wow – I’ve never done any sort of intense painting like that before (as a renter) but it just goes to show that there is so much to consider that I wouldn’t have thought of. Thank you for laying out these steps like this!
As we mentioned earlier, the best time to paint is during the early summer months and early fall, depending on your locality. Stick to these timelines if you want to end up with a smooth finish. .
A resident of Oakley (where he lives with his wife and business partner, Jill, the other “J” in the company’s moniker), Joe expresses his appreciation for the temperate Bay Area climate. “You can’t beat the weather here,” he says. “Being in the painting business, we stay busy all year round, which is unheard of in other parts of the country.”
Next, multiply the number of paint gallons calculated above by the price per gallon of paint you want to use for the project.
Make sure you use specific keywords in your search to narrow down the results. If you’re looking for someone to paint your dining room or stain your deck, try using terms like “interior painting contractor” or “deck staining contractor,” rather than just “house painting company.” This will give you more accurate results and show companies that provide the specific service for which you are looking.
“If you want straight lines on your ceiling, walls and trim, tape everything out,” Marchesi suggests. “It takes a little time, but you get better results.”
Spraying is a much better application if you are changing the color of your home. Spraying covers better and the application is more uniform. Spraying has no brush strokes and offers a more durable satin finish that looks much nicer. Hand brushing a new color may not give you the complete, even coverage you are looking for. A spray gun will give you full coverage and a more even coating for your new paint color. Spraying is more versatile and can be used on many different surfaces with an even finish and no brush strokes.
If they can’t provide answers (or the answers sound suspicious), it’s best to avoid that contractor.
Thanks for sharing. We are working on my mother in laws house this summer and will have lots of painting. Good key pointers. Sophie February 26, 2015 tina nymann February 25, 2015 Amanda February 25, 2015
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It looks nice but I am so sad you all covered all the original trim when it looked like all it needed was a sanding and restain 🙁 Hanna Lei February 25, 2015 Jamie February 25, 2015
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