House painting in Damascus 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 Local Interior Painters will keep your home looking great for many years and is used by professional painters.
Professional Painting in Damascus – Trusted ExpertsThe square foot method of estimating a paint job is probably the dumbest way to estimate a paint job. Sorry, I am wrong; it is the second dumbest job. It just seems like the dumbest method. The winner of the dumbest job goes to the W.A.G. (wild-ass guess) Method of Estimating a Paint Job. Out of the basic three methods of how to estimate a paint job, the W.A.G. Method of Estimating a Paint Job, is the creation of the magician of the paint estimators. This painting contractor can look at a $15,000 paint job and in 5 seconds give a very inaccurate price on painting the interior of a house. This magician love to bask in the glory when homeowners the world over tell this paint estimator that he is simply fabulous. Anyway, the W.A.G. method isn't even worth spit.The Square Foot Method warrants acknowledgment, if for no other reason than to point out that although a great many painters subscribe to this method, it really is quite a stupid way to arrive at a price for a paint job. Why is this a lame way to estimate? The question is how can anyone estimate a price of a paint job by the square footage of a floor? A couple of simple examples will shine some light on the darkness of this method. Let's take two interior paint jobs; the first one is a family room 200 square feet built in the 1950's so it has an eight foot high ceiling. The doors are the style that was popular in residential construction back then, flush doors. The windows are also a style that was popular back then, standard size but four divided windows commonly called two over two, or 2/2. All the molding is of the style popular in the 1950's also, a pattern called ranch or clamshell molding, a simple smooth slightly curved molding. The molding consists of baseboard, door trim and window trim. There are two flush doors and four windows in this room.The second room was built in the 1980's, also 200 square feet. This room has an eighteen foot high ceiling. The doors are reflective of the decade that his room was built in, three panel doors, and six wooden French Doors; the four windows are a true twelve individual pane widow commonly called a six over six or 6/6. This room has a very deep profile colonial trim. The molding is baseboard, chair rail, crown molding, door trim and window trim. Don't forget this room has six doors and four windows.If someone estimates these rooms using the square foot method, they will arrive at the same price because both rooms have exactly the same square footage of floor. But you will see that the latter room has more than double the square footage of wall, and that both the ceiling and the extra square footage of wall are at twice the height of the first room, entailing much longer times to paint these areas. Also the time to paint a French Door is double the time to paint a flush door, and the second room has six doors while the first has two. The windows on the second job being 6/6 vs. 2/2 also take twice as long to paint. The second room has three times the molding as the first room and the crown molding is eighteen feet off the ground, meaning two times as long to paint than molding at arm's length. Obviously, estimating a room by the square footage of floor is a very inaccurate method of estimating an interior paint job.
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In this video by ABN Painting we are workingon exterior of a stucco house and this is the look of the house before we started preparationwork.
We pressure washed the house a day earlierand the following day we strt our prep work by scraping any peeling paint by hand using a puttyknife.
In some of the areas where the peeling ofthe paint is excessive we are using 12 in masking paper that will catch most of theloose paint chips and that will help us a lot during the clean up.
After we done with scraping loose paint wemask all the windows.
Using elastomeric patch we fill any hairlinecracks in stucco and we apply it with a mini roller.
To fill cracks in the wood trim we are usinga combination of different materials.
We are using MH patch to fill any larger cracks.
To fill any gaps between wood and stucco weare using latex caulk and after we squeezed it out of the tube using caulking gun we usebrush to spread caulk evenly.
And any remaining hairline cracks we are fixingusing elastomeric patch.
There are a few pieces of wood on this housethat are impossible to fix and this is one of the pieces that we are going to replace.
It takes effort as it is nailed to the woodboard that is behind stucco.
After we removed the old piece we used pliersto straighten out nails that were used to hold it and we are nailing down new pieceusing the same nails.
We are fixing wood pieces that were not ina completely terrible shape and for larger cracks we are using MH patch and for smallercracks a combination of elastomeric patch and caulk.
There are a few areas near the foundationof the house that we are going to fix using cement mix.
We apply the first coat of cement mix, thanuse a wet sponge to make it smooth, then apply the second coat, and use a wet sponge againto give cement desired look.
On top of the house where the stucco meetsthe roof there are a lot of cracks and we are going to fix those using a combinationof latex caulk and elastomeric patch.
The stucco wall above the pool we fixed usingcement mix.
And then we run 12 in masking paper to protectthe pool from over spray.
Unpainted decorative brick on top we maskusing painter's tape.
There is another area of the wall that wefixed using cement mix.
Usually for stucco walls we use stucco mixbut on this house because of a very smooth finish cement mix works a little better becauseof its finer finish.
This is the same are after repairs.
On the back of the house we masked the grillarea using paper and tape.
On the back patio we used plastic to coverthe tile and we used tarps to cover remaining area.
This is the front of the house.
To fill any hairline cracks we used elastomericpatch.
For some areas near foundation that were damagedwe used cement mix.
And for the wood trim we used combinationof MH patch, elastomeric patch and latex caulk.
This pieces of decorative wood facing backyard.
We fixed any pieces that were fixable andreplaced pieces that were rotted.
This is the front of the house.
After all preparation work has been completednow the house is ready for spray painting.
And this is the look of the house and thewall around just before we started spraying.
We use the same color for the body of thehouse and the wall that goes around the house.
After we are done with the main color we areusing an accent color for any wood surfaces.
Just before painting the doors we dust themoff to make sure they get a smooth finish.
We start by spray painting all the edges.
And then we go back and paint the remainingarea.
And this is after we done with clean up andtouch ups.