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Condo Painting Tips by Professionals

  Condo Painting

Condo Painting is no different from painting a regular house. You also need the same materials like paint, primer, sander, roller or brush, and ladder, to name a few. The main difference is the size of the space. Condo units are generally smaller than traditional houses. You also have to consider the other residents of the condo building if you think you are going to make a lot of mess and noise.

When it comes to having your walls painted, you should consider hiring a condo painting contractor who can do the job for you. If you live in the Greater Toronto Area like in Richmond Hill and Mississauga, you have to ensure that you deal with a contractor who has a business operation in your area.

Even if you decide to hire a condo painting contractor, you should still know some useful tips about painting condo units.

Wall preparation

All professional condo painters know that the walls should be prepped first before applying a fresh coat of paint. The reason behind wall prepping is to ensure that the surface is flat and smooth. It should be free from dirt, cracks, holes, and other imperfections. This will ensure that the newly painted walls will look great and the paint will last for a long time.

Apply primer

Primer is different from paint. Primer is applied on the surface before the paint. The main purpose of applying primer is to seal off the porous surface before you apply the paint. Paint is mainly applied for aesthetic purposes. This should not be used interchangeably.

Use good paint

You have to make sure that condo painting contractor that you hire only uses good paint. Good quality paint may be more expensive but at least it will look better and will last for a longer time. You might have problems such as peeling, bleaching, or uneven color if you use cheap paint.

Choose the right color

Condo units are usually small. It is important to choose a color that is suitable for the size of your unit. Generally speaking, small spaces should be painted with solid, light colors. You should avoid dark colors like dark brown or navy blue or your unit will feel like a cave or box. You can use dark paint but only on an accent wall or if the room has large windows where natural light enters. You should also avoid printed walls because it will only make your unit look cluttered.

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