Friday, September 30, 2016

How to Paint Your Home (Conclusion)

Exterior house painting is more than just picking out paint samples. In order for your paint job to last and look good at the same time, there is a lot of prep work involved.

Exterior House Painting in Tucson

As we covered previously, a local painter will have all of the skills necessary to paint your home both safely and correctly.
shutterstock_329434934There are a lot of steps to paint your home yourself.  From This Old House:
"After the sanding is done, it's time to fill minor cracks and dents, repair any rot, and replace any pieces that are too far gone. (Wholesale replacement of wood siding or trim will likely require a carpenter.)
O'Neil patches shallow holes and divots with Ready Patch because it dries fast, sands smooth, and stays flexible. Deep cracks and rotten spots are best repaired with two-step epoxies, such as those made by Advanced Repair Technology. (For a step-by-step instructions, see Repairing Rot with Epoxy.) The days of using polyester auto-body fillers on wood are over. "They cure too hard," says Portland, Oregon–based painting contractor Kathleen George. "They look good at first, but then they peel away."
Hold off on caulking the cracks until everything has been primed. "Primer protects the wood when—not if—the caulk fails," says O'Neil.
Primers are formulated to penetrate, seal, and provide a good surface for the top coats to stick to. Use them over bare wood, Spackle, and epoxy, or over paint with a chalky, deteriorated surface. (If the paint surface is clean and sound, you can skip the priming step.)
Acrylic primers can be used on most surfaces, but on cedar or redwood, oil-based coatings are a must because they lock in these woods' reddish-brown "extractives," which will leach out and leave behind rusty stains if the wood is primed with a water-based product.
Painters often tint primer close to the color of the top coat, but Wallis thinks that's a recipe for "holidays," or missed spots. Instead, he tints his primer a contrasting color. "If I can see the color coming through, I know I need to apply more paint," he says. On the cottage shown in this story, he chose a gray-blue primer to go under a peach top coat. [READ SOURCE]

The Professional Touch: Why You Should Hire a Local Painter

A local painter is a professional, not a wannabe. He's going to make sure your home's paint job is going to be professionally done.
So ask yourself. Would you rather take a chance on a bad paint job, or would you rather hire a professional painter in Tucson instead?
Ameripro of Gilbert
3037 East Des Moines St
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 232-5474

Friday, September 23, 2016

How to Paint Your Home With a Tucson Painter (Contd.)

Do you think you know how to paint your home yourself? Think again.

Hire a Painter in Tucson and Stay Safe

Hire a Local Painter to Paint High Places
As we covered previously, there are even more steps when you're trying to paint your home yourself. Even more reason to hire a painter in Tucson.
From This Old House:
"Scraping paint by hand is a grueling task because you've got to attack it from every direction. But compared to power grinders and sanders, it's the least damaging way to remove the old layers. You can speed up the process by using a heating gun to soften the paint (as shown).
Safety First: Use a respirator when scraping paint by hand. Also, make sure you protect the surrounding work area—including any plants and shrubs—with a tarp covering.
With loose paint removed, it's time to step back and assess what remains. If most of the paint still adheres well and it's not too bumpy, the boundary between the paint and the bare wood can be smoothed with 50- or 80-grit sandpaper.
Small random-orbit or pad sanders make this job go faster. (Wallis first covers these boundaries with Synkoloid patching compound so no edge is visible after sanding.) As shown, you want to make sure that there is a feathered, smooth transition from exposed wood to old paint. For areas that might get close scrutiny, you can follow up with a 100- or 120-grit rubdown to erase any scratches.
If less than half the old paint is left, however, it may be worth stripping it all off. Guertin gets rid of stubborn remnants using shrouded grinders (like the PaintShaver), infrared paint strippers (such as the Speedheater), or chemical strippers (like Multi-Strip), then smooths the wood with a course or two of sanding. When siding (or bank accounts) can't take the shock of a total strip job, Rich O'Neil, of Masterwork Painting in Bedford, Massachusetts, has successfully hidden rough, well-adhered paint under Peel Bond, a thick primer." [READ SOURCE]

Tucson Painters Have the Tools and Skills You'll Need

A local painter in Tucson will have all of the skills necessary to paint your home both safely and correctly. A lot of times, we find our biggest customers are ones that tried to paint their home on their own, ended up making a mistake and then needing help to fix the problem.
When you're dealing with an HOA for example, you're going to need to stay within their list of rules regarding house painting.
So remember, you want to stay safe.  You want a good paint job.  One way to have both is to hire a professional painter in Tucson.
Ameripro of Gilbert
3037 East Des Moines St
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 232-5474

Friday, September 16, 2016

How to Paint Your Home With a Tucson Painter

A lot of times people ask us if we know how to paint their homes.  Well as your local painter in Tucson, we do.  And let us tell you, it's better for us to do it than for you to try it on your own.

How to Paint Your Home's Exterior: Hire  a Tucson Painter

Do you know how to paint your home's exterior?  Here are some tips from This Old House:
"A thorough scrubbing is a must before painting any exterior surface. It removes the dirt and broken-down paint residues that keep fresh coats from adhering and gets rid of mildew that grows on paint in all but the most arid climates. Most contractors clean with pressure washers, but in the hands of someone unfamiliar with the equipment, these can gouge wood, shatter glass, and drive water behind siding and trim. Using a hose, a pump sprayer, and a scrub brush is slower but safer, and just as effective.
Before the scrubdown, protect nearby plants by misting their leaves and saturating the surrounding soil with water, pulling them away from the house, and shrouding them in fabric drop cloths. (Plants will cook under plastic.) Lay more drop cloths along the base of the walls to collect any falling paint debris. Walls should be wet down before getting scrubbed, then washed with a gallon of water mixed with 1 cup chlorine bleach and 1 cup of either a concentrated, phosphate-free cleaner, such as a trisodium phosphate (TSP) substitute, or Jomax House Cleaner. Working in sections, from the bottom to the top, will avoid streaks. Be sure to rinse walls well before the solution dries. Wood siding and trim should be ready to paint after a day or two of dry weather.
Paint that has peeled, bubbled, or blistered has got to go. But if lead is present—a strong possibility in houses built before 1978—you need to proceed with extra care. To lay any doubts to rest, you can send paint chip samples to a lab, such as Macs Lab's Home Free; for about $38, they'll give you a definitive answer.
If your paint does contain lead, you'll need to take special precautions during the scraping and sanding phases to protect yourself, your family, and the environment from toxic dust. If the paint is lead-free, you need only don a dust mask and lay down tarps to catch debris before tackling the most crucial part of the project." [VISIT SOURCE]
That's just the first two steps.  There are even more steps when you're trying to paint your home yourself.  Even more reason to hire a Tucson painter.

From Your Painters in Tucson: Final Thoughts

You don't try to perform surgery on yourself, you go to a doctor.  You don't represent yourself in court, you hire a lawyer, and when it is time to paint your home, you find a painter in the Tucson area.
Ameripro of Gilbert
3037 East Des Moines St
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 232-5474 
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Friday, September 9, 2016

You Should Hire A House Painter in Tucson To Paint Your Home (Conclusion)

house painter in Tucson knows more than just how to paint. He knows what to paint with.
Knowing What to Paint WIth is the Mark of a Pro
Knowing What to Paint With is the Mark of a Pro

House Painters in Tucson Know Their Paint

As we covered previously, a local painter is more than just a painting contractor. He is also a knowledgeable professional with both skills and experience. Continuing our list...
  1. local painter in Tucson knows paints
Choosing the right paint is more complicated than just picking between latex and oil paints. A professional painter knows what works for your house, unlike an amateur who doesn’t know the importance of using certain paints on particular parts of your home. This is why you should a hire a house painter who knows the right paint, wall coverings and coatings, plus the most trusted suppliers of the same.
  1. A house painter considers your health
I am almost convinced that not everyone knows that lead-based paints may be harmful when scrapped. But a professional painter knows that and they would take the right steps to protect you and your family from dangers of lead-based paints. If they have to disturb any lead-based paint during the preparation stage, they know they should provide you with EPA-produced leaflets to guide you.
  1. A house painter provides a post paint cleanup
If you DIY and you are an amateur, you are most likely going to end up painting more surfaces than intended. You may mess around and soil other surfaces with the paint. On the other hand, a professional painter will make less mess and they start the cleanup as soon as they are done with painting.

Wrapping Up:  The Best Reasons to Hire a Tucson Painting Contractor

  1. A house painter is insured and licensed
In case something goes wrong, most professional house painters are insured. Choosing a house painter who is both licensed and insure is advisable as anything that goes wrong can easily be compensated.
I hope now you are sure of why you should a hire a house painter next time you are painting. Remember painting is something they have specialized in. They can only best in it. With the right equipment, skills, experience and safety measures, you can be sure they will provide perfection. It may cost a number of bucks but that cannot be compared to the agony and pain of painting the house yourself when you are a mere amateur. Paying a house painter may seem as a luxury when you think that anybody else is as good as them. The truth is that anybody can attempt to paint a home, but only a house painter with the right skills and experience can bring out that precision, perfection and professional job. Hiring a professional house painter in Tucson is definitely worth the price.
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Ameripro of Gilbert
3037 East Des Moines St
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 232-5474

Friday, September 2, 2016

You Should Hire A House Painter in Tucson To Paint Your Home (Contd.)

local painter in Tucson is more than just a painting contractor.  He is also a knowledgeable professional with both skills and experience.

Hiring a Local Painter in The Tucson Area:  Skills and Talent

Hire a Local Painter for Professional Results
Hire a Local Painter for Professional Results
As we covered previously, if you are interested in a durable paint job that looks professional, then this painting job may be best fitted for a professional house painter.
  1. A house painter does thorough preparation
Like the professionals they are, house painters in Tucson understand that preparing the exterior and interior of your house is the first most important step. It is obvious that you don’t want your new coat to fall off in days due to shoddy work done in the name of DIY. This boils down to wasted time and money. Hiring house painters also helps in protecting your landscape, furniture and other sensitive feature. What can be more irritating than a painted house with its furniture and floor soiled with the paint all over? With professional painters, you are sure you are safe from this.
  1. A house painter has the right skills
Skills and experience in any job are very crucial. Truth be told, painting seems to be an easy job. Is it not just dipping a brush in a paint and slapping it on a wall? Huh? That is just the theory. The practical is not as easy. Skills and experience of a professional painter are needed if you want an excellent work.
  1. A professional house takes the proper safety measures
Imagine yourself hanging 30 feet above the ground as you try to see how well you can paint. Imagine trying to reach the peak of that story building to paint without the right support and scaffolding? Imagine the focus and concentration needed in painting and you are there hanging wondering what would happen if you slipped off the ladder. Isn’t it scary to even imagine of? Well, to save yourself from all these worries hire a house painter with the right scaffolds.
  1. A skilled house painter provides quality work
The quality of work provided by a professional house painter can never be compared to amateur’s. The beautiful, durable and precise finish can speak volumes when it comes a professional painter. Even if you are the one with the right image of what you want with your house, you can’t beat a professional painter in Tucson who got lots of experience behind him. All you need is to tell him your specifications and wait for him to do his magic.

Ameripro of Gilbert

3037 East Des Moines St
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 232-5474 
Find a Tucson Painter