Painting your old home versus a brand-new build has different challenges and processes. While some steps are similar, a new construction paint job requires a different approach and prep work.
Deluxe Painting Ltd. in Edmonton is a professional painting company for commercial and residential homes. They share the process of painting a new construction home:
The walls need to be prepped
Once the construction is finished, you can’t jump right into any painting, at least not yet. There’s likely plenty of dust still coating the walls, which will ruin any paint job. Instead of a smooth finish, the paint will have bumps and could flake or chip off. A professional painter will handle that prep work for you, and with expert attention to detail. They’ll do a thorough cleanup of all areas about to be painted and even handle any caulking needed.
Choosing the right primer
After your walls are clean and ready to be painted, they’ll still need a primer before that first paint layer. Depending on the type of paint you choose, you’ll need to match the primer. An acrylic top-coat, for example, needs to be paired with an alkyd-based primer. Choosing that base coat also depends on what surface you plan on painting. Wood may need an oil base, while any trim will likely use a latex primer. If you are painting on new plaster, it’ll also use water-based paint. Don’t worry about sorting out the best paint types for what surface because your paint contractor will handle that for you.
Painting methods matters
Roller or paint sprayers are the two main methods used to paint a room. Rollers take more time, but they also use less paint. Paint sprayers need a little expertise and make more sense if you paint the walls and ceiling the same. A paint roller is excellent if you have different colours in mind for other walls or the ceiling. By hiring a professional painter, you don’t have to worry about making that decision. Your paint contractor will know the best method to ensure a quality paint finish. They’ll also have the equipment already. They’ll save you a lot of time, money, and stress from handling a whole new construction paint job alone.
Painters in Edmonton
Deluxe Painting Ltd. has a mission to work towards the betterment of its clients, trade, and employees. Over the years, their team has built a reputation as a premier painting company with superior service. They can help with construction, residential and new construction painting, no matter how big or small.