There are a couple common misconceptions when it comes to painting your house - like saying it is too time consuming. We are here to address and disprove these myths, so you can get back to painting your house without worry!
Your exterior paint is flaking off and becoming faded, the interior drawn on and scratched with horrible air flow. You tell yourself you’ll get around to painting it when the skies are clear and the days are long. This is your first error. First off, there are paints now on the market that target weather that isn’t optimal, allowing you to paint even on those gloomy days. Also, new paints that are Greenguard Certified permit painting in rooms that don’t have a fume escape route. They simply let off less chemical emission that previous paints, and can be fan dried. Stop waiting for the perfect day to get your painting started!
Perhaps you are repainting walls, one thing you should not miss out on is the layer of primer. Not only does primer lengthen the life of the paint job, by decreasing the ease of chipping and creating a seal between the wall and the paint, but it actually creates a more even finish! Don’t be fooled into thinking that two coats makes your walls safe from harm, or that you already have smooth walls and don’t need primer. If you are groaning because that means an extra layer of painting, there are now paints available that are paint and primer all in one! Also, while using primer, you should clean and sand your walls before applying it!
It is common “knowledge” that using dark colors in a room makes the room appear smaller. This, however, is untrue. Dark colors placed on the ceiling can elongate the look of the room, making it appear taller. As an accent wall, a dark color can actually make the room look larger! Furthermore, if you paint your exterior a deep color, it will seem to push your house away from the street, looking as if you have more privacy. Don’t be fooled by this color misconception!
Last week we worked on a residential drywall hanging, taping, texturing, and painting project in Sultan. We also did a drywall patching, taping, and texturing project in Kirkland.
Hiring A Professional:
Many believe that DIY paint jobs are much cheaper than hiring a professional. However, if you take into account that professionals already have the experience needed to make your walls look just how you want them without you having to pay the price of mess-ups, any materials needed to complete the job, and they will be able to obtain better paint for a cheaper price, you may want to rethink your previous thoughts. Call us up if you need help at any time - no matter the weather - painting your walls.
President of Mink Enterprises
Drywall, Painting Specialist