House Painters Tip: Don’t Cut Painting Time

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Did you know? Professional house painters spend 2 to 4 days working on an average-size room.  That is the average painting time to prepare the room and painting materials, prime and paint the walls correctly.  But, an average painter may take a bit longer.  Southern Perfection Painting expert house painters will definitely advise to not cut the painting time short. Be sure that you find lengthier time for painting your rooms.  It is more time and more work.  At the end, it is time well spent wh...
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Southern Perfection Painting Tip: How to Paint Double Time

If you are going to paint a large room or wide outdoor wall, it would be faster to finish the wide wall or ceiling if you are going to use an 18-inch wide roller and roller cage. The roller is supported in both sides that makes it easier to apply paint with consistent pressure.  You can find wide roller equipment in most paint stores, or you can order a whole set online. This may not work well with broken walls and ceilings with many corners. This painting tip and more, only from South...
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Painting Tip: Paint Your Walls Like A Pro – Day 2 Painting Continuation

Exterior Painting Tip: Paint Your Walls Like A Pro – Extension Poles for Paint Rollers
Previous Painting Tip: Extension Poles for Paint Rollers So you did not finish your painting project today.  Let's continue it tomorrow... but the paintbrushes and rollers will dry up and it's hard and time-consuming to soften them again for the next day's painting job.  The trick is to roll off or brush off excess paint and wrap your paint rollers and brushes twice with a plastic food wrap to keep them from air drying.  Place them in the fridge overnight.  The next day, just take them out 30...
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Exterior Painting Tip: Paint Your Walls Like A Pro – Extension Poles for Paint Rollers

Exterior Painting Tip: Paint Your Walls Like A Pro – Extension Poles for Paint Rollers
Previous Painting Tip: Anti-Splatter Canvass Dropcloths In exterior painting very high walls and ceilings, instead of buying step ladders that are heavy and bulky for storage (and costly too), you can just use a soft, nonslip grip, rigid metal core extension poles and attach it to your paint rollers. A clever way to make painting easier for you, right? Next: Continue Your Painting Job The Next Day Photo by Mike Dillon  
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Residential Painters Tip: Paint Your Walls Like A Pro – Anti-Splatter Canvas Dropcloths

Residential Painters Tip: Paint Your Walls Like A Pro – Anti-Splatter Canvas Dropcloths
Previous Painting Tip: Tint Your Primer In avoiding paint splatters or even spills, several painters use covers to prevent staining the floor with paint.  Most DIY painting activities just use inexpensive and convenient newspapers, but in the end does not assure for the floor to be mess-free. Others use plastic or even cardboards. There are also some that uses plastic over cardboards to ensure floor coverage. However, SPPI residential painters have known that the best anti-splatter floor cove...
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Interior Painting Tip: Paint Your Walls Like A Pro – Tint Your Primer

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In our last interior painting tip, we shared about the need to prepare the surface for DIY painting. In this blog, we will briefly share the importance of tinting your primer. 2. You can actually buy colored primer paints instead of White or Grey primer.  But an easier and cheaper (and more dedicated) option is to mix a White primer paint with a little bit of your top coat color. This will help completely hide different color primed surface (white/gray over top coat). In interior paint...
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Interior Painting Tip: Paint Your Walls Like A Pro – Surface Preps

Interior Painting Tip: Paint Your Walls Like A Pro – Surface Preps
In interior painting, doing it on your own walls is the most basic do-it-yourself home improvement. For the next 6 painting tip posts, we'll give you the basic how-to's on how to prepare your walls like a pro. 1. Surface preps. Surface preparation includes scraping, sanding, patching and filling of holes, cracks dents and other surface imperfections.  Preparing the surface will help hide pockmarks and cracks. Next: Tint your primer Photo by: Pittaya Sroilong
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Home Painters Tip: Inquire With Specific Painting Details

When you are asking around and looking for the best home painters and painting contractors for any painting tip or needs, be specific. Be straightforward in discussing your painting needs, particularly any details of the project that could affect the price. Make a list of surfaces you want to have painted like roofs, doors, windows, trims, ceilings and moldings.  Have at least 2 different paint color options and finishes you want used. SPPI home painters are knowledgeable and well trained to h...
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Exterior Painters Tip: Get Rid Of Ice Dams

SPPI exterior painters know that when snow accumulates on a slanted roof that is inadequately insulated this can spell trouble later on. Trouble that will cost a lot of your time and effort. As we all know, ice build-up, or ice dam, can prevent melting snow on the eave and in the gutter from draining properly. This causes leaks to the space in your roof and, as your expert interior and exterior painters would say, will eventually damage your walls, ceilings and even your roof structure and ins...
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Interior Painters Painting Tip: Get Just Enough Paint

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As per expert interior painters, the general rule for a flat surface requires a gallon of paint for every 400 square feet. If you want to minimize ending up with excess paint on your hands, determine the exact area of wall space that needs painting by adding up the width of all the walls in the room and multiply the number by the height of one wall (floor to ceiling). Then subtract the total area of all the doors, archways, windows, etc. Do not forget though to factor in the number of coats yo...
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