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!
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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.
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.