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How Much Does Paint Cost

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Cost of Buying Paint for Painting

Spring is just about around the corner, and we are all looking forward to a fresh start.  Painting a new colour will get you started towards getting a new look for your space.

The Cost of Buying Paint

When buying paint for any home painting project there are considerations that take effect when looking at the cost to take your project from start to finish.

To start you can begin with estimating how much paint you will need.  After calculating how much paint you will need to buy you pick the colour or colours and then take into consideration the paint sheen.

Every paint manufacture has their own low to high end of prices for paint. Check out these buying tips  to help guide you through picking the right one.

Choosing the right paint can be tricky.  You can always ask a painter that you may have or will hire to do the job for you.

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What is Paint Sheen

paint sheen is the level of shine in the paint product used for painting interior
Paint Sheen refers to the level of shine in the paint.  

What is the Sheen in Paint

Exactly what does it mean when a painter refers to the sheen of paint you need to choose when painting your home.

The sheen or otherwise known or referred to as finish of your paint is simply how shiny do you want it to look once it’s been applied.

The sheen or finish will have an impact on the end results when painting walls, trim or baseboards.

The higher the sheen the more shine there will be to the paint.  This will reflect any imperfections in the drywall repairs or lack of repairs on your walls once the paint is applied.  The lighting reflection will also be a factor in the appearance of the imperfections.

Paint Finish

Paint finish can enhance the appearance of any holes, bumps in the drywall and imperfections.

The higher the gloss of paint you choose the more the imperfections will show.

A flat or matte finish will hide more of the imperfections but does not withstand too much of the cleaning up.

For example, in kitchens and bathrooms, entrance ways, even family rooms you may want to use a semi-gloss or gloss or satin finish as they tend to withstand the everyday high traffic of dirty hands, grease and food splatter, and anything else you throw it’s way.

Cleaning up walls painted with the semi-gloss, gloss or satin finish is as easy as a damp cloth with soap.  It can even withstand some extra elbow grease and can be scrubbed and it won’t be any worse for the wear.

Rather than the flat or matte finish of which will show where you tried to remove the crayon mark, the spaghetti sauce or whatever ends up on the wall.  The smallest of wipes can sometimes be frustrating as they will show up and be bothersome.  It’s a more delicate paint finish.

Best Paint Finish

Choosing the right paint finish to use ultimately comes down to how much homeowners are willing to spend to get a professional result.  The cost of  painting   is factored in to the estimate when you hire a contractor.   is decided from the quality of paint products you ultimately choose.

As professional painters we have been using the Benjamin Moore Paint Products for all our years in business.  We find it is a good paint product to work with, easy to apply, best end results and painting finish.

From eggshell to semi-gloss and everything in between right through to the higher end spectrum in the Aura Paint Collection

Aura Paints is a superior paint for kitchens and bathrooms and laundry rooms, with high traffic and high moisture/humidity levels.  It can withstand any kind of everyday, normal life events you can throw at it.

The Aura Paint collection comes in every imaginable colour selection, it is on the higher end spectrum of paint products but worth the extra cost.

Painting with Aura paints requires an expert painter that knows the finesse of painting with Aura paints.  It needs to be properly brushed and or rolled or it can leave you with walls that look streaky, or look like the paint is dripping.

If you need to hire professional painters ask them if they have the experience in painting with the Aura paints, this way you will end up with the perfectly painted walls you paid enough for in both the cost of paint and hiring someone to do it for you.

Without a doubt there are plenty of DIY videos out there on how to paint with aura paints but be mindful that the cost of buying it, painting with it and then you are not happy with it may not be your favoured option, you may want to hire a painting company.   Start the conversation with a painter that knows how to paint with the Aura paint collection.


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Paint Primer

painters advice on using paint primer vs all in one paints
Know the difference between the All in One Paints and a quality Paint Primer. Choosing the right one for your next painting project will make all the difference

All In One Paints or Paint Primer

It’s important to use a paint primer before applying any final coat of paint finish or colour.

Some may skip this step but we think it’s important so that the final end result is one that looks professionally done.

There are the all in one paints that have claimed their way to fame, leading people to believe it’s faster, easier and cheaper.

As professional painters we never use all in one primers.  Instead we buy quality primer paint products to use.  Sometimes if it is a dark paint colour we are painting on the walls then we can have the paint primer dyed to match close to the final colour selection, and this allows best coverage therefore resulting in using less of the final (more expensive paint) colour.  Find out more about the difference between paint primer and all in one 

Using a paint primer ensures better adhesion of the final product.  In the end it is no cheaper to buy an all in one paint over a primer then the final paint colour.

You can calculate the costs of painting and the cost of buying paint  before deciding on which is the best suitable for your particular project.

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Good luck with your own DIY painting of your house or condo. We hope these tips have been useful.

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Why Does Paint Crack or Flake

why does paint crack or flake is explained by PG PAINT & DESIGN Ottawa House Painters in painting tips
Flaking or cracking effects on paint can be caused by several reasons. Moisture and weather elements are two factors that can affect exterior painting, moisture and shifting in the house can affect interior painting.

What Causes Paint To Crack or Flake

If you notice the paint on the interior or exterior of your home to look like it is cracking or flaking, this is a common problem.

What causes the paint to crack or flake is moisture and our extreme weather temperatures.

Interior Paint Cracking or Flaking

When doing any interior painting, take note of the room you are applying the paint.

For example, the kitchen and bathrooms as well as the laundry room are considered the higher humidity level rooms and therefore the combination of the heat and moisture that is created in these rooms can cause poor adhesion of the paint.

To ensure quality painting results, open the windows on the day you will be applying the paint.  Letting the fresh air to flow through will help dry up the moisture in the room.  Let it flow for a few hours before getting started with the paint.

You can also turn on a couple of fans to help the air circulation again creating a flow of air that will aid the drying of the humidity in the room.

Exterior Paint Cracking or Flaking

Exterior painting should only be done when the wood is dry and in normal temperatures.  Nothing in the extreme cold or extreme heat, as this will cause poor paint application and adhesion.

When house painting season in Ottawa begins, usually around the April-May time frame it is because most painters wait for the warmer temperatures that would have melted the snow as well as a few consistent days of hot sunshine that will dry up the wood around the exterior of the house making it easier for the paint to be applied as well as avoiding the high levels of moisture in the wood to create bubbles, blisters, cracking or flaking.

In high season around June thru August, if there is continual days of rain, the wood will become soaked and the paint will not apply properly nor will it resist cracking or flaking, blistering, bubbling or peeling.

It is recommended there be at least 2 to 3 days of dry weather before painting the exterior.

To find out more about other causes for paint problems and the solutions for them read our blog that consists of helpful tips, useful advice and answers to frequently asked questions on painting the interior or exterior.

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Why Does Paint Peel

why does paint peel is explained in painting tips from PG PAINT & DESIGN Ottawa house painters
High levels of humidity such as in kitchens or bathroom will cause paint to peel. Using a good quality primer and moisture resistance paints will help prevent peeling paint from happening


What Makes Paint Peel

Paint will peel when applied to damp or moist surfaces.

Exposure to heat and moisture such as in the bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms can create a moist environment where paint can bubble, peel or blister.

If painting any of these high in moisture/humidity level rooms, make sure you use the appropriate paint which is specifically designed for these areas.

Blistering heat from the sun and humidity in the summer along with heavy rainfall is also a culprit to paint not adhering properly causing it to peel.

If you are painting the exterior make sure to leave at least 2 to 3 days after a rainfall for all the wood to dry completely before painting.  As well, it is not recommended to paint in extreme heat waves with high humidex values.  Not only is it unsafe for the painter but again the paint will not adhere properly and will create problems later on.

For more information and tips on interior painting visit our blog articles, to find how to tips, advice and tips from painters.

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