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Sep 11

Written by: Mark Thissell
9/11/2013 6:25 AM 

When your house needs to be painted, it can be a lot of hassle, so you will want to get it right the first time. Hiring a company for residential painting in Alamo is likely to be a good way to get it done right.

The first thing to be considered when getting painting done properly the first time is preparation. Properly preparing the surfaces is a very large part of getting the job done satisfactorily. Know the surface. Fix any cracks or holes. Wash the walls. Some may need primer. These are things you can do yourself, if you choose, but a reputable painting contractor will usually offer to do these things for you in the process of painting the house. If you make a point of preventing damage and maintaining things as they come along, it will make the preparation job much easier for whoever does it. This may save you money in the long run.

Residential Painting in Alamo – Getting It Right the First TimeChoosing the color you want is another big part of getting things right. If you want a very specific color, make sure you get it right the first time. Find an unobtrusive spot on your home to paint a swatch, if you need to, to be sure you will be happy with the color. If you cannot do a spot, at least get a bit of the paint on something so you can see what it will look like dry. Paint is not the same color dry as it is wet, so it is important to choose your color from dry samples. A good painting contractor can help you get the color you want for residential painting in Alamo.

Check with the painting contractor to see how they do things. The quality of the company will affect the quality of the job. If the company is reputable and cares about the job, they are much more likely to make the effort to get it right the first time instead of doing a sloppy job and hoping you won’t call them back for warranty work.  Check for recommendations and references. If the company does do a good job and does pay attention to detail, it is very likely that other satisfied customers will be glad to share their experiences.

The whole process involved in getting your house painted right the first time consists of three basic steps. First, prepare the surface with washing, scraping, and sanding. Second, repair any faults, spots, cracks, or holes. Third, prime the surfaces and paint. Priming is often overlooked, but goes a long way toward doing the job right the first time. It is not difficult to get quality residential painting in Alamo – if you know what to look for.

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