Which type of paint should I use on wood?
You will have to determine which the type of wood you’re dealing with by sanding some exposed wood until it has an almost new appearance.
Is it required to use primer on pre-primed hardboard?
As a general rule, a coat of exterior alkyl primer is used before two coats of acrylic latex paint produces a superior result that lasts longer.
Oil or latex paint?
Latex paints are more environmentally friendly than oil-based paints. Oil based paints emit paint fumes that can be bothersome on painting jobs.
What should I look for when hiring a painting contractor?
When choosing a painting contractor, ensure they are licensed, insured and experienced. Look for reputable companies with local references.
How many painters will be sent to work in my home?
The number of workers assigned to a job will vary depending on the scope and size of the job they’re doing.
What is paint actually made of?
Paint is a group of emulsions made up of pigments suspended in liquid. Paints used today are made out of a variety of compounds.
How do I maintain my exterior painting job?
Regularly check the exterior of your home for dry rot, water penetration, cracks, and chalking. Once a year it should be pressure washed.
How do I maintain my interior painting job?
Removing dirt before it accumulates not only improves appearance, it reduces chances of it getting permanently embedded in the paint film.
How long does it take to get a certain project completed?
This will depend on the nature of the work you require. In most cases, the work will be done in 1 or 2 days. Some projects may require more time.
How long will it take for the paint to dry?
Usually a couple of hours is plenty of time. Oil paint though should dry overnight. Flat paint may dry faster than semi-gloss.