finished on time but I won't leave before you are satisfied with the work done. I take pride in my workmanship, reliability and customer satisfaction.
I asked Archie to repaint the exterior (doors, frames, sash windows, sills, eaves) of our Edwardian semi because it was shabby, flaking and generally in poor condition. Archie visited, discussed in detail the work needed, and gave us a reasonable price which we agreed. He also advised us on suitable quality paints for our preferred colours. Much preparation was needed and he did it thoroughly. We are thrilled with the amazing results!
Archie was friendly and efficient, neat and tidy, was on time and on budget, caused no disruption and left no mess. We are so pleased with the quality of the work that we've asked Archie to do some interior decoration too. I would recommend him to anyone who needs their house repainted, inside or out.