Have you ever bought paint and put it up on the wall? You were so excited about the project, the new color, and the restorative feeling of fresh paint. You pulled the swatch and thought that will work and just committed…
Once the walls were covered and the project was complete, the elation of a job well done wasn’t there.
That’s the value of preparation. Here at Unique Painting, we know the excitement of seeing transformation and how easy it can be to jump right in, but the process makes the result even better.
Step One: Consultation
We take color selection seriously around here. It is a big commitment, especially on exterior jobs. Choosing a color is never about just one color. On an exterior, you’re looking at a minimum of two colors, the body and the trim. People who want to get creative sometimes add in a third color for the front door. An interior color selection, even if it is just one wall, requires looking at other colors in the space such as investment furniture pieces or border walls.
It can be a very overwhelming process. Honestly, that’s why we have Toska. She’s an interior designer and all-around color genius. Toska helps our clients pick colors they like and complement their tastes, and gives them samples to make sure they’re happy.
Step Two: Preparation
Choosing a color is a very important part of preparation, but this step is all about getting the canvas ready. This part is not nearly as fun, but it is worth it. As your friends, we’re begging you, never paint a surface without preparing it first. Exterior walls should be pressure washed, holes filled, and seams sealed, prior to painting. We recommend filling and sanding all holes, cracks, scratches, and nail pops on interior walls. You’ll also want to dust and wipe down interior walls before painting.
These preparation activities help ensure that the paint adheres well and that the finished product is smooth.
Step Three: Painting
There are multiple ways to get paint on a wall. The method we use is largely determined by the size of the canvas and the level of detail required. Most of the time we end up using a mix of spraying, rolling, and brushing. On this step, high quality supplies and materials make all the difference. We prefer and pretty much stick to Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore paints. We also keep a variety of brushes and rollers on hand for touch ups and details.
Step Four: The Finished Product
Once the wet paint sign comes down and all the protective covers are removed, it’s time to take it all in. For many of our exterior clients, this moment happens when they pull in the driveway after work. The expression on their face when they take in the finished project is priceless. It’s one of the reasons we love what we do.
Sometimes we get complacent in our homes. We’re busy keeping up with everyday life. Over time the colors fade and can become a little mundane.
At Unique Painting, we’re here to infuse your home with a little color and a fresh look. With a little bit of preparation, we can help your home feel new again. Give us a call at 816.500.7759 to get on our waitlist today. We promise it will be worth the wait.