Painting the interior and exterior of your home not only adds character and beauty to your home, paint also protects and seals interior and exterior surfaces. A quality paint job will last for years, and can make a big difference in the look of your home. In fact, painting is one of the least expensive ways to aesthetically update or change your home. Whether you are planning on painting yourself or hiring a professional painter in Atlanta, it is a good idea to know that the best practices are for a quality paint job. That way you can make sure you do the work properly yourself or that you hire a professional who will use best practices.
- Painting takes preparation. Any quality professional painter will take the time to prepare for the paint job. Preparation includes cleaning all surfaces to be painted, sealing any cracks, filling any holes, chips, or uneven surfaces, and stripping old peeling paint if needed. Preparation also means removing hardware from doors, cabinets, and other surfaces; taking down paintings, artwork, TVs, window treatments, or anything else that can be removed from the area to be painted; and removing cover plates from outlets and light switches.
- A quality paint job requires quality paint. Be wary of either choosing the cheapest paint you can find or hiring a painter who has the lowest bid. Cheap paint will be much more likely to bubble, peel, and have a hard time standing up to any kind of wear. The price difference between low quality and high quality paint is not that much. While more expensive paint may take the price for the paint job up slightly, it may save you money in the long run because the paint will last and hold up to wear and tear.
- If any paint is going to be removed, check to make sure it is not lead based. If a professional painter will be dealing with old paint, he should always check to make sure the paint does not contain lead. Lead paint is generally only found in structures that were built prior to 1978. If you suspect that you have old paint that may contain lead, be sure to tell your painter in Kennesaw so that the proper clean up and disposal practices can be used.
Posted on: 11/20/2015