In order to find the right local painters, you need to know what they do. So we at Enrique’s Painting are going to tell you what professional painters do, and then you can decide which painting contractor you should go with.
We don’t just come up in a van and start spreading paint on the walls using rollers and brushes. Our work begins much before that. We can start by advising you on color palettes and schemes and the kind of paint you should use.
How to Choose the Right Paint and Colors
This is not just about aesthetics, but also about our experience regarding which color and type of paint works best on rooms of different sizes and uses.
For example, a small and dark room could be brightened up considerably by using a light color. On the other hand, a large and cavernous room could be made more cozy and easy on the eyes with the use of dark colors. Similarly, the choice of paint also must be made with input from your professional paint contractors, which means you should call us at Enrique’s Painting before you buy any supplies.
One thing you should know is that you must avoid all paints that have VOC. These are paints that emit harmful chemicals after drying. Make sure you or your local painting contractor uses paints that have zero VOC.
Preparing Walls For Your Local Painters
Now we can do this for you, but we’re just explaining it here since we’re laying out the things which need to be done before you can start painting. You first need to dust and clean the walls, and then prep the surface by stripping the old wallpaper or scraping the paint. Now you have to apply a good primer, which will help ensure that the new paint then sticks to the wall and spreads smoothly and evenly.
Setting a Dollar Amount
There’s no way to know the exact budget for a home improvement project down to the last dollar, but you should seek quotations from local painters in order to know a rough budget. We know the amount of paint and supplies you will need based on your choices and the square footage. The labor rates are usually quoted in terms of square footage too, so that’s you should ask the painting contractor. Tote up the supplies and labor, and throw in the rollers and other tools that will be used just for you, and you have a total figure that you have to spend.