Painting is considered one of the most affordable ways to renovate and rejuvenate your home and it also increases the value of the property.
Many people think that it is as easy as just going to local hardware store and buy the supplies to do the job: Paint, brushes, drop sheets, paint trays, rollers, tape, drywall filler, plastic and the list may go on if you are thinking of doing the entire house.
Painting is actually not that complicated, it is what happens before and after that could make it or break it.
I would like to share with everyone what really goes into painting and why you should consider hiring a painter for your home or office.
Many times, people do not take the necessary steps to fill holes or if they fill them, then sanding is not done. Let’s get real. Sanding is not fun. How about very greasy walls or applying latex paint on top of oil paint? Going back in time to the 70’s where wall paper was trendy, now we people want to remove it. I have seen many of customers getting frustrated because the final product does not look perfect. The experience that a professional painter has can become handy at times when frustration may win the battle.
“Paint is paint.” – A very confused customer told me once. Paint is not just paint. There are plenty of different paints and applications methods, brands and techniques. There is a reason for it. Every paint brand behaves differently and although the basic knowledge applies, a professional painter has the ability to work with different types of coatings. Just recently a customer called me and asked me to fix a huge mistake. The paint was super expensive (good though) and what was happening was that the paint was drying too fast for them to work with and instead of having nice and soft wall, it almost felt like it was stucco in the living room. I ended up spending eight hours of sanding and two hours of painting. Let’s read step one again shall we?
It is not just about moving the roller up and down or cut the lines with tape. Every paint is different. Cover the floors, use proper tape to cover the areas or make a very nice and clean line. The norm is really to ensure that you have the right roller and that the roller is always wet when rolling. If you are rolling, you need to spread the paint and then go back the opposite direction to even out the lines. It may take some time to get it right, but practice makes perfect (practice makes professional painter). In 13+ years of doing this as a way of living I cannot stress enough that the proper tools and techniques need to be apply when dealing with wall coatings.
4. Be safe and environmentally conscious.
Please ensure that when you are painting you have a sound ladder and that you are not going to fall. Do not try to be a hero and save money by doing it yourself. As a professional I have been asked to come and do a very small job just because a customer cannot reach high areas. We are trained to handle ladders or heavy machinery.
After the job is done, please take your left over to the recycling depot and let them deal with it. Use paints that can be clean with soap and water and why not… use paints that are eco-friendly
As you can see, we not just paint. We take care of many aspect of the job and the only think you need to is sit back and enjoy your house for year to come without worrying that the paint is going to chip…. Assuming that the painter is a professional of course. Please ask as many question as possible when dealing with a “Professional Painter” as there are many people out there that are not sure what they are doing and they just want to make a buck. We do care for our customers and we ensure that our work will stand in the crow.
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