Before starting any painting project, it is important to have a certified lead-based paint inspector perform a professional inspection. This is to ensure that no old paint particles are left in the air, which could be hazardous. Many homeowners choose to hire experienced professional painters to give their home a refreshed look. This can be done by painting the moldings, shutters, and exterior doors.
To find recommended painters, ask friends for referrals or search Painting and Decoration Contractors of America for licensed and insured member painters near you. If the exterior paint of your home is cracked, peeling, or simply has an outdated color, it may be time to apply a new coat of paint. Painting the outside of your home requires a unique set of skills that differ from painting a room. Paint is also very durable due to its ability to expand and contract with the material underneath.
If you want to improve the sale price and speed at which your home sells, talk to a real estate agent about the best paint colors before hiring a paint professional. The cost of painting stucco, concrete and brick varies depending on the amount of paint and primer needed to cover the material and the amount of labor required. Generally, brighter paints are more expensive than duller ones, but not by much. The cost differences are mainly due to the amount of paint and labor required as well as the amount of preparation needed for painting.
The material that covers the outside of a home can also affect the cost of painting it, as some types of cladding materials require more preparation work, more coverage, or specialized types of paint. In most areas, a license is not required in the residential painting field so anyone can be called a painting contractor. To save money on labor costs, limit the number of hours a painter spends on his work. Some professional painters will charge per square foot or linear foot for these features, while others may offer per-project painting prices.
Colorado Commercial and Residential Painting has over 30 years of experience helping residents, businesses and communities paint interior spaces.