But I won't just tell you what to do, or how to do it - I will also explain why, so that you can actually learn to see and use paint and color like a pro.
Greg Severs is president of S & S Painting and Coatings, Inc., a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (510) 210-0492 or by email. Greg Severs: Painting His Way By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter .
Another bonus that a reputable contractor will offer is free color try-on cans. This allows you to actually see the new paint color dried on your walls before starting the project. If you’re painting the exterior of your house, the contractor should first power wash your home to clean the surface of dirt and grime. If your painter doesn’t include this in his quote, he is skipping a very important preparation step. Does your painter offer the ability to digitally paint a picture of the room or exterior with your new color choices?
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Next, find the square footage of the surface to be painted by first measuring each wall in a room across. Now you can multiply the length of the surface by the height of the wall.
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The cost of painting interior walls is fairly straightforward as it’s largely determined by the total square footage of the surface area. The cost to paint interior walls is $1.50 – $3.00 per square foot.
Looking forward to trying out some of your painting tips soon! Thanks for the post. Carolyn Selheim-Miller February 25, 2015
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On the labor side, a great contractor works with solid, experienced painters whose work he knows he can stand behind with an extended labor warranty. So, before you hire someone to paint your house, talk to them about their warranties and make sure you are covered.
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Oh wow, this looks like SO much work! I guess I have been renting in big cities for so long and not painting myself. However, any time my family does they DIY – and it’s always a much better, more creative job than when they pay someone!! The whole house is your canvas =) Kathryn February 25, 2015
Wow! I had no idea painting was so expensive! I guess I just haven’t painted since I was young, and of course I was unaware of cost at 12, ha!
Older homes often have a charm or coziness that newer homes can’t replicate. Plus, they come with well-loved details like built-in shelving, original wood floors or quirky architectural details.
BBB membership requires a small yearly fee, and it demonstrates that the contractor is confident in the company’s service record and doesn’t mind if potential customers want to check them out.Membership at the local chamber of commerce or other community organizations demonstrates stability and that the company cares about the community.Membership in trade association shows a commitment to delivering the highest quality in painting services. Such associations often provide education, training, technical consulting, and a written code of ethics.
Hey Amanda, trust me, the trim wasn’t really all that nice. It looked as though about 20 different curtain hardwares had been either nailed or screwed into each on. After we filled all the holes, paint was really the only option :/ I’m with you on keeping original wood intact! Nadya Elvina February 26, 2015