“Hi, we are a full-service Interior Painting service.” This is a new line of advertising for a painting company. For many homeowners the phrase “full service” seems like an overused term that describes any and all services offered, but in the world of painting it means quite a few different things. A full service, as defined by House Painters includes:
– Painting the interior walls. Many painters will start by putting down a base coat of primer and then doing a semi-annual or annual maintenance call to apply new paint colors. When it comes to painting the walls, the professionals are always the best! They know what products to buy and how often to apply them to ensure the walls are painted beautifully.
– Painting trim and fixtures. When a house painter knows the different paint colors he needs for a room, he also knows what finish should be used on the trim and fixtures to maintain the consistent look. If the house painters do not know the paint colors and finishes they should be using, the trim and fixtures can appear shabby and worn, which will not be aesthetically pleasing. While trim and fixtures may not always be the focal point of the room, they are usually the most noticeable from the couch or dinning room.
– Painting the living room or dining room. While many painting jobs might require the painter to visit the home to get an idea of how the space looks, most professional painters will actually come to the home to complete the interior painting job. They will either visit with the homeowner or take measurements and pictures before coming to the house so they know what color scheme or styles to use while making the changes. It’s very important that these professional painters know what colors will look best with the room’s furnishings and layout.
– Cleaning the surfaces before painting. It’s imperative that a painter clean the surfaces that will be painted with any type of cleaner before starting the project. While it’s not required, many times a painter will clean the walls and floors before painting so that the surfaces won’t show dirt and dust like paint gets on them. This will make the process go faster and make it more efficient because there won’t be as much accumulation of dust and mess around the area.
– Making sure that all of the materials are ready to be painted. It is imperative that the painter has all of the supplies he needs before beginning any residential interior painting job. Paint thinners, brushes, sponges, caulking, mats, rollers, gloves, and other finishing materials are just a few of the items that need to be ready when a painter begins an interior painting job. There are also certain paints and coatings that should be applied at a certain temperature so the painter has an idea about what he will be working with ahead of time.
– Painting exposed bricks and blocks in the house. Many house painters find that they have difficulty painting brick and block walls because they do not always bond properly with the surface. Many painters also have a hard time painting ceilings, flooring, and doors because these areas can sometimes be hard to reach and have crevices or cracks in them. In addition, there are many times that painting exposed bricks and blocks can cause damage to drywall and other underlying materials which could ultimately lead to further repairs.
It will pay for a call today to ask about what the process will be when painters begin to paint a new wall within your home. Many contractors will have a checklist that will include all of the things that must be done before they begin work. This is the best way to ensure that your home will remain looking its best for years to come.