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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.