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Written by: Mark Thissell
3/16/2018 7:40 AM 

Unlike what most people would assume, interior painting is more than just applying paint on the surface. If you ask commercial painters in Lathrop, there's actually a lot of work involved there in interior painting.

To achieve a good quality interior painting, there should be quality in all aspects – quality paints, tools,  and the job itself. Everyone can paint, but the results will never look as good as the ones that are done by skilled and trained professionals. And that really spells the difference!

Other than the ideal people chosen to do this job, you should also consider the paints themselves. Not all paints are created the same. You may be tempted to buy cheap, discounted or bargain paint products.  It appears like you've saved some money at first, but since cheaper means low quality, the paints may not be durable and would soon suffer surface damage due to heat and moisture. Plus, cheaper paints typically do not adhere well to the surface and do not retain their color for long, and you would probably see that they're going to fade quite soon. As a result, you will have to spend a little more money on touch-ups.

Buying paints should also be considered an investment. If you invest on quality paints, you will see a big difference. Because quality paints are made from premium ingredients, they require fewer coats as they are thick and adhere well to the surface. The protective properties of premium paints are longer-lasting. No need for touch-ups because premium paints are durable, and they can stand well for many years, still retaining their color and their protection to the surface.

If you are not sure what colors or type of finish to use for your interiors, you might as well hire a commercial painter who also offers a color consultation service. A professional colorist will help you to choose the right colors for your office space, restaurant, medical facility, cafe, and many more. Color consultation nowadays also offer computerized color reproductions, so you can visualize how the space will look like in a certain color before the painting staff will begin to work.

But if you want to stick to the neutrals, there is a good reason for that. They're classic colors; they remain popular even if the other colors that used to be trendy will no longer be in vogue months later. With neutral colors, you don't have to bother re-painting your room, making them the practical color choice.

Using the correct paint finish is just as important. There are options such as flat (or matte), satin, eggshell, semi-gloss and glossy. Flat is the least glossy – it is easy to apply and is excellent in covering blemishes but is not quite durable. You can use that in areas such as ceilings, office walls, or any low-traffic. Paints with gloss or sheen may be poor in covering blemishes, but are durable and resistant to stains, and therefore they are ideal for areas with high traffic such as the kitchen, restrooms, lobbies or entryways.

No matter how good the quality of your paints are, they won't adhere well if the surface is not prepped properly. Thorough preparation of the surface is the key step to achieve a successful painting job. A professional painter dusts or cleans the surface, patches or repairs any damage (such as peeling old paint, cracking, or nail holes), sands the surface and then primes it (when necessary).

Hiring cheap painters will save you a few bucks at first. But when their inferior work starts to show up in the result, you will eventually spend more money for unnecessary repairs.

Like when buying paints, hiring a commercial painter should also be an investment. Therefore, you should hire only experienced, professional, reputable, licensed, and insured commercial painters in Lathrop. Such painters may charge you a bit more, but they are more cost-effective in the long run, saving you from doing touch-ups in the future. Good commercial painters will be able to deliver a satisfying painting job that is sure to last for many years.

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