Spalling Repairs

Concrete spalling (carbonating) occurs when the reinforcing steel in concrete corrodes. The corrosion is caused
by the ingress of salt and carbon dioxide into the concrete. When steel corrodes, the rust has a larger volume than the original
steel and this expansion breaks the surrounding concrete. Concrete where spalling (carbonating) occurs must be chipped
away and removed. Prepare damaged and rusted steel reinforcing by cleaning away all corrosion down to bright, shiny metal.
Paint with a corrosion resistant paint system. Inadequate cleaning, repair and painting, may lead to further contamination of
the concrete. Ensure that all concrete areas with a negative pH (less than 12) are removed and repaired. Re-instate with a
lightweight cement mix.
Dreamcoat specialises in repairing spalling.

Good work confirmation – Home Owners

Good evening,


I would like to express my satisfaction at the painting of the complex which has been going on for about a month now.


The workers work tirelessly in the blistering heat without any word of complaint and at the same time are very quick and efficient. The workers are mainly very pleasant and their attention to detail, neatness and professional quality of work are all very admirable – I also noticed that they have been patching up areas of work which were damaged after the recent rains.


Please pass on my expression of appreciation to the contractor – good work need not go unnoticed.


Please also let them know that I am not the only one pleased with their work – alot of the other residents have expressed similar sentiments – keep up the good work.


Thank you.

Warm regards, Dr. Kistan

Good work confirmation – Graceland

Good Morning


The above job has been completed as per the quote . If UTH need any recommendations for a professional painting company then Dreamcoat, are definitely number one


1. They are a team who know what to do and just get on with the job.

2. They take time to ask the customer if they are happy each step of the process.

3. Advice is freely given in a professional manner.

4. The customer is kept up to date with what is happening each day .

5. I would like to personally thank Brian and his team who treated this relatively small job as if it was a major commercial building . Their friendliness and impeccable workmanship is to be admired .


Thank you very much William and Brian

Kind regards

How to hire the right painting contractor

Painting is one of the more popular home improvement projects homeowners like to undertake. Whatever the scope of the project, hiring a professional contractor will save a lot of time and effort in the long run. But finding the right one is an important decision that requires careful consideration. Use the following tips to hire the right professional for any painting project:

Experience. How long has the contractor been in business? This trade can have high turnover. Make sure you hire someone who has been operating for two years or longer.

Preparation work. What kind of preparation work does the contractor do? A cheaper job will skimp on the prep work to cut corners. A good painting contractor will take the time to do everything that should be done, what they have stated they will do and what you both agreed would be done. The workmanship will show in the end, good or bad.

References. Can your contractor provide them? Call references before making a hiring decision.

Knowledge. Can the contractor make recommendations on what materials will work best for your project? A professional keeps up with the latest products and techniques. They will have suggestions for colors and finishes and be knowledgeable about the latest trends. Experience counts.

Guarantee. Does you contractor offer any? Besides the guarantee offered on the products by the paint manufacturers, most reputable painting contractors will offer a warranty on the application/preparation process. If so, you should expect a written one.

Formal estimate. Make sure the contractor puts the scope of the project, materials they will use and amount of prep work in a written contract, not on the back of business card or a haphazardly drawn-up dollar figure on a piece of paper. A professional painting contractor provides their clients with written contracts and specifications.

Cost. Price is naturally a concern. Getting the lowest price should not be your first or only consideration. You want to get someone with skill, experience, who is properly licensed and insured, aware of safety issues and is a good worker. That will not likely be the individual with the lowest bid. It does not need to be the highest bid, either. Just make sure not to hire on price. Look at the whole picture. Painting contractors operate on very tight profit margins. You will hear of homeowners who hired college students, unlicensed individuals and teachers out of work in the summer and were happy with the work. If the price seems too good to be true, however, it probably is.

Always get at least three bids. Ask and state the same questions and expectations. Once you receive the bids, which should take no longer than a week, you should carefully compare that all proposals have the same amount of prep, materials and scope of work along with all the proper documentation.