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Painting FAQs

Interior Painting FAQs

What should I take into consideration when choosing a color?

There are four major things to consider when choosing a color:

  • Any existing colors in the space (often found in woodwork, carpet, furniture, etc.)
  • The size of the space.
  • The amount of light in the space, both natural and artificial.
  • The main purpose of the space.

If you need assistance choosing the right color for your space, contact Alliance painting today for a ColorShrink consultation!

How long will my interior paint job last?

Interior painting often lasts longer than exterior as it isn’t introduced to as many harmful elements. Most would tell you that you should paint the interior of your home every three to five years. However, at Alliance Painting, we use high-quality Sherwin-Williams paint and offer a Lifetime Warranty to help your interior paint last for many years to come. 

Exterior Painting FAQs

When is the best time to paint your home’s exterior?

Exterior paint applies best in warm temperatures, so it is best to paint your home’s exterior in the late spring through early fall. This allows the paint to dry at a proper speed and is the best chance at avoiding high humidity or precipitation that could prevent the paint from applying properly to the home’s surface.

What exterior paint color should I choose to sell my home?

When painting your home’s exterior to sell, it is most common to choose a neutral and muted color. Lighter colors are also the most popular such as off-white, light gray, taupe, and light blue or green. If you are wanting to make a statement and choose a bolder and darker color, the best sellers are red, yellow, and blue.

Cabinet Painting FAQs

What type of paint is best for cabinets?

Semi-gloss and gloss finishes are the best paint choice for cabinets. This is due to the fact that cabinets see a lot of use and wear, and glossier finishes offer higher durability as well as provide a surface that is easier to clean.

Is it a good idea to paint kitchen cabinets?

If you are looking to freshen up your kitchen and change the look of the space, painting your cabinets is an extremely easy and affordable way of doing so. The best way to ensure that your cabinet painting will add value to your kitchen is to hire professional painters that will provide top-quality paint and help you select the perfect color.

Commercial Painting FAQs

When should I repaint my commercial space?

In general, make sure you get your commercial space painted before it begins to look shabby or outdated to uphold the professional standards. Additionally, if your business has an “off-season” consider having your space repainted during that time to avoid disruption. 

What should I look for in a commercial painting contractor?

Brick Painting FAQs

Do you have to clean brick prior to painting?

Yes. It is extremely important that you thoroughly clean the brick surface with soap and water to remove all mold, dirt, and debris prior to painting. If you fail to clean the brick properly, the paint could have a hard time adhering to the surface — compromising the quality and service life of the paint job. When you choose our team at Alliance Painting, we perform all the preparation for you to ensure that you receive the highest quality brick painting services.

What is the best way to apply paint to a brick surface?

At Alliance Painting, we use a masonry brush to apply the paint to brick — stroking both horizontally and vertically. This ensures that the paint gets into all the small holes and seams found in the brick surface.

Limewashing FAQs

Is it better to paint or limewash brick?

While this is mostly based on the look you are wanting to achieve, there are some key differences that you should take into consideration. Painting brick gives you a solid colored finish and covers the underlying brick. This can sometimes allow you to install more affordable brick since it will be covered. However, paint will begin to flake and peel off over time and a high-quality, breathable paint is required. With limewash, it allows you to show off some of the natural brick to create that classic beauty. Limewash doesn’t have the peeling side effect, and allows the brick to breath naturally. On the downside, Limewash cannot be applied to painted brick, and will need to be touched-up or recoated every five to seven years.

How many coats of limewash do I need to apply?

When wanting the whitewash effect, you will only need to apply a single coat of Classico Limewash. However, if you are wanting a solid-colored finish, it will take two to three coats of limewash before it becomes non-transparent and offers a solid-color to your brick surface.

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