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Frequently Asked Questions About Residential Painting

You might have some questions about residential and commercial painting services. If you want to learn more about these services before you contact Carroll Custom Painting, take a look at some frequently asked questions that our painting company receives.

When Should I Repaint My House's Exterior?

Homeowners should schedule exterior painting services with our painting company if they notice blistering, peeling, chalking, mold and mildew, or alligatoring. Blistering occurs as a result of intense heat, excess moisture, thin paint, or improper preparation, and peeling may begin because of insufficient adhesion, blistering, too many coats of paint, excess moisture, application of low-quality paint, or painting over chalky, dirty, or greasy surfaces. Chalking involves the buildup of a fine powdery substance, and it can be caused by improper priming, thin paint applications, or the disintegration of paint chemicals.

Mold and mildew can appear brown, green, black, or gray, and it can accumulate as a result of insufficient ventilation, low-quality paint, excess moisture, or improper priming. Alligatoring involves the cracking and chipping of painted surfaces caused by the application of a second layer of paint over a coat of paint that hasn't dried yet. Additionally, alligatoring may occur if the second coat of paint isn't compatible with the first coat or if the paint has lost its elasticity.

Which Ceiling Type Should I Choose After Popcorn Ceiling Removal?

Generally, popcorn ceilings are not preferred by homeowners, so popcorn ceiling removal services are quite popular because they have the potential to raise property values. If you want to remove the popcorn texture from your ceiling, consider replacing it with a painted, beamed, tiled, or coffered ceiling.

Painted ceilings give homeowners the opportunity to make the transition between their walls and ceilings seamless if they use the same paint colors or to set their ceilings apart by applying different paint colors on their ceilings. Bold metallic and lacquer finishes are recommended for ceilings. Beamed ceilings involve the installation of wood or faux-wood beams, and they offer a warm, rustic atmosphere.

A tiled ceiling can be constructed from wood, tin, or Styrofoam, and acoustic tiles can maintain the noise reduction properties of your ceiling. Coffered ceilings are made from beams installed in a grid pattern with panels in between, and homeowners can select either thick beams or thin beams. The color of the beams and panels can be the same, or the beams and panels can be two different colors.

How Do I Prepare for Interior Painting?

  1. Remove all small breakable items, pictures, art, and personal items such as tooth brushes and clothes from work area.
  2. Unload any furniture such as china cabinets and book shelves that will need to be moved during the painting process. (we move all the heavy furniture)
  3. Unload any built in cabinetry or shelving that will be part of the painting process.
  4. Narrow color selections down to about three colors and buy samples of each then apply two coats of each sample to a small area to be painted next to the flooring or counter tops etc... to get a good idea of what the actual paint will look like next to the surfaces you are wanting to color coordinate with. Its good to see a sample of the actual paint and not just go by the color swatch because the swatch is printed off a printing press and is not actual paint.
  5. Have a plan to ensure all animals and small children will be clear of the work area during the painting process.

If you are looking for a professional painting company, please call us today at 469-964-9573, or complete our online request form.