Painting quotes can be all over the map and this can make it difficult for a homeowner to make a decision. A higher price doesn’t necessarily mean a better job, but with a low price it’s usually safe to say you get what you pay for.
There’s several questions to ask yourself before making the decision whether to hire a painter or do it yourself. What quality of work are you capable of? How much time is it going to take you? Do you have any painting equipment? If not, how much is it going to cost to purchase all the materials to complete the work?
Get multiple painting quotes as you should for any work being done to your home. Don’t just look at the price on the bottom line. Read the quotes carefully to see what you are getting. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
I’m selling my house, should I have it painted? Painting your house in preparation to sell can have a large overall impact. Considering it can transform every space it’s of good dollar value.
The sad truth is that a lot of homeowners don’t understand what they should be getting when they hire a painting contractor and what to expect in the way of service and quality.
Keep up with exterior maintenance and painting. Exterior painting goes far beyond aesthetics, it helps protect your home. Many home owners wait far too long to repaint.
Keep the colour contrast to a minimum between the walls and the ceiling. A shade of white is the most common colour to paint ceilings, but if the wall colour is light enough you can consider using the same colour on the ceiling.
After my bathroom has been painted when can I shower or bathe? It’s best if you can wait 48 to 72 hours before showering or taking a bath in a freshly painted bathroom. Keep damp laundry or towels off the painted surfaces during this time.
Sheen is a measurement of the amount of shine or gloss a paint finish has or the lack of it. The higher the sheen the more reflection the paint has. Picking a sheen can be as overwhelming as choosing a paint colour.
Painting a house exterior is part of its maintenance and should not be neglected. Exterior paint goes far beyond colour trends and aesthetics, it helps to protect your house from the elements.
Drop cloths are placed throughout the areas being painted with the paint supplies contained on top of them. Any additional surfaces or furnishings that need protecting are covered with plastic. Hardware that is on surfaces being painted is removed or masked and taped as necessary.
We arrive on the scene once the plumbing and electrical have been run through the house and the drywall work has been completed. All the mudding of the walls and sanding has been done by the drywallers. They have also completed any texturing of ceilings.
Pressure washing house exteriors conjures up varying opinions. It can be an excellent tool for certain surfaces but can do more harm than good to a home’s exterior. Houses can withstand a variety of weather conditions, but they were not designed to have high-pressurized water shot at them.
Parnell Painting Is A Professional Nanaimo Company With Over Twenty Years Of Experience
Parnell Painting can take care of your interior or exterior painting needs. Our goal is to provide our clients with a stress free painting experience. Contact us by email or phone to get a free, no obligation quote.