The 4-Step Homeowner Process To Successful Interior And Exterior House Painting Projects
Is the exterior of your house starting to look old and worn down? It may be time to paint the exterior of your house. Unfortunately exterior painting happens to be one of the more expensive and time consuming home improvement projects. And generally homeowners have to endure an exterior painting job every 6-8 years, depending on the house and siding. Before you begin this daunting project, make sure to plan accordingly and make all necessary preparations.
Step 1 – Plan The Painting Project
Every home improvement project requires some planning. In fact, the planning and preparation process is one of the most important steps. One of the very first things you should do when having the exterior of your home painted is to determine if there is any prep work that needs to be done prior to painting. This is when you should be repairing any rotted siding, window sills, hand railing, or window and door trim. If you don’t want to make the repairs yourself then your paint company should be able to provide a quote that includes replacing your siding and trim. However, it may be necessary to call up your siding professional if your project involves replacing a significant amount of siding.
Step 2 – Decide on Painting Options
Second, you should take the time to decide if you want to change the color of your house. Doing so can give your home a totally new and updated appearance. However, you want to make sure that the colors you choose fit into your neighborhood and compliment the colors that your home already has. For instance, you don’t want to paint your house hot pink when all of the surrounding houses are light pastels. Making your home stick out like that can make it a less desirable home if it were put on the market. Also, it’s important to pick a color that blends well with your plants, landscaping, foundation, and driveway. Keep in mind, changing the color of your house is often more expensive because more coats are required to cover the old color.
Step 3 – Consider House Painting Techniques
Third, decide on the technique that will be used to paint your house; hand brushed or sprayed. Most painting companies would prefer to have it sprayed because it is faster and easier. However, certain homes would benefit greatly from having the home hand painted. Such homes would include those that are older, those with wood siding, and homes that haven’t been painted in a very long time. Painting by hand provides a thicker coat. It also penetrates deeper into the wood and crevasses which gives your siding protection from water penetration. Keep in mind; due to the fact that hand brushing is more time consuming you should expect to pay more for the services.
A.L. Painting Co. will assist you in choosing the right painting process for your interior and exterior painting needs.
Step 4 – Choose A Home Painting Professional
Lastly, you will want to carefully select a reputable painting company to do your exterior work. I suggest that you shop around and get a least three different price quotes because there are a lot of price variations for large exterior jobs. However, price shouldn’t be the only deciding factor. The quality of the company is also very important because if the job is done poorly then it will need to be redone faster then you know which will end up being more expensive. So don’t just choose a painter because they are inexpensive. Ask your friends and family for a reference before you even begin searching for a company. If someone you trust had a good experience with a company then the chances of you enjoying their work is higher.
A.L. Painting Co. is happy to provide a list of both interior and exterior painting projects and feedback from the satisfied homeowners.
Drywall Patch Services
A paint job is only as good as its drywall patch and yet many painters will slap paint on to a wall knowing that their drywall work is shoddy. The end result is a lumpy, bumpy area of the wall that looks uneven and is just plain unattractive.
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How We Prep The Room (Or House) For Professional Interior Painting Results
• Furniture is moved out or moved to the center of the room
• Bulky, oversized, difficult to move items are covered with heavy duty cloth
• Carpeted areas are protected with high traffic plastic
• Tiled, hardwood or vinyl floors are covered with rosin paper
• Imperfect drywall, nail holes, nail pops, cracks, etc. are professionally patched or caulked
At AL Painting Company, we know you want your walls to look great and part of that is applying drywall correctly. A great drywall patch job will cover up holes and marks on the wall’s surface seamlessly so you never know anything was ever there.
That is why it pays to contact the qualified painters at AL Painting Company for a free estimate when you are in need of drywall patch services.
After we have established what you need and why, our team of expert contractors will come to your home or office and assess the walls and any apparent damage. We will then set about getting the work done as quickly and efficiently as possible in a manner that won’t disrupt your daily routine.
Superior Customer Service
At AL Painting we are all about customer service and will try our best to work within any budget or timeline.
That is why we often offer our clients numerous packages and promotions as well as:
• special discounts and coupons where applicable
• 3 year paint warrantees for added protection
• careful attention to detail as well as pre and post preparation work
• access to some of the top brand name paints in the business like Porter Paints, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore.
A Company You Can Trust
Our contractors are licensed and insured as well as trained to maintain a professional dedication to your complete satisfaction. AL Painting Company has also been a long-standing Better Business Bureau Care member since 2001.
We can, and often do, try our best to work around your schedule and follow a set time frame.
Servicing the metro Atlanta area as well as Roswell, Alpharetta, Lawrenceville, Suwannee, Duluth, Canton and Norcross, we at AL Painting Company aim to please and strive to get the job done right the first time.
Contact us today to learn more about what AL Painting Company can do for you in regards to drywall repair needs. We will happily supply you with a free estimate and do our best to give you the quality results your home or office deserves.