Thursday, September 03, 2015
3 Things to Think About Before Hiring Painting Services
Hiring professional painting services is a great way to get the inside, or outside of your house looking fresh and new without the aggravation of do-it-yourself work. Don’t worry, you’re not alone; one survey in 2014 found that one-third of the 1,700 people asked had hired painting services within the last year. Look around and many times you can find local painters who will do quality work for a reasonable price. Here are three things to think about before doing so that will save you time and money.
1.) Environment: It sounds like an odd factor when dealing with paint, but the temperature can have a big impact on any painting being done. A lot of paints can’t handle temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re doing something like deck painting outdoors it’s important to select a paint that will be able to hold up against the cold. Conversely, low-emissivity (low-E) paint can reduce the transfer of heat by 5 to 8% when applied under your roof deck. This can amount to annual energy savings up to 15%.
2.) Plan: You’ll want to have a game plan in place beforehand, unless you’re hiring a service that also specializes in design/style. For outdoor work it’s best to come up with three colors. One main body color, one color for the trim, and a third for a little flair to accentuate things like doors.
3.) After: There’s nothing worse than having the perfect paint job ruined before you even get the chance to enjoy it. Each kind of paint has different drying periods so it’s important to note how much time will be required to let the paint dry adequately. Some exterior painting services will set up boundaries to protect the finished area, but not always. Make sure wet paint is easily identifiable to any children or guests that might not be so attentive.
Posted on 09/03 at 06:52 PM