Traditional Exterior Paint Colors Keeping your home’s exterior paint colors decked in traditional varieties is…
Second-generation San Francisco native Bob Buckter has been working in architectural color design since 1970 and his results produce added value to your real estate, marketability, and pride of ownership. Referred to as ‘Dr. Color,’ Buckter is well known for his exceptional work with different color palettes, and offers color consultations for anyone, anywhere in the world. .
Choose a house painter that gives you warranty. This can be a two or five-year warranty. This way you are cushioned from spending more money if the paint were to peel or fade within a few months.
A primer is essentially a protective layer that you apply before the first coat of paint. If you are painting over an already painted surface, you may be able to avoid a primer altogether by using a 2-in-1 paint and primer product. However, if you are painting a surface that has never been painted before or changing the paint or finish type, it would be a good idea to prepare the surface using a traditional primer. Primers should also be used when painting over hard, smooth surfaces like glass or tile. All three types of primers, oil-based, latex-based, and shellac-based, can be used under latex paint.
I decided earlier this year to get my house painted. I met with a few companies to get quotes, but was not impressed until I met with James. He took the time to assess my house, to explain the process, to show me his licensure and insurance, and then to provide me with copies of Yelp reviews and references. He was very professional.
Next, multiply the number of paint gallons calculated above by the price per gallon of paint you want to use for the project.
Type of PaintInterior Paint Price per GallonExterior Paint Price per GallonAcrylic/Latex$15 - $50$20 - $50Water-Based$15 - $50$20 - $50Oil-Based$20 - $60$20 - $70Chalk$80 - $160$80 - $160
Painters charge $20 to $50 per hour on average, with specialty projects like murals ranging from $70 to $100 an hour. Most professional painters charge by the project or square foot rather than hourly rates.
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It is time to consider hiring house painters if you spot any bubbling, cracking, fading or flaking paint, or hardened caulk.
Wow, you all are hard at work! Major take home- don’t skip the foundation, which is thorough preparation and cleanup. It definitely makes the end result a satisfying one. Thanks for the tips & Happy Wednesday 🙂 Kristin Cook February 25, 2015
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Another tip! If you’re painting textured walls, even edge lock tape won’t always do the trick! You can put the tape on the wall and then go over the edges with a thin stripe or PAINTABLE clear caulking! One part will come up with the tape, the other stays on the wall under the paint, and keeps the paint from seeping under the edge of the tape. Just remember to keep it thin so you don’t see it on the wall! Hazel February 25, 2015
Wow, you really got down and dirty, I am seriously impressed when I hear people like yourself really learning and trying it yourself. Makes me feel like a slacker. I thought that was really interesting how you used a hose with bleach to get rid of the wall stains instead of the oil based primer. Now that I know it works I may try that myself and pass on the tip to friends. I am lucky to have a brother in the painting business hence the website . It really is tedious work and you need time which I never seem to have enough of. Great article, thanks for all of the great tips, I am happy I found your blog:-) Scott Bunker April 30, 2021
Here’s the “before” of the beautiful new build in Franklin, TN, where we chose a paint color palette for both the exterior and interior.
There is no formal training or education program required to become a house painter. Most residential or commercial painters learned their trade on the job. The skills required include a steady hand, upper body strength and no fear of heights. Many people who enjoy this work have an eye for colors and can appreciate the aesthetics of a space.
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