The second thing that we needed to do was prep the walls for paint. That required several things:
A typical one- or two-story home will usually take a pro several days (about 70 – 120 work hours) to paint. National average labor rates range from $26 to $79 per hour per painter. .
Even though most contractors will give quotes for the overall project price (including labor and materials), being familiar with average hourly rates can help with budgeting. The hourly cost will usually be per-painter, per-hour, so a home that requires multiple workers will have a severely increased rate.
The next option was using oil based primer. That stuff is not fun to work with. The fumes are not fun to work around (be sure to open windows!), and you can’t wash it off without using more chemicals. Fortunately somebody suggested we try bleaching the stains, which sounded a bit more feasible and manageable. So we tried it. Dawning coveralls and face masks, and armed with a pump garden sprayer filled with diluted bleach (mostly water with a couple capfuls of bleach), we attacked the stains. After a couple spray downs, the yellow started to disappear! For a couple of days, we misted the ceiling, waited a couple hours and repeated. Most stains were taken care of, the rest were dissolved enough to prime over.
Keep in mind that color impacts the way a room appears in many ways. Light colors may help brighten a darker space. Cool colors will recede visually from the eye and make a small space appear bigger. Warm colors contract visually, making larger spaces appear smaller or cozier. By combining cool and warm tones in one room, like with accent walls, you can visually change the shape of a room, making rectangles look more like squares. There are plenty of different combinations you can play around with to suit your space.
Painting your house interior also includes ceiling painting. Repainting a ceiling can be a great way to brighten up any room of your home. Over time, white ceilings will show up yellow in spots due to sunlight, moisture, and other daily wear. Unfortunately, you may not be able to see the yellowing until it’s too late since the process is very gradual.
When we think of interior painting, it’s easy to assume your home improvement project should be done in the spring or summer months. But did you know there are benefits to interior painting in the winter months? Because there is less humidity, your paint will dry noticeably faster and better in the colder months, winter is the best time for painting the exterior or the home’s interior.
In reality, it is often a messy, time-consuming and frustrating job - especially if you don't know what you are doing.
For example, a high gloss paint will highlight imperfections on the surface of older walls. Or, the wrong paint (and poor prep) on brick and ornamental trim can make the job take longer.
Are you looking get an estimate for your painting needs? Need help choosing your paint colours or putting together a complete exterior or interior look for your property? Then request a visit from a Superior Painter Colour Consultant.
It sounds like a line from The Lion King but it’s true. To make sure your painting surfaces are as dry as possible, start in the area that the sun hits first in the morning.
If you’ve decided you want to move ahead and start your own painting business, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.
For our purposes of coming up with a price estimate, we assume your home has 2,000 square feet of paintable area and you’re using latex-based paint (which costs an average of $42 per gallon) and latex-based primer (which costs an average of $50 per gallon). MATERIALHOW MANY GALLONS NEEDEDTOTAL COST OF MATERIALSLatex-based paint10$420Latex-based primer8$400Total cost of materials:$820 How to prep and paint your home’s exterior in 7 steps
Also, if you are in an area that experiences intense storms and harsh winters, your paint job will likely age out more quickly.
As a licensed and insured contractor Bear Mountain Custom Painting’s promise is to:
If your home was built before 1978, it’s a good idea to inspect for harmful lead paint, inside and out. In fact, a lead paint inspection is sometimes a requirement for real estate transactions involving pre-1978 homes.
If you’ve found a paint type and paint color you love, you can purchase it before hiring an interior painting company to ensure that the quality and color is exactly what you want.