House painting in Wood Village 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 Wood Village – Trusted ExpertsHow to: Estimating Painting Jobs is the most asked question and the most often viewed articles that I write.Painters have been around for a long time, so paint estimating is not "rocket surgery". I can give you a starting point based on my job costs; ultimately you need to create a job cost history of your own.To estimate painting an interior room, I measure this room, say 12Lx16Wx8H, and unless I have a lot of open space, I don't deduct for doors or windows, normally. I take two widths (24) PLUS 2 lengths (32) TIMES the height (8), or 448. 4.48 (because in construction we count in "hundreds" so 448 = 4.48 hundreds, right?) x.667 x $25 = $74.70 to roll one coat of latex paint on a smooth wall. Not counting paint. So, let's say I estimate painting one hundred square feet of smooth wall surface at the rate of.667 hours. In other words if I charge $25/hour (I would probably say to go to work at the post office instead), because you are not making $25 after expenses, but let's pursue this. One hundred square feet of wall in a re-paint, not new construction, because painting new construction is a much lower rate per square foot because a painter can go much faster. Why? Setting up, protection, preparation and cleanup are almost zero. So when you painters talk to each other, make sure that you are talking apples to apples.Anyway, so my rate is $16.67 to paint 100 square feet of wall in a lived in home not new construction. So point one, is that our estimate?Where do we estimate prep, cleanup, replacing plate covers, traveling to buy paint, break time (nobody works 8 hours in an 8 hour day unless you are superman), cleanup, dealing with the customer.Point two in paint estimating.Why this is only a starting point is that:1) You may go faster or slower than me so you have to time yourself and /or your crew. And then use your job times not mine. Each house may have different rates. Your crew is faster or slower. 2) What if it takes you 3 hours to drive to the job? This list could go on forever, but we need guide lines.Keep track of how long it takes your crew to do a room.Start your painting estimate with YOUR historical time to paint a room or door or window. And then look at it individually, for example, do you have to stop working and leave the house when the mother takes the kids to school? Do you have to clean up each night?How much spackle? How much prep? Clean up?Your competition is not other painters your competition is yourself.
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In this video by ABN Painting we're doing preparation work and spray painting exterior of a stucco house and the first thing we do for prep work is we move the gravel away from the house so it doesn't get any overspray.
Pressure washing is next.
Any paint that is peeling we scrape by hand using a putty knife.
We scrape the different angles to make sure that anything that is peeling will come off.
After we're finished with scraping we're using elastomeric punch to fill all hairline cracks in stucco and we apply it with a mini roller.
There are some areas on this house where there is countless number of cracks and we have to apply the patch pretty much from the very bottom of the house all the way to the top.
To fill smaller cracks in the wood trim we use the same elastomeric patch and we apply it with a brush because the mini roller on the round surface like that would not work very well.
To fix larger cracks in the wood trim we are using MH patch and we apply it with a putty knife.
Once we're done fixing larger cracks we'll come back to this area again and will fill all remaining small cracks using latex caulk and elastomeric punch.
After we finished with all repairs this is the look of the house.
After we're done masking the surfaces that will not be painted we start by spray painting the body of the house and the walls around.
After the body of the house had the chance to dry we mask off any surfaces next the wood trim to prepare for spray painting an accent color.
We use 12 inch masking paper to cover the stucco right next to the wood trim.
We used plastic to cover the rest of the area and for all the floors we use the tarps.
To spray paint the trim who is slightly lowered the pressure in the sprayer but we're using the same size of the spray tip as for the body of the house.
Most of the time it's easier using a brush in the mini roller to paint the trim fascia by hand but on this house we masked off the roof using 12 inch masking paper and green tape and we'll spray paint the trim fascia instead.
Here we spray painting the gates on the front of the house.
When spray painting the trim around the front door we covered with plastic any plans that may get overspray.
After we're finished with touch ups and clean up this is the look of the house.
This is the guest house.
And this is the main house.