Detailed and fabulous post Josh! Thank you, and what a fab job you are doing with that house…erm, can we hire you to fly down and paint our beach house in Jamaica? 🙂 paul July 14, 2017 Laura Hager February 25, 2015
Just had exterior of my house painted by Kelly Brothers (Gusto and his crew were really professional & did a wonderful job). I'm very happy with the results .
Have damaged surfaces that look like nothing can save them other than replacement? Proper surface preparation and the right products in skilled hands will restore, protect and extend the life of your house in the most economical way possible.
Mostly walls or woodwork? A roller makes quick work of unobstructed walls. Rooms with wide baseboards, elaborate window casings and cornice molding at the ceiling demand more time and effort. Ample trim means a lot of brushwork — even more so if the job includes cabinets and shelves — and edges into the realm of professionals.
When painting a window, begin with the muntins and then paint the stiles, rails, head casing, side casings, and sill. If the window sash is operable, open it so it won’t be sealed shut.
The house we’re working on is about 900 square feet. All in all it cost about $1300 to paint the entire place. The quote from our contractor was $2500 and that number didn’t include skim coating the dining room, which we ran into unexpectedly. So we saved over $1000 doing it ourselves, and our cost included a paint sprayer we purchased! Actually, let me break down all of the costs for you. (This is a rough breakdown, all numbers are rounded.)
Make sure you prime the entire wall after patching holes and cracks with filler. If not, the finishing coats will absorb into the repairs differently that elsewhere on the wall and result in a blotchy, uneven finish.
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Pricing wise, they are very competitive. What impressed me was they didn't require an upfront deposit, instead they ask for 50% of the estimate after they are 50% complete, and the balance at the end of the job. That shows confidence in their workmanship.
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Should you DIY or hire a professional painter? By the end of this guide, you’ll be better equipped to make the smartest decision when it comes to your interior painting project. Not to mention, using our tips below might actually help you save some money!
Want to sell your house faster? Use the paint colors that sell - to improve the curb appeal and raise the value of your house in the eyes of prospective buyers. After all, first impression is everything and when it comes to paint color, ugly costs you just as much as beautiful.
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Use thick cotton drop cloths to protect bushes, decks, patios, porches, walkways and anything else that you don’t want splattered with paint.
Awesome post! I just wanted to add a couple tips about cleaning brushes that might be helpful. If you’re painting and are coming back for second coats later the same day, you can put your brush in a ziplock bag to keep it from drying out while you’re taking a break. When cleaning your brushes, use Murphy Oil Soap, it really helps to get the paint off and is eco friendly. You can even soak brushes in it and clean them later on if you’re a giant procrastinator like I am 🙂 I love following your progress with this house and am so stoked to see the finished product! Cheers and have a great day! Alexandra February 25, 2015 Jill @ Champagne for Everyday February 25, 2015