Home Services: Painting
Better Homes & Gardens Home Services: Painting
Painting the interior or exterior of your home can completely transform it, but don’t think it’s always a quick or easy task. Before you can start, you have to pick the perfect color, choose the paint finish, research techniques, think about textures, purchase the right brushes, prime, and then paint.
Whether you’re looking to add color to a neutral room, create a painted design, add texture to your walls, or just refresh your space, we can connect you with residential painters. Enter your zip code, give us a bit of information about the project, and receive up to four free quotes from painters. Finding a professional painter doesn’t get easier than this!
Interior Painting: A Brand New Look for Minimal Cost
Is your home’s to-do list exhausting and overwhelming? Invest in a residential painter, because a little paint packs the biggest punch when making over a space. There’s no need for a messy renovation or major home overhaul; let paint revive your home! But leave this job to a painting professional to ensure the job gets done right.
Improve Your Curb Appeal and Resale Value with New Exterior Paint
Curb appeal is everything! Whether you’re selling your home or you just moved into a fixer-upper, making sure the exterior of your home is up-to-date and aesthetically pleasing is highly important. If you’re looking to paint your siding, stucco, or shakes, freshen up exterior brick, or simply paint your front door, Better Homes & Gardens Home Services makes it easy for you to find a local painter for all your painting needs. But remember there are more exterior paint options than just the surface of your home. Find a local paint contractor and ask about concrete paint, deck paint, and garage floor paint.
Painting Techniques: What You Should Know
With so many home exterior materials, drywall textures, and wood finishes, it’s hard to determine what paint technique you should use. That’s where a professional painter can help. A residential painter will know what paint sheens to use, when to sand trim between coats, and the best brands to use for the job, which makes it a hassle-free experience for you.
Painting Trim for Woodwork
Painting your chipped, scratched, and old trim is a serious chore, but it’s the perfect way to upgrade your home. Not only is painting trim time consuming, but it requires a steady hand, the right paint, and the correct brush. This labor-intensive job requires a professional’s expertise to tape, sand, fill wood, and apply a smooth finish to your woodwork.
Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Instantly Refresh Your Kitchen
Upgrade your outdated cabinets with a new coat of paint. To ensure a properly finished look, there are a number of steps to follow. Before painting make sure you clean, sand, and prime every surface you’re planning to paint. This guarantees that your paint will stick appropriately. Next, you’ll need to tape off any backsplash, flooring, or surface you don’t want to drip paint on. Don’t forget to remove all of the hardware, too! The next step is sanding, then priming, then sanding again, and finally you are ready to paint. If this task seems too overwhelming, find a local handyman to paint the cupboards for you.
Refinishing Hardwood Floors: Leave It to the Pros
Do you love the charm of your old, hardwood floors? Bring them back to life by refinishing them! This isn’t a DIY we recommend tackling by yourself. Just because you can rent a floor sander doesn’t mean you should be refinishing your hardwood floors. A mistake could be very costly, so don’t risk it. Find an expert who specializes in restoring old wood flooring. They’ll know how to test for adhesion, sand, clean, prime, buffer, and stain for a high-quality finish.
Not All Paint Brands Are Created Equal
With so many paint brands to choose from, we recommend consulting an expert to choose the best option for you. Some of the top paint brands include Benjamin Moore, Behr, Glidden, Rust-Oleum, Minwax, Valspar, Dutch Boy, Sherwin-Williams, Pratt & Lambert, Dunn-Edwards, and more.
The Best Paint Finishes for Your Project
There are five basic paint finishes to think about when painting you space. The most important thing to remember is that the higher the sheen, the higher the shine, and the higher the shine, the more durable the paint is. If you need something extremely durable, use a high gloss. Flat, also known as matte, has no shine at all, which is the hardest to keep clean. In between these two extremes are eggshell, satin, and semi-gloss. All three of these middle sheens have a specific use. Do you know what sheen should go where? Make sure you’re using the correct paint finish by contacting a local painting professional. They’ll know just which paint finish is best for your project.
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