House painting in Saint Helens for interior or exterior decoration is available at your local hardware store, paint shops, and do-it-centers nation wide or local painting contractors.
Local painters will have a huge range of colors on their charts, which are made by blending the main tints and tones of their collection. Most paint companies will produce small test amounts of a color, especially if it is one of those, which you have requested to be mixed.
Good-quality Interior Exterior Painting will keep your home looking great for many years and is used by professional painters.
Professional Painting in Saint Helens – Trusted ExpertsHere's the secret on how to estimate a painting job, slow down and pay attention to detail. Seriously, everybody loses when an estimate is not done carefully.When I do an estimate, I try to imagine in my mind, actually doing the paint job. For example, is it easier or more difficult to bring all the tools into the house? Are there pets or children to contend with? Are the walls dirty? Are there a lot of nail pops? Basically, what are the conditions before painting? How much time will it take to get the area ready to go on?Protection, what is needed? What needs to be removed prior to starting? What about switch plates, lighting, pianos, grandfather clocks or anything that is expensive and will require special handling. If you think that is overkill just wait until one of your painters scratches a piano and you have to get its expensive lacquer finish redone. Again how much time to move and protect? Preparations, how much time will it take to spackle, sand, and prime or spot prime prior to painting? Next, measure the room, width then length. Then multiply the width times the length. That will give you the square feet of the ceiling. How much time does it take to paint a ceiling of this square footage?Second, measure the height, then multiply the width times two, then multiply the length times two, finally take that total and multiply times the height of the walls. This will give you the square footage of the walls. Now how much time does it take for your crew to paint walls of this square footage?Third, back up, the baseboard lineal footage is 2 times length plus two times the width. How much time does it take for your crew to paint baseboards?Count doors, windows, shelving and any other single item such as crown molding, chair rail, etc. Add them up individually and multiply times the amount of time your crew takes to paint these items. Are you all done measuring for painting? Great, now replace those things you removed prior to painting. Add up the time it would take.Cleanup, figure the time it will take to remove drops and ladders etc. Now compute how much time to vacuum, wipe down etc. Put everything back into the truck, how much time did that take?Finally, add all these times up and multiply by the hourly rate that you have calculated to be what you need to make money, and you are done.
House Painting - Picking a Color
Painting Vinyl Siding - Hi everybody.
This is Mark with Discover Your Home.
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Let’s talk a little bit about trends ofthings that are going on in the marketplace, what we see when we are out in the field andworking with customers.
One of the big trends on the exterior of homesare painting aluminium and vinyl siding, more specifically we are going to talk about paintingvinyl siding.
One of the big questions that I get askedis, “Hey can I paint my vinyl siding, it’s been up there 10 years, it’s faded and Inever liked the color.
” Usually those are the first couple of reasonsI asked folks is: Number one: Why do you want to paint your vinyl siding? Ok, if you want it done just make sure youare doing it for the right reason and the reason you know that it makes sense.
Usually folks tell me I hate the color ofmy house and I want to change the look of it.
Cool, I get that, no problem.
The second reason is that it’s faded, it’schalking and yes, vinyl siding does fade and it does chalk.
They may tell you that it’s maintenancefree, but it’s not fade-free.
Let’s just leave it at that.
So it will start to break down, any surfaceeven, stop and think about this ok.
Your automobile ok, one of the finest finishesout there is a car finish.
It is sprayed on, it’s heavy, and it’sthe latest technology so, It’s pretty good, so you are looking at a car 10 years downthe road and it doesn’t have that luster or the color that it was when it was brandspanking new, so your siding color is going to wear too.
How do we handle this? Let’s start with the basics, let’s getthe outside cleaned up.
First and foremost whether it’s yourselfor you are hiring a contractor to pressure wash the outside, let’s get the outsidegood and clean.
Put a mild detergent or possibly if you arehaving mold and mildew issues, something like a combination of a product called Jomax orbleach, there again read the directions, ok apply it on there, spray it on and a lot oftimes it will make the mold and mildew disappear but it does need to be agitated a little bit.
So use the correct pressure, use the correcttip, a lot of times we find that folks go out and find this brand new pressure washerand they use the wrong tip and they can almost carve their name in their siding that is kindof what I’ve seen over the years.
Take your time; let’s make good decisionswhile we are out there so hopefully these are things that can help you.
If there is something here that you are notreal sure of, please reach out to us, ask us some questions.
If we can help you, we would love to helpyou.
Now we got this clean around there and wegot it all washed off and everything and let it dry.
Now what I kind of guide folks in how, whatcolor are we going to put on there.
So we got let’s say a real light color onthere now, I’m going to recommend always stay in a kind of similar family of colors.
Let’s just say you go from white to black.
Most people don’t paint their houses blackbut if you go from white to black, The difference of how your siding expandsand contracts will differ from black paint and white paint just because darker colorsattract more heat and light than lighter colors do.
Let’s make sure we want to paint somethingssimilar, not too dramatic because that siding will expand and contract a bit different soyou could have some buckling issues.
I’m not saying you are going to but thereis always that possibility that you could.
Ok so we go ahead and we make it clean.
Let’s make sure we make a good decisionin color, I always recommend if you are going to put a color on, try to use your roof asa good marker on what you want to go with because a lot of times there are some tonesin your roof that you can find work real well with siding paints.
After we are going to go ahead and get itall cleaned up.
I want to tell you out there especially onyour North side of your home you are going to find, algae is going to show up a littlebit more so than on any other side of the house.
Obviously because moisture sits, so goingback to the cleaning stage, let’s make sure we get that cleaned up.
So going back to paint now, it’s all clean,let’s try to find a good color, there again work with your local representative at BenjaminMoore, Sherwin Williams, Glidden dealer, you know get some ideas, drive around the neighborhood.
I always tell my customers hey, drive aroundand see what you like.
Make sure if you are looking at the neighbor’shouse that the neighbor down the street has a similar roof as you do, and the window trimand the door trim so that you can kind of coordinate everything.
After we got it all cleaned, make sure weput a primer on there We can use a bonding primer; we don’t haveto but let’s make sure we put a bonding primer and then two good coats of a high qualitylatex paint to get everything nice and tight.
Always work on the shaded side and be patient.
Work top to bottom, left to right.
We keep it simple.
Hopefully this will answer some of the questionsfor you, if there is anyone out there that can really have any more questions or if wecould be of help to you, please reach out to us.
Again I’m Mark and this is Discover Your Home.
Have a good evening.