Painting Your House

When remodeling a home, there are many things that we consider, like the cost and quality of materials, labor cost, completion time, hiring the right contractor for the job, the future appearance of our master bedroom, kitchen, activity room, dining room, living room, garage, etc. Literally, we will be inundated with a lot of items which will require that we eventually make a final decision. There will be times when the decision, similar to making an important business decision, will be tough for us as there will be uncertainties involved. These uncertainties are likely caused by us not yet having the right level of detail or information to make an informed decision. To add to this, we are never really sure if what is shown in the blueprint, sketch or computer screen will be how it will appear when the job is done. There will always be that doubt; that anxiety within us. After all, there’s a good reason for us to be as such as we will be parting away with our hard-earned money and we can’t afford to make bad decisions.

What I have written above is a normal process that a lot of people undergo when they decide to remodel a home. That being said, I would like to focus my attention, at least for this article, on an aspect that most home owners usually do not give much attention to – the paint job. Most owners will be satisfied to know that the right color mix will be in place to give the home its identity and that the symphony of colors would be attuned to their visual senses. That being said, not a lot of thought is put into knowing more about the quality of paints to be used, the potential hazards of removing old paint, the lasting and cost-saving effect of using high grade paints, and choosing the right painting contractor/professional for the job. For most, having the job done for a reasonable cost is what matters. What they do not know is that they would be spending more in the long run if the paint they used wore off earlier than expected. In addition, there are health hazard issues posed by activities related to old paint removal like sanding, demotion and cutting as lead dust and chips fly around in the air. Not surprisingly, these are caused by lead-based paints which were widely used in the past. Did you know that the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has recently issued a rule that sanctions contractors in their repair, renovation and repainting activities to limit the risk posed by lead poisoning? The rule mandates that companies or contractors must be certified and must follow certain work practices that would ensure the prevention of lead contamination as they undertake activities that would disturb lead-based paints in structures. It is for these reasons that home owners should give more thought when it comes to finding the right painting contractor to undertake the paint job in a home remodeling project. We home owners should not leave anything to chance and hiring the right painting contractor will provide us with answers as we make important decisions in our remodeling efforts.

One response to this post.

  1. I agree that when remodeling your house or just re-painting it is a big task . It needs a lot of planning, considering all the factors like the cost, completion time and the people to talk to for this this task to be completed. Base on experience I make it a point that I choose contractors that are reliable and experience in this kind of field. And telling them what are my preference in colors etc.


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