Do the walls of your home need fresh, new colours? We have put together a handy guide for you before you decide to crack open the paint can.
Your home is most likely your biggest investment, which is why taking good care of it is important. A fresh coat of paint can turn something dull and boring into something beautiful, hide imperfections and even boost your mood. We have put together some important points that you should know before starting your home painting project.
Understand the current state of your home walls
It is important to consider the current state of paint on your walls to gain clarity on the timelines of the painting project. If your house is new, chances are there are smooth surfaces on the walls, which will dramatically reduce the prep work. However, if this is about painting an old home with peeling walls, be prepared for longer hours of prep work. If you haven’t had your home painted in years, it may need special expertise, extra time and effort.
Figure the scale of painting
In project terms, scale means the overall extent of the project effort, usually accounting for cost, duration, complexity and resources. This enables projects to be characterised in comparative terms such as small, medium or large.
Fix a budget
Having an idea of the cost of paint you need to purchase will help obtain quotes from a painting service. Figure how much paint is required to finish the project. You can explore the handy paint calculators available online to know the amount of paint needed for your home painting. You can also explore Berger’s Paint Calculator to calculate the area to be painted. It will give you an estimate of the required amount of paint for your project. You can try out the tool right here: https://www.bergerpaints.com/home-users/paint-calculator/
Schedule the project at the right period
While there is no actual “painting season”, the time of year is key to get the best results, so be mindful of your local weather conditions. Schedule painting when the weather is moderate. Avoid extreme temperatures. Pick a dry time of year when there is less rain and low humidity. Paint needs time to dry and will not stick to surfaces if not dry.
Mother Nature can be quite unpredictable. Hence, reschedule if it has just rained or there is a possibility of rains.
Look for signs of a good painting professional
You need a trustworthy business. Period. When choosing a professional paint company, how they interact with customers can be one of the main deciding factors. Hence, it is a good idea to email or make a phone call to the paint company to enquire about their services and to assess if they meet your expectations.
Look at the reviews left online by past customers who have worked with the painting contractors or the professional painting service. You can get helpful reviews on social media websites like Facebook or Google reviews.
The importance of genuine customer reviews cannot be overemphasised to find out the quality of service a company can offer you. For instance, according to a customer survey report, 95% of people who have availed Berger’s Express Painting services are satisfied customers. Such reports are assuring and lend credibility to the painting service.
You must also set your pricing expectation, for which you need to do a bit of homework. Find out how much you should spend on a service. Communication is key. Tell the professionals what you want to achieve so that they can suggest options for you and ensure you get the results you are aiming for!
A professional business will always give a price estimate before starting the project. Discuss your colour preferences, painting tools, the techniques used and about the safety protocols followed. You also need to consider the prep work, paint application, the durability and warranty of the products.
Availing a professional painting service like Berger’s Express Painting has its perks and will save you from a headache! The team is knowledgeable, provide accurate quotation, the professional painters use mechanised and disinfected tools, protect your floors and furniture with covers, disinfect regularly-touched surfaces and floors and go the extra mile by doing post-painting site clean-up, delivering a satisfying end-result! Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? However, this painting service does tick all the boxes, giving you a faster, cleaner and safer experience like none other!
Painting is not a cakewalk. A lot does go into home painting than what meets the eye. Painting your home is a big job and can take a wrong turn if you do not anticipate the challenges. One needs a trained team of painters to undertake the painting of a house successfully. Hiring a professional is more efficient, safer and you can feel confident that the quality will not be compromised.
If you are now ready to take your first steps towards making your house into a home, call a professional today and get your home painted the right away.
For professionals who provide interior or exterior painting, polishing and waterproofing services, you can give us a call on toll-free number – 1800 103 6030 or SMS ‘XP‘ to 56767. We will spend time to understand your unique needs and tailor a solution that works best for your house painting project. Just sit back and leave the rest to our painting ‘magicians’. Our painters are nothing less than magicians who can transform your plain walls into a work of art. By opting for our services, you will get nothing but the best from every can of paint used. A smart decision like opting for Berger Express Painting will ensure your home has the freshest finish that will be the envy of the entire neighborhood.
We hope you liked our tips about how to go about with your home painting project. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!