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Interior House Painters Ottawa

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When looking to hire interior house painters in Ottawa you want to know you have a painter with years of experience and knowledge in their craft.

A professional painter can help you transform your home’s décor with a fresh coat of paint and a new colour.

House Painters In Ottawa

When trying to find a painting company to work with you, choosing a painter you feel comfortable to have working in your home and knowing they are professional are key factors to look for.

There are ways to explore  when conducting your search online.

Here are just a few tips you can follow to help you know what to look for , help you find and choose.

Tips To Find A Painter In Ottawa

Going through the never ending list of painters in Ottawa through a search can be daunting.   Typing find a painter into the google search box is an easy task, sorting through the abundant results is another story.  These tips can be helpful.

Tip 1 :  Check the  Reviews  for the customer feedback.  The search will also provide you with the necessary information on the approximate location of the company, and you can find interior house painters in Ottawa on the maps.

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Most people like to hire local small businesses.  Whether it’s for home services, baked goods, or things like furniture repairs, it pays to keep it local.  It’s a way to keep our community vibrant with more family run and owned businesses.

Tip 2:  Visit their website and read the testimonials that clients have provided for the painting company.

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Client Testimonial for PG PAINT & DESIGN painters in Ottawa

Tip 3:  Check out their social pages.  Many business have a great following on the social pages where they share ideas, updates and information.  From painting tips to advice, their updates can provide you with ideas in home decor, DIY projects and keep you up to date on their current works.

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Tip 4:   Get at least 3 estimates  from painting companies. Ask the painter on the walkabout through your home if they provide advice and guidance to help on how to decide on paint colours, paint sheen or finish, and what other services they provide.

Sometimes, you may need to have stipple ceiling removed or repainted.  Are there repairs to the drywall that need to be done professionally before painting?  Do you need to move furniture or will they?   Find out how you can help the painters before they arrive.

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Get a painting estimate from a house painter

Tip 5:    Make sure the painter provides you all the necessary information you were looking for?  Do they go above and beyond explaining the details and scope of the work that will be done.

Deciding on What Painting Company to Hire

A meeting in your home to get an estimate to paint the interior of your home is the best opportunity to get to know the person who will be working in your home.

The conversation between the homeowner and the painter at the time of the estimate is the perfect opportunity.  Walking through your home together, going through the details of the job site are good starting points to help make the decision on who to hire.

 

Questions To Ask A Painter

A walk through your home, answers to your questions are good first steps and tips to prepare yourself when you are getting estimates for painting.

As a homeowner here are a few questions you should ask.

1. Will they use a paint primer first
2. What type or brand of paint will they be using.
3. How many coats of paint finish will they apply.
4. Is caulking and sanding included in the quote.
Will they do drywall repairs, fill in any holes or cracks in the drywall, will they ensure caulking is done around any windows, doors and baseboards

These are all good questions for homeowners to ask when they are considering to hire a painter.

To make all things clear, it is equally important for the painter to ask the homeowner a few questions.

A painting contractor may ask:

1. Is it just the walls to be painted
2. Does the ceiling need painting.
3. Are the baseboards, trim and doors to be painted
4. Did you want the stipple removed from the ceiling or simply repainted.

These are all important questions to have during the meeting and conversation.  They are things that are taken into account when a painter provides you with an estimate to paint the interior of your home.

Whether it’s painting a room in a day, or a job that extends a few days to a couple of weeks, big or small, whatever the job in your home entails, it’s important that before, during and after the meeting for the estimate the homeowner feels comfortable.

Checking out the reviews and testimonials will give you a quick glimpse into the prospective painter who will be working with you in your home.

We look forward to you contacting us for all your interior house painting in Ottawa

PG PAINT & DESIGN

Coolspring Crescent Ottawa Canada K2E 7M8

+1-613-656-5865 $$$

Professional Painters Ottawa

When searching for professional painters in Ottawa you want to be able to find a painter who is experienced, knowledgeable and an expert.

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Experienced & Knowledgeable painters in Ottawa PG PAINT & DESIGN painting company

Professional painters have skills beyond just painting.

Finding Painters in Ottawa

Most who have been in the painting business for over 25 years have the experience to do drywall repairs,  stipple ceiling removal or repair and repainting, and provide minor carpentry repairs or installations.   They are also knowledgeable in recommending paint colours for your home décor.

Painters can help homeowners transform an interior space from simple to inspiring.   With a fresh coat of paint and new colour.  Painting can help you create an ambience that makes a house feel like home.

They can provide you the necessary guidance, tips and recommendations for exterior painting that ensures the best  home maintenance guide.   Visit the articles they provide in their house painting blog for tips and advice and so much more.

From interior to exterior painting finding painters in Ottawa with all the home services  and experience are key to professional results.

We look forward to working with you.  Schedule an appointment by calling us at 613-656-5865 or contact us  by email.

 

PG PAINT & DESIGN

Coolspring Crescent Ottawa Canada K2E 7M8

+1-613-656-5865 $$$

Painting Walls

Painting the walls in your home, condo or apartment is a great way to get a fresh start if you’re just moving in to your new space or if you’re wanting to give it a new look.

Before any painting of the walls begins you should prepare the surface by following the tips we outline below.

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How to Prepare Walls for Painting

Filling in any nail pops, holes or cracks in the drywall, trim or baseboards with the proper drywall material or wood filler is key to getting that perfect smooth result at the end.

Don’t forget to fill any cracks or gaps in any of the trim woodwork around the baseboards, door and window frames with caulk. Caulking ensures everything is sealed and ensures good paint adhesion.

Without the proper preparation  of the walls before painting you will not achieve the results you were hoping for.

Skipping the pre-painting prep steps will not only give you a rougher paint finish but it will show all the imperfections.

Taking the time to make repairs to the walls and prepare a room for painting, by sanding the surface to a smooth finish before paint is applied will ensure your end result will be good paint adhesion and professional painting results.

Show off those walls you’ve painted to all your family and friends, you can proudly do so when you’ve followed the pre-painting surface preparation steps.

If this is not a DIY project you want to tackle, contact a professional painting company in Ottawa.

Call us today at 613-656-5865 to schedule your painting project estimate

PG PAINT & DESIGN

Coolspring Crescent Ottawa Canada K2E 7M8

+1-613-656-5865 $$$

Painting Contractors in Ottawa

Searching for painting contractors in Ottawa can be overwhelming with the abundant choices for the homeowner.

It becomes even more daunting when searching online, because the results you get all claim to be professional, experienced, most trusted and most affordable contractor in Ottawa Ontario region.

Your search may even begin to feel like painting your house, apartment  or condo  is something that you do not want to tackle right now.

Don’t give up just yet, we’ve put together our expert advice to help you navigate through your search and know what to look for when hiring a painter.  It makes it easier to quickly find the best and affordable painting contractor within Ottawa.

Today most paint contractors can be found online through their website.  So, that’s a great place to begin getting a feel of the contractor you are considering hiring. If you haven’t searched online as of yet, then, here are some example search queries:

  • Ottawa house painters
  • Painting company in Ottawa
  • Professional house painting contractor
  • Home painters in Ottawa

3 Important Factors to Consider Before Hiring Painters in Ottawa Or Elsewhere

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  1. Read through their testimonials.  It’s the best place to start because previous clients / customers who hired the painting company will share their experiences.n  You should also read through some of the other pages on the site to get to know the company and the person who will be working in your home. After all, your home is your castle your personal space, and you should only consider choosing professional painters with industry experience, particularly customer service experience.
  2. You need not settle with visiting just one painting contractor website, but rather, contact at least three different companies to obtain quotes because this can provide you with  comparison options.  Furthermore, whomever the person or firm that undertakes the painting contract should not be chosen solely based on price only. Keep in mind that lowest price is not always the best quality especially when it comes to painting houses.  Because painting projects are usually jobs performed on yearly basis, or on certain situations such as relocation, moving in to a new home, condo or apartment, or even to add value to property when selling.
  3. Once you are happy with at least 3 reputable and competitive price estimates from painting firms in Ottawa, it is now a good time to set up an appointment to have the painter to call or visit you in person to detail project scope. At this stage, be prepared with list of questions.

List of Questions to Ask Painting Contractors Before Hiring

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Knowing that not all paints are created equal, meaning, even if the company is a professional painting contractor does not mean you should simply hire them based on their quotes. Instead, find out exactly what type of work will be completed before the project begins. Here are some useful questions to ask the painter so that you’ll get better outcomes.

  • What are all the services provided? For example: you may just want the walls painted and not the ceiling or trim.
  • Will you paint the doors or window frame?
  • What brush types will be used? Roller, airbrush, brush or others.
  • How many coats of paint is required for quality finish? 1, 2,  3 or more.
  • What type and brand of paint will be used? Decorative, water-based, gloss, oil-based or others.

These are some important details you would want to discuss during the initial meeting because an in-home estimate can provide you an opportunity to meet with the potential individual(s) that will be working in your home for few days painting. This allows both parties the opportunity to speak with each other, homeowners can learn how much knowledge the contractor has of their trade, one to one conversation will also provide a certain comfort level for the person you’ll invite to be in your home and around your family as well.

Here at PG PAINT & DESIGN We Bring Your Colours to Life

You may at this stage completely skip all the research process and contact us when searching for painting contractors in Ottawa.  Here’s why

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Spring And Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

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Spring has finally arrived even while most of us wondered for the longest time if mother nature had completely forgotten about us.

It was a long cold winter and we are all looking forward to the next few months of glorious sun and heat.  No complaining allowed tho if it gets too hot.  🙂

Spring usually brings the feeling of renewal and freshness as we let go of the long heavy months of  winter.  Let’s begin to breakdown the process of getting the checklist crossed off with the TLC to-do-list our homes need so that we can sit back and enjoy the spring and summer with no further work  on the agenda.

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Home Maintenance Checklist For Spring & Summer

As super exciting as it is when that first warm sun and heat arrives and our first intentions to get the spring cleaning started  with the usual window cleaning, pulling out the patio furniture and barbeques, there are important things we all need to do to ensure our homes get the best TLC and then we can sit back and enjoy the warm season without the worries.

We pretty much have to work in reverse from the Fall and Winter Checklist .  Here are tips on what you can do to check off all the boxes as done on your home maintenance checklist for the spring and summer.

  • Get the garden hoses ready by re-attaching them to the outdoor water faucets.  Remember to turn on the outdoor faucets from inside of your house.  If you did your fall home maintenance they would have been turned off to protect pipes in your home from freezing.
  • If you didn’t clean out the gutter, eavestroughs and water spouts in the fall, then make sure you do it now that it’s spring.  There will be debris left behind from the fall leaves and while you are up there make sure to give the roof a once over look to make sure no damage was caused from any water backup due to the clogged arteries of the eavestroughing.
  • Walk around the exterior of the house to make sure there is no damage such as cracks to the foundation left from the harsh winter.  Sometimes with all the ice, snow and cold temperatures cracks can appear in the foundation.  You may notice gaps that need to be sealed so that little critters like mice and chipmunks don’t come and hang out on the inside of your house.  🙂
  • Caulking the gaps on the exterior of the home is good  maintenance practice and will give the seal you need to keep the critters out.
  • Take a look at the trees, shrubs and bushes on your property.  Sometimes our harsh winters will cause enough damage to them and some may have to be completely removed.  If they are not damaged, just make sure you give them the proper cut back to give them the opportunity to grow and flourish through the spring and summer.  Pruning them gives them a fresh start.
  • When taking that walk around the exterior of your house look for the signs of any damage to the roof, siding or foundation and if there are noticeable damages that require repairing consider getting those done first.  It will probably take you hiring a professional service.
  • This is also the perfect time to look at the exterior paint on your house.  After a few harsh winter months perhaps the paint has begun to show signs of wear and needs to be refreshed.  Spring is the perfect time to give the exterior of your house a fresh new look with paint.
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Maintain the exterior windows of your house with the services of a professional house painter
  • Painting your home’s exterior is good practice in home maintenance.  Check with a painter to see if any maintenance, repair or repainting is required.
  • Replace any old, broken or ripped weatherstripping around the frames of the windows and doors.  This is the perfect way to keep the heat and humidity out of the home, and make it energy efficient.
  • Get the air conditioner ready by making sure you remove the protective cover you installed in the fall.  A regular A/C unit on the outside of your house may need a check up before you turn it on.  Make sure it’s ready to go by calling in a Furnace and Air Conditioning company  that will ensure everything will run properly.  You don’t want to find out it’s not when our temperatures are soaring and the heat is unbearable.   It’s always a good idea to get an annual maintenance check whether it’s in the spring or fall to make sure the equipment is always running properly.
  • Give the fireplace a good cleaning.  Remove any old remnants of ashes left behind from the cozy fires you enjoyed over the winter.  If you have a gas fireplace they too should be included in the Furnace and Air conditioning  maintenance check.  Calling in the experts will ensure that the chimney is cleaned of built up soot, and they can make sure the chimney top is capped to prevent squirrels, birds and raccoons from being able to enter the home.  A good chimney cleaning ensures your safety and prevents a fire hazard for next year’s winter months.
  • Check your batteries.  You and your family’s safety depends on it.  Every spring you should make it a point to install new batteries in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors.  An easy way to remember is to just mark it on a calendar.  Whether it’s the one on your phone or the one on the fridge, it’s a simple and easy reminder that could save a life.  Make sure you also check any fire extinguishers expiry date, and replace with new ones.
  • Spring brings with it fresh air, let’s make sure it’s a safe one by  ensuring our homes air quality is safe from radon.

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Painting is the Ultimate Way to do Spring Cleaning

Since spring and summer give us that feeling of re-energized breath of fresh air and renewal, why not add painting the house to your to-do list.

In fact if you consider painting in the spring that really frees up your summer to enjoy the beauty of the fresh paint and any new colours you may choose to give it a fresh new look.

Painting the house can really be considered as the ultimate spring cleaning.  When you think about it, you will probably already be pulling furniture away from the walls, rolling up the carpet to give the home a deep clean, why not include getting it painted and it will feel like it’s a brand new house.  🙂

Add a splash of colour into the home after a long dreary winter by painting.  Did you know that by changing a paint colour can be a mood booster and there is a scientific reason to the psychology of the colours we choose.

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Colours affect our mood and our personality shines through when we pick the ones that suit us best.

It’s also the perfect time of year to let the fresh air in.  It provides the perfect circulation throughout the home while painting and helps to rid of any smells faster.  Most of today’s paints are safe in the home any time of year.

Traditionally spring is also the perfect time to buy or sell a house.  Painting it can increase the home’s value  whether you are selling or buying.

If you are buying your first place then personalize it new paint colours.

Need more reasons on why painting can be the ultimate spring cleaning, here are a few more for both interior and exterior.

Five Reasons to Paint the Interior Of Your House 

Other than the simple reasons of it changing up the entire home decor, brings a new fresh look and adds a modern feel here are 5 more reasons why painting the interior of your house is the perfect way to start the spring and summer seasons.

  1. If it’s been several years, perhaps a change is well over due.  Simply giving your space a fresh new coat of paint will bring back the lustre to your home and help maintain it’s beauty.
  2. With all the other spring and summer chores to do or already done then painting the interior gives the whole house a fresh clean smell and look.
  3. You want to put your house up for sale and the real-estate agent has advised you to paint the house in neutral colours so that it may appeal to the new buyers.  It can help to get it sold faster.
  4. If your moving into to your new place, then having it professionally painted before moving in, gives you a few years of maintenance free living, and one less thing to do before moving in.
  5. Free up your time before the busy of summer begins with the gatherings of friends and family for lazy hazy days of bbq’s and conversations.

Now is the time to schedule to get your house painted.

Five Reasons To Paint The Exterior Of Your House

Getting the exterior painting done in advance gives you the opportunity to enjoy the rest of the summer and be the envy of the neighborhood.

There’s no time like April, May and June to get started on the exterior painting of your home.  If our Ottawa weather permits it, April and May are great months to get it done in advance of our short summers.  Here are few reasons why we feel it’s important.

  1. There is no better time than April, May and June to get started on the painting of the exterior.  It’s the perfect weather for the paint as well as the painters.
  2. Paint adheres better, lasts longer and the painter doesn’t have to work in the extreme heat and humidity.  It’s safer for everyone to be painting in cooler temperatures.
  3. There are less paint problems when painting in ideal temperatures in the spring.  Summers can be to hot and humid.  It will also provide a protective barrier from moisture and the outdoor elements.
  4. Painting the exterior of your home in the Spring will increase your home’s resale value.  It will definitely add curb appeal for both yourself and the potential buyer.  Spring is that time of year that is busiest for those actively looking to purchase a new home.
  5. Impress everyone including the neighbors and prove to all that you give your home all the TLC.  A fresh coat of exterior paint to the front door, garage, windows, etc. will be proof that your home is well maintained.

By scheduling your exterior house painting services early you will have more time to sit back and enjoy the lazy days of summer, especially since our Canadian summers are too short to begin with.

Make the time now to book an estimate before the busy months of summer begin.

When Summer finally does arrive you will be the happiest homeowner on the block, since all your spring cleaning chores are done.

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Be Ready For Spring & Summer

With all there is to do to get our homes ready for the summer we hope this list has provided you with a few ideas and tips on what you need to check off that maintenance list.

Related articles on maintaining the exterior paint on your house.

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Learn more about our house painting services in Ottawa by visiting our website and schedule your estimate today!

With spring and summer finally here don’t forget to enjoy some beautiful walks and bike rides around Ottawa.  Get out to Dow’s Lake, Hog’s Back, Rockcliffe Park, and all the other beautiful things to do in Ottawa and enjoy.