Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do I need to buy my own paint or is it supplied?

Customers need to supply their own paint and will have access to my “contractor discount” available in a variety of paint stores. This provides customers with a choice as to which product they want to use and from which establishment they want to purchase it. This also results in cost savings to the customer since I make no profit from the sale of the paint; I supply everything else.

 

What types of finishes are available?

There are many types of paint finishes that are typically used in certain rooms.

  • Semi-gloss is more durable and easier to clean.  Typically, kitchens, bathrooms, cabinets, doors and trim are painted with this finish.
  • Satin is normally used for kids’ bedrooms, hallways and family rooms because it is easy to clean and optimal for high traffic areas. 
  • Eggshell covers wall imperfections well and is a great finish for dining and living rooms.
  • Flat or matte is typically used on ceilings as it absorbs light rather than reflects it.  It camouflages imperfections well however, does not prove durable to cleaning.

 

What paint brands are the best?

The paint brands I recommend are:

  • Behr
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Dulux
  • Glidden

 

Where is the best place to buy my paint?

The best place to buy your paint is at an actual paint store, versus a big-box store. A dedicated paint store is always your best option as that is their specialty and you can count on colour consistency and expert advice.

 

How much can I expect to pay to have a room painted?

An individualized estimate is necessary because it will take into account the size of the room, any damages to surfaces that need to be repaired and the kind of surface that will need to be painted (ex. ceiling or closets).

 

What do I need to do to prepare for the painter?

Before I begin painting, I will require some preparations to be done by the customer. Customers will need to remove valuables (ex. a vase) from the room and take down picture frames.

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