Tips on Painting
Most probably you are not a professional toronto painter reading this article, you are a homeowner that is looking into possibly painting a room or your entire house. You might be doing some interior painting or you’re looking for Exterior Painting.
will cover such things as, types and brands of paints, painting processes, painting tools and every day small helpful hints learned through experience in house painting.
Like the saying goes “You Only Get What You Pay for” this applies to interior latex paints for homes, exterior latex paints for residential use and even specialty commercial painting paint.
Residential paints comes in all grades from the lowest and cheapest paint (when you do a quick and dirty paint job) to a top line high quality premium latex paint.
When you are the one that is painting and you’re given the two different types of paint and asked to paint the section of wall with both paints and compare you will notice quite a difference.
First you will start using the start using the cheap low-priced paint, you will find this paint first of all not to apply very smoothly and evenly. The paint will slightly drag as you pull the brush along the wall. You might even notice that when you go past a spot with your brush that you didn’t completely cover the spot you passed over. You might have to go back over again with your paintbrush one more time to make sure the paint brush cutting was covering the wall properly. If you’re trying to do a very fine crisp and even, straight-line you might even notice that your paint sort of rolls up in a ball in front of your brush causing blotchy painting as you pass your brush at the wall and ceiling.
Moving on to using the paint roller, you might notice a few different things when you’re using an inexpensive cheap latex paint. Some low line cheap inexpensive latex paints might be to too thin texture or on the other hand might be to thick and hard to paint roll with. Sometimes the paint does go on properly but after it has dried you can see right through the paint and you will need additional coats of paint to make a good job of the painting.
So as you can see when you’re using a cheap low quality economical latex paint you will have to paint more times than needed and possibly still not get the look you’re looking for.
High quality premium latex paints such as Benjamin Moore Or Sherwin Williams are the main choices of latex paints by professional painting contractor in toronto. Toronto painters always recommend using Benjamin Moore paints for two reasons: they have a lot of top line paint stores throughout the GTA (Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Scarborough). Sherwin-Williams doesn’t have as many stores and are harder to find a location nearest the paint job. Both of these paint manufacturers have almost the same pricing on their paints. They both make high quality paint products.
Now, will compare the top line latex paint on a wall. You will see as soon as you dip your paintbrush into the paint can, the paint will look more like ink as compared to paste. When you start using your brush cutting along the wall at the ceiling you’ll notice that as the brush moves along it leaves a fine thin crisp line. You will also notice that wherever your paintbrush passed over the wall was painted evenly and properly not make you go over it again to make sure that it covers. Likewise when you’re using the paint roller you’ll also notice that the top line paints roll over smoother and quicker just like if your roller had ball bearings in it. You will also notice that wherever the paint roller had rolled over the wall had changed color properly without seeing through the paint.
As you can see the advantages of using top line paint as opposed to bottom-line paint, there is more work involved in trying to make the cheaper paint look good.
Another advantage of using the top line paint is that it is fade resistant, and in most cases is also washable.
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