The most popular DIY project that home owners try to tackle on their own is painting! While some may be able to “get the job done” others quickly find themselves overwhelmed once they realize just how difficult a painting project can be. The following is a few reasons why you should absolutely leave some painting projects to the pros.
Materials, Cost and Quality
Money is a pretty common factor when people are deciding to start a painting project. Even though it seems like you might be able to save by doing it on your own, just simply purchasing the paint and other materials you could spend more than you would have if you had just let someone take the hassle out of your project. The interior of your home is something that you spend lots of time looking at. There are certain techniques that are used by professionals that guarantee a “look to love”.
The hassles of your home life can become a real handful at times. Imagine, you are all set to start painting, the dog starts barking, the door bell rings, the baby cries, the phone rings… the list could be a long one. You’re the one in charge of your big painting project but wait, don’t forget about all the other tasks you have to complete before the days end. Trust us, you’ll be glad you call in the professionals to do your next big project. Let us help with relieving some of your day to day stress.
Avoid the Trouble
Its not just the paint that can be a difficulty! The painting process alone can be tedious and time consuming but think of all the other chores involved that you could take up your time. Just a few reasons you should let the pros get your job done are: Moving furniture, draping the floors and your belongings to avoid getting paint on your things, and taping areas off that you don’t want painted. Instead of try to factor in all the time it takes to add prep time to the actual paint job, have our team help you out!
Leave it to us to get all your painting jobs done! Don’t Fuss, call us at Best Painting Inc.
Check out this article below from Sherwin Williams. Get the best look with the help of our highly skilled team of estimators and painters. Let us take the worry and the work out of your newest project!
The latest trend in bringing color and design to a room has people rolling up the carpet and using bright paint colors on their wood flooring.
Painting hardwood floors is an innovative way to add punch and dimension to any room in a house. More than just incorporating color and lifting a room's mood, a painted floor can also help solve design problems. For example, vertical stripes extending down a hallway can give the illusion of length and depth. A bold geometric pattern in a small foyer can make it appear larger and add dynamic personality to a space that's often overlooked. A painted border around a rooms' edge can be a way to introduce multiple colors and pull out elements or themes found in the rooms' wall coverings, furniture or rugs. A floor painted in a common color can help unify interconnecting rooms.
There's no limit to the wonderful looks that can be created with today's glazes, paints and finishes on hardwood floors. Stains can look like inlays of exotic woods. Paint can mimic virtually any material, including marble, granite, tile, brass and gold. According to Joe Boone Jr., owner of Wood Floors International in Jacksonville, Fla., having a professional create a complex pattern or faux look often costs less than half what using the real materials would. Plus, painting is an inexpensive trick to turn a not-so-beautiful floor into something truly unique.
The secret to any quality paint job is proper surface preparation. Basic preparation steps usually include washing, scraping or sanding and priming. The floor surface needs to be clean, dry, dust-free and as smooth as possible. You'll need to fill large depressions and cracks in the wood flooring with a product that dries hard. Cover bare wood floors with either a primer or a sealer. A primer will help hide the wood grain that otherwise might show through the finish paint. However, if you want some of the wood grain to show through, use a clear sealer so that the paint from the design doesn't bleed into the wood. Hardwood floors that have a varnish or urethane finish must be sanded before a primer or sealer is applied.
Foot traffic inevitably scuffs, scratches and wears down the paint, giving the floors a soft patina and suggesting a sense of history. Some people even use sandpaper to hurry along the timeworn look. However, if you want to ensure your newly painted floor lasts for many years to come, make sure to apply two coats of polyurethane over the dried paint. In high-traffic areas, apply a third coat six months later, after the initial coats have completely cured.
Although temperatures are plummeting, there is still time to protect your home and buildings exteriors from frigid temps, ice, and snow. Without being adequately prepared winter weather can cause damage to your siding, trim, shutters, doors, and windows. Exterior painting offers additional benefits that you may not have considered, it’s not just giving your home a new look or adding to its value. Before the worst of our weather returns, here are a few things to keep in mind when considering the benefits of exterior paint.
As we approach a New Year, Best Painting Inc., would like to announce the Color of the Year, or rather Colors of the Year.
Furthermore, we’d like to elaborate on what these Colors mean to us.
Starting with Sherwin Williams Color of the Year, which is ‘Naval SW 6244’, Similar to PPG’s Color of the Year which is ‘Navy Chinese Porcelain’. Both colors represent Navy in different tones.
Sherwin Williams Naval Color is a deep and sophisticated Navy blue as shown here
Light Tans and greys accentuate the blue in this color. Primarily Naval is used for accent walls, front doors and powder bathrooms. But that is not the only place to use Naval. It’s also gorgeous on cabinets and styled properly can be nice to use on all walls in an office, dining room or bedroom.
Like Naval, PPG’s Navy Chinese Porcelain is a darker, shaded, orchid blue with a violet undertone. When we think of Navy Chinese Porcelain our minds may go to antiques like so
However, Chinese Porcelain is just as elegant for our home as it is on antiques!
Here is a great example of how this Navy can class up your home!
Now that we have the two Navy Colors of the year, look into what the other Painting Companies are talking about. For example, we have Behr’s Color of the year ‘Back to Nature-S340-4’. Back to Nature is a revitalizing green hue that engages our nature and outdoors side, this color pairs well with other greens and plant-like shades. This is perfect for a calm yet vibrant home as seen here
Again with the theme of calming colors, we have Dunn Edwards Color of the Year ‘Minty Fresh (DE5687)’
Minty Fresh is a calm, clean and crisp high point pastel that can coincide with our nature colors and really bring some brightness to your home for a Fresh new beginning.
Lastly, I’d like to appreciate Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, ‘First Light 2101-10’. This color is a soft, airy pink that flatters any living space. The great thing about First Light is that it is an alternative to white and goes well with other calming colors. Here is a representation of First light below
For more information regarding the Colors of the Year please see provided links as references.
https://www.behr.com/consumer/inspiration/2020-color-trends/coty/ -Behr’s Color of the Year is ‘Back to Nature- S340-4’
https://news.ppg.com/2020colortrends -PPG’s Color of the Year is ‘Navy Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6)’
https://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/inspiration/color-forecast/2020-color-forecast/2020-color-of-the-year-naval -Sherwin Williams Color of the Year is ‘Naval SW 6244’
https://www.dunnedwards.com/colors/specs/posts/dunn-edwards-r-2020-color-of-the-year-minty-fresh-de5687 - Dunn Edwards Color of the Year is ‘Minty Fresh (DE5687)’
https://www.hospitalitydesign.com/news/business/benjamin-moore-announces-2020-color-of-the-year/ -Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year is ‘First Light 2102-70’
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Best Painting Inc.
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1. Paint is one of the cheapest, easiest ways to update the look of your home before you list it. Lighter and neutral colors are preferred when selling because they tend to appeal to most people. You never know who will walk through the door to view the house, so it makes sense to keep the styling primary. You don’t have to paint every room, necessarily, just those that obviously need it. Rooms with dark paint, chipped or dirty paint are the ones that will benefit most. If you have wallpaper in your home, it is almost always a good idea to remove it to sell your home for the most money. Wallpaper dates a home.
Buyers have a hard time selling past wallpaper. Some sellers assume a buyer should just be able to “look past it.” This is a mistake as it defeats the purpose. Getting rid of wallpaper is all about first impressions and making a home more appealing to a buyer. Removing the wallpaper is what puts more money in a sellers pocket.
It is imperative for a Homeowner to understand how important the initial visit is to a home and the impression it makes on a buyer.
2. Exterior-The exterior is the first thing buyers will see, so you want it to look good.
A fresh coat of Paint helps the Outside of your home look fresh and new.
Clean up any junk that may have accumulated in the yard or on the outside of any storage sheds.Make sure the grass is mowed and that weeds are taken care of before someone comes to view the home.
3. Kitchen-Everyone wants a large, spacious kitchen with all new appliances – where they can cook and entertain (even if they never do either). Now your kitchen may not satisfy these desires without significant upgrades, which may not make sense financially.
Do not do a complete kitchen renovation unless your agent tells you that he or she believes you can make your money back on the sale.
However, you can make some minor repairs that will make your kitchen appear more inviting, even if it isn’t a “dream kitchen”.
If the painting, lighting, and countertops all scream the 1970s, you can change all of these without too large of an investment.
You can paint as necessary, install new fixtures and replace the countertops to something more appealing (granite and marble are not a requirement for an updated look).
The price of solid surface materials, however, has come down in recent years so it might be worth getting an estimate for installing granite countertops, especially when the kitchen counter space is not huge.
As far as appliances go, buyers are going to expect these to work. If the oven, dishwasher or range are out of operation – or in awful shape – replacing them might be necessary to appeal to buyers.
4. Bathroom-A clean bathroom – one where everything works as it should – is a necessity. If you have a problem with a running toilet or a leaky faucet, make repairs as necessary. You can cause the toilet look much better just by replacing the seat.
Cleaning up the grout or replacing it is always a good idea, as it can become dirty over the years. Any missing tiles should also be replaced.
If the bathroom has old wallpaper or dingy surfaces, a new paint job is recommended. The brighter and cleaner you can make the room, the better.
The bathrooms and kitchen are the most important areas in a home. These are areas where buyers will put their focus. They are also the most expensive areas in a home to upgrade.
This makes it vital for you to repair any issues before putting your home up for sale.
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Here is Paul, a journeyman painter with Best Painting Inc. Has he helped with your painting project? He has been busy the last couple months painting the new Chuze @ Winrock Plaza. He will now be back on residential for a bit while he waits for his next commercial project. He is ready to come help with your painting project. How is your home looking? Do you need Interior or Exterior work on your home or business? Reach out to us today at 505-385-6173. We would love to set you up with an appointment for a free quote today. #PaintingAbq #AbqPainter #DrywallStuccoRepair www.BestPaintingAbq.com
Here we have Marcos working on an Interior of a new business. How is your home looking? We are offering a 15% discount on interior or exterior work now till 04/01/2019. We will continue a 10% discount until 04/15/2019. If you sign for interior and exterior before 04/01/2019 we will give you a 20% discount. Just ask your estimator for your discount or ask office person when you call for free quote.
about the owner
The founder of Best Painting Inc. started residential / commercial painting with his brother. After moving to California, the founder continued residential / commercial painting and came back to Albuquerque in 1988. He continued painting until he started his own company in 1992.