Gold Painting Inc. has prepped, primed and painted homes and businesses across Central Massachusetts and the greater Boston area—both inside and out! We’ve covered a lot of ground, literally, expertly applying thousands of gallons of paint to interior and exterior surfaces. Along the way, we’ve been fortunate to work with some of the best customers a residential and commercial painting company could ask for!
Often, our customers have proved to be an inquisitive bunch, and here at Gold Painting we welcome all kinds of questions and pride ourselves on providing thoughtful, accurate answers! We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of the key questions that people pick our brains on. We hope you’ll find our advice useful as you perform some do-it-yourself home-painting projects, and of course, when you need to call in the big guns, Gold Painting is here to help!
Here we go:
Q—What are the go-to tools in your painter’s arsenal to deliver professional quality paint jobs time after time?
A—Well, there’s the paint, the roller and the brush of course! But the painter’s tape you use also goes a long way toward ensuring that you achieve clean, sharp lines. You may hear the term “edge lock” used to describe the latest and best interior and exterior painter’s tape. Keep in mind, too, that using painter’s tape specifically designed for the outdoors is key because it’s formulated to ward off damage from moisture, the wind and the sun.
Q—Does the type of paint I use matter?
A—Yes! Be sure to purchase paint that’s right for the project at hand. For instance, if your home is stucco, you would want to pick a paint especially formulated for this type of rough surface—and be sure to use a thick-nap roller for surfaces with a rather “hilly” terrain. We cannot stress enough how important using the right paint for a given project can be! Often times, using the wrong paint will result in a situation where it doesn’t properly stick. If that happens you’ll be out the expense of the original paint, plus the cost of the paint to remedy the situation, not to mention the headache of having wasted your valuable time!
Q—How do you avoid having areas where the paint on the interior walls builds up with an uneven thickness.
A—When you’re painting a larger surface, such as an interior roll, as a best practice, apply the paint using a “W” motion on the wall—this will help evenly distribute the paint over the wall.
Q—What’s the right way to edge?
A—Dip the tip of the brush in the paint and use strokes in the center of the area to be painted and work your way out toward the edges. This results in the application of a light sweep of paint. Remember, the brush should be the one doing the work, not the paint itself. People often gob loads of paint on the brush to slather it onto the walls and trim. This does not provide for an even application of the paint and can also damage the paint brush.
Do you have a question about interior home painting or exterior home painting or other home maintenance projects, such as gutter cleaning, powerwashing, wallpapering, and carpentry? Contact Gold Painting today for a free, no-obligation consultation! In addition to offering superior interior and exterior painting services, as well as other interior maintenance services, we also provide premier exterior care and maintenance services for residential and commercial properties across Central Massachusetts and the Boston area.
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