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Get your house painting and your condo painting at a super saver cost.

Weekend you can buy any Sherwin-Williams premium paints at 40% off. These are great paints and they cover well and easy to paint with. They come in a variety of different sheen levels from flat and satin all the way to gloss finishes.

For the nice soft subtle look in a bedroom it is advisable to use a satin paint finish. This gives the room a warm feeling. This paint is also washable and touchable not leaving any paint marks from your brush or roller.

This paint has a very low odor and is good on the VOC. Sherwin-Williams paint colors are immense you can get any color you want in any shine level you want for anywhere you want. Make anything from your living room – dining room – hallway – kitchen – washroom – bedrooms.

They also make a great kitchen cabinets paint that you can also use on doors and baseboards and Windows. It is a tough enamel paint that resists scratching and ware.

In my opinion as a professional painting contractor Sherwin-Williams paints is considered to be the highest quality paint that a homeowner can purchase. It far exceeds any Behr paint from Home Depot and other paints from places like Rona, Lowe’s and Canadian tire. These companies I find their paints inadequate low on quality and performance. Even if you do the painting your self you’re much better off buying in this top line paint because your paint job will it be easier to do and look better even if you paid a little extra money for purchasing the paint.

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Painting Cost Estimate

House Painter in Toronto

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 Before you hire House painter to paint your home, it’s a good idea to get a house painting estimate to ensure that you have the best painting contractors in Toronto has to offer both in quality of workmanship and value, toronto has a ton of house painting contractors, but you want painters who have the experience to do a great job of painting. Toronto home painting can be quite expensive, particularly if you have to redo your home when someone else messes up. Get a painting cost estimate before you even consider hiring anyone.

Most people just don’t have the time or know how to paint their own homes these days. It’s faster and easier to hire someone who does this for a living, essentially guaranteeing better results than you would get by doing it yourself. The time saved, as well as the improvement in quality means that house painting is a real investment.

Whether you need one room refinished or want to paint the entire house, inside and out, we can help. With years of experience, we are able to transform your home through painting. Toronto is home to many beautiful houses that are just in need of a new coat of paint and our home painting service can help you realize your dream of the perfect house without having to put in all the backbreaking work to paint it on your own.

Toronto painters is happy to give you a painting cost estimate. We pride ourselves on offering top quality services and offer excellent prices as painting contractors. Toronto house painting shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. It should be something you can not only afford to do, but will also result in top quality painting. Toronto home painting services like ours provide results you will love for years to come.

Contact us today at 416-568-3547  for free estimates on your home, condo or apartment interior, exterior painting  and carpentry needs or click here to schedule an estimate.

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House Painting, Condo Painting, Custom Painting

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Paint what you like : Hire a professional painter for a full day!
Includes :  Up to 8 hours of painting to be completed the same day.
Site visitation fee of $50.00 will be included when signing up for hire a painter for a day service, or whenever the deal  will be signed within a 30 day period.

Painting work that you might consider when you are hiring a painter for a day.

· Interior wall painting

· drywall repairs (most homeowners can do a drywall repair if it is just simply plugging a hole for hanging pictures and other small little holes are cracks but when it comes to larger holes such as when a doorknob goes through a wall or there were some damages to drywall they don’t have the know-how and experience to be able to make the drywall repair flat and smooth so it does not show up through the paint job)

· bathroom painting (this is a place where intricate brushwork has to be done around places like the mirror and bathroom lights on the wall and above and around the vanity, there is certain amount of preparation work prior to painting such as caulking. Many cases the homeowner had put silicone which is a non-paintable substance around bathtubs and vanities making it hard to impossible to paint. This silicone caulking has to be removed first and prepared prior to repainting the surface)

· bedroom painting

· living room painting

Many homeowners often times require a painter with a steady hand and painting skill to paint feature walls. Feature wall needs a straight line where it connects to the adjacent wall.

· Ceiling painting (most people don’t like to do this because it is hard work and care has to be taken not to paint the walls)

· Baseboard painting (this is also a difficult task to make sure that that there is a nice smooth even paint line between the wall and the baseboard and no paint gets on the carpet or hardwood flooring.)

Condo Painting a small bachelor condo or apartment consisting of three rooms wall painting would only be $450.

These are some of the things that torontopainters get called for under regular basis. We have had homeowners with a list of to do’s of this nature that was completed in one day that they have been thinking about and got painted.

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Average Cost to Paint a House?

This all depends on what types of homes are being painted. There are a few different types: fully detached homes in the neighbourhood of 3000 ft.² to 5000 ft.² in higher end neighbourhoods, these homes are usually equipped with more extravagant interior finishes and trim work which of course require more specialized attention. Some homes might have all oak wood paneling libraries that in in itself or larger jobs in preparation work such as fine sanding/preparing and then multiple coats of clear finishes to acquire a depth required to give it a lustrous feel and look. This type of work can only be done by professional painters who have experience at this type of work.

These homes also might have high ceilings not uncommon to have 10 foot high walls with crown molding at the top requiring accurate brushwork at a greater height which in turn slows down the painting process. These homes might have also large door and window casings with corner blocks that require more specialized painting techniques. The main area of the home might have two-story high entrance way that may require scaffolding to access some higher parts of the ceiling.

There could also be two or three tone mixture of paint and stain on circular stairs that require meticulous special attention to detail ensuring that the staircase is more of a furniture grade finish. ll these items added up to an expensive paint job that can only be quoted per job basis. And then there are your regular type subdivision homes that are made with your basic standard interior designs and trimmings. And these ones are more likely to be quoted on a price per square foot for painting bases.

These prices can vary anywhere from $1.25 to $2.50 per square foot depending on factors such as if the ceilings are being painted or not, and if the ceilings were ever painted before. If the home is empty for the painting process or if the home is lived in because if it is lived in and that means that there will be some furniture to move around and cover to protect it from any paint sprinkle and paint damage. Some more important factors are if the walls have ever been painted before, if the walls are white and a color is applied and what the depth of the color is whether it is a light color or whether it is a dark color because dark colors require more coats of paint.

If the home has to finish settling and has numerous cracks along the ceilings and elsewhere that need to be pasta repaired. This is a regular occurrence on homes after they had been built and the house starts settling. It is recommended to not paint in some cases up to two years to ensure that the home doesn’t settle further after the paint job has been performed creating more cracks here and there. Then there are condos, again there are variations in price per foot or even by the job quotes because condos can range anywhere from the superhigh luxury condo requires an amazing amount of detail to your regular standard one or two bedroom condo.

Regular one or two bedroom condos can vary anywhere from $1000-$2000 again depending on what’s required to be painted in the condo. A new condos that have stucco ceilings it is required that the ceilings get painted with oil paint first this prevents the stucco from crumbling or ruining the texture using latex paints. This can add to the cost of the condo painting job. Some condos are quite elaborate that have two-story areas built in, extension ladder work to be able to paint the upper half of the large open area this can also drive up the price of the condo paint job. So as you can see there are lots of variables to calculate house painting rates

Professional House Painting Services

Get the of Professional House Painting Services in Toronto for Colorful Days Ahead

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People in Toronto know that a good coat of paint can protect their homes and make their houses last longer than expected. This is all the more reason to hire the expertise of the professional house painters. A well maintained house is not only a good investment, but it can also provide the needed protection against rain, wind, and other weather conditions. Some might choose to do the entire house project on their own in an attempt to save some money by cutting out the fees that painters should get. Although the intention is practical, it is also risky especially if the project calls for exterior house painting. Know that there are dangers involved and the aesthetic appeal of the house might be compromised if the inexperienced homeowner has decided to do a DIY house painting project.

To avoid facing harm and other possible unfavorable outcomes, it is best to consider hiring professional Toronto painters. Importance of Getting the Services of the Professional You want your house to last for a long time and to do so, you need to keep a regular application of paint to protect it, especially the exterior. To be honest, it is too risky to work on the house painting project on your own. The risk is especially high if you don’t have the necessary expertise, tools, equipment, safety gear, and other things that professional painters have to help them get the job done correctly and safely. Can you honestly say that you will be able to calculate the needed amount of paint, the colors that blend, and the kind of paint to use? Professional Toronto house painters can do this and much more.

They know the things that they need to measure in order to get the right amount of paint and this can actually save you some money. If you will do this on your own, the chances are great that you will only end up buying more paint that you don’t really need. The professional painters can easily blend the colors well and they know the kinds of hues and shades that can make your house the envy of onlookers. There are different kinds of paint and a professional painter can determine which paint to use on a particular finish and area. The professional painters can get the whole project done within a reasonable time whereas it could take you almost forever to finish. You can buy other worthwhile things with the money that you are able to save. Let the professional house painters in Toronto help you paint your house so that you can expect better and more colorful days ahead.

Painting Windows without Taping

When you’re painting windows or painting glass paned doors and French windows and the doors have lots of glass to work around it is smart to use a very high quality brush. Do not buy a cheap brush because it won’t paint straight and accurately. You need a medium stiff dense sash brush,
you can either use a 2 inch or 2 1/2 inch. The reason you don’t want use a soft brush is because they won’t be able to go straight into tight corners without being sloppy.

For example if you are painting a multi-pain french window door and your painting one of the square windowpanes pick any corner to start from and dab your brush short of the glass by slight amount and reinsert the brush closer and closer until you come to a fine closeness to the window glass also notice that you should not have an excessive amount of paint on the brush because this will ultimately blotch onto the glass. In other words try to use a moist but not soaking wet brush with blobs of pain hanging on it.

This is one of the reasons why you want to use a quality brush it retains paint without looking heavily overlaid with paint. Another important aspect is to use the highest top quality paint you can afford.

As the paint gets more expensive it becomes finer and more accurate to work with. In most cases Toronto painters uses top paint brands like Benjamin Moore’s regal paints or topline Sherwin-Williams achieve a smooth and luxurious finish on interior doors and trim with ProClassic® Interior.

Painting the first few window sashes will be difficult and slow but as you get used to your brush and the way the paint handles you will pick up speed and accuracy.

Another way to paint Windows without tape on the door is to use a masking gel that you paint onto the window pane of glass pane letter dry and then you can all the wood trim around your glass without worrying about hitting the glass. And when all your window sashes are done and you have completed completely all the trim painting, you can remove the clear masking using a razor blade/window scraper.

You can go around the circumference of the glass with the straight edge of the utility blade to separated from the wood and then you can continue on by scraping off/peeling away the masking gel that now has paint on it.

How much will it cost me to paint my house?

How much will it cost me to paint my house?

I guess this all depends on how much of the house will be ready for painting. It’s amazing that people want a really good price on their house painting bought aren’t willing or able to step up and do some preliminary work such as moving furniture out of the room. Last week we were bargained for a house paint job that was up for home staging. I’m sure every painter has heard the question “is that the best you can do”or “can you do better than that”or something like that. I am not sure whether or not dentists or doctors or accountants get these kind of questions or at least as many times as we do as professional house painters. House painting is a skill like any other trade that takes years of practice and self-improvement getting knowledgeable about the different and newest paints and the way they are applied making sure that the customer is getting the best quality for their money.

Not getting back to this individual who wanted a good price and the best price for the house painting. They said they would remove all the furniture for the start of the job. On the first day there were suitcases and dresser drawers pushed into closets that oversized bed in the middle of the bedroom with a dresser jammed between the bed and the wall. We walked in I looked around and said what’s happening here and they said that the home stager needed these items so they weren’t going to remove them. Meanwhile we were stuck with having to move the furniture around the room to paint the walls.

You need approximate 2 feet of space to be able to scale the wall with the stepladder and also paint the bottom of the wall and the baseboards. Another instance of bad planning on the behalf of the home stager was there inability to be able to make decisions before the painting process. In one case the painter asked the home stager what to do about the mirror and light above the vanity since they did not look right. A good professional trained I would’ve picked up on this and would’ve told the painter to remove the mirror and light and the plaster the holes leaving a nice clean wall to place a new mirror and light on.

Painting the walls and painting the baseboards are two different processes you have to paint one before the other. In either case you cannot paint both at the same time because of the both wet it will ruin the job. This means that the bed has to be moved at least twice for one wall. And if the bed has to be moved it takes a certain amount of time and care. If you add up directly just the time it takes for moving the furniture around the room you can calculate an additional half an hour to the cost of the room and if you are having seven rooms painted in the home all having an additional half an hour worth of moving stuff around not accounted for you will lose half a day from your budget.

In this particular house not only did the customer say he was going to remove the furniture but he actually asked me to disassembled the IKEA standing dresser cabinets. This was not a part of my original plan. I had one man in another room painting while another man was doing dead time disassembling the cabinet for the customer. This is not fair in respect to the original agreement. Being good people as we are I agreed to most of this. But we did voice our opinion and concerns about the original deal for painting we made and would like to stick to the original deal as close as possible without drastically running over budget with all the extra work.

To make this process easier for both the homeowner and the painting company the parts and components of the painting process have to be broke down as to who will do what and if they don’t do that then they will make a good by paying for the shortcoming such as the one previously mentioned where they said they would remove the furniture and then asked us to disassemble it. Disassembling this IKEA furniture was not a part of the deal and it took almost 2 hours for disassembling it. So it all this house consumed approximately a days worth of wasted time moving furniture around and disassembling it.

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How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

A lot of homes have fireplaces that are never being used anymore. It costs more to run a fireplace then pay for conventional heating in many urban areas. There is a certain amount of maintenance required on a fireplace for safety and cleanliness. This is the reason why people do away with the use of fireplace. But since the fireplace is there what do you do with it?

Some people disassemble them, take them apart and then re-drywall the area it was in. Some other situations where they are dressed up and covered with wood architecture to make the fireplace look different than it was.

But if you decide that you want to paint the fireplace instead it can be done. Some brickwork or stonework on fireplaces have deep mortar joints that have to be accessed with either a brush or thick piled roller or even a paint sprayer.

As a residential painting contractor in Toronto there is a point where we decide we are going to use the paint sprayer instead.

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To start with the first thing is to cover the entire area where the painting will be done. Make sure that there is nowhere that the paint can sprinkle onto and destroy floors or furniture. Once you feel comfortable that everything is covered properly assess what you have to do first with the fireplace. Check to make sure that there are no loose pieces of brick or stone or mortar that should come out before painting. There’s lots of times when there are cracks in the mortar or voids. The obvious ones you can immediately repair by filling them with either mortar or you can use a paintable latex caulking. Also make sure that your brick/stone fireplace is clean enough to paint using cleaning agents if necessary or wire brush. Vacuum off the fireplace getting rid of any loose debris that will mix in with the primer.

Next you can start priming with a combination of roller and brush if you’re doing this manually. We generally uses a heavy pile roller used for exterior brick painting these are usually over three-quarter inch pile nap or more these are the big fluffy rollers you see at the paint store.

3/4″ to 1 1/2″ Rough surfaces like brick, concrete, stucco, textured ceilings or walls, Spanish plaster, cement block, corrugated metal, rough wood.

via WOOSTER BRUSH (painting tips).

This roller has to be handled with care because it holds a lot of paint and can cause a very sloppy job. It should only be used on very coarse surfaces where you have to get into grooves and crevices. Be careful not to leave huge globs and deposits of paint with this roller it has to be gone over a second or third time with a dry roller to pick up any excess hanging and running paint.

When all the rolling is done and you are comfortable with the surface finish of the roller work on the fireplace inspect to see where you have missed out because the roller would not reach an, and this you can fix up with a brush. When the fireplace priming is done you can continue with the first and second coats of finish coat. A good quality acrylic latex paint should be used because it is more cleanable and durable.

via How to Paint a Brick Fireplace.

7 Fabulous Front Doors

7 Fabulous Front Door Ideas

7 Fabulous Front Doors and Why They Work

There are all kinds of front doors, entry doors, patio doors, sliding doors steel doors fiberglass doors and wood doors. Your basic single entry front door, which basically is a single regular size 32 inch or 34 inch wood or steel door. These doors are big enough for the homeowner to be able to move their larger items into the home such as fridges and living room furniture such as the couch or Chesterfield which are large items. And even so in some cases these doors have to be removed to maximize the opening for moving.

  Entry doors get the most abuse because they are continually used daily. Since the doorway is the first thing that basically a person sees when they look at your home, it should look neat and tidy and welcoming which reflects the type of person you are. Keeping your entrance wayr in tip top good-looking shape, really shows who you are as a homeowner.

   Main doors can be a serious financial investment depending on the type of door and style. Obviously the least expensive would be the single entry door. Then there are double opening doors that can be spruced up with additional accessories such as sidelights on both sides of the door or a single side light and then of course there can be a decorated glass window, in the door either covering the first top half third,or more or a total window insert in the center of the door with some type of tinted or

smoked glass glaze covering for privacy.

One can purchase a totally prefinished front door that requires nothing except installation. These are the best types of doors because they need the least amount of maintenance and the finish on them when not damaged last the longest. The finish on these doors are factory applied with high technology application methods and have the most weather resistant coatings on them.

Then there are doors that come ready to be stained and finished to suit your design and tastes.

On houses at that have those insulated steel doors that need painting from general wear and tear, there are different ways and approaches to paint these doors. But there is no door that can be painted and closed shut immediately after painting. These doors have to stay open for quite a lengthy period of time for the paint to set and dry. Ultimately the best situation would be to remove the door and put a temporary door in there while the paint job is being done. But since most people can’t do this the next best thing we suggest is to keep the door open all day slightly cracked to keep the weather stripping from touching the door. On complicated passage sets with deadbolt and handle require the items to be removed. Then the entire thing has to be sanded smooth with a fine sandpaper take care not to put scratch marks on. When the entire surface is nice and smooth than a thin coat of finish can be applied. In most cases a second coat could be applied a few hours later. This is the reason why to remove unit and put a temporary door in its place sometimes something as simple as a plywood.

Once the entire door has been painted and has to be closed and locked for the evening it is best to place some wax paper around the edges where the door gets in contact with the weather stripping. This still has to be done though when the paint is dry to the touch. Paint it does not dry enough that it will transfer to another surface under compression until it has cured.

via 7 Fabulous Front Door Ideas.

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Painting Over Wallpaper

Painting Over Wallpaper

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priming and painting over wallpaper

This is quite a common thought. No one likes to remove wallpaper. Especially when the wallpaper doesn’t want to come off easily. When wallpaper is applied to a wall there are certain things that the installer should do prior to hanging the wallpaper.

Before hanging wallpaper the wall should be prepared with either a “sizing” compound liquid that you put on to the wall that will seal the wall and make it impervious and in impenetrable from the wet glue that is either on the wallpaper or on the wall. When there is no presence of some kind of in impenetrable shield such as a sizing compound or even simpler just a oil semigloss paint the glue will penetrate in behind top layer of drywall paper and become a part of the drywall. So when removing the paper you also be removing the top layer of drywall. It is not good enough to paint with a semigloss latex because it still is not good enough to seal the wall. Sealing the wall is the same as wrapping it was a plastic bag not allowing anything to go through the bag.

If you have tried removing the wallpaper from a wall that is never been sealed before you will discover that half the wall goes with it. This leaves you a lot of drywall plastering repairs to do. And that is enough deterrent to keep you from removing the wallpaper and electing to just paint over top of the wallpaper. Now of course this all depends on the type of wallpaper that’s on the wall. If it is a deeply textured paper that basically it’s half a dozen one and six of the other. Because there will be plenty of plastering to do in either case. You have to plaster over all the wallpaper to get it smooth.

If you have a relatively smooth wallpaper with no texture and all you have is the occasional place were the seam has come loose or a place with the seams are open or overlapping this will require some plastering over to create a smooth surface and transition.

When all the seam repairs and any damages through the wallpaper to the drywall were repaired next comes to prime the entire wall with oil primer. The oil primer first of all does not bubble the paint and secondly it allows you to identify any further repairs to be done to the wall.

Once you are satisfied with the way the wallpapered wall looks with the coat of primer on its next up is to paint your finish color on it in most cases two coats of paint will do and you can paint it with anything you want latex paint or oil paint. Your wall should look like a brand spanking new wall.

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