INTERIOR / EXTERIOR PAINTING
There is a huge difference in painters’ ability, skill level, knowledge and professionalism. Often times people remark that painter “X” is expensive while painter “Y” is cheap. Many times there is a reason for the prices painters charge; often the more expensive painter is the better painter. Inexpensive painters often don’t know how to adequately factor in all their costs and usually price the job too low. When this happens, the customers pays the price because the painter has to rush off the job, will use low quality materials and/or will not return your phone calls or return to the job if there is a problem.
Painting preserves and beautifies. Painting your interior can liven up living spaces for very little money. It’s easy to do good interior painting by following simple but important steps in both preparing the work surface and painting it whether it is a room or a whole house.
Expert results in painting depend largely on the thoroughness of preparation work, especially pre-paint cleaning, crack filling and sealing.
Paint should never be applied to a dirty or greasy surface. Dirt and grease must be washed off prior to the beginning of the painting process. Any glossy surfaces must be dulled to insure adhesion of the primer or paint.
Wood and other materials are subject to a daily assault from the elements on the outside of your house and from constant contact with human and pet activity on the interior. The best way to prevent the degradation of the structure of your house is to create a barrier. This barrier to the weather called house paint. Painting the exterior sometimes seems to be a marathon job, but done properly it will protect and beautify a home for years. We get into the nitty-gritty details of house painting, masking, priming, drop cloths, scraping and even delve into how to use a paint sprayer.