Let’s talk about painters. The word seems pretty simple at first glance; a painter is someone who paints, simple as that. What do they paint, though? You probably thought of a house painter, considering the website that you’re frequenting right now, but what about fine art painters? They definitely qualify too. What are a painter’s duties? When it comes to fine art painters, their duty is quite simply to create beauty in the world. House painters want to do the same, but high-quality house painting goes way beyond just beauty; it’s about protecting your home from corrosion, water, mold and other problems.
The duties of a great house painter are complex and varied. First, the aesthetics. You want to paint your house, but you might not be sure of what colours you want to use; great painters will offer a colour consultation, helping you pick which colours should be used in which rooms using a mix of colour psychology and experience with house painting aesthetics. Truly talented painters will also be able to employ the techniques of their fine art cousins, creating stunning faux finishes that dazzle the eye and create incredible textures that can mimic other materials or sparkle in the sunlight.
Next, the more pragmatic side of painting. Your house’s interior and exterior need to be prepared with a wide variety of processes before being painted. Any blemishes can cause the paint to adhere poorly, or could lead to the paint not lasting as long or peeling off. Every surface needs to be cleaned of these blemishes before they can be painted, using some combination of traditional cleaning methods and pressure washing. When it comes to drywall, you need the surface to be properly prepared before it can be painted; unsightly nail holes and defects will need to be patched, and the drywall may need to be skim coated in order to achieve the quality you’re looking for. We will handle all of the preparation and priming that you need in order to get the job done right.
Finally, the classic triad of design comes to light: you want quality, speed and affordability. That means great painters will take the time to discuss your options with you before doing the work; consultation is key to a good paint job. You’ll want to discuss the type of paint being used; paint can come with a variety of different qualities outside of colour, and depending on the surface being painted, it’s exposure to the sun and element, and other factors, you might want to choose a different type of paint. A good contractor will be upfront with you about the expected costs and time frame, and what options you have to vary the services you will receive. That’s the final element of great painters; they understand that they’re working in your home, and that painting it is a matter of trust and collaboration. They’ll give you and your home the respect you are due, to ensure a long-lasting relationship.