painting job

preparing for a painting job VancouverBefore any interior painting job get underway, there are some simple steps to take that will ensure that your furniture and other belongings remain unscathed and spatter-free, and that your professional painter can complete the project quickly and without the worry of tipping over Great Aunt Gertie’s heirloom vase.

Here’s a handy checklist of the best prep steps you can take ahead of time, for safety and efficiency at every turn.

1. Clear the Room! Lighter furnishings and furniture should be removed from the room whenever possible.

2. To Move & Protect. Shift the heavy furniture to the middle of the room before covering it with plastic sheeting or a canvas drop cloth to protect it from spatters. Tuck in the covering and use masking or painter’s tape to secure it.

3. Keep it Clean. Many people make the mistake of not doing any cleaning at all until the painting job is finished. But any dust particles or other Continue Reading…

ceiling painters in Vancouver Sooner or later, every home or office space needs some freshening up, and maybe even an entirely new wall treatment following renovations. That’s when a good professional painting job makes all the difference, especially when it comes to the ceilings.

Let’s face it: the area above our heads is the one part of a room that most of us aren’t that keen to work on. The angle is awkward, primer and paint seems to drip and spray more readily (thanks, gravity), and balancing almost always comes into play.

Even if you have an especially long roller handle attachment, it doesn’t take long for the arms and back to start aching. Often the outcome is less than satisfactory, which makes the rest of the room really stand out by comparison.

A Painting Job on Ceilings Differs from Walls

A lot of ceilings were typically finished with spray textured surfaces that create a “spatter” or “popcorn” effect. These days, however, many architects and homeowners prefer Continue Reading…