Looking forward to trying out some of your painting tips soon! Thanks for the post. Carolyn Selheim-Miller February 25, 2015
When it comes to improving your home, one of the quickest, easiest, and least expensive ways to make a significant impact is to paint the siding and trim. Nothing protects the structure, revives weatherworn siding, or adds visual style faster or more effectively than a new paint job. .
Designers for the Elkins Painting and Wallpapering website focused on simplicity. It uses basic text in paragraph form to tell a compelling story on why you should trust the company’s experts. The use of pictures also reinforces the text content.
The TruLine Painting webpage is simple but elegant and incorporates consistently bright images and fonts. The sliding animation effect of the home screen helps squeeze in as much content as possible without cluttering the page.
A 3,500 sq. ft. home is even bigger, which means it will cost more to paint. This size home usually consists of four bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, a living room, a dining room, and a kitchen--plus extra recreational rooms depending on the layout. An interior paint job for a house this size costs between $10,500 and $14,000, while an exterior job costs between $6,000 to $13,600. You can expect to pay between $16,500 and $27,600 to paint the entire house.
In order for your business to be as profitable as possible, your commercial property must be kept well maintained. If your exterior paint coat is peeling or unsightly, prospective clients and customers may be discouraged from patronizing your business. If your property's interior is uninviting and unprofessional, the same thing can occur.
Once you’ve narrowed a list of semi-finalists through your thorough online research, schedule a number* of appointments to receive an estimate. Think of these meetings as interviews. Nigel stresses that this is your best opportunity not only to get a sense of the company, but also to communicate your expectations, so make sure you are there when they visit.
Wow, I absolutely love the after pictures! That’s such a clean look, and I love the contrast between the house and the landscape around it. That probably won’t work for my particular home, but you’ve inspired me to consider something different than the standard beige I was looking at. I’ll have to decide and then it will be time to call in the painters!
Ask the company to provide a list of homeowners you can contact about their experiences with the company. Don’t be afraid to ask the references if you can come see the paint job in person.
If your walls have spots that are hard to reach, painting will probably end up taking longer, which means you’ll pay more in professional labor costs. Elements that can make parts of your home less accessible include: Multiple stories that require a ladder to reachBushes or trees growing close to the homeComplex trim, windows, doors, etc., to work around
The John Neill Painting and Decorating website provides a consistent flow of information from top to bottom. Much of the content is provided in the form of short paragraphs and summarized bullet points. The homepage also provides a full-screen view of slideshows showcasing the company’s unique house painting services.
Think through any areas that might need a deep clean or primed before painting. Ceiling painting in particular can be overlooked at this stage in the process. Older popcorn ceilings might need removed, smoothed, primed and painted. Or some ceilings may not have been cleaned in years, which means new paint may not adhere properly.
A semi-gloss paint offers visible shine on home exteriors and is ideal for surfaces that require frequent cleaning. The glossier sheen makes semi-gloss paint more durable than satin, so it’s easier to clean. Semi-gloss paint can also endure harsh weather conditions and withstand excess moisture. While a semi-gloss paint finish can look beautiful on trim details, it isn’t a good choice if you need to conceal cracks, chips, or other surface imperfections.
Unpainted redwood, cedar, and cypress siding have the charm of natural color and texture. Instead of painting these, most homeowners prefer to finish the woods with a clear or semi-transparent stain. Beneath paint, these woods have natural resins that may bleed through the surface finish, so they should be sealed before painting.
Latex paint, also known as water-based paint, dries faster and is more environmentally friendly than oil-based paint.
The cost of painting interior walls is fairly straightforward as it’s largely determined by the total square footage of the surface area. The cost to paint interior walls is $1.50 – $3.00 per square foot.
At a minimum I would recommend masking off the top of your baseboards. This will keep paint spatter (small dots of paint that fly off your roller cover) from speckling your trim.