January 2, 2012
Home painting requires lots of time, commitment and a money; fundamentally though, it demands paint! For house painting, paint is the key because there are so many paints available today. This is a challenging step of the Missoula house painting process, but there are tools available! Our staff of professional painters is very skilled at suggesting paint colors for spaces and identifying characteristics of each paint that can be helpful to clients when selecting house paints.
Different paint manufacturers and types of paint abound and that’s a good thing for house painters and home owners! Having a skilled painter available to discuss benefits and problems with each type of paint is invaluable and will save you time in the house paint choosing process as well as money getting the paint right.
Preparing the Surfaces to be Painted
Normally, a home owner who wants new paint will begin the process with selecting their paints, the first step really is fixing imperfections in the wall, ceiling, or other surfaces to be painted. Skipping over the preparation step and painting will lead to eye sores in your finished product. Imperfections like holes and cracks on walls can be easily repaired early in the process at low cost. Our house painters prefer to fill these problem spots with putty then finish by covering these spots with fiberglass or plaster.
When painting a house with wood surfaces, it is important to have damaged wood replaced before painting. Wood is very sensitive to natural factors such as temperature and humidity and must be fixed properly to ensure a beautiful painted surface for the long term.
House Paints should be Selected for Paint Durability
Having a professional to consult about choosing house paint is vital to the home painting process. Each kind of surface material to be painted must be considered for the unique properties. Wood walls must be painted with different house paint than cement basement walls in your home.
Varnish is considered the ideal paint for woodwork because it has a glossy look and protects wood from damage by creating a thick durable buffer of material. Moisture will not penetrate the wood once it is properly sealed with coats of varnish. Selecting the correct varnish will account for factors such as how much use the surface will experience in the lifetime of the house. Spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, and stairway banisters require significantly more durable varnish than house elements such as mantle places and ceiling trim.
Latex paint is very common for painting house walls and ceilings because of it’s competitive price. Painters tend to use this water based paint for house surfaces that experience the least amount of use. This paint is cheaper and less durable but works well in specific parts of the house.
Oil based paints are also very popular. While they are more expensive overall, they tend to last longer and require less upkeep. For house painting, oil-based paints have more gloss options and tend to suit many home owners.
For most people, the best option is to choose a local house painter that you can trust. Contact Classic Painting of Missoula for a free professional painting consultation!