painting contractorsWhen planning for interior painting in your home, the first thing you automatically think of is freshening up the walls. Most people often forget about also taking care of baseboards and molding, the trim around windows and doors, and last but not least, the ceilings. Remember that the surfaces of a room don’t exist in isolation; you’d be surprised how yellowed and dingy ceilings can look, for example, next to newly painted walls.

Before receiving a firm estimate from and finalizing an agreement with your painting contractors, you should examine your intended painting project areas as carefully and thoroughly as possible to make those all-important decisions about what definitely does and doesn’t need to be rescued with some cosmetic repair and a fresh coat of colour.

Prior to Painting Contractors, Examine Trim and Ceilings, Too

Consider each room or area to be painted more or less in sections or as a collection of components, examining all trim in one go, for example, so nothing gets missed. Walls are generally a given, of course, but do take note specifically of Continue Reading…

Special Project: Re-painting a Fireplace

Fireplace Repaint ProjectThis is an actual fireplace re-painting project.

Although the original fireplace had a nice oak surround and there was nothing wrong with it, the look did not fit the homeowner’s new décor so they asked us to paint it.

Steps For Painting the Fireplace

First the firebox was sealed with plastic to ensure no dust or ash drifted onto the fresh paint. Next it was primed so that the new paint would stick to the glossy varnish and tiles. Finally, it was coated in a hard-wearing enamel as the finish coat.

The very hard to reach areas were sprayed with Continue Reading…

Wood Refurnishing Over time, your wooden furniture may lose its shine and beauty due to wear and tear, frequent cleaning, or other physical damage. If your favourite wooden furniture has become an eyesore, you might want to consider refinishing it yourself, to banish that worn out paint and perk it up again.

Refinishing used and distressed wood furniture is not all that tough, but choose your battles, as they say. Try some simple jobs on your own at home, and hire professional painters for more extensive and involved projects or to restore valuable antiques.

Wood Refinishing: Simple as 1, 2, 3

In spite of what many people think, refinishing old wood furniture is actually pretty straightforward. The entire process consists of only three main steps: Strip, Sand, and Paint. Read on for helpful hints. Continue Reading…