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Painting  /  December 8, 2022

Red Deer Handyman: 4 FAQs About Painting Services

FAQs about painting services

If you’re thinking about hiring a pro to paint your home, there may be some questions you have about the process, cost and materials. Handyman Connection helps homeowners understand the benefits of professional painting services in Red Deer. Our staff can answer your questions about how a professional paint job works and give you advice about what to do next.

1. Is My House Due for a New Paint Job?

Wondering when you should invest in new painting services for your home? This is a typical question our customers ask us before booking our team. First, consider the age of your home and when you last had it professionally painted. The average timeline to get new paint is seven years. 

Next, look at different areas of your home to determine if your home needs a new coat of paint. Some signs are peeling paint or faded paint on your exterior or interior walls. When the paint starts to peel, this could expose other parts of your home, including the structure to potential damage.

2. Does the Shade I Choose Impact the Cost?

Thinking about paint shades and the cost of the materials? Another concern that customers come to us about is colour. Before getting an official estimate, some homeowners wonder if certain shades are pricier than others.

The good news is that in most cases, the colour you choose shouldn’t impact the final cost of your painting project. Each shade of paint follows the same process, with the tint added to a base paint formula, so no extra charges are typically put onto a bill. If you want a specific design or stencils on your walls, that may be extra due to the time and labour associated with the project.

3. How Many Coats of Paint Should Be Applied?

Another thing that customers ask us about is how much paint to use. Specifically, how many coats of paint do we recommend for a new paint job? While some products may claim one coat of paint is enough to provide full coverage to your interior or exterior space, two coats of paint are the best option.

Two coats of paint are optimal if you want the most vibrant colour and the best coverage for your walls.  After the second coat, you’ll get a longer-lasting paint job that is much more durable. Additionally, that second coat of paint will help your colour pop and ensure you get the most flawless look.

4. Should I Buy My Own Paint?

Some of our customers also ask us if it’s better if they buy the paint than let us order it. When you go to the home improvement store or paint dealer and see low prices advertised, it’s not always cheaper than letting us source it through our own supplier.

In most situations, professional painting contractors can get cheaper prices for paint than homeowners who buy it at the home improvement store. Our business qualifies us for bulk discount contractor rates and we pass on the savings to our customers.

Painting Services in Red Deer for a Gorgeous Home

After doing research and writing down any other questions you may have about professional painting services, you should ask us for an estimate. We can come out to your home and take a look at what you need to be painted. We can then provide a detailed estimate and timeline for your project. We specialize in painting interior and exterior surfaces, trim, baseboards, fencing and decks.

Contact Handyman Connection today for more details about how our professional painting service works. Choosing to have a contractor take care of your painting job for your home can give you the results and quality you want without the hassle.

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