Consider purchasing supplies personally to save money. Ask the painter for a bid that separates labor and materials. Then explain that you'll purchase the materials and ask for a list of exactly what will be needed to complete the job. Caulking, for example, is an extra supply commonly used to fill any cracks or damaged areas in your walls -- and one that might be overlooked in an incomplete list. Denver Home Painters
Small random-orbit or pad sanders make this job go faster. (Wallis first covers these boundaries with Synkoloid patching compound so no edge is visible after sanding.) As shown, you want to make sure that there is a feathered, smooth transition from exposed wood to old paint. For areas that might get close scrutiny, you can follow up with a 100- or 120-grit rubdown to erase any scratches. Home Painter
You can expect to pay between $700 to $3,000 to paint wood siding. You’ll end up spending $1 to $3 per square foot, but typically you’ll find this material is cheaper than brick or vinyl. Wood requires some type of sealant, be it paint, stain or oil. Lumber takes well to a wide variety of coverings giving you endless options for modern, contemporary or classic looks. Some things to consider when choosing wood: Denver House Painters
"Gus followed up twice prior to the appointment. I let him know he could arrive early (which he did), was quick and efficient. He asked good questions, made sure he knew what I wanted before starting and gave helpful tips (he repaired the drywall and I am going to paint). He protected the surrounding areas and asked before disposing his trash in my trash can. Great service!!" Denver House Painters
A thorough scrubbing is a must before painting any exterior surface. It removes the dirt and broken-down paint residues that keep fresh coats from adhering and gets rid of mildew that grows on paint in all but the most arid climates. Most contractors clean with pressure washers, but in the hands of someone unfamiliar with the equipment, these can gouge wood, shatter glass, and drive water behind siding and trim. Using a hose, a pump sprayer, and a scrub brush is slower but safer, and just as effective. Denver Home Painting
"Henry sprayed acoustic/painted bedroom ceiling, hallway and bathroom. He also sprayed 3 bedroom doors. I was home while he worked and would come ask for my inspection each step of the way to ensure I was 100% satisfied. He was punctual, thorough, and completely cleaned up when he was done. Henry was there to do this small job none of the bigger drywall/paint companies were interested. It's fair to say his work is as good if not better than previous paint/drywall work I've had done in the past by "specialists". Without a doubt I'll use his services again in the future."