Sunday, 23 June 2013

Do We Need To Provide Paints For Painting Services?

Do you want to have your home beautifully painted? Sometimes, having people paint in your home is a good investment if you aren't that experienced when it all comes down to painting. Experienced painters can help design all sorts of painting designs for your home and bedrooms. However, you probably have plenty of questions that you would like answered. In this article, you are going to find out about different aspects regarding getting painting services. You will come to understand whether or not you are supposed to give the painters paint or not, and how to go about making the paint turn out just right.

Do We Need To Provide Paints For Painting Services?

This is something the painters you choose will take care of. They will be able to provide the paint when designing the walls of your home. However, there are some companies who may not offer this in Singapore. It is always good to ask the painters how exactly they work. However, 99% of painting businesses will take care of the paint, accessories, and equipment, and simply use the money you pay them after their services to pay for it all.

For some of you, you probably think that hiring painters is not a good idea since you think you have to buy their paint, and that you might as well do everything instead and save some cash. This is completely not true, and usually it is highly recommended to instead get professionals. All you have to do is call the painting company to schedule, and they will be on their way with everything needed, included the colors of paint you requested.

How to make sure the paint comes out right

- Newspapers

Before they arrive, it is nice to have newspapers around your floors. This shows that you care for those painters and want to help them give you quality paint.

- Let them know exactly what you want

As the homeowner, let them know exactly what you want and need. Would you like to get a good flower painted? Some painters can do this for you, and if you ask them and let them know what you are looking for, you can increase your chances of having the paintings turn out exactly how you would like for them to turn out. It is always amazing at how all you have to do is let them know what you are looking for, and there will be a higher chance it will be what you want.

- Really Choose The right colors

Make sure that you choose the right colors. This can help ensure that they give you exactly the color you want. You don't want to confuse them.

Hiring painters to help you can be quite helpful if you do not want to waste a lot of time trying to paint your own home. Just be sure to help them out by letting them know what you want, giving them drinks, and giving a hand whenever they need one. Now you know that you don't have to buy their paint for them or their paint brushes.

Monday, 3 June 2013

How Many Coats of Paint are advisable for painting?
DIY painting is not just a job for those with brawns. One needs mathematical intellect to estimate as accurately as possible the amount of paint needed. Buying too little paint is troublesome because one has to make another trip down to the paint shop and leaving half-finished coats of paint to dry unevenly can result in a bad paint job. If one buys too much paint, the excess paint will go to waste especially if not properly kept as it will tend to harden over time. The simple mathematical formula for estimating the volume of paint needed is square feet of the area to be painted multiplied by the number of coats needed. While square feet can be easily measured, determining the number of coats necessary can be a tricky affair.
If you are recoating your wall with the same colour, one coat is sufficient but two coats of paint will ensure better colour retention. If the previous condition of the old coat is paint is looking tattered and cracked, we would recommend two coats of paint.
If you are changing the colour of your wall, two scenarios are possible. First being that the current coat is lighter and you want to paint on a deeper, darker colour. In this case, one coat of paint should effectively cover the previous colour. However, as aforementioned, one might want to do two coats to ensure a better finished look.
If the current coat of paint is darker and one wants to do a complete makeover with a lighter colour, using tinted primer can help to save time and money. The shade of the tinted primer should be about half of the final colour one desires the wall to be. However, the most suitable foundation colour that one should use as a base can be very different from the actual colour you want your wall to be. For example, bright blue primer is the best base to use if you want to paint your wall dark red. Thus it will be best to consult a professional painter or someone at your local paint shop to determine a suitable primer colour.
Besides considering colours and the condition of your previous paint job, the quality of the paint you are going to use plays a big part in helping to estimate how many coats of paint is needed. The higher the grade of the paint, the better its pigmentation, therefore one would need less amounts of paint. Unfortunately, the trade-off is that better quality paint is also more expensive. One should also consider factory-mixed paint colours instead of trying to self-mix paints to get the desired colour. Self-mixed paints often do not cover the previous shade of colour very well and one might end up using more coats of paint. 
The bottom-line is search and find a trustable professional painting company to avoid a bad paint job outcome, and determine the number of coats necessary!