How much does it cost to paint a house?
The answer depends on a number of factors. You must consider the size of the house, the amount and quality of paint, and the amount of preparation work involved (for example, the removal of wallpaper, the repair of drywall, etc). We will give you an honest and straightforward estimate of the cost of painting your home's interior or exterior.
How do I prepare my home exterior for painting?
When you leave the job to us, we'll quickly and correctly take care of the preparation work. The main thing we'll do is make sure damaged or rotten pieces of wood are repaired or replaced. Next, we will prime the new pieces and then scrape or sand the existing materials to remove loose or peeling paint. Finally, we clean away mold or mildew and fix areas that need additional attention. After all of this is complete, it's time for us to paint.
How do I select an interior paint color?
This is mainly a matter of taste. You could choose a color that blends well with your existing design scheme or branch out with a new color palette for your home. Home improvement stores or interior designers will have swatches or samples you can take home and test. There are also online tools that allow you to visualize rooms in varying colors.
How often should I repaint my home?
For the exterior of a home, most people choose to paint anywhere between five and ten years. This timeline could differ based on climate, materials, and paint quality. Interior painting jobs are undertaken less frequently, such as when the homeowner decides it's time for a change, the paint is faded from direct sunlight, or the paint becomes damaged in some fashion.
Why should I choose a licensed and insured painting contractor?
The main reason to choose a professional to do any job is that you know it will be done right and it saves you a lot of time and effort. Additionally, when you hire a licensed and insured painting contractor, you have peace of mind that comes from knowing they are qualified and you have protection if an incident occurs.
What can I do for rotted wood painting?
Rotted wood should only be painted if the rot is not extensive. Otherwise, the wood should be replaced. As your contractor, we will first remove the crumbling wood and treat the remainder with several coats of wood hardener. Once that's dry, we'll apply wood filler to build up the area. Finally, we sand the area, then prime and paint it.