Commercial and Residential
Chesterfield County Painting Services
Revitalize your Richmond area home with a fresh coat of paint inside and/or outside, have your garage floor painted, have your deck stained or painted, and have your house power washed to achieve that new look you have not seen in years.
Over time, paint preferences change, walls can become scratched or stained, and the weather can do a number on exterior paints. Homeowners looking to make their home look and feel more comfortable or to revitalize the interior and exterior will want to take advantage of professional painting services. When fresh paint is on, they’re going to get many years of enjoyment from the new colors. Chesterfield Painters has experience dealing with all kinds of challenges and there is no painting job we can't tackle.
If a whole paint job is outside your budget another very effective way to add to the appeal of your home is to just have the outside trim painted. Trim painting can bring a fresh look without the larger cost of painting the entire outside.
The Richmond area gets a variety of weather, including extremely hot and very cold, which all takes its toll on your new paint job so be sure to discuss the best type of paint for your home to reduce wear and tear as much as possible with the Chesterfield Painters sales staff.
At Chesterfield Painters, due to our level of experience, we can provide you with a lot of options you might not have thought of.
Types of Paint to Use
There are various types of paint to use, and each one has its pros and cons. Homeowners can choose the type of paint on their own or let the painter make a recommendation. This write up is intended to give you a good understanding of the factors involved in your new paint job so you can make informed decisions on what products to choose.
Some of the types of paint include the following:
Primer – A primer is usually applied before painting. It tends to lend a nice smooth even appearance to the finished paint job.
There are a couple types of primer, water based and oil based. The type you should choose depends on the surface you are painting and on the type of paint you plan to use.
Water based primers are designed to be quick drying, allowing you to move on with the first coat of paint in far less time than it would take oil based primer to dry.
As you might expect, use water based primers if you are using Latex or Acrylic paint, and oil based primers if you are using oil based paint.
Primer has a number of functions. After considering them, you can determine whether it is necessary for your job or not, though it is highly recommended in almost all cases.
1) It can help the paint adhere to the surface better. Wood and sheetrock are porous and therefore the paint will go on much better if primer is applied before the paint.
2) If the surface is porous the primer can help prevent the paint from getting absorbed into the surface, requiring more paint and creating difficulty in getting the paint evenly distributed.
3) If the surface had been previously painted or has stains on it, primer can help cover this up. With a previously painted surface, it is particularly important to use primer if you are going to a lighter color than what was previously on the wall. Stains are often easy to see through a coat of paint. both visibly and in the texture of the paint that is on top of the stain if there is not something below it to mask them.
To summarize, using primer is never a bad thing. It can be expensive, however, so if you are on a tight budget you might consider whether it is really necessary or not to get the desired look you are after.
Situations where you might opt to pass on primer is if you are painting the wall the same color it was, or if the surface is very clean and stain-free, though even in these cases a primer would not hurt.
Self Priming Paint - It should be noted that some paints now contain primer in them. The thinking is that you can eliminate the priming step altogether. But it turns out that self priming paint really does not include any primer at all, it is simply a thicker version of regular paint, allowing for the paint itself to fill voids and perform some of the functions of real primer. Calling it self priming greatly increases its desirability as it eliminates an entire step in the process and lots of painting hours. If the surface you are painting is in relatively good shape (dry, clean, free of scuffs and stains), this paint may be the answer.
Latex Paint – Latex, or water-based paint, is a fast-drying paint that can be easy to clean. It is usually available in matte, satin, eggshell, semi-gloss, and gloss. Latex tends to be less expensive also.
Acrylic Paint - These are long lasting paints that are chemical based and more often used for paintings than as a house paint. Due to the chemicals in the paint, it can expand and contract with temperature changes without cracking like Latex will. It is therefore much more popular for outdoor applications.
Oil Based Paint – Oil paint, also known as enamel paint, is a slower-drying paint but can be used indoors or outdoors. It is more difficult to clean, but far more durable. It is available in matte, satin, eggshell, semi-gloss, and gloss. Oil based paint dries into a hard shell and is most often used for things like models and touch-up work rather than bigger projects.
Eco-Friendly – VOCs in the paint can help it mix or dry, but they are harmful to the environment. Instead, there are eco-friendly painting options with low VOCs available.
Specialty Paint – Specialty paint is available in a variety of colors and is used for unique situations. Additives in specialty paint can include anti-mold properties, fire retardants, or other features.
We do interior, exterior, garage floor, and deck painting. We service the entire Richmond area and Chesterfield County. Check out our services in more detail.
Removing Wallpaper Before Painting
If a room has wallpaper in it, the wallpaper will need to be carefully removed before new paint can be applied. This helps ensure the new paint sticks to the walls and avoids issues like pealing wallpaper underneath the paint. The removal process can be difficult to do, depending on the age of the wallpaper and the type of adhesive used. A professional painter can get the wallpaper off using industrial tools designed to protect the wall behind it. When the wallpaper is removed, the wall is ready to paint. The painters at Chesterfield Painters have done these types of jobs dozens of times and are highly skilled at wallpaper removal and wall repair.
Painters Near Me
If you are looking for an experienced and reputable painter who communicates well and takes pride in every job, look no further than Chesterfield Painters.
In summary, the Richmond area has every conceivable style and age of home, and no two jobs are the same. From old homes down in the Fan to brand new construction all over greater Richmond, and everything in between, the number and variety of environments and challenges are plentiful. The painters at Chesterfield Painters have encountered every conceivable challenge. Our passion is painting and we love nothing more than helping each and every customer arrive at the most appealing and eye-catching end result possible. We pride ourselves on creativity and would like to assist you on beautifying your home. Please give us a call. We would love to come to your home and give you a quote.
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