The new owners of this patio home hired us to do a complete re-paint before they settled in. We painted all the walls, doors and trim work and some of the ceilings.
Someone had tried to do a quick paint job to sell the home but unfortunately it was not done well. There were numerous issues including poor technique and improper preparation. The homeowners were very pleased to have us come in and make the home look how it should have when it was put up for sale.
The photo below on the left is just one example of the poor patch job that had previously been done to the walls. The new owners didn’t see this when they viewed the property because it was hidden behind artwork and photos. Someone had applied an excessive amount of patch and didn’t sand it smooth. We had to do an extensive amount of sanding with a power sander.
The photo on the right is the complete failure of the paint job that was done to the fireplace mantle. No preparation was done before applying the paint. The previous coat was likely an oil paint. The new paint did not adhere to it at all. When we started sanding the mantle to prepare it for painting the product started peeling off in strips. After removing all the black paint we sanded the surface, applied an appropriate primer and then gave it two coats of white paint to match the trim in the rest of the house.
Once we finished up the painting in the main spaces the owners were able to move in their furniture and belongings.
The trim work and doors had become discoloured over the years.The ceilings in the kitchen were a beige colour. We painted white to brighten up the space. The bottom right photo shows how yellow the doors had become.
The hallway, entry, bedrooms and bathrooms were a builder’s white. The beige colour brings a lot more warmth to the spaces.