Interior & Exterior Painting and Staining

Painting and staining are perhaps the cheapest and quickest home renovations adding instant decor without breaking the bank.

Sanding is an unavoidably messy task. To skip this step, try using a heavy duty primer sealer or de-glossing liquid before applying your finish paint. Oil based products will stick to anything and provide a great starting surface for painting.

Painting is all about preparation. When purchasing your paint also pick up filler, Painterís tape, paintbrushes, rollers, cleaning cloths, sandpaper, and a plastic trap. Here are some helpful tips to get you through this often meticulous process with a little more sanityÖ

  • Use a reasonable amount of paint on your roller. Too little paint will leave an uneven appearance and too much paint will leave paint lines and dripping!

  • When using rollers, roll in multiple directions. Up and down action only will streak and leave lumps.

  • Touch-ups should be feathered on. In most cases, it is easiest to repaint the entire wall with a matching shade, careful not to get new paint on the adjacent walls.

  • Interior painting - Try to empty the room of furniture, lighting and outlet covers. Anything that remains in the room should be placed in the center and covered with a plastic tarp to avoid splatters. Clean room thoroughly by wiping walls, dusting and vacuuming the floors. Fill in holes, dents and cracks with filler. Prime walls if painting over a glossy or dark paint colour with a lighter one. Using Painterís tape, tape off all walls, ceiling, outlets, window frames and baseboards not to be painted.

  • Exterior painting- specifically on wood, begin by power washing the building. Use bleach and water to remove mold. Set and fill all nails, sand all loose paint. When selecting your paint colour, remember that dark colours will absorb the heat and light colours with reflect the sun. Exterior latex paints will not last; use 100% acrylic paints for the best durability and color retention. To weatherproof exterior painting make sure you start with the right paint. Flat paint is best for resisting moisture and durable semi-gloss works best for trim and doors.

Staining and Painting projects are tedious and even minor problems can cause a lot of frustrations with the end result. PPS has professionals for all painting (exterior and interior), staining and refinishing jobs.

PPS excels at perfecting the details to achieve your desired result.


 

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