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Painting Tips

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Do it Yourself Painting Tips

​​Painting is an inexpensive DIY project and you can do it. Let us help show you how!

  • Prep the area first. You must start with a clean surface free of any major defects. If there is any doubt, use a primer first. Use quality tape for masking.
  • Paint Tools: premium paint, a tool to open the paint can, stir stick, paint brush, Paint Walk Tray, roller, roller cover, and a roller extension pole.
  • Choosing Paint: Choose a finish that is appropriate for the room and application. Semi-gloss for trim, eggshell for kitchens and bathrooms, and flat for all other rooms. Glossy finishes are the most durable, but flat finishes help to hide imperfections.

Do It Yourself!

The Paint Walk Tray is made for the Do-it-Yourselfer, yet with contractor performance. This tray gives you an edge! The tray has a deep 1 gallon capacity, a new patented slick rounded bottom design, paint brush basin for touch ups, and a roller rest. This paint tray is for any painting project. It has a sturdy ribbed paint roller grid molded into its rigid design. Great for painting walls, ceilings, floors, stairs, outdoor decks, siding, any project big or small. The high capacity paint reservoir reduces the number of refills and clean-ups. 

Choosing a Contractor

Selecting a painting contractor can be difficult. We are here to help. For one, how do you know they’re qualified to help assist you with deciding what color you want for your house? And then there’s the worry that they won’t show up, or worse, they ruin your walls. Here’s a few ideas to help you:

  1. Make sure your Contractor offers a wide range of colors you can choose from and uses quality brands. Ideally, they should be able to create any color your heart is set on, add the details you desire, finish on time, and stay within your budget.
  2. Make sure they go over with you exactly how they are going to prepare your home or office for the job you have hired them to do, as well as the cleanup and disposal. Asking for a Certificate of Liability Insurance, Bonding and referrals is a start. Get things in writing, as well.
  3.  A final walk through is essential before you make a final payment. Never pay for the entire job up front. Legitimate contractors ask for 50% before they start, and 50% upon completion. Make sure everything has been completed just as you agreed. Click here to see more on how to choose a painting contractor.


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