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If you use a power washer on wood siding, be very careful not to erode the wood’s surface or to blast water into the separations between boards. For more, see How to Clean House Siding.
Upon acceptance of the quote by the client, the house painter must purchase the correct quantity of paint in the required colors. Some house painters list the exact brand and shade of paint in the quote. It is the painter's responsibility to determine exactly what type of primer and paint is suitable.
Apply a minimum of two coats of acrylic paint. You can watch YouTube videos to learn proper painting techniques from the pros. Allow the paint to dry before applying additional coats.
Sometimes, all it takes is a fresh coat of paint or a new layer of stain to make your home’s exterior look good as new. We’re Cumming, GA’s premier exterior home painters and we’re fully equipped to paint your home’s exterior or stain your wooden deck or fence. Whether you’re looking to flip a house or to simply update your home, Bear Mountain is the right partner for the job.
Alexandria, you are a brave soul to tackle the popcorn ceilings. Good luck on the rest of your reno!
For this step, you’ll need: A paintable wood putty, wood putty knives (assorted sizes), sandpaper, and an orbital sander.
The ceilings are all covered in popcorn finish. We really didn’t want to keep the texture at all, but decided to forgo removing it to save money since it’s mainly an aesthetic preference anyway. But we wanted to at least get the ceiling back to looking white. Previous residents must have been smokers, as the ceiling in the living and dining room had taken on a gross yellow patina. Although popcorn with butter is delicious, you don’t want your ceiling to look like buttered popcorn. There were some unsightly water stains as well. We initially just tried painting over the stains with KILZ primer (we actually just tested one spot to experiment.) The water based primer didn’t have a chance against the stain, and within minutes it was seeping through the (several) coats of primer.
Before work starts, do your part by clearing the area. It’s okay to ask workers for help moving a large bookcase, but first pack up all the books — and all your knickknacks in the room. Move cars from the garage, driveway or in front of the house so the painter can park a van full of supplies near the house.
*Note: Nigel does not recommend a certain minimum or maximum number of bids. Instead he recommends letting your research be your guide. If you really like five contractors, speak to five. If only two, that may be enough to find the right fit. You can always go back and get more later. Above: My porch looking fresh after the Catchlight crew came through. Detailed work such as window mullions require a steady hand and a lots of time. Request a detailed proposal.
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.
A sturdy step ladder will help you easily reach the top corners of you walls when brushing. Both of these items will keep you from overextending your body causing injury.
The factors which impact the cost of your project are the size of the area you want painted, whether the job is multi-story and requires scaffolding and other specialized equipment, and how long it will take for the project to be complete, particularly if there are any unique challenges of the space.
However, it's very important to know that this all depends on the details of your home and when it comes to details, there are many changing factors that determine the cost of a painting estimate. Give us a call at 904-615-6599 to go over the details. The average painting cost per square foot usually runs from $2.25 – $4.75 for interior house painting.
Inside or outside; paint or stain: Let’s figure out how much you’ll need to make amazing happen. Calculate
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