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“Provided base coat for a never-painted large, garage, two coats of paint, power wahed walls and garage floor, and painted the floor of the garage. Excellent. Garage looked like new. Also completed some trim work that had never been done. Entire job was completed on time and at exact cost. Peter Smith supervises the work himself. He stands by his work. If any touch up is needed, he is there. I highly recommend him. Five years ago, Peter Smith painted the exterior of my house (4,000 square feet). He just came back to do some touch-up work. His charge for the touch-up work was reasonable and it will postpone the need for another house painting for at least 2 more years. To me, that is a great job!!”
This is so helpful! I’m getting ready to paint our upstairs apartment so our new renter can move in and it’s a daunting task. Do you have a recommendation for you favorite painter’s tape? I’ve never found one that seemed to actually do anything. Rosie February 27, 2015
A wrong paint color scheme, on the other hand, can really cheapen and distract from your very expensive kitchen, date your brand new flooring, or make even the most elaborate Victorian exterior look boring, bland and blah.
You can, of course, choose bolder colors and make them work with older homes. But we advise choosing colors that play well with the age and vibe of the home and that bring out the home’s good bones.
Older homes built before 1978 may have leaded paint. Therefore, if you decide to go the DIY method, there is a good chance that you will have to learn how to remove and handle it safely.
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My husband and I want to buy an old house when we stop renting, so these tips will definitely be coming in handy! Krista February 25, 2015
Lastly, if you do not have heavier equipment like ladders or extension poles, you should add $125 – $450 to the paint material costs above.
Here is a good video that shows painting techniques and includes some other door improvements:
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
But every old home needs maintenance, updates or a refresh every few years or so. Paint is one of the best ways to give an old home new life while still retaining the integrity of the home. Painting an old home, however, is often accompanied by its own set of challenges which can range from small (tricky corners and trim) to large (replacing and repairing damaged walls or wood).
As a secondary source of income and because we really enjoy the process, we purchase and renovate old houses and then resale them. We do most of the renovations ourselves, but we have a team of professional painters who provide house painting services on the exteriors of the homes.
Late spring, summer, and early fall are the best times to paint a house exterior. Painting in the fall or early winter is ideal in southern states that stay warm year-round. Optimal painting weather is warm and dry.
• New work or repair? If a remodeling contractor leaves smoothly finished drywall, prep work is eliminated, and the painting can begin. Where walls or siding need a lot of scraping, spackling and sanding, the same-size project can take twice as long.
I live next door to this house and I just wanted to say a big “Thank you!” The pictures do not do justice to how terrible the house looked before ABM purchased it. You all have done so much to add value to the house and also our neighborhood. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to meet the family that eventually moves in! Margaret Annie Williamson March 03, 2015