Hey, folks. It’s Josh. I’ve been super busy these past couple of months working on our HFHS project house. As we mentioned in our last update, the house is coming along, and we can’t wait to share more with you soon. We’ve learned a LOT while working on this project! One task we recently completed was painting all of the interior. A lot more goes into painting than you might guess, so I thought it would be fun to share a thorough breakdown of everything we encountered and learned as we painted this house. If you have any big painting projects in your future, I highly recommend you check out some of these tips and lessons we learned so hopefully your project goes smoothly.
Maybe the paint color didn’t turn out the way you hoped. Don’t stress it can be changed. .
Paint finishes on your home are just as important as the colors you choose. This is why it’s critical to trust your exterior house painting project to a professional painting company. Not only will professional painters use the right painting tools and techniques to deliver a flawless finish, an expert paint color consultant will help you choose the perfect paint finishes for your siding and trim. Trusting your exterior home painting project to the professionals will provide you with beautiful, long-lasting results. Request your free exterior painting quote today!
When painting trim adjoining siding, use painter’s tape to mask the siding. Remove the tape as soon as the paint sets-up.
Complete the roller work on the freshly cut-in wall before cutting-in the next wall so that you are always keeping a wet edge. This will help you to create a uniform finish where the roller work meets the brush work.
LOVE this! Everyone keeps telling me not to paint my vinyl siding. But it’s this light cream and just makes the house look dirty. I hate it! Did you hear not to paint it? How did you decide to go ahead? August 10, 2021
You’ve likely heard that the best time to paint your house is when the weather warms up—and that’s largely true. Optimal weather for paint is generally when temperatures are consistently warm and above 50 degrees F. While springtime in certain parts of the country may be warm enough, in many other parts, it’s not reliably temperate, especially come nighttime when temperatures may dip into freezing territory. Also keep in mind rainy season—which arrives for most areas in the spring.
Our average exterior or partial interior project usually requires 3-5 days to complete. We follow paint manufacturer’s preparation and application methods to produce the most durable coating possible. We have developed a special treatment, unique to the south side of your home. This process focuses on removing any existing failed coats, applying one solid coat of penetrating oil-based primer, and back-rolling 2 coats of premium grade Sherwin Williams® exterior paint. Read more… Paints and finishes release low-level toxic emissions into the air for years after application. The source of these toxins is a variety of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which, until recently, were essential to the performance of the paint.
When to use a satin paint finish: If you want a beautiful sheen on your trim that isn’t too shiny, this is the finish for you. This is especially true if you live in a hot, sunny climate as satin paint contains more UV protectant to prevent fading.
We offer additional services, such as wallpaper and popcorn ceiling removal, as well as plaster and drywall repair. Our painters are bonded, insured, and undergo extensive background screening for your peace of mind. When you turn to Fresh Coat Painters for your painting needs, you can rest assured that we'll get the job done right, the first time.
A Word About Lead Paint: Before scraping or sanding paint on a home built before 1978, test the paint for lead. (For more information, see Testing for Lead). Sanding or scraping paint that contains lead can be very hazardous to the health of your family. You can buy an inexpensive lead-test kit online or at a home improvement center.
Starting with some paint swatches, I narrowed down my choices to Swiss Coffee by Behr. The most perfect creamy white. Bright, but not too bright. Warm, but not too warm. I am so happy with it! Not to mention, it perfectly matches my lime-washed fireplace! Side note: I DID consider going that route (lime-wash) for the exterior, but chose not to because of availability issues from Covid.
The cost to paint your home’s exterior will be a bit less overall, though the paint products themselves are a bit more costly. On average, expect to pay between $3,500 and $7,000. On top of enhancing your curb appeal, repainting your exterior increases the value of your home. Plus, it gives you the chance to customize the look of your home to your exact specifications.
Interior painting for new construction costs $2 to $5 per square foot depending on the size of the house, the heights of the ceilings, the number of colors used, and the level of detail. Typically, contractors will flat paint and spray the entire home interior one color.
So, you’re about to paint one or more rooms inside your home? Great! Home painting can be an ideal way to modernize, add charm and character, brighten or darken, and freshen up a room with relatively little cost. Before you get the brush out and start painting, you may want to stop and read some advice we’ve compiled here at Experts In Your Home. While we provide home painting services, we also cheer on and help inform DIY home projects that you decide to tackle yourself.
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Allow the paint to dry, observing its color in both daytime and night. This will give you a true idea of what the color will look like on your walls.If you are unsure of the color, purchase a few samples and do the same. You might be surprised at what colors you actually like, and even more surprised at how what you thought was your favorite color on the swatch looks terrible in your home.