As a rule of thumb, you do not need to prime every surface prior to painting. Cases where priming is necessary are fresh drywall, exposed wood on exteriors and drastic color changes (say from a red to a beige) to name a few. However, if the surface being painted already has paint that is sufﬁciently bonded to the wall, there is not need to prime.
When looking for a paint that will be easily cleaned, you want to ﬁnd a paint that provides more of a sheen like an eggshell or semi-gloss.
A flat paint is the easiest to touch-up being that there is not much reflection in the finish.
Typically, two coats of paint will be sufﬁcient to provide a smooth, uniform ﬁnish on your walls. Sometimes when the color change is dramatic, there will be a need for additional coats.
Yes. In order for the paint to bond properly to the surface that is being painted, a thorough power washing will help to remove any dirt or mildew that has collected on your exterior over time.
The best way to mitigate the smell of paint in your house is to use a ZERO VOC (volatile organic compounds). These paints still have an odor to them but not as strong as your typical latex-based or oil-based paints.
Yes. By using a high-quality self-priming paint such as Duration from Sherwin Williams, we can paint your aluminum or vinyl siding with absolute conﬁdence it will properly bond to the surface.
When your house’s foundation settle over time, your drywall may crack as a result. This is not a serious problem and can easily be made to look as if it never happened through the use of joint compound (drywall mud).
Yes. Although it is a tedious process, you can scrape away the acoustic texturing (popcorn). There may be additional preparation needed prior to painting but again this can be done through the use of joint compound.