The lists above are by no means exhaustive, but they should give you an idea of when you can or can’t get away with skipping that initial step. And, as you may have figured out already, in the majority of cases it is a good idea to invest the time in a coat of primer. In fact, it may save you enough time and expense in the long-run to make it more than worthwhile!
Depending on the project, ABC’s experienced painters will apply paint using brushes, rollers and sprayers. Brightening up a space with a new coat of paint Removing “popcorn” ceilings Painting brick fireplaces Applying stain or paint to fences and decks Painting doors, trim and baseboards Adding chalkboard paint to a wall or surface Adding texture, stripes or stencils to a wall Advising homeowners on paint colors and textures for different areas Exterior painting jobs, including painting siding Painting an entire home for a new look .
If you still think of house painting only as a way to make your home look pretty, you are not using it to its full potential.
Painting can really add up so fast and be really expensive – but it’s interesting just how much money you were able to save. Plus, you learned so much and got a lot of experience that it’s probably worth it in the end. Jo February 25, 2015
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If you’re going to vacate your place for the duration of the work, make sure to take the essentials with you. For a project that will take multiple days, make a packing list so you don’t forget your toothbrush, chargers, clothes, entertainment, etc.
This was so great! Thank you for all the tips. I’d like to buy a house and fix it up one day and I know these tips will come in handy! Kathryn February 25, 2015
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.
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Would you recommend the same course of action if a portion of the Tudor-Lite exterior were covered in a reddish brick? Actually – I often recommend the trim and body (siding) be painted the same color when there is a lot of brick or stone on the home. But I wouldn’t suggest a white with brick, as it will look too stark against the warmth of the brick and mortar. You might try matching the trim/siding to the color of the brick’s grout – that is often the best choice!
One thing to consider when looking for a quality painting company is to have them start by doing a small project.
Similar to adding ceilings, painting the trim makes for easier touch-ups and straighter lines where walls and trim meet. Painting the trim also allows for a full seal of any gaps or cracks that exist.
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First, we worked to remove all wallpaper throughout the house. There was a wallpaper border in a couple rooms, so it wasn’t too big of a deal taking it off. I basically scored the paper, wet it, then scraped it off. We did a more in-depth post last year. The main thing to keep in mind when removing wallpaper is to score well, then soak soak soak. The longer you let the paper soak up the removal spray or water, the easier it will peel off! Don’t paint over the wallpaper. Like most short cuts in home repair, it will lead to more problems down the road. Which I ran into in this house. In the dining room, I was removing the wallpaper when I realized somebody had previously painted over wallpaper. In the entire room! Which leads me to the second thing we did.
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