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An Inside Look at the Process of a Painting Contractor

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

An Inside Look at the Process of a Painting Contractor | D and D PaintingIf you’re looking to update your home with a fresh coat of paint, you may be in the market for a painting contractor. While it’s always tempting to take on a do-it-yourself project, sometimes it’s in your best interest to leave things to the professionals. If you need exterior paint, or if the project is somewhat large, a professional painting contractor is the way to go.

A painting contractor will typically either work on their own, or own a company comprised of other painting professionals that they oversee during either commercial or residential jobs. These professionals may also hang wallpaper, apply certain flooring services, and clean and prepare surfaces for painting, among other tasks.

The main job of a painting contractor is typically completing the work required to finish the walls, ceiling, and floors of a commercial or residential property. The services offered will vary from contractor to contractor, with some offering a large number of services while others specialize in only a few particular things.

When a painting contractor begins their job, their first task is to prepare the area for the work at hand. This will most often include preparing a surface for painting by cleaning the surface and removing old paint or wallpaper through cleaning and scraping. After the surface has been prepared, the painter may choose to apply the paint using a paint brush, roller, sprayer or combination of all three in different functions.

If a job requires wallpaper installation, which not all painting contractors offer, the process will include properly measuring, cutting, and gluing wallpaper onto walls and other surfaces. Some painting contractors may also offer floor finishing, which includes cleaning, varnishing, and otherwise finishing wooden or tile floors. These skills are quite different from those required when painting, which is why not all painting contractors offer these services.

In new construction, painting is typically one of the last tasks to be accomplished, so that other workers do not damage the painter’s work. In homes that are currently being lived in, the job can be done at any point depending on the homeowners needs. The length and time of the job will depend on the size of the project and the number of painters that will be performing the work. Some painting contractors work alone, while others employee several painting professionals to help them complete their jobs quickly.

If you have been considering updating your home through a few new shades of paint, consider reaching out to a professional painting contractor in your area. A contractor with a great reputation and a proven portfolio will provide excellent work that is sure to impress. Rather than attempt to DIY and potentially end up with a paint job that is less than stellar, enlist the help of a professional for guaranteed results.

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