Interior House Painting
At AZ SRB Painting, we do both residential Interior and exterior painting.
Our interior house painting is second to none when it comes to preparation of the interior of your house and the painting of the house itself including color selection. We will spend as much time with you to answer any questions you might have.
We have written many articles when it has come painting of interior and exterior of homes in our AZ SRB Painting Blog that you may want to read to give you an idea of our knowledge base on painting, preparation and application.
Directly below is a lot of information that we do on interior painting projects. Many have links to our articles that we have written on our blog for your information on that particular subject.
If you have a question on something that we did not cover, please send that question and photo on our contact form and we will get back to you right away.
Interior Painting Estimates
We will give you an approximate painting estimate right off this website but without coming to your home and looking in person we can not give you a hard estimate on a contract.
Why is that? There are so many variables that we need to see what we are dealing with first hand. We have written an article in our blog that you may want to read Interior Painting Estimates by Square Footage
Matching or Picking Out Colors
Custom matching colors for professional painting jobs has always been something of a challenge. Painters would bring out a color fandex or color wheel and show small samples to our customers to make a selection from.
Then we would have a small quart can mixed by our favorite paint company, bring it back to the job site and apply a sample on walls, doors, trim or anything we were hired to paint.
We still do this in some instances but now we have a new modern tool that makes it faster and easier to nail the color. We wrote an article in our blog about this tool here Matching Colors for Painting has Never Been Easier
Picking Out Interior Finishes
When picking out interior finishes there are a couple things you need to keep in mind. The main choices are flat, low sheen and semi gloss.
Here is our recommendation:
1.) Flat should be used on the ceilings and acoustic ceilings. Stay away from anything with a shine because the ceiling will reflect the light source or the windows.
2.) Low sheen should go on the walls so they will be washable. You could also use a semi-gloss on the walls.
3.) Semi-gloss should go in bathrooms and utility rooms as well as the door and door trims.
We wrote an article about Why you Should Not Spray Semi-Gloss Paint on Walls or Ceilings
Painting Acoustic Ceilings
We paint acoustic ceilings with an airless sprayer. If the walls are to be painted we spray the ceilings first and then role and brush the walls along with the doors and trim.
We wrote an article on the type and usage of airless sprayers that we use on the interior and exterior of your home. Airless Sprayers are Fast and Efficient when Applying Paint.
Eliminating Popcorn Ceilings
Eliminating popcorn ceilings is a three point process of sealing and covering floors and furniture, scraping down the ceiling of old popcorn, repair ceiling and then texturing before painting. We wrote a article in our blog about this process here “Have Your Popcorn Ceilings Removed”
Painting Over Intense Smells
Cigarette smoke smell is only one type of smell that professional painters encounter and are asked if they can hide with a coat of paint. Covering cat urine, dead body residue and even fire damage smells are just a few more.
Painting over smells is really a specialized type of painting that requires a different kind of skill that most painters do not poses. We will have to use Zilz oil primer first before using a latex top coat.
We wrote an article about this subject here Painting Over Intense Smells
Wallpaper removal is a tricky business because we have no way of knowing what type of primer or sizing they used on the wall before they put the wallpaper on. Did they use added wallpaper glue or just the glue that came with the backing of the wallpaper?
We will not know what we are dealing with until we start to removal process. We first score the wallpaper with a tool called the Zinsser Paper Tiger and then apply Dif Wallpaper stripper liquid to loosen the wallpaper from the wall.
If they did not use a primer or sizing before they applied the wallpaper, it will take a lot of work to get it off and the wall will get beat up. We will then need to float out the wall and then apply a texture to match the rest of the walls
Residential Painters Do A Lot of Repairs
AZ SRB Painting is a jack-of-all-trades when you consider how much prep work goes into an interior and exterior paint job that we have to do even before we start putting on the first coats of paint. When we show up to inspect the house for the Free estimate, we inform the prospective client what may need to be done in the way of repair and if it is something we can do or if an outside contractor may be needed.
We wrote an article on what needs to be done before painting Residential Painters Are a Jack of All Trades When we come to give your free estimate we will talk with you about any repairs that might need to be done.
Painting cabinets is a process but are well worth it in the long run. They have a way making everything look brand new. You replace the hinges, door knobs and handles on the cabinets and you will not believe the change.
To repainting wood stain or old painted cabinets, we first take all the doors, hinges and shelving units out of the main cabinet and wash them down outside with a heavy duty cleaner called TSP (trisodium phosphate) and then do the same to the main cabinet on the inside of the house. TSP not only gives a deep clean but also leave a tooth to the old finish that helps the new primer and paint adhere in a Big way.
When the cabinets are completely dry we spray a coat of primer especially made for interior cabinets by Dunn-Edwards called Decoprime
We lightly sand and use steel wool to smooth out all imperfections.
We then spray two coats of top of the line interior/exterior latex gloss paint by Dunn-Edwards called Versagloss
At the end we put brand new hinges, knobs and handels to complete the look of new cabinets.
Refinishing Wood Cabinets & Doors
Restaining cabinets and wood doors are easier than painting them. We still have to wash them but not use TSP.
We use a stain a Danish Oil Finish called Watco. Finding a color that is close to the cabinets and doors you have now is what we do. Watco wipes on to seal, protect and enhance the natural look and feel of the wood.
Watco Danish oil is a brand of wood finish product also referred to as an oil/varnish blend, because it contains both penetrating oil and varnish. Danish oil is used to finish and protect wood surfaces from moisture.
This product will make your old worn out cabinets and doors look like new.
We wrote an article that you may want to read here: Refinishing Wood Cabinets and Doors
Recent Blog Posts
There are several important reasons why you should hire a painter that is Licensed.
When people contact us to paint the exterior or interior of their homes, they do not realize all the different types of repair that we can do before laying down a drop of paint.
WATCO® Danish Oil is a unique blend of penetrating oil & varnish hardens in the wood, not on the wood. It penetrates deep into wood pores to protect from within and to enhance the natural look and feel of the wood.
Go to our articles that we have written in different types of painting that we do and tips AZ SRB Painting Blog