DIY Painting Versus Using A Local Professional Painter

DIY Painting Versus Using A Local Professional Painter

DIY Painting Versus Using A Professional Local San Diego Painter   If you are a do it yourselfer (DIY) and fond of doing a variety of projects, have an eye for detail a lot of extra time and energy,  you might consider painting your own house.  If you are patient and good this could save you quite a bit of money and also be personally rewarding.  But beware, there is more to painting then just taking a paint brush or roller and covering the wall with a vibrant color. A professional, quality local San Diego painter is capable of doing much more of what may be necessary to get the job done.  For instance, there may be dry wall that needs patching, popcorn removed from old ceilings, texture that may need special handling, stucco repair, railings that use special paint and baseboard removal and installation.  You may want to replace existing wallpaper with something new or just paint over the old, which creates a project in itself. Like many projects, the real work is in proper preparation before you can…

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Which San Diego Painting Contractor To Use?

Which San Diego Painting Contractor To Use?

Which San Diego House Painting Contractor To Use?   If you have lived in your home for a period of time, say ten years or more, it may be time to think of giving it a new face-lift.  As in most home projects, you have two options: Do it yourself or hire a professional painting contractor here in San Diego.  Repainting a home can be a daunting task but an experienced, quality painting contractor can make the experience not only pleasant but also affordable.  Like any major project, you will want to work with local painters in San Diego you feel you can trust and invite into your home.  You will want to research different companies to make sure they are properly licensed, insured and have raving reviews.  That is why AMK Painting in San Diego stands out. As a quality painting contractor in San Diego, AMK knows how to pay attention to detail never leaving the job incomplete.  Details like caulking and painting window returns behind curtains, repairing small drywall imperfections, moving refrigerators and furniture are a few examples. …

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How to Paint your house Exterior?

How to Paint your house Exterior?

The steps of painting the exterior of a house, from prep work through the finishing touches. By: Sherry Rauh . Original Article Few features of your home make an immediate visual impact like the exterior paint job. Superbly applied paint conveys your pride in your home and helps define its personality. Step 1: Prep Your Surface You may be tempted to get straight to the painting, but diligent prep work is critical to a professional-looking finish. According to Dan Lawson of Medallion Paint, “Ninety-five percent of good painting is having a good surface.” Before painting a new house with a stucco exterior, let the stucco cure for at least 28 days. Paint will not adhere properly to uncured stucco and may appear chalky or dusty. If you’re in a hurry, here’s a tip from Richard Luks, construction manager for RSR Custom Renovations and Additions: “Keep the stucco wet by spraying it with a hose. If it’s washed daily, it can cure in a week to 10 days.” If you are repainting an existing home, inspect the exterior walls and trim…

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Preserving Traditional San Diego homes. San Diego Painting Contractor.

Preserving Traditional San Diego homes. San Diego Painting Contractor.

Studying history and preserving the past has been the objective of mankind probably from the beginning of time when heliographics were etched into the sides of cave walls. The fact that other parts of the world were way ahead of the United States in history and development does not make the preservation of our history any less significant. One way to do that is by maintaining, restoring and renovating historic structures. This is no easy challenge. Restoration of old buildings has become very popular here in San Diego as well as other places in the country. Golden Hills, the Gas lamp district and Hillcrest have long attracted restoration enthusiasts and the neighborhoods reflect their efforts. Some of the buildings have been modernized over time, which unfortunately has lost much of the historical significance. A trend is now in place where people want to bring back the old charm of a building and return it to its original grandeur. Taking an old structure, doing a little sanding and slapping a coat of paint on it is not what we are talking…

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How to Find the best San Diego local Painting Contractor

How to Find the best San Diego local Painting Contractor

Tips On Finding The Right Painter Let’s face it a fresh coat of paint can go a long way to improving the looks inside or outside of your home or business. It can give the walls a new look and revitalize an old worn out building or room. Like any profession, painting takes skill to do it effectively and proficiently. Unless you have the patience and time to do a proper job, you will probably want to use a painting contractor to get the job done. Find  San Diego Local Painting Contractor So, now that you have made the decision what do you look for when choosing someone to do the job. Welcome to the internet. The first thing you will want to do is a search of local companies capable of doing the job. Once you have narrowed down your search, you might want to use a rating service like Angie’s List to rate your choices. Next, you will want to visit their website. Read the “About Us” page and find out how long they have been in business,…

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