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Coolspring Crescent Ottawa Canada K2E 7M8

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Why You Should Hire a Qualified Painter

It goes without saying we all want the best looking house in town.  We all take pride in making sure we maintain our homes to extend it’s curb appeal as well as give us that perfect place to call home.

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If you are adding a new look to your home decor, one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to do it is to paint.

Painting the interior and exterior ensures you are maintaining your home and gives you that extra boost of curb appeal to may your home the envy of your neighbors.

Reasons To Hire Professional Painters

There are times where because of budget constraints you believe you cannot afford yourself the luxury of hiring a painting company.

It may surprise you to know that hiring professional painters is not as expensive as you may think.

It can actually cost you more if you attempt to DIY it or you may have the misfortune of calling painters that do not possess the experience, knowledge and professionalism.  Here’s why it could cost you more when you do not hire a professional painting company.

Tips On How To Find Professional Painting Companies

When it comes to choosing a professional house painter to work with you, you want to be sure you get the quality and guaranteed work you as a homeowner deserve.

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Knowing you have made the right choice is sure to give you that peace of mind.

Here are a few tips to help you find a painting company.

TIP 1  –  Go to Google and search for find a painter near you, you’ll end up with hundreds of results.

Break down your choices by reading some of the reviews they have.

Check out their website, look at their photos for samples of their work.  Read about others personal experience by going through their past clients  testimonials.

TIP 2  – See what kind of services they offer.  You will want to make sure that they are knowledgeable and skilled at their profession.

TIP 3 –  Getting an estimate on a paper napkin or a small piece of scrap paper, doesn’t qualify as professional.  A professional painter who is representing their own painting company, will come prepared to give you an estimate.

Know What To Look For To Find Painters

Don’t be WOW’ed by all the hype when hiring painting contractors .

While many will offer online coupons or special deals, be wary of the hidden costs that may surprise you in the end.

It’s the little things that are not always evident in those special deals.  Like hidden costs  and how homeowners may be charged for higher end paint products, when in fact they are receiving the lower end.

The knowledge and experience, most professional painters have is invaluable.  They can offer tips on things like how often you should paint in order to help maintain  the interior and exterior of your house.

You might want to read more on what to look for when you are hiring a painting company.

What’s important to remember is that a meet and greet with any home service company is the perfect opportunity to ask any questions, and get to know the person who will be working in your home and around your family.

Hire A Professional Painter

It’s a busy world these days, and it is easy to get online quotes.  If you are considering to getting an update for your home and want to hire a professional painter feel free to contact us.

 

PG PAINT & DESIGN

Coolspring Crescent Ottawa Canada K2E 7M8

+1-613-656-5865 $$$

What To Ask Painting Contractors Before Hiring Them

The time has come.  You have decided to change up your home decor because it’s been a few years, or maybe you are just moving in to your new house or condo.  What faster, better and cost effective way to do it all is there than adding some new trending paint colours to spruce things up.

interior painting by PG PAINT & DESIGN Ottawa House Painters

Now that the decision has been made that you’re going to update the look in your home with some fresh paint colours you may need the services of a painting contractor.

To help you get started on the process of trying to find the right painting company for you to work with, here are a few tips you can use to help guide you through your search.

Finding a Painting Contractor

These days it’s as easy as typing the words find painting contractors in Ottawa into the google search bar and you will get hundreds of results in return.  Ask google by voice command is even easier and faster than typing out the words “hey Google, find me painting companies

Life has become even easier when you can simply talk to Alexa, Siri or whatever other voice command machines and simply ask “hey Alexa find me painters in Ottawa” or ask the same from Siri “hey Siri Find painter near me

With the pages and pages of results returned to you at your fingertips, it is now time to due your due diligence as a homeowner.

Here is what you need to know when hiring a painting contractor

Let’s just break down a few more tips on what you need to know so that you’ve crossed all your T’s and dotted all your I’s before going ahead with your final decision.

Questions to Ask A Painting Contractor

After doing some online research and finding at least three painting companies to set up appointments to have them give you an estimate get prepared with a list of questions to ask the painter when you meet.

Just because a painting contractor knows that all paints are not created equal, and tells you they can get it done or that they say they can start the work tomorrow and give you the lowest bid doesn’t necessarily mean they are the right or wrong painters you should hire.  Remember just like the paint not all painters are created equal.  Begin your interview with questions like :

  • 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 or eggshell finish, oil-based or others.
  • So that you get the best outcome from your in-home consultation these  questions to ask the painter  are also very helpful.

There is also this article you may find useful.  It details how to know you are hiring the right contractor.

Using some of the above questions along with any other ones you may come up with is the perfect way to interview the painter that will be doing the work in your home.

It provides the two parties the perfect opportunity to get to know one another.  It’s important to feel comfortable with whomever you chose as this individual or company will be working in your home.

If we can help answer any of your painting questions, we look forward to hearing from you Call or email us

PG PAINT & DESIGN

Coolspring Crescent Ottawa Canada K2E 7M8

+1-613-656-5865 $$$

DIY Painting Checklist

Planning on tackling some DIY painting, getting everything prepared can make everything go smoothly.  Let’s Get Started with Paint and Roll tips.

paint roller with blue paint painting wall by PG PAINT & DESIGN Ottawa House Painters
Let’s Get Ready to Paint and Roll

To help guide you through getting started we share a few tips to help guide you to getting as close to a professional painting result as possible.

Tip 1

Start with deciding whether you are going to tackle the interior or the exterior , or maybe even both.  Follow these tips for interior house painting and these tips will help you maintain the exterior .

Tip 2

Determine whether you will paint only the walls, or will the ceilings, baseboards and trim be painted as well.  You will want to calculate the square footage of each room that will be painted so that you can estimate how much paint to buy .

Tip 3

You will also want to decide on what type of paint sheen or paint finish you will want to use for any of the painting.

 

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Choose the right paint finish or sheen when picking out the paint colours

Tip 4

Buying a good quality paint primer  will make all the difference and of course you will want to use the best paint finish for the kitchen and bathroom areas as they are more prone to high levels of humidity where paint can prove difficult if not properly applied.

Tip 5

Let’s not forget that at the end of it all you’ll want to know how to remove paint you may have gotten on your cloths or hands.  🙂

Here are a few more related articles you may find helpful as you prepare to tackle your own DIY Painting projects.

7 tips on how to prepare a room

How often do i need to paint the interior or exterior

Paint problems and solutions

Peeling or Sticking Paint

Cracking or Flaking Paint

Buying the right Paint brush

Picking the Perfect Paint

Will it be a touch up or complete repainting

Tips for Buying Paint

If the DIY Painting does not appeal to you then definitely look into finding and contacting a painting company that can do it for you.

Contact a Professional Painting Company

PG PAINT & DESIGN

Coolspring Crescent Ottawa Canada K2E 7M8

+1-613-656-5865 $$$

Adding Colour To The Home Decor

Especially at this time of year with Christmas celebrations, family and friends gathering together,  there are plenty of colours we add to our home decor.

gingerbread house decorated with lights

The decorations are plenty and from the traditional red green and silver and gold the spectacular choices we now can add to our christmas decorating is plenty.

Thanks to Pina (co-owner of PG PAINT & DESIGN) for putting this great list of colours in home decor that she likes to add in our home decor during the christmas holiday season.

We thought we would share them with you and more likely than not they are probably some of your favourite colours to decorate with too.

christmas cupcakes with chocolate icing and sprinkles

From bold and bright, from simple to lavish, our home decor during the holidays is beyond our everyday.  We think it’s important to add colour to the home decor apart from the usual accessories we add in and take out as the seasons and the holidays change.

Picking out colours to adorn our walls is a key element in the decorating of our home.  Choosing paint colours is the foundation of the beginning of an update to our home decor and there is a science to the psychology of it and how it makes us feel.

When all the hustle and bustle of the christmas season is done, we all want to start with a new slate.  Why not update the home with a fresh new colour and a professional painting upgrade.

Traditionally paint colours for walls has been in the neutral tones.  But over the years, the typical beiges and whites have been upgraded with different hues and tints.  Painting in white doesn’t have to be boring anymore.

White paint now comes with undertones of blue, green, brown and hints of gray.  Any of them are stunning when applied to walls.  They give a fresh, clean crisp look and feel to any room.

Neutral no longer means beige, many times homeowners use shades of gray when painting the interior of their space.  Gray has become a popular go to neutral, and it’s often times referred to as greige.

From what’s trending to the traditional, when choosing the perfect paint colour scheme for your home a consultation with a painter or an interior designer is always an option if you are looking for advice before making the decision.

When you are ready to get started on your 2019 home update, we hope you’ll contact us as your painting company.  We look forward to being able to discuss your project with you.

Book an appointment with us

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and the Best in 2019.

 

PG PAINT & DESIGN

Coolspring Crescent Ottawa Canada K2E 7M8

+1-613-656-5865 $$$

How To Pick The Perfect Shade Of Gray Paint Colour

dark gray and light gray paint colours used in painting of bedroom by painters in Ottawa PG PAINT & DESIGNPopular, contemporary and trending in home decor for the past few years.  The different undertones found in any shade of gray paint colour makes it the go to colour that goes with anything.

Often times referred to as Greige.  Because of the brown, beige undertones that can be found in some shades while others have hints of blue or green.  Choosing one can also be difficult as the selection is huge.

We’ve put together the following tips to help you through the process of selecting your next perfect shade of gray.

Tips To Picking The Perfect Shade of Paint Colour

When looking to change the look of your home decor the easiest way to do it is to paint the walls.   Consider these tips if you are painting and decorating in shades of gray.

 

  1. Decide on whether you will be going into a cool or warm tone of gray.  The cool tones tend to have more blue or violet based undertones while the warmer tones of gray will have the brown or green undertones.
  2. Bring home paint chip samples or a quart of paint  as a sample from your local paint store.  Choosing paint colours from a picture on Pinterest, Instagram, Houzz, or Facebook may not give you the result you were looking for, as the lighting is not the same in any picture as it is in your home.  Pictures on all the above sites usually are copied over and over and most times the colour is somewhat distorted after so many shares,  Plus a picture on a screen or in print will never be exactly what you want on your walls.  Here’s what we suggest when deciding on the right paint so that you can see the difference on the walls with natural light and artificial lighting.
  3. Don’t always go by what the name says.  While many paint colour names have the word Gray in them such as these grays from the Benjamin Moore Paints line.  Make sure you look at all the shades as many of them will have a hint of another colour in them which may not be what you are looking for in the end.
  4. If you want to match a certain shade of gray that you love from a pillow, a picture or an accessory, we suggest you take it with you to your local paint store where they can do an exact colour match.

Keeping all these tips in mind for your next painting project sometimes assistance may be required with colour consultation from professional painters .  Contact one as they are experts in their field.