Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Calgary House Painting

Hello out there again Calgary and thanks for stopping in again at this here Calgary House Painting Blog post on our low cost Calgary Alberta Painters internet website. In this Calgary House Painting post we will review how professional Calgary House Painters paint out high quality interior painting finishes using one coat of paint, two coats of paint, and three coats of paint finishing options.With a bit of reading and a bit of luck you might hopefully learn a bit more on how to help keep your Calgary House Painting Costs down low without compromising on quality. 

These interior painting and interior repainting are optional on some houses and homes, essential and needed on new homes under construction requiring new construction painting. All can all be used to help get your house and home interior or exterior in Calgary back into tip top shape with a little bit of local Calgary Painting, or to bring in a complete new interior or exterior make over on most if not all homes with paintable surfaces. Hiring in a competent Calgary House Painter to paint for you instead of the do it yourself approach will get you better results and see to it your painting finishes faster and with less effort on your part.

When you are considering painting or repainting your house or home interior again you basically have two options to consider if you are hiring a painter to complete Calgary Painting Services for you. Stick with your existing color scheme or pick and paint a new color scheme. With the first option, sticking with existing colors, you can repaint your house interior with a new fresh clean look and avoid any surprises. Simply buy color matched high quality premium interior paint and get it installed by a professional.

You can repaint your house and home interior ceilings, walls, doors, baseboards and trim again in the same paint colors. This brings about further same color painting options on most homes with a consistent color scheme. If all of the colors on all of the surfaces are the same color you can easily repaint again in the same colors and might get away with a really good looking one coat interior paint job make over. This is by far the easiest, cheapest, and simplest Calgary House Painting option that works and provides good results.

For the best looking results you may want to also consider painting again in the same colors and apply one, two, or three coats of paint. The more paint the better in most cases and on most homes. Professional and experienced house painters and customers and clients with sharp eyes can probably see and tell the difference between a one coat color match repaint refresh and a two coat or a three coat paint job. 

More primer and more paint on most surfaces helps to beautify the surface more and really help it look it's best. If in doubt, you can stick with the same interior color scheme you have, repaint all your ceilings, trim, and walls again the same color, and apply two coats of paint while you or your painter paints and repaints your ceilings, walls, and trim. 

A happy medium that will allow the painter to fix all blemishes in your interior and get it looking new again, and without the potential for any surprises or discovering you didn't like the new colors you picked so much after all.

If you are set on a color change you are very likely looking at at least a two coat interior paint job. Possibly three coats of paint and primer or may be required if completing a severe color change. Repainting wood trim finish or dark trim and dark drywall walls to bright while will likely take three rk four coats of primer and paint. 

Or one coat if primer and three coats of paint. Or two coats of primer and two coats of paint. Your current colors on your ceiling, trims, doors, baseboards, window frames etc and the new colors you have in mind can mean significant additional costs and time to paint out and complete for you. 

Hopefully the interior house painting strategy below can help you get a better idea of painting strategies you can use to find a good finish solution you will be happy with. If in doubt a full prime and repaint in just about any typical and modern color scheme will get your shack shinning again.

Interior repainting process.

We use the fo!lowing interior painting routine when painting or repainting house and home interiors. It should work for you too. If you have any questions about the process be sure to leave a message in the comments section.

1:) Prime ceilings trim walls.

You have probably heard the phrase a good paint job starts with a good primer and good preparation. Be it a new Calgary house under construction or a house or Calgary home interior repaint, it's always a smart choice to start with a good prime job. On new construction house painting primer is essential. 

On most modern interior repaints starting with primer is optional in most instances. What ever you are painting you must or could start with primer. Prime the ceilings, walls, and trim. Lacquer trim and wood finished trim should be primed with bonding primer made to stick to hard to stick surfaces. 

Typical interior primer can be used on the walls and ceilings. Our painting outfit usually sprays in ceilings, sprays or brushes and rolls trim, and brushes and rolls drywall interior paint or primer on to walls. On new construction house painting a house painter can spray paint all the ceilings and walls with primer and paint before the trim and flooring is installed.

2:) Spray paint ceiling two coats.

If your a professional Calgary house painter or you have seen professional Calgary house painters in action you probably seen how fast using a spray painting machine applies primer, paint, or stain to the surface. You probably spray painted your ceiling with primer in under an hour with little effort. 

Or you could grab the old brush and roller and brush and roll all those ceilings in. Brushing and rolling ceilings is time consuming, back breaking, and the hardest way to paint a ceiling. And it doesn't leave the best looking finish compared to spray painting. 

If you are painting over a new popcorn ceiling that has never been painted before spray painting the ceiling is your only ceiling painting choice. You will need a spray painting machine and perfect preparation of protective coverings on all surfaces before printing.  

Two spray painted coats of latex flat white interior ceiling paint found at any paint store or hardware store will get the job done. You will use more paint and plastic but the ceiling refinishing finish is perfectly flat.

3:) Spray in or brush and roll trim.

Ceilings painted it's best to get at the trim next. Spray painting trim provides the best finish again. The problem with spray painting trim is it's time consuming, costs more to cover up everything again before painting, uses more paint, requires a spray painting machine again, but it might not be the best choice for most homes. 

Run down and well lived in houses and homes that are high traffic and have not seen a paint job in a long time will probably have rough trim. No point in putting out on a lipstick. If on the other hand you have perfect or very good condition latex or lacquer spray finished trim you are in better shape not to waist your money. 

Any trim can be sprayed or brushed or rolled to good results but spray painting costs more to make what you have now look better. Be sure to take a good look at your trim condition before you consider spray painting in your trim.

4:) Roll then brush in first coat of paint.

Ceilings and trim primed and painted it's time to get at the walls. You have probably seen old school painters that patch walls first, then brush in or cut in or edge the corners and then roll on the coat of paint with a paint roller. That's old school painting. It's tried true and tested, but there are faster ways to paint on the first coat. 

Starting off rolling your drywall walls first will save you plenty of effort and time painting your walls. Just roll out your walls as you typically would. Be sure you roll in close to everything that you can. After your rolling is completed you will likely notice there is only small areas left of unpainted surfaces. 

If you were going to brush those areas in first and then roll them like old school painters do, you probably would have made a bigger landing pad than was really needed. You would have waisted all that time and material and labor painting out the corners leaving big landing pads along the way. Then rolled in more paint or primer over top the areas you waisted your time on.

5:) Patch out walls trim first time.

With that first coat of primer and paint installed on your ceilings and walls and trim, all of the dents, dings, scratches, and imperfections should be showing up and standing out. There shouldn't be any reason you can't find and see all of the trouble areas that need some attention to be addressed. 

Chances are good that you can do a very thorough job in a single pass now that you can find and see everything. Had you decided to go the old school painter method and patch the walls first and then paint, you would have missed a lot on the first round of patching. For the best results it's best to take your time and check out all of the surfaces throughout the day. 

What looks well patched and repaired and addressed at ten in the morning might reveal a couple spots you missed later in the afternoon or earlier into the evening. Be sure you take your time. You could pull out a pig tail light on an extension cord and walk around wall to wall looking for any issues that need to be addressed.

6:) Spot prime patched areas.

Hopefully you've taken your time with patching out your walls and finding all the scratches dents and things and imperfections that you feel needs to be addressed. After you've mudded in those areas once or twice possibly three times you probably know you got to sand them out next. This is a great time to sand block out all of those patches with a block sander. 

Be sure you pay extra attention to the ridges where the drywall mud meets the wall. Doing circles on the drywall patches with a sanding block does a really good job of grinding everything down. Once all of the patches have been sanded out grab your pole sander and give all your walls quick pole sanding. Then grab your roller again and roll over a paint coat over top of the patched areas. 

Make sure you roll it in really good. Allow appropriate dry time and then spot prime those areas again. While you were walking around take a look around and see if there's any additional areas that need mud. If so patch them and then sand them after they've dried and then spot Prime them once or twice again.

7:) Tape in baseboards and trim.

Grab the vacuum or a duster brush and dust off the tops of those baseboards and give the rest of the trim a good dusting. Now it's time to tape up your baseboards and trim. You want to use green painters tape or blue painters tape to tape up the baseboards interior and all of the door frames and window frames and casings etc. It's best to try to do all the taping in one go. 

It will be faster to tape off all of the door frames on window frames and casings etc and taping in the baseboards will take you a bit longer. There is nothing straighter than a tape line. You can do a pretty good job just taping in the baseboards and doing the sidings of the door frames and window frames etc by hand no tape needed. You want to make sure that you do a very good job taping in the baseboards and the casings. 

The idea is to get the tape right into the corner or the angle of the baseboard or the casing where it meets the wall. If you've done a good job on your caulking and your trim painting you should have some pretty sharp corners that you can put your tape into. It's better to go short on the tape than it is to put tape where it's not needed. 

Be sure to press down good and give the tops of the tapes on the baseboards a good wipe or press with your fingers or a small drywall knife to help keep the tape stuck. Be sure to double check your taping and each and every room you can before you start painting.

8:) Brush and roll in second coat of paint.

Depending on your old colors you had on your walls and the new colors that you are painting with you're on to the second coat. This would be called finish coat on a classic two coat paint job, or this is simply second coat on a three coat or more paint job. The painting strategy for final coat should be to simply cut in all the Angles and corners again around the room and then roll in the top final coat while all the paint in the room is still wet. 

You need to make sure that you have adequate amount of the same paint from the same paint can or the same paint pail to paint the room. The last thing you want is to cut in all the corners with one can of paint and then switch over to a new can of paint and find out that the color is a bit off.

It's okay to mix two of the same paint cans or paint gallons together and use that paint to paint out the whole room again. When you are rolling the walls you want to be sure that you roll down to the baseboard tape on the lower part of the wall gently tap the baseboard tapes so you can effectively paint all of the lower part of the wall with the paint roller. 

Be sure you don't have extra paint when you're getting near the bottom of the wall where it meets the baseboard you want it almost completely out of paint by that time. 

9:) Let dry and review your work.

If everything goes according to plan you should be done your painting now. There's always going to be a couple of imperfections and a couple of trouble areas that are going to require a little bit more time and attention. Simply let your work dry out for a day and take a good look at your work throughout the day. 

Be sure to take a look at everything morning, at lunch, late afternoon, early evening, and late evening with all the lights in your interior turned on so that you can get a good look at everything throughout the day. Running around the job site with dirty gloves and dirty fingers will likely leave at least a few touch up areas that could be addressed with touch-ups. 

If you like what you see and everything looks good to you then you have done a good job on your paint job. You can't expect to paint a masterpiece the first time if you don't have any practice. But once you repeated the process two or three or four or five times you'll get the idea of a working routine that turns out good work and minimizes the amount of labor and hours required to complete the job. 

It might pay more for painting materials and painting supplies but those expenses are much cheaper compared to the cost of painting labor. Your time is worth something. So is your painters especially if they have the time and the experience to paint you out a high quality thoroughly completed paint job.

10:) Pull tapes from baseboards and trim.

Plenty of professional interior painters out there like to pull the tapes from the baseboards and the trims while the paint is still wet. There's a reason for that but depending on the paint that you're using it may not be a requirement. If you're a professional house painter you know what to look for inside every room of the house before you pull tapes. 

Do it yourself type of people or first-time house painters won't have that practice and experience and time in to know to do. Most times your tapes just pull right off nice and easy with a gentle tug to get the process going. Don't be so Hasty pulling your tapes do it nice and slow to make sure you don't tear any tape or tear any paint off of any surfaces.

If you put your tape right in the corners or just slightly short of rate in the corner everything should pull away nice and clean. There may be a few touch ups after you pull tapes that can be easily addressed with a paintbrush and a couple jobs of the paintbrush on the affected areas. 

Once you've pulled all the tapes grab yourself a broom and a vacuum and give the floor a decent cleaning. Grabbing a mop or a Swiffer to give the floors a good cleaning can make the house ready to be occupied in most instances. Another paint job well done and another happy customer.

Final words.

Enjoy your new looks. Doing it yourself can save you money. If you are looking for a premium look a professional Calgary House Painter can likely help deliver you the best looking results compared to doing your Calgary House Painting yourself. Professional and experienced house painters in Calgary will likely get your paint job finished faster than doing things yourself. If you are in the market to hire Calgary House Painters to paint or repaint for you our low cost Calgary Painting Company can probably help you.