Our residential painting includes interior and exterior of all homes. Does your house need a little freshening up? Many people think paint on the exterior of their house is just for show. Paint can really update the look of our house, add value and curb appeal. In addition, paint is a valuable defense against the elements we face here in Florida. What about the inside of your house, is there any benefits to adding a fresh coat of paint? Let’s take a few minutes and discuss both.
Painting The Outside of Your Home
Good paint on the exterior of your house does more than just make the house look good from the outside. Paint will help protect your home against water, heat, and even bugs. The exterior paint on your home should be inspected each year. Look for cracks, peeling or missing paint. Stucco homes need extra attention. If you notice small cracks, these should be noted as areas of concern. Cracks, even small, in stucco can allow moisture or rain to penetrate the stucco. Eventually if not corrected, will lead to the cracks getting larger and even the stucco crumbling. When caught early, we can seal up these cracks and get a high-quality paint on your home to protect it for years to come. Good paint can last from 5 years and up. The better quality paint, the longer it will protect your home. We will explain the best paint and options if they are available for your time of home. View our exterior residential painting gallery to see some of the fantastic projects.
Painting The Inside of Your Home
There is no quicker way to change the look, feel and even the smell of a home than a fresh coat of paint. If you bought a newly built home you should check on the paint used. Many contractors that include paint, usually white, do not choose the best quality paint. This isn’t a bad mark on the builder. Since people like to paint their homes custom colors after moving in this is not a problem. If you do not know which paint if the best for your home, don’t worry! We can help you choose paint type (think pets, kids, bathrooms etc.) that will work for each room. You can also view our gallery of interior residential painting projects to see examples of our work! If you have some colors you really like, we can also share color palates to give you other suggested colors that will work with the colors you like. We have all the proper tools and years of experience to get your painting needs completed correctly. Even if you take great care of the paint in your home, the paint doesn’t last forever. It will eventually fade from the sun and lose its original luster.
Do It Yourself vs. Vickers Painting
We can’t blame you if you like to be active and do projects around your home. Over the years we contact many people who consider completing the painting around their house. Some enjoy the work and the sense of accomplishment. Others feel they can save money painting themselves. If you have the desire and the ability to complete the painting projects around your house, please be safe.
Here are a few tips:
- Always use the proper size ladder
- Never stand on the top two steps
- Step off your ladder and move to a new location, never reach or lean away from the ladder
- Paints these days are non-toxic, however you should always have adequate ventilation
- Keep your work area clean and organized to avoid any trip hazards
If you are sure if it makes sense to hire a professional, consider these thoughts. First and foremost, always hire a properly licensed contractor. Hiring people for “side work” or from posting services like Craigslist can open you up to possible lawsuits. Vickers Painting carries the proper licensing and insurance for all jobs we bid and complete.
Over the years we have used many different types of paints. Florida is different that other parts of the country as the paint needs to be able to stand up to extreme heat and weather all year. We know it’s a good practice and many people request bids from a few contractors. When considering who to hire please carefully look over the proposals. Compare quality of paint, their reputation, licensing and referrals if possible. Using a lesser quality paint may save a few dollars now, but will most likely lead to a repaint sooner than had a better product been used.
The best part of hiring Vickers for residential painting is the experience of working with us. We always arrive on schedule and treat your house like our own. Making sure everything is properly covered and protected while we are working. When we complete working, we check with you so everything is just as you wish. We always request a walk around and a chance for you to ask questions.
We look forward to meeting you!