<![CDATA[stamfordpaintingpros.com - Blog]]>Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:01:43 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Should You Hire a Professional Painter? - 3 Reasons You Should]]>Wed, 28 Jul 2021 01:19:00 GMThttp://stamfordpaintingpros.com/blog/should-you-hire-a-professional-painter-3-reasons-you-shouldWhen it comes to painting a home, most homeowners are tempted to do the job themselves. The problem is, if you don’t know what you are doing, you could end up costing yourself a lot of money in the long run. 

That’s why hiring a professional painter is a smart investment. With a professional painter you can be sure the job will be done right. And if there are any problems, the company will be responsible for fixing them. 

While paint is fairly inexpensive, that doesn’t mean it's cheap. The last thing you want to do is go through several gallons of paint only to find out you skipped an important step. 

If you are considering painting your own home, here are 3 reasons you may want to consider otherwise.

Reason #1 - To Save Time

Painting is not something that can be done in an hour or two. For most homeowners, it can take them several days to get the job done. This is because they are usually distracted by a variety of other things going on in the home.

A professional will be there for one thing only. And that is to paint your home. Because they are focused on just one task, they can usually complete a paint job in a maximum of 2 days. 

Hiring a professional will therefore save you both time and trouble.
Reason #2 - They Will Already Have The Right Tools

Painting your home requires more than just a bucket of paint. You will also need brushes, trays, tape, and more. If you have never painted before, chances are you don’t have any of these tools. 

So not only will you need to purchase the paint, but you will also need to purchase the tools. That’s another expense you can easily avoid.

A professional will already have all the tools needed to complete the job. You just pay their fee and they will take it from there. 

Reason #3 - They Know The Best Paints To Use

There are so many different types of paint that can be used to paint a home. If you have never painted before how will you know which one to use? The answer is you wouldn’t. A professional painter on the other hand would. 

They will examine the walls and surfaces that need to be painted so they can determine the best type of paint to use. In some cases they will even switch from one type to another. These are things the average homeowner wouldn’t know to do. 

Painting a home is more difficult than it may seem. Especially if you have no experience in doing this type of job. While I applaud you for wanting to give it a try, it may be best to leave this one to the professionals.

Not only will it save you a great deal of time, but it will also save you money in the long run. 

So what are you waiting for? Contact a professional painter today and let them help you beautify your home.
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<![CDATA[How Long Should a Paint Job Last?]]>Wed, 28 Jul 2021 01:14:01 GMThttp://stamfordpaintingpros.com/blog/how-long-should-a-paint-job-lastThe simplest way to transform a room is to add a fresh coat of paint. And with so many different colors to choose from, the possibilities are limitless. You can literally create anything your mind can imagine.

But how long will that new paint job last? That’s probably the number one question homeowners ask after they have painted a room. The good news is, a good paint job can last several years. However, there are a few important factors that will determine the exact amount of time a paint job will last. 

Let’s dive in and talk about the top 3:

Location

As the saying goes, location is everything. The location of the paint will greatly affect its lifespan. Take for example the bathroom. The bathroom is one of the most used places in a home. The steam from daily showers will eventually take a toll on the paint polymers. 

Over time the bond the paint has to the surface will start to break. Once this happens you will notice the paint start to thin out. At this point the color will be dull and muted. 

You can expect the paint in a bathroom to last at least 3 years. Unless of course it's a guest bathroom that doesn’t get used very much. In this case it can last up to 6 years.
Paint Quality

The second factor that will affect how long a paint job will last is paint quality.  The quality of paint you choose matters. A high quality paint will have better binders than a low quality paint. 

Binders affect everything from the paints ability to resist stains and cracks, to how well it adheres to the surface of the wall. If you want your paint to last a long time, opt for a paint that has 100% acrylic binders. 

While high quality paints are more expensive, they are also more durable and easier to apply. If you aren’t sure what type of paint is best for your home, reach out to a professional painting company in Stamford

They will be able to help you pick the best quality paint for your project.

Paint Color

When it comes to paint, there are some colors that perform better than others. For instance, certain shades of white, blue, gray, and green tend to hold up well over time. This is because these colors are very versatile and can compliment a variety of different decors. 

You can change all the furniture in the room but keep the same color on the walls. That’s how versatile these colors are.

And there you have it. The 3 most important factors that will affect how long a new paint job lasts. Of the 3, quality is probably the most important. A good quality paint will be able to hold up even under the most strenuous circumstances.

And remember, if you need help picking out the best paint for your project, reach out to a professional painting company. They will be able to walk you through the entire process.
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<![CDATA[5 Reasons You Should Paint The Inside and Outside of Your Home]]>Wed, 28 Jul 2021 01:11:25 GMThttp://stamfordpaintingpros.com/blog/5-reasons-you-should-paint-the-inside-and-outside-of-your-homePainting is probably the quickest and easiest way to give your home an upgrade. From changing the color of the kitchen cabinets, to repainting the garage, adding a fresh coat of paint is a cost effective way to transform your home. 

Here are 5 reasons every homeowner should paint the inside and outside of their home:

Reason #1 - Increase The Value of The Home

When done correctly, painting your home will increase its overall value. You should paint the interior and exterior walls, the trim, and any other surfaces that may need a retouch. Doing so will not only help with the evaluation of your assets, but it will also help should you try resale the home in the future.
Reason #2 - It's Inexpensive

Painting is easily one of the most affordable home upgrades there is. Depending on the type of paint you choose to purchase, you can get a gallon for less than $20. If you opt for high quality paint, you can expect to pay a bit more. Even if you hire a professional painter, you will still pay less than you would for any other home upgrade. 

Reason #3  - Improve Curb Appeal

Curb appeal matters. When you pull up to your home you want it to look amazing. The easiest and quickest way to ensure it looks amazing is with a fresh coat of paint. Updating the exterior paint can literally make your home look brand new. 

Reason #4 - Keep Dirt and Dust Away

While paint can’t completely eliminate dirt and dust, it can keep it to a minimum. This is especially true in homes that have plaster on the walls. Keeping the interior walls and trim painted will limit the amount of dust that gets trapped in your home. 

If you have an older home, or the interior surfaces are a little rough, make sure you invest in a quality paint. Doing so will yield the best possible result. 

Reason #5 - Change The Energy In The Home

Yes...you really can change the energy of your home by painting it. As crazy as it may sound, changing the color of your walls can bring positive energy. It can also change the way you as the homeowner view the home. 

If you’re looking to make a small room appear bigger, opt for a light or white paint. Want to make a room more vibrant? Opt for bright colors. No matter what atmosphere you want to create, the right paint color can make it happen.

These are just a few of the many reasons you should paint the inside and outside of your home. Not only is it an affordable option, but it is an effective way to upgrade the look and feel of your home. 

You would be surprised what a fresh coat of paint can do. It can take a bland, boring room, and turn it into something exciting and fun. 

Please know painting a room is not as easy as it looks. If you have never done it before it is best to hire a professional.
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<![CDATA[3 Budget Friendly Home Improvement Ideas]]>Wed, 28 Jul 2021 01:05:02 GMThttp://stamfordpaintingpros.com/blog/3-budget-friendly-home-improvement-ideasWhen it comes to home improvement, many homeowners believe they have to spend thousands of dollars to make something happen. This however is completely false. You can improve the look and feel of your home for less than $500. 

Don’t believe us? Well keep reading and you will discover 3 home improvement ideas that are easy on the budget. 

Idea #1 - Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

Are your walls looking a little old and washed up? If so, a fresh coat of paint may be just what you need. You can transform a boring room into something brilliant with a bucket of paint. That’s the power of painting. It's also why it's one of the most common home improvement ideas. 

While there is no need to be a pro to paint your home, it is important you at least know the basics of painting. Otherwise you will do more harm than good.
Idea #2 - Add Crown Molding

If you are looking to add a little charm to your home, crown molding is the way to go. And don’t worry, it's not as difficult as you might think. One thing you will need to do is cut the material with a saw.

To make this process a little easier it's best to use a molding that is made out of lightweight polystyrene foam and coated in hard plaster. This type of molding is easier to cut and install. All you need is a little joint compound and it will go right up. 

You don’t have to worry about any tricky angles or ragged joints. You can literally cut and paste. It's so simple you can have it done in a weekend.

Idea #3 - Caulk The Bathroom

Caulking is a home improvement idea that often gets overlooked. But it is one of the easiest ways to keep your bathroom looking new.

Over time the caulk around the bathroom will start to show signs of aging. The most common signs are cracking and brown spots around the edges. 

Anytime caulk cracks, it opens the door to mildew as water is able to seep through and make its way to other parts of the home. To avoid this type of problem, add a fresh bead of caulk around your bathroom. 

The great thing about caulk is that it is very cheap and very easy to apply. All you need are a few tools you probably already have around your house, and an hour of time. 

While caulking is easy, you still want to take your time and do it right. Otherwise you will need to caulk again next year. 

And there you have it. Three of the most budget friendly home improvement ideas out there. All of which can be done for less than $200.

You don’t need to bust out walls or buy all new furniture to improve your home. Something as simple as adding a fresh coat of paint, or caulking the bathroom, will go a lot further than you realize. And the best part is neither one will break the bank
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<![CDATA[3 Big Mistakes To Avoid When Painting Your Home]]>Wed, 28 Jul 2021 01:02:00 GMThttp://stamfordpaintingpros.com/blog/3-big-mistakes-to-avoid-when-painting-your-homeHave you been thinking about painting your home? Does it seem like an easy job you can do in a few hours? Well I have big news for you.

Painting is not as easy as it seems. There are a lot of pitfalls and mistakes that a beginner can make. 

In this article you will discover 3 of the most common mistakes homeowners make when painting their homes. Knowing these mistakes before you start can save you a great deal of time, money, and frustration in the long run.

Mistake #1 - Not Properly Preparing The Surface

Proper preparation is everything. It lays the foundation for what is about to come. How you prepare the surface will affect how well the paint goes on. The better you prepare the surface, the fewer coats of paint you will need to use. 

When the surface isn’t properly prepared you will need to use more paint than you probably expected. This of course will cost you more time and money. 

Before you start painting, make sure you clean the surface, sand the surface, and prime it. Doing so will ensure the paint stays on for a longer time.
Mistake #2 - Not Taking Safety Precautions

Painting can be very dangerous. Not only will you be climbing on a ladder, but you will also be using various tools to apply the paint. You already know the potential dangers of climbing on a ladder.

But did you know paint particles and fumes can be hazardous to your health? If you inhale paint fumes for an extended period of time, it can lead to headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and a host of other issues. 

That’s why it is very important you take all safety precautions. This means educating yourself on how to use the equipment, and wearing protective gear when necessary. 

If you don’t want to take these precautions then you need to hire a professional painting company CT

Mistake #3 - Not Hiring a Professional

Painting a home is a very ambitious project. If you have experience with this type of project, then by all means go for it. If however you have never painted in your life, then it's best to leave it to the professionals. 

There are just so many different things that you have to get right when it comes to painting. Make one mistake and you can cost yourself an additional few hundred dollars. To avoid the hassle just hire a professional painting company CT. 

Painting a home is a big project. Not only is it time consuming, but it can be very stressful if you don’t know what you are doing. 

Why add more stress when you don’t have to? Hiring a professional will eliminate any stress associated with painting your home. All you have to do is articulate what you want, and let them take it from there. 

They will pick out the right paint, prep the surface, and secure the area. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and let them do their job!
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