Do you need to prime the walls before you paint?
As a rule of thumb, you do not need to prime every surface prior to painting. Cases where priming is necessary are fresh drywall, exposed wood on exteriors and drastic color changes (say from a red to a beige) to name a few. However, if the surface being painted already has paint that is sufﬁciently bonded to the wall, there is not need to prime.
I need a paint that allows me to easily clean my walls. What should I use?
When looking for a paint that will be easily cleaned, you want to ﬁnd a paint that provides more of a sheen like an eggshell or semi-gloss
I need a paint that will easily touch-up. What should I use?
A ﬂat paint is the easiest to touch-up being that there is not much reﬂection in the ﬁnish
How many coats of paint do I need on my walls?
Typically, 2 coats of paint will be sufﬁcient to provide a smooth, uniform ﬁnish on your walls. sometimes when the color change is dramatic, there will be a need for additional coats.
Do you need to power wash exterior surfaces before you paint them?
Yes. In order for the paint to bond properly to the surface that is being painted, a thorough power washing will help to remove any dirt or mildew that has collected on your exterior over time.
I hate the smell of paint. Is there a way to prevent my house from smelling like paint?
The best way to mitigate the smell of paint in your house is to use a ZERO VOC (volatile organic compounds). These paints still have an odor to them but not as strong as your typical latex-based or oil-based paints.
Can you paint my vinyl or aluminum siding?
Yes. By using a high-quality self-priming paint such as Duration from Sherwin Williams, we can paint your aluminum or vinyl siding with absolute conﬁdence that it will properly bond to the surface.
I have cracks in my ceiling and walls. What causes this and can it be ﬁxed?
When your house’s foundation settle over time, your drywall may crack as a result. This is not a serious problem and can easily be made to look as if it never happened through the use of joint compound (drywall mud).
I hate the popcorn ceilings in my house. Can that texture be removed?
Yes. Although it is a tedious process, you can scrape away the acoustic texturing (popcorn). There may be additional preparation needed to your ceilings prior to paint but again this can be done through the use of joint compound.
I have glossy wood trim and want it to be white. Is this possible?
Yes. In order for the paint to properly bond to these surfaces, the woodwork should be treated with a de-glosser, spot sanded and primed before the paint is applied.