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Painting 2018-02-07T16:17:21+00:00

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GR Renovations is a leading home renovations company that aims to provide friendly, affordable, and reliable services to local residents.

We provide all of the services you need to turn that “fixer-upper” into the dream home you’ve always wanted. That includes bathroom renovations, kitchen remodeling, and interior and exterior painting.

We are confident that our interior and exterior painting services are unparalleled in the region. Our company employs only the best professional painters and we rely on proven processes for painting indoors as well as outdoors.

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The Exterior Painting Process

The first part of the process is to choose a paint for your home. If you already know exactly what colour you want that is great. Otherwise, you can consult with our trained professionals. They’ll utilize their years of experience and colour knowledge to help you choose a colour that best fits your home and your surroundings. Then the real work can begin.

The home’s exterior needs to be pressure washed to remove as much dirt and debris as possible. Ideally, we’ll be working with a smooth and clean surface. This will allow for maximum coverage once we begin to apply the paint. It also results in an even layer of paint without any blemishes. It’s been said that 95 percent of a good paint job is all about having a prepped surface and we are compelled to agree.

Caulking and patching cracks is also an important part of the prepping process. The use of caulk helps create a smooth surface similar to pressure washing. Caulk is used on holes, cracks, and joints where one material meets with another.

Once the surface is fully prepped we can begin to apply a primer or sealer. Sealer is applied over an existing paint job to create a new surface for the paint. If the exterior is freshly built or the old paint is removed entirely, then a traditional latex primer is usually applied. This may vary though according to the surface itself. Stucco, for example, requires its own special priming agent.

After the surface has been primed and the primer is dry the actual paint can be applied. When you work with a painting company you are not only paying for the painters, but also the paint that they use. You would only want the best painters for the job and it makes sense to only want the best paint as well. High-quality exterior paint has a high volume of solids and powerful binders. We use only the best premium paints for our clients.

To guarantee the best possible results, we typically apply a second coat of paint after the first coat has fully dried. Adding a second coat helps fully bring out the colour of the paint. It also increases the lifespan of the paint job.

There is also the matter of painting the extras, such as the doors, molding, and various details around the exterior. These may be painted in the same time frame as the exterior walls or they may be covered during that time and then painted after the walls are finished.

The Interior Painting Process

Though the environment is different, interior painting follows a lot of the same steps as painting the exterior. There is a period of cleaning, prepping, priming, and finally painting. Extra steps need to be taken to protect your floors, ceilings, trim, and other areas of the room. Interior painting is generally a slower process than exterior painting because sprayers are rarely used, but our professionals still work in a timely manner so that your rooms will be usable before long.

The first step is cleaning and prepping the walls. Of course, we can’t use a pressure washer inside of the home. The walls must be wiped down and all debris removed. Any items that can be removed from the walls should be taken off and stored safely. Spackling is used to repair small cracks and holes.

Painter’s tape is used to mask off certain areas of the room where we don’t want the paint to go. For example, where the ceiling or trim meets the wall is often protected with tape. Drop cloths may be taped to the floor along the edges of the wall to prevent the possibility of paint dropping onto the carpet.

Next is the priming process. Primers serve multiple purposes when used indoors. They provide an ideal surface for the paint to adhere to. They also play a role in evening tones above spackled drywall repairs and even help prevent mold. Applying primer is a lot like applying paint. It usually involves a process of cutting in the edges of the room with a brush and then filling the rest with a roller.

A very fine sandpaper is often used to smooth the primer after it has dried. Any remaining grit or debris is wiped away and then the painting begins. The actual painting itself is often the fastest step in the whole process. A second layer may be added once the first has dried. As with our exterior work, we rely only on the highest quality paints in the market.

After the walls have finished drying, the painter’s tape can be removed from the ceiling and trim. The trim and any other details in the room can then be painted. Items removed from the wall can be replaced and furniture can be moved back into the room.

The Professional Difference

At GR Renovations we truly believe in providing you with the professional advantage. We will manage every step of the painting process from the start to finish. You simply sit back, relax, and go about your daily routine. Our painters will work quickly behind the scenes and before long your home will look better than it ever has before.

This applies to all of our other home renovation services as well. Whether you need a bathroom remodeled, you want new floor in the hallways, or you need a fresh coat of paint for the exterior, pick up your phone and call our office today for a consultation.

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