Monthly Archives: November 2014

Paint Like a Pro

Before you jump into your next big Greeley painting project take a look at these sound tips to ensure you ‘Paint Like a Pro”

– From the DIY Network –
Primer comes before paint.
Tempted to skip the primer?

Paint like a pro.
Painting is your chance to show off your skills.

Create a sticky situation.
Paint won’t stick to the wall if you haven’t taken the time to prep.

One gallon at a time.
How much paint will it take to cover your walls?

Dry days make good painting days.
Moisture in the air keeps water-based paint from drying.

Put your sandwich bags to work.
Slip a small plastic bag over your doorknobs and tape the edge to avoid getting paint in places it wasn’t meant to go.

Out with the old.
If the old paint on your wall is flaking off, it’s a good idea to buy a paint scraper and get it out of the way.

Clean finish.
If you’re looking for paint in high-traffic areas, semi-gloss is the way to go.

Give the walls a sponge bath.
Washing your walls from top to bottom is always recommended.

Don’t look back.
Once an area starts to dry, it’s best to leave it alone.

Polka dots look good on fabric—not floors.
Unless you’re trying to paint your floor, we recommend covering it up with a drop cloth.

Take away the shine.
Paint doesn’t always adhere to glossy surfaces.

Turn in the brush.
Small rooms can feel gigantic when it comes to painting.

Spare the wall plates.
Before you start, remove all wall plates and tape off light switches and electrical outlets.

Patience is a virtue.
You’ve completed your mission to fix every imperfection with patching compound. Now, make sure it’s dry. Then sand smooth, prime, and you’ll have a surface good enough for any pro.

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True Transformations Painting – Greeleys Premier Painting Company

Call Today for a FREE consultation 970-301-8927

* True Transformations Painting, Jerry King and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as professional painting or handyman advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and advise in all painting and handyman matters.

** True Transformations Panting services the entire Northern Colorado Front Range area including Greeley, Windsor, Fort Collins, Loveland, Platteville, Gilcrest, Eaton, Ault, Kersey, Johnstown, Milliken and all surrounding areas.

Find and Hire the Right Greeley Painting Contractor – 970-301-8927

Hiring a professional painter in Greeley – 970-301-8927

This could be the most important decision you make in regards to your home or business. At True Transformations Painting we know, your time is one of your most valuable commodities and your house or office is one of your most precious assets. Knowing this we also know the answer to the big question “Why not hire a professional painter for your next project?” and we would like to be your professional painter in Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins and the surrounding areas.

Using a professional painting contractor can take a lot of the stress out of painting your home or business. But finding the right painting professional is an important decision that requires careful consideration.

We have compiled a check list for you to utilize as a guideline as you move forward with your big painting project.

– Ask Around

Word of mouth and personal referrals are the best ways sometimes to find a quality painting contractor. If your friends don’t know anyone then by all means, ask the painting contractors you are looking at for their referrals and call each of them.

– Get Quotes & Estimates from Three Contractors

Your professional painter estimates and quotes should fall roughly within the same price range. If estimates vary greatly widely from one another, ask each contractor what is not being done or where corners are being cut.

– Interview Every Painter

One of the biggest forgotten or skipped steps is the interview process. Always meet with every contractor and ask some basic questions such as :

How long have you been in business?
Can you provide references?
Do you offer written guarantees of your work?
What products do you use?

– Be Very Specific About Your Painting Project

It is a very good idea to walk each potential contractor through the pertinent areas (inside and out) to be painted while discussing your needs. Pay particular attention to all aspects of the job that could affect the price. Be specific about which surfaces you want to have painted (walls, trims, moldings, ceilings, etc.) and the paint colors and finishes you prefer.

– Watch Their Behavior

As you meet with each painting contractor, watch how they present them self.

Does the contractor project a sense of professionalism and experience?
Is the contractor courteous and business-like?
Is the contractor busy? (Good ones usually are.)
Does the contractor return phone calls and provide estimates in a timely manner?
Is the contractor on time for appointments?

– Check References

Always try to get at least three references from past customers and speak to them directly. If possible, visit the references homes or business so you can evaluate the painter’s work in person and see how well it has held up over time.

– Review the Contract

Once you have decided on your professional painting contractor in Greeely make sure you ask for a written contract or agreement and review it carefully. Remember you have the right to ask detailed questions about any questions or issues you need clarified. In particular, be sure to verify the following facts:

What is being painted (house, trim, walls, molding, etc.)
Prep and cleanup details
Paint colors for all areas that are to be painted
Protection of plants, patios, furniture, or other items
How long will the project take, from start to finish
When and how the contractor will be paid

Once you have completed these steps you should be ready to hire the right Greeley, Fort Collins and Loveland area painting contractor.
True Transformations Painting – Greeleys Premier Painting Company

Call Today for a FREE consultation 970-301-8927

* True Transformations Painting, Jerry King and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as professional painting or handyman advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and advise in all painting and handyman matters.

** True Transformations Panting services the entire Northern Colorado Front Range area including Greeley, Windsor, Fort Collins, Loveland, Platteville, Gilcrest, Eaton, Ault, Kersey, Johnstown, Milliken and all surrounding areas.