The secret to a beautiful home is a perfect finish. Delivering perfection is Stewart Painting Company’s forte. A perfect job begins with precise preparation. Our on-site crew is meticulous about protecting your furniture, carpets and artwork. We will even take photos of the room before we start to be sure that the furniture and objects are replaced properly. Be sure to ask for a complimentary color consultation.
Additional services provided:
- Kitchen & bathroom cabinet refinishing
- Floor splattering
- Popcorn ceiling repair
- Wallpaper removal
- Dry wall & plaster repair
- Matching existing paint or stain colors
- Concrete floor refinishing
- Basement waterproofing
What to Expect When Painting the Interior
Interior painting of your home or business will require planning.
The first thing you will need to decide is the amount of rooms that you want or need to have painted and your budget. Your budget may limit your choices and should be discussed before receiving your estimate.
You will need to decide if the ceiling, walls and trim need to be painted or a combination of these items maybe chosen to get your biggest impact and still stay within your budget.
If the complete room is being painted you will need to make decision on other details such as floor refinishing, carpet cleaning or installing new flooring needs to be considered before the painting begins.
Preparing the Room to be Painted
After the planning stage has been completed, you will need to understand the proper sequencing of the job weather completed by a professional or DIY.
The furniture will need to be moved to the center of the room and covered with clean plastic, then taped to the floor so it wont lift during painting and leave areas of the furniture exposed that may get hit with paint.
The perimeter of the room should then be vacuumed, so tape can be applied to either carpet or hard wood.
The floor area around the covered furniture should then be covered with drop cloths.
All pictures should be removed from the walls and picture hooks should be pulled if the pictures are not going back up, if they are returning to the same spot the hook should remain in place.
All switch plates are then removed, all window treatments should be either covered or removed depending on the complexity of the securing brackets.
The proper preparation of the areas to be painted will include, washing, sanding, filling of holes, cracks, caulking open areas on trim.
Proper Preparation to any surface to be painted is the most important step. Most paints will not hide imperfections in the substrate and will cause additional labor if done incorrectly.
Painting the Ceiling
Ceilings should be painted first with a Ceiling paint, different products and sheens can also be used.
The trim should then be painted, the most common finish is Semi-gloss.
After the trim has dried, tape should be applied to allow sharp crisp lines between your wall paint and trim paint.
Some professionals may choice not to use tape depending on the color difference between the wall and trim. If tape is used, we recommend that you consult with the Paint store for the best tape to use on freshly painted surface and also take into consideration the length of time that the tape will remain on the trim before removing. There are many different types of tape and they vary on there ideal use, duration of time to remain on a surface and which tapes perform best on freshly painted surfaces as well as which products are best for not allowing the paint to creep under the tape.
Painting the Walls
The walls are then painted with 2 coats.
The surface area will determine if a 9” or 18” roller is used, the thickness of the nap will be determined by the wall surface.
Smooth plaster walls could be rolled with ¼ to ¾ nap, surfaces with more texture like brick or wood may require ½ to 1 ½ nap.
The wall paint sheen will also need to be chosen, most manufactures have Flat ( no sheen not washable ), Matte ( no sheen washable ), Satin or Eggshell ( slight sheen washable ), Semi Gloss ( noticeable sheen washable ) Gloss ( very noticeable sheen washable ) High Gloss ( highest sheen washable ).
After all surfaces have been painted and are dry, the room can be cleaned and items can return to their spot.
Interior Painting Gallery
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