A Word About Lead Paint: Before scraping or sanding paint on a home built before 1978, test the paint for lead. (For more information, see Testing for Lead). Sanding or scraping paint that contains lead can be very hazardous to the health of your family. You can buy an inexpensive lead-test kit online or at a home improvement center.
Apartment painting projects normally have lower square footage totals compared to entire homes. .
Three Brothers Painting Inc. has served Atlanta since 1991. Our company originated with a crew of only five people who were regular painters for other companies. We combined our experiences and skills and as time went by we trained and hired new associates and have grown to over 80 employees. Our first and foremost goal has always been “Great Service” and “100% Customer Satisfaction.”
If you just bought your home, it is hard to know when it was last painted. However, you can try to inquire about the paint job to plan out when your house might need a repaint job. The quality and type of paint used, how many coats were used, and the color used, all have an impact on longevity.
The company’s communication was very good throughout the process. As far as the actual painting, we were fortunate to have Justo and his crew for our house painting. They did a fantastic job start to finish and were pleasant to be around. In the hit or miss world of contractors , this company will take care of you.
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.
The Capital City Painting, LLC website is modernized and minimalistic in terms of content. There is a strikingly good balance between text and images, making the webpage look spacious. Toward the bottom is an invitation to request a free estimate for the company’s services.
Brush back and forth to spread the paint evenly on horizontal siding or, for vertical siding, up and down.
To work safely and efficiently, you need the right equipment, which will depend upon the nature of the work you’ll be doing. Preparation, for example, can call for a selection of tools that includes sanding and scraping tools or, if your siding is in good shape, just a hose with a nozzle.
4. Wear coveralls! Wear shoe protectors. Wear a head sock! Wear goggles! Especially when first starting out, and/or are spraying a ceiling, you will get paint everywhere. My glasses will never be the same.
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.
Replacing vinyl siding costs $3 to $11 per square foot for siding too worn or damaged to paint.
A 2,000 sq.ft. home usually consists of two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a dining room, and a kitchen, depending on the layout. If you live in a home this size, you can expect to pay between $6,000 to $8,000 to paint the interior and between $3,000 and $7,700 to paint the exterior. Painting the entire house from the inside out costs $9,000 to $15,700.
Once your house has been fully repainted by SF House Painting, you can expect to not have to repaint for another 10-15 years, minimum. That's because we invest the time to make sure any underlying issues are fixed before we begin a project. On top of that, we always use at least a double coat of high quality paint, locking in the repairs and keeping your house looking beautiful for a decade. When you contract with SF House Painting, you experience the benefits of high quality.
Oh wow, this looks like SO much work! I guess I have been renting in big cities for so long and not painting myself. However, any time my family does they DIY – and it’s always a much better, more creative job than when they pay someone!! The whole house is your canvas =) Gerilyn Larsen February 25, 2015
But anyone who’s done their own interior painting knows that it’s not nearly as easy as it seems. From an uneven paint finish on the wall to drips on the floor, you need to avoid any number of pitfalls before your DIY paint project can be a success.
“Platinum Painting has always provided first rate, responsive and professional very reasonably priced service. From new paint to re-paint (interior and exterior), wood staining (from cabinets to stairways), touch ups and repairs - Platinum Painting does it all - and does it right the first time. They've always exceeded our expectations.”