Combine quality workmanship and paint materials, into a durable and cost-effective painting project. Widely ranging in price and quality with warranties from 1 to 20 years. Interior painting is commonly turned down because cost is the greatest concern. It's usually not allowed by most HOAs.
Interior painting can be a difficult task if you lack experience and the required tools and materials. Some common problems that most inexperienced painters face are things like blistering, flaking, blocking, and foaming. At the time of completing the painting project everything seems fine, but just a few months down the road the paint begins to shows signs of weakness. Here are several tips for interior painting.
10 Interior Painting Tips
- Test lead in paint.
- Use large bucket for a consistent color.
- Let the paint dry, then cut the tape.
- Paint trim ﬁrst, then the ceiling/walls.
- Prime and texture wall patches.
- Clean dirty surfaces for strong bond.
- Roll paint along the edges for consistent texture.
- Use cotton drop cloths over plastic.
- Feather out paint if wet edge isn't possible.
- Sand and trim between coats for an ultra-smooth ﬁnish.
10 Exterior Painting Tips
- Test for lead in paint.
- Wash the exterior.
- Scrape off loose paint.
- Sand rough spots.
- Fill and repair.
- Apply primer.
- Caulk all joints.
- Choose the right paint.
- Apply top coat(s).
- Practice good maintenance.
The exterior paint is the first thing people see when they look at your home, so it requires a great deal of skill, attention, time, and effort. This includes things like preparation, sanding, masking, painting, additional coats, all while relying on weather that permits painting the exterior of your home. A good paint job can last 10 years. The key is proper preparation. Here are 10 steps to take to make sure your exterior paint job looks great, adds value to your home, and lasts a long time.
A fence is a great way to add some privacy to your land, mark property lines, keep children away from roads or driveways, or even keep them away from a pool. Contact your town hall or city's zoning office to learn about easements, height restrictions, setbacks, or any other regulations that you must adhere to before you build your fence.
Consider your home's style and color when selecting the paint for your fence. For example, a crisp white picket fence might look best for a traditional cottage or Colonial home. Darker homes made of brick look stunning when surrounded by matte black finish, like an iron fence. No matter what type of fence or paint your need, Express Remodeling is ready and willing to help turn your idea into reality.
A deck can be a beautiful addition to your home. However, painting such a complex structure can be a tricky task. Unlike wood siding, decks and fences have several sides of it's structure exposed to the weather. This requires extra attention when it comes to making sure you have fully painted, stained, or treated your deck.
If your deck or fence is only partially painted it can create serious problems. Leaving wood exposed is generally bad practice because it can still absorb moisture from vapors, even if the wood doesn't have direct contact with anything wet. Absorbing moisture will cause the wood to split, chip, become riddled with bubbles, and even lead to peeling paint. Once a painted surface has been compromised, you can no longer protect the wood.
Have Confidence With Our Paint Warranty
Express Remodeling, INC. warrants labor and material for a period of one year. We will supply materials and labor to correct any paint failures that may appear at no extra cost. This warranty is separate from the warranties provided by the paint manufacturers.
Express Remodeling believes in using the highest quality paint, so Sherwin Williams is our go-to paint unless otherwise requested by the homeowner. Have confidence knowing that if your paint peels or blisters within 20 years from the date of purchase, The Sherwin-Williams Company shall, upon presentation of proof of purchase, either replace or repair the peeling or blistering free of charge or refund the original purchase price.