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There are many types of home painting. Indoor, outdoor, walls, ceilings, floors, garages, and more. The chances are if you are reading this article you have held a paint brush painting someone's home, office, or apartment.
If you have had a new home built you have faced the many choices that must be made to decide the main colors, accents, and offsets of both the inside and the outside of your new home. The chances are you may have had a designer to help you pick out the colors and a professional contractor to apply the paint.
As an existing home owner there will come a time when you are going to want to repaint a portion of your house. While it is not quite as easy as just getting a brush and bucket of paint and going for it there are many painting projects that you can accomplish as a do it yourself painter.
Interior walls are the easiest project for the first timer. Painting a wall with an accent color is the best place to start. If you can pick a wall that is easy to access it will make things easier. Make sure to remove all outlet covers, paintings, and cover any trim showing and put something down over the floor.
Paint your wall carefully making sure to spread the paint evenly across the wall's surface. If you apply too much paint it will run down in drips. If you don't put enough paint on you will see the old color coming through the new paint job. Less is better than more however as you can always put on another application of paint called a coat. Some walls may require multiple coats depending on the color you are applying and the color of the wall to be painted over.
If you are looking to have a whole room or floor of your dwelling painted, consider hiring a professional. While it seems you may save some cash doing the painting yourself, by the time you include time for prep work, painting, and clean up, you will not be saving much if any over hiring someone who is an expert.
Painting exteriors of homes is definitely best left up to the professionals. Even if your home is only one story high it is still a complicated task to undertake. Professional painters have the ladders, spray guns, and taping equipment to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Most guarantee the quality of their work and the color of the paint after it has dried.
It is possible to save considerable money on the preparation work and many painters will work with you allowing you to do your own prep work. As is the same working with any contractor, make sure you receive at least two or three bids from contractors you call and gauge what the project will cost, then float a trial balloon about how to save money by helping do some of the prep work yourself.
When it comes to painting the interior of a house, many homeowners rely upon the expertise of a painting contractor. Some homeowners decide to do painting in their homes to save money, but there are a number of reasons why it might make sense to hire a painter instead. If you have a large house that requires a lot of painting, the work might be too much for one person with a roller. You might also want professionals to handle the exterior of your home and rooms with special challenges like cathedral ceilings. If your home was built prior to 1980, it is a good idea to have paint removed by professionals in case it contains asbestos. In addition, if you hire a professional, you'll have more choices when it comes to the finish, since an experienced painter can make your walls look like suede, leather, and more using different techniques.
Luckily, if you do choose to hire a professional, HandyCanadian.com makes the process really simple. All you have to do is log in and upload your project. Painters from your area will bid on the job, and you can pick the person who can best fit your needs. There are dozens of contractors available in our database, so it isn't hard to find a local professional who can work for a price you can afford.
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