Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hire The Best Painting Anchorage Providers

By Anita Ortega

It is that time again, where the paint is peeling and flaking from the walls of your home. You know that you need to get it sorted out soon or the harsh conditions of Anchorage will soon take hold of your house. You know it is not always an easy task, but when you need some painting Anchorage experts are the people to turn to. The time of year can make it easier or a lot harder.

Your home represents a characteristic of yourself. It's your home, your domain, your castle! This is where you live and where your friends visit, where your kids grow up and you grow old. This is a place that will last for decades, providing it's looked after well. Maintenance is essential, especially with the weather conditions you experience here.

So let's start, first decision is are you painting the house or are you going to get a contractor to do it? Either way you go, know it will take at least two weeks to complete. This is for a myriad of reasons. The main contributing factor is the weather of course. Depending when you start painting, you'll either have rain, snow or very little sunlight. Making it hard to get motivated, but also affecting the paint and how it dries.

Now the hard work starts. Using a wire brush, and sandpaper, you will need to scrub the walls to give a smooth surface to work on. You really want to make sure that as much of the old paint as possible is gone. After this you can prep the walls and window sills. Make sure that you protect all the items that you do not want paint on. You can either cover them or tape them off.

Carefully select your color scheme and get the ball rolling. Decide if you are painting the entire house or just parts of the house. You may only need to maintain certain walls or window sills for now. You may also find that your budget cannot afford to repaint the whole house, due to finance problems. Whatever you do, make sure you don't neglect the maintenance or you'll really pay for it later!

Once you have your color you can begin, whether it be you getting into it or giving your contractor the go ahead. From here it may seem like a very lengthy process, but these steps have to be followed so your paint job will last as long as it should. There are a few steps to follow, your contractor should discuss them with you prior to beginning.

The house should take between one and two coats of paint, depending on the quality. There are a few other things that play a role like the quality of your primer or if you have any dark patches on the walls. This may alter the color of your paint, meaning you'll need extra coats.

After approximately two weeks, maybe less, you will be living in a "new" home. Neighbors will be in awe of your new coat of paint and possibly repaint their houses too. Now all you need is general, routine maintenance and touch ups and you'll be good for at least five years. Be sure to keep the contractor's invoice just encase there are any problems later on.

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