I agree completely — never paint over wallpaper! My house is very old and the original owners had wallpaper (layer upon layer) in every room in the house — even the bathrooms. Then the last owner painted over the wallpaper. Yikes! What a mess. So glad most of it is gone but it was a chore. Thanks for the great tips to painting the house. Quality tools are key (and patience). Skylar Mitchell February 25, 2015
This company began by painting the side of our house when they were supposed to be painting the walls inside of our screened patio. we never showed them the side of our house -- never discussed it yet they blamed this mistake on us. They then painted over the holes where the screws to a hurricane shutters go. Next they painted the ceiling of our patio green instead of white and got paint on the pool patio screens. This company promised to paint our driveway and garage floor, even after being asked about proper preparation, they assured us they knew what they were doing and we now cannot use our driveway or a garage floor without pulling the paint up with our tires. I do not recommend them! .
Josh, thank you for the painstaking detail you use to describe what we painters go through. Especially on a renovation project. Most are not this big but laying out what DIY’ers would be looking at before they start is quite eye opening…we have a painting business and find it helpful when homeowners have outside resources to gather information on… keep up the good work! Nathan Gwinn September 11, 2021
Justin and Brian were pleasant, communicated well, and basically exhibited excellent customer service. The job was professionally done. We are pleased, absolutely no complaints.
Everyone has a slightly different method of choosing new paint colors. Some property owners just follow their intuition, while others seek inspiration from blogs, magazines, and other properties in the area. If you’re having trouble narrowing down your color selection, we can help you choose an interior or exterior color scheme that will improve your property’s curb appeal and provide lasting aesthetic benefits.
How your paint dries depends on weather conditions and temperature at the time of application. That’s why you have to do the work when the weather is warm so that your paint job turns out perfectly.
A fresh coat of house paint may be the last line of defense to protect the exterior of your home from moisture and the impending wood rot that often occurs during tough seasons. Failing to take the necessary steps to protect your home in the first place can be even more costly when you have to pay extra to fix the damage. It may not seem like it now, but trust us, it’s much easier (and less expensive) to invest in protecting your home with professional services from our exterior painters in Columbus Ohio now rather than later.
$315 – $945 Calculate how much paint you need – One gallon of paint covers up to 400 SF. Professionals recommend two coats of paint and buying more than you need.
The Prime Painting & Construction website uses a simple but modern design to provide as much information on the homepage as possible. The company’s services are well outlined on the front page through a drop-down list. You can also easily access the company’s contacts through social media handles on the header and footer.
One or two stories? Painting one story may be within the scope of a DIYer. Painting two stories means extension ladders and scaffolding — probably contractor territory.
Antonio Sandoval Painting Inc. is proud of its safety program and spotless worker safety record and selects painting materials with regard to the environment. The trusted partner for a number of general contractors, architects, and color consultants, Antonio Sandoval Painting is thorough when it comes to communication and professionalism and loves a good challenge.
We don’t just offer professional painting services. Our company also focuses on exceptional communication from design to clean-up, so you’ll always know what to expect. The painting crew will treat your property with the utmost care and respect by laying down drop cloths and other protective devices before starting and cleaning up every scrap of drywall, paint, or other materials left behind after a job well done.
The Paintzen company website has a relatively spacious home page with information being summarized into tabs and thumbnails. Scrolling down towards the footer, you get to access previous customer reviews and tabs connecting to the company’s social media links.
Wait for clear, dry weather before you prime and paint. Outdoor temperatures should be between 50 and 90 degrees F. Don’t prime or paint in the morning before the dew has evaporated, and stop painting before evening dampness sets in. Don’t paint on windy or dusty days.
Painting a house takes 4 to 5 days on average, including cleaning, preparation, and painting. Painting time depends on the home and crew size, weather, and prep work required. Smaller homes may take 1 to 2 days. Larger houses or homes needing repairs may take 7 to 10 days.
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.