There were a couple things that needed to be done before I even started thinking about painting. Since the house was built in 1921, I wanted to check for lead. You can find lead testers in any home improvement store. I followed the directions on the label, did some tests, and found that the house was lead free! That was a relief because removing lead is a huge hassle, requiring professionals, special suits, and more tests. No thank you. If you do happen to test for lead and it shows positive, you can contact the national lead hotline, which should get you on the right track for proper removal. Fortunately we were able to bypass that entire process.
The Andersons hire someone to paint the house. Jim and Margaret have a discussion about whether someone does the job for the money or for the sense of accomplishment. They make a bet to see ... Read allThe Andersons hire someone to paint the house. Jim and Margaret have a discussion about whether someone does the job for the money or for the sense of accomplishment. They make a bet to see who is right, and then ask the painter why.The Andersons hire someone to paint the house. Jim and Margaret have a discussion about whether someone does the job for the money or for the sense of accomplishment. They make a bet to see who is right, and then ask the painter why. .
But you need to make sure you hire the right house painters or you might end up having even more headaches than doing the job yourself. Among other things, here are just a few questions to ask any professional painters that you’re considering for the job.
"Josh was referred to me to paint the interior of my kitchen and living room. I was immediately surprised by his professionalism. He was always prompt, professional, very enjoyable to work with and did a wonderful job. Josh was always concerned that I was happy and he was always accommodating. I was so impressed with his work that I have accelerated, the time schedule, for a large painting job I have planned. I look forward to using his firm again and recommending him to others. I am very pleased with his work. Thank you Josh!!"
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Because of my lack of experience, I made only about $13 per hour. However, I paid attention to invoicing and other aspects of the business on my occasional contract jobs, so I could probably start a painting business myself if I wanted to. This leads us to our next advantage . . .
When you contact us, we will ask questions to get an understanding of what you need done. For larger jobs, we’ll schedule a brief meeting at your home.
Interior commercial painters charge $2 to $6 per square foot. Cost estimates depend on the size of the job and whether it's new construction or a repaint.
As you can see, many factors can impact how long your exterior paint job will last. The good thing is that there are easy ways to maintain your paint job so you can maximize its lifespan. Here are some tips on expert exterior house painting applications, allowing you to enjoy that beautiful home for years to come.
Request the name and contact of their insurer. Even if the contractor presents you with a certificate of insurance, they could call right after your meeting and cancel. Call the insurer yourself to make sure that their insurance is up to date.
The ceiling of an interior should be painted first, as this is the area where we have the least control. Paint will almost definitely fall on the floor, and a little might even get on the walls; but that won’t matter much as they are going to be painted later.
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Note: Gallons of paint and primer will cover less space on rough or porous materials such as brick or stucco.
Request a portfolio, too. Painters might not update their websites frequently, but they’re sure to have documentation of their best work that they can share with you in some format.
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Cleaning involves removing any pollen, mildew, dirt, and any loose paint, by pressure washing. This usually only takes a few hours, but it will need to dry afterward. On a house with wood siding, the drying may take a day or more.
Living rooms are typically larger spaces that may or may not have higher wall heights. On average, painting living rooms cost more because they take longer to complete. In that case, you can expect to pay anywhere from $740 – $1,200 to paint a living room space.