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|Benchmark Painting & Carpentry, Inc.||#420211002782||301-242-5270|
|Klappenberger & Son||#420216000004||301-202-3461|
|1st Choice Painting and Carpentry||#420212000128||301-560-6221|
A new paint job can brighten up a dingy room or even revitalize an entire house. In fact, a fresh coat of paint is so transformative that some real estate agents consider it to be one of the most cost-effective home improvements. Whether you are repainting a single room, the entire interior of your home, or the exterior of the house, knowledge and preparation are essential to a paint job that is both beautiful and long lasting. Weather conditions, especially the level of moisture in the air, are also a factor, whether the painting is being done inside or outside.
Ideally, a high-quality interior paint job can last anywhere from six to ten years, although it may suffer more in high-traffic areas and rooms where a fireplace operates during winter months. Exterior paint should last from four to seven years, with the level of wear being affected by nearby outdoor features such as trees, shrubs, and sprinklers.
The first step of the painting process is to select the right paint for your project. There are different types of paint for different applications; as you weigh the pros and cons of each, use the following features to help you make your final decision.
Homeowners should begin their search for the perfect color palette by considering the room’s purpose. If the space serves as the main family room or a place to entertain guests, consider colors that are soothing and inviting. If you’re planning to revamp a utilitarian space, a bolder, glossier color choice could make the room more memorable. View color samples at your own house if possible. Home lighting is different from the lighting in a paint store, so the sample you loved initially can seem dramatically different once you get it home.
Avoid skimping on paint quality by purchasing less expensive, lower-quality paint. Often, cheaper paints require multiple coats to get the same result as more expensive, higher-quality paints. Because the cost of paint is usually much lower than the cost of labor, cheaper paints often lead to a job costing more in the end.
Water-based paint-often called latex paint-is generally considered less durable than solvent-based paint. However, water-based paint is continually popular because it is easier to work with. For example, water based paint can be cleaned from brushes with only soap and water; by contrast, solvent-based paint must be cleaned with mineral spirits or turpentine. Solvent-based paint also takes longer to dry, though many professionals believe this results in a more even coat.
In reality, there are fewer and fewer differences between water-based and solvent-based paint, thanks