How to Know if Your Painting Contractor Did a Good Job

How To Know If Your Painting Contractor Did A Good Job

If you’ve hired a painting contractor in Winfield, IL, how can you tell if he did a good job?

Well, there are several things you can look at to determine the quality of the paint job. Many painting contractors will use a spray gun to apply paint. While this is ok, what kind of additives did he use to thin the paint? Most paints have to be thinned to go through a paint sprayer. If he just used water, the paint won’t cover as well. Of course, water is the main solvent in latex paints, anyway, but adding water also dilutes all of the pigments, requiring more coats of paint. Other additives, while more expensive, will keep the viscosity of the paint from being too runny.

Can you wash the paint? If the paint comes off the wall when you try to wash a spot, then it was probably a cheap paint. The binder in the paint was not high enough quality to make it durable. If this is the case, check the contract you had with the painting contractor to see if he designated the quality paint he would be using.

Did you watch the prep process? A good painting contractor in Winfield will inspect the surfaces to be painted. All loose debris should be scraped off. Then any seams should be caulked. For example, if you have crown molding, the seams between the molding and the ceiling, and the molding and the wall should be smoothly caulked. This seals the surface, and presents a clean edge after the molding, ceiling, and wall are painted. Any areas that are bare wood should also be primed. The primer will penetrate the wood, whereas paint just sits on top of bare wood. With a proper primer, the paint will adhere to the primer and not peel off of the wood.

Does the paint have a sheen? Even flat latex will look pretty good when it’s dry. If it’s chalky looking, then it was probably a cheap paint. If you insisted on a less expensive paint, this is probably the result.

Most of the quality of your home’s paint job is dependent on the prep work done by the painting contractor. However, the best painter in the world can’t make bad paint look good, and he certainly can’t make it last.

To find a painter in Winfield, IL, contact Pristine Painting. Pristine Painting serves Winfield and the surrounding area, including:

• Dupage County

• Addison

• Bloomingdale

• Downers Grove

• Lisle

• Milton

• Naperville

• Wayne

• Wheaton

• Winfield

• York

• McHenry

• Schamburg

• Kane County

• Montgomery

If you are looking for professional painters in the Dupage County area, you have come to the right place. we are happy to provide our painting services to houses helping make an old place feel new like a fresh coat of paint, and nothing can make a new place feel complete like having just the right shade of color on your interior or exterior walls.

Pristine Painting & Decorating are Painting Contractors in Lombard Illinois that specialize in house painting in the Dupage County area. Whether it be interior painting or exterior painting--we strive to offer full painting services to best serve you. We can assist you with residential painting and commercial painting. We would be more than happy to offer you the best painting estimates you will find in Lombard IL. Give us a call and ask for a painting quote!

Pristine Painting & Decorating is a painting company located in Lombard IL that serves Dupage County and surrounding areas including:

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