Bedroom Painted

Bedroom Painting: Why painting matters

Bedroom painting

There is nothing like walking into a freshly painted bedroom. It gives you the same feeling as if you’re walking into a very nice hotel room. You look around with excitement and feeling of being in a different place.

Something as simple as a freshly painted bedroom which you might have been looking at for years and years and thinking about changing something to make it look different.

For example I just repainted our bedroom after my wife had complained that she needed to change in her life. Believe it or not that made her feel better overall because it gave her a sense of something new in her life. It was the same old bedroom but with a new paint job. The colors that were on our walls in our bedroom were sort of a rosy color slightly on the darker side with a billiard green paisley border. This was nice at the time but it’s dated.

Going from a mid tone wall to a brighter off-white and in this case the wall was a mixture of yellow and gray but very light so it seemed like a faded cement type color. This type of color reflects light very well and gives the living space a more open look and feel while contrasting to the white trim work such as the window frame and the doorframe. The trim work should be a super white to make a good enough contrast to make it pop.

The room before when you turn the light on at nighttime obviously lit the room but with the new paint job it really illuminated the room almost like we put a more powerful lightbulb in there.

Next there will be a crown molding installed which I will do when I feel like it. This will give the room some more interior decoration. Something like hanging more pictures but there is not that much empty space on the walls to be able to place pictures without making the wall looking crowded. But adding the crown molding is a subtle enhancement to the looks of the room. This is will be on my next project fixing up the bedroom.

A typical building in Havana, Cuba, is beautiful but in need of paint. It may seem insignificant, but paint does more to brighten our hearts than any other single building feature.Painting is about empowering spaces and structures so they make us feel good, says home improvement expert Steve Maxwell.

Source: House Works: Why painting matters

Painter Rolling paint on wall above window

7 Tips on Getting a Cheaper Price From Your Painter

How To Get Cheap Paint Jobs

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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

Source: 7 Tips on Getting a Cheaper Price From Your Painter

Repainting Metal Railings

Repainting Metal Railings

 

Refinishing your metal railings can be a little cumbersome if you have a lot of detail and ornamental work in your pickets and posts on your railings.

The first thing  professional house painters look for when preparing  metal railings in a home is the condition that they are in.Some railings are very clean and easy to prepare while some are very dirty and possibly even Rusty. In most cases what we do at Toronto painters as we degrease all the metalwork with a strong degreasing solution and in our case most the time we just simply use lacquer thinner if the railings were painted with an enamel paint since enamel paint does not dissolve with lacquer thinner. If the paint starts coming off, with the lacquer thinner that means it was previously painted with some latex/water-based paint. And in that case you have to use a different type of degreasing agent that does not affect existing paint except remove the dirt off it. After all the degreasing is done rinse with clean watered rag  .

repainting metal railings sponge
good sponge will help you easily for repainting metal railings

Light sand with a fine sanding sponge that will wrap around the pickets will do basically what this does is it De-glazes removing the shine along the paint to adhere. You might find the odd spot where the paint has chipped away leaving a small hole depression within the paint that should be filled in with Spot glaze which is a autobody filler. Or on the other hand you might be able to sand out and smooth that area so it is nice and even. When repairs are done such as these whether, it has body filler applied or a simply sanding removal of the paint a metal primer has to be applied.
Usually when we paint metal railings we always apply a special primer specifically made for metal. This keeps the metal from rusting and corroding. Applying the primer as with the paint requires a certain amount of care making sure that there are no runs and sags and heavy deposits on the different areas of parts of the railing. This means that if you are painting one or two metal pickets at a time go back over the first one and make sure that it is not in need of touchups such as removing heavy buildups and deposits of paint at the bottom of the ornamental work around the picket.
Sometimes it’s easier and quicker to apply two or three quick coats of paint not trying to completely paint the railing and one fell swoop. It will go quicker with less touchups if you are not over painting everything. Every time you go over the same area with a light coat it will cover a little bit more and catch any spots that you missed the first time around or the second.

 

Via Repainting Metal Railings | Your Toughest Paint Questions Answered | This Old House.

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Custom Furniture

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Particleboard veneered to look like oak trim

Custom Carpentry

Recently  Toronto Painters was contacted from someone who was looking for Carpenters in Toronto to make them a wood bench for their hallway in the entrance of their home.

Looking for the right furniture.

This homeowner was looking for some quality furniture. had gone to many different stores looking for exactly the type of furniture that you wanted and found something at IKEA. But the problem was that the quality of the workmanship and materials they used to build this furniture wasn’t quite up to her standards.

Furniture quality and workmanship.

IKEA furniture looks very nice in most cases it’s good enough what it is not high-end quality custom-made furniture. Most if not all of the furniture bought from most furniture stores these days is made from particleboard or MDF. Even the trim work trimming all the furniture is made from low-cost artificial wood. These products are manufactured on assembly lines where there put together on a permanent type basis. They never think about if something had to be repaired how would the repair person be able to fix the cracked wood or split wood or even if a joint is starting to open up. These furniture assemblies are made with staples and glue. These are sturdy permanent assemblies not allowing for any type of easy repairs.

Materials used in the furniture.

The wood/ lumber products that they make look very attractive and modern. But the quality is only skin deep and heaven forbid if something should happen such as a break on the end of a piece of wood or screw working itself loose and stripping the wood molding or wood trim.

 Reasons for custom-built furniture.

Another reason for purchasing custom made furniture is that you might not be able to fit a mass-produced store-bought piece of furniture into a certain space available in your room or hallway or closet. Also for example if you wanted to match the trim work on the cabinets that you’re having custom-built you can use the profile of your existing trim work in your home on this cabinet to make it look like a part of the home.

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