Painters know the ins and outs of painting, but they often have to answer many questions from homeowners before they get started. Most customers come in with their own misconceptions about painting jobs, which is why it’s important to look at the five most common questions painting companies hear – and how to answer them.
1. How Long Will the Job Take?
This is a difficult question for a lot of painters to answer. It often takes a little while for the painter to go over everything in the home. The size of the house can vary from one customer to another, and there are also things like chimneys and porches that need to be considered. However, the most important thing for a painting company is to give their best estimate. This way, customers can know what to expect.
2. What Is Involved in Painting?
Painting is often mistaken for a one-step process, but it’s actually a three-stage process. The first part involves getting rid of any old paint on the surface. This can be done in a few ways, depending on what is already there. The second part involves adding primer to ensure that the new paint sticks properly. The final part involves applying a fresh coat of paint.
3. How Much Paint Will I Need?
Again, the answer to this question varies. Each home has something different going on with the walls, and it’s not easy to assess how much paint will be needed. After a thorough assessment, a painting company can often get a better idea of exactly how much paint will be needed. However, a gallon of paint may cover anywhere from 25 to 44 square yards depending on the color and kind of paint used.
4. What Are the Different Types of Paint?
Typically, there are three different types of paint available. Oil-based paints are the traditional type, but they can take a long time to dry. Latex paints are water-based, which means they don’t smell as strong, and they tend to be easier to apply. However, they don’t last as long on the walls. Another type of paint is acrylic, which dries quickly and can be used on different surfaces.
5. What Is the Best Paint to Use on My Home?
A painting company will give their best recommendation based on what they see on the walls, what type of surface is currently there, and how old it is. However, since everyone has different preferences and budgets, painting companies often leave it up to the homeowners to decide.
There are a lot of misconceptions about the painting process, and painting companies hear questions like these all the time. If you have any of these questions, please don’t hesitate to call us anytime!