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• Inside or outside? Inside, there are solid floors, reachable ceilings and uniformly bright working light. Outside, uneven ground makes it difficult to set ladders and reach roof overhangs. Nature isn't your friend here, either: Dew can cause paint-adhesion problems, and rain can ruin still-wet paint. .
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It is also important to know the season your newly-acquired home was painted since the weather condition when your house was painted can change how well the paint dried.
The Truckee Kelly Brothers team did a great job painting the inside walls of our Airport Terminal and Office building. They were able to minimize disruption of our public use areas and made the facility look new again! Thanks to the hard working crew of Julio, Carmen, Cristian and Axel! We appreciate the timely and professional job! Marc Lamb, AVCOM Manager
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If you're renting, ask for your landlord's permission and if they would be willing to help with the cost.
Did you know that the time of year you choose to paint the interior can have a drastic effect on the price of your job? If you want to save on paint costs, you may want to consider booking a time slot during the off-season.
Painting the interior of your home should be a fantastically enjoyable and rewarding experience. Trying to conduct the effort by yourself can lead a great deal of frustration and substandard results. The best way to avoid this situation is to hire a professionally licensed painter to help with the effort.
Should you go with a pro or no? Before taking the painting plunge, consider the following:
If you can’t paint your house without exposing yourself to the possibility of falls or injury, hire a pro. It isn’t worth the risk. Either way, it pays to get three bids from painting contractors. That way, you can roughly calculate your savings if you do the job yourself.
To remove any loose paint from a smooth stucco surface, use a scraper as discussed above. If the surface is textured, remove loose paint with a wire brush. Then, regardless of whether the surface is smooth or textured, give the stucco surface some “tooth” for new paint to grip by “scratching” it with a wire brush.
Most experts will advise that you to paint your exterior walls every 5-10 years, depending on climate, previous paint job, and other factors that we will discuss later on. Wood siding– this can be repainted 3-7 years. Averagely, it needs paintwork every four years due to stainingStucco– this lasts 5-6 years if done professionallyCement fiberboard siding. These can go for 10-15 years before repaintingAluminum sliding– paint usually last about five yearsBrick– Paint on brick can last 15-20 years
San Francisco is known for whacky Victorian homes - often decorated like a fondant cake, with pastel purples, blues or yellows. It takes masterful craftsmanship to upkeep these homes with high-end painting. These top exterior house painters are among the best in the City. Why is this list free?
Masonry walls, including brick and concrete, can be painted. First clean them with a solution of TSP (tri-sodium phosphate) or a phosphate-free alternative. Wear rubber gloves and safety glasses or goggles while mixing and applying the solution. Rinse the area thoroughly.
We recommend obtaining a written, detailed outline of the surface preparation process before you hire your next painter. Any good residential painting service worth considering should include detailed prep details in their estimate.
Ladders. The height and surrounding grade of your house will determine the needed type and height of ladders you need. For a tall house, figure you’ll want a 16-foot extension ladder and a 6- or 8-foot stepladder. For a short house, just the stepladder should fill the bill.