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7 Tips on Getting a Cheaper Price From Your Painter

How To Get Cheap Paint Jobs

Toronto House Painting Company

tries lower your house painting costs with a few special painting offers for cheaper painting jobs.

The biggest cost saver in painting a house or room is the amount of time spent preparing to paint the room. There are different ways of trying to save money and make it easier for the painter to do his job.

Obviously the first thing is if the room could be empty completely just leaving the bare walls. This is a great timesaver because truly the only time spent in this room would be strictly for painting. Generally painting an average size bedroom would take about three hours for two coats of paint.

Empty House

If the entire home is empty there could be a great savings for the homeowner. This would be the same as painting a new home empty of any furnishings.

Another house painting cost saving tips is trying to schedule the paint job on the off-season where the painter is not as busy because of having to also schedule into their busy schedule exterior paint jobs. Most people for some reason want to do their inter-house painting in the summer. This could be due to a number of reasons such as having the windows open to ventilate paint fumes, the painting project will coincide with the vacation, there is more daylight.

Same paint can: material and color.

This is a great timesaver because it would save the time of changing over paint cans two different colors and cleaning brushes and rollers. If a house has four bedrooms and each bedroom has a different paint color there is a good chance that it would take about 15 or 20 minutes to change over to the next paint. The paint tray has to be cleaned out and rollers and brushes have to be also cleaned out so they do not contaminate the next paint color.

Closet Painting

And other money-saving tactic is not to paint the closets because it takes a longer period of time proportionally to paint the closet than it does the paint four walls in an empty room.

Remove Wallpaper

If the home has wallpaper installed on any rooms or hallways it is best to have the homeowner remove the paper because it is a time-consuming process which will eat up a lot of the paint budget. Removing the wallpaper in some cases might be difficult where the homeowner could not remove it. But in other cases the wallpaper has been installed professionally make it easy to be removed at a later date.

Wall Repair

Wall preparation, should really be done by the painter to ensure good quality painting work in the end. But if there are some rough wall repairs to be done, again not really the scope of a painting contractor they should be done prior to the regular house painting procedure. Small holes and cracks are easily and normally a part of wall painting but anything larger than that should be taken care of prior to painting to save money.

 

Another great painting savings tip would be to paint the entire house the same colo

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What Kinds of Paints to Use?

 bad smell and dangerous debris

Low Voc Paints are becoming more and more concerned for both the homeowner and the painter. Our Toronto House painting company in most cases now use low voc paints and all applications where latex paint is being used. When you are painting a large wall surface in a living room or bedroom that is a lot of square area that is admitting gases. Knowing this we have converted to using these special paints to prevent health problems that may occur.

This day and age things have drastically changed because of the environmental regulations on pollution. Not only do we have to concern ourselves with air pollution but also with ground pollution and hazardous toxic wastes. Most paints were made previously with all kinds of nasty chemicals in them and that would affect the environment and also the painter.

When the painter is applying the paint especially those highly toxic paints the ones with lacquer solvent base and even worse xylene which is even a more potent chemical it would get into their lungs and sometimes make them dizzy and even nauseous and headaches and so on. So the immediate effects were already seen at the very beginning of the painting application.

Some oil paints are not as bad but still are relatively nauseous to smell and also get into the bloodstream creating light nausea and headaches for some. The latex paints in the beginning were extremely powerful ammonia solvents that would keep the rubber dissolved while the latex was being painted. But these paints were still using toxic additives which were being phased out

Very lately with the eco-friendly paints being developed they are mostly latex paints with the addition of some hybrid paints that are oil latex mixture that can be washed out with water instead of mineral spirits/solvents.

This video below will tell you all about voc paints and their properties and  what these paints don’t have in them making them dangerous to breathe and be around.

 

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