Best Time To Paint Exterior of Your Home, Madison Ct

Best Time To Paint Exterior of Your Home! Many people think that the best time to paint the exterior of your home is summer or spring, but really the fall months are very ideal for house painting!  In the summer months it can get very humid which causes paint to dry longer, especially if it’s oil which takes a lot longer. We are house painters in Guilford Ct and used to the many different temperature swings in the New England area. First painting your home is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to increase the value of your home!

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When you paint your home in the fall you still have plenty of good weather to take advantage of! Sometimes its easier to do this valuable project in the fall due to the fact that things seem to be a little calmer around the home.  When you have a house painter on the premesis he usually will have a house painting crew with him.  When a good house painter from a reputable house painting company sets up the shop on your property, it can take up a little space.  If you decide to paint the exterior of your home in the fall, the kids are back in school and not around the house during the day, this makes it easier on the kids and family when house painters are working. In the fall, the weather is less humid which helps with drying time, and now with all the new high quality paints being able to sustain colder temperatures its a matter of researching the paint brand for the specifications and seeing the temp range.  Mostly it’s a good idea to stay above 40 Degrees in outside temp but you can go a little colder and do great.  There are a few things to watch for, the house painter you hire will want to make sure that the house surface is dry from any dew in the morning, this might mean a little later start, between 9:00-9:30 or a little later depending on where you live instead of the usual 7:30-8:00 am start, this gives more valuable time for drying.   After the paint or stain is applied in temperature’s at 40 degrees or above it is important that the temperature stay at 40 degrees or above for the next 3 hours so that the drying process is good.  Also, at night it’s important that the temperature does not drop below freezing the first night because curing paint can still have some moisture in it and it can crystallize in sub-freezing temperatures at night.  Please know that you won’t be aware of a problem until spring or summer months if this does happen because moisture can stay trapped under the wood, and in the warmer temps find it’s way out, which means bubbling paint!  So, if your house painter adhere’s to these guidelines,  you can have a fantastic paint job in the fall months! Sometimes you can get a little better value if you wait until the fall, a house painter is very busy in the warmer months and may be looking to fill a few gaps in the fall schedule and you can get a better deal!  We are house painters / painting contractors in Guilford Ct and we also serve the Madison Ct, Old Saybrook Ct, Westbrook Ct, Branford Ct areas and are happy to visit your home for a free professional evaluation or if you are not near us, please feel free to call us with any questions, we are so happy to help you! I hope this blog Best Time to Paint Your Home, Madison Ct is helpful!  Also please feel free to contact us with any questions! Dave & Kathy Moffitt

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How To Save Money On Interior Painting, Madison Ct

There are a lot of ways to save money when you are looking for a painting estimate.  “How To Save Money On Interior Painting, Madison Ct” is set up to give you a few tips.

There are several ways to accomplish this, for interior work the best time to call is in January, this is  when things get slower then other parts of the year, you can have the work booked for that month if the contractor has time, or you can ask to have it scheduled for Feb or March.

Another way is to have the estimate done in the summer or fall and ask to be put on the schedule in the winter months, you should get a discounted price because this is when things are slower and contractors are looking for work, ask for a winter discount for booking now.

We have been painting houses in Guilford Ct, painting houses in Madison Ct and done all kinds of house painting from New Haven Ct to Old Saybrook Ct.  If you need any advice about how to paint a house in Ct just call us, we are happy to help!

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Dave Mofftt  – Coastline Painters LLC  Office 203-458-2073 our email is:  coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net

Refurbish Your Deck, Madison Ct

Decks take a lot of wear and tear due to outside elements and useage.  Your deck can end up looking much older then it is and have dryness, splinters and a dullness to it.  This article Refurbish Your Deck, Madison Ct shows you can totally restore your deck with the right prep work and products!

The good news is there are a few really good products out there that can make your deck look beautiful again.http://youtu.be/DQhcK55hx08?list=UUPqhZXm3tlefzuw_-YJCAPw

The cool thing about this product is the quality of it, it’s a very heavy liquid that goes on thick and smooth.  It can fill in cracks and protect your deck against the elements and wear and tear!

Call today for a free estimate to refurbish your deck!  Even if you are not interested in getting an estimate and want to try it yourself, call us! We are happy to give you professional advice!

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Rings End Paint Store In Branford Ct

Rings End paint store in Branford Ct is the best paint store that I have dealt with yet.   One of the first things I noticed is their outstanding customer service!  They have great sales clerks!

Rings End also carries the Benjamin  Moore line which is a very high quality line of paints and stains.  They have a table you can sit at and go through colors, if you need help, they have a decorator that can sit with you and help you pick out a color scheme or give other advice. Here is a youtube video we filmed at the store: http://youtu.be/Y5r60CJdRQI?list=UUPqhZXm3tlefzuw_-YJCAPw

I highly recommend you visit Rings End Paint store in Branford Ct you won’t be disappointed!  They also have a large lumber department, fence, kitchen design area and much more!

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Coastline Painters LLC

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Wow 1 Day Painting! Branford Ct

There is a company out there called Wow 1 Day Painting!  They advertise that they can do a job in one day for a customer, while it’s possible they can do a small job, or a room in one day. That’s why we made this blog Wow 1 Day Painting! Branford Ct .  Usually it’s a hook to get their foot in the door of a customer.  

We also offer the same services, we are very exact with what can be done in one day and what can’t be done.  It’s important that the job maintains a high quality standard and doesn’t suffer due to a painter rushing to complete the job in one day simply because they claimed it can be done in one day.  We will let you know exactly how long a job takes, we do that so we uphold a high standard of painting.http://youtu.be/ZkGovwMnMkI?list=UUPqhZXm3tlefzuw_-YJCAPw

 

Please call us if you need any professional advice, or want a free estimate/evaluation!  We are happy to talk to you and answer any painting questions you may have about Wow 1 day painting, interior house painting or exterior house painting even if you intend on  doing the job yourself.  We have been house painters in Guilford Ct and Madison Ct as well as the surrounding areas for over 37 years!  We are service oriented!

Dave Moffitt – Coastline Painters LLC  Office (203) 458-2073  email: coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net

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How Much To Paint A Room, Madison Ct

Sometimes people will call the office and want a price over the phone to paint a room for them.  It’s not an easy answer!  A lot of the time the customer just doesn’t want to waste our time if we come out and it doesn’t fit their budget.  

First, it’s hard to give a price over the phone because we don’t know what condition the room is in.  Does it need extra patching?  Or extra prep above the norm or maybe it’s a very very easy job that won’t take much time at all.   So, we can end up over pricing or under pricing the job by not seeing it first.  That is why we created this blog ” How Much To Paint A Room, Madison Ct” http://youtu.be/dyZLkiB9yAU?list=UUPqhZXm3tlefzuw_-YJCAPw

 

 

 

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Second, we enjoy coming out and meeting with you for the estimate!  A lot of great information is exchanged between us and the customer!  The customer might just need some advice on how to do the room themselves and that’s great!  We are so happy to offer advice on how to do the room and what kind of product to use.

So, please feel free to call us for an estimate for your home or for some professional advice!

Dave Moffitt – Coastline Painters LLC

Office (203) 458-2073  email: coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net

How To Remove Wallpaper With Chomp, Madison Ct

People always dread when they know it’s time to take down wallpaper!  They are worried that it will not peel right off and will end up in little tiny strips and pieces!  Well, you don’t have to worry! That’s why we created this blog “How To Remove Wallpaper With Chomp, Madison Ct”  here is a video

We found a really great product that helps up when we need to do a wallpaper removal job!  The product is called “CHOMP” and it’s the best stuff we’ve ever worked with! all you need is a small garden sprayer and some

water and Chomp!  I like to mix equal parts water and Chomp.  Spray the mixture evenly over the wallpaper starting from the top and going down, just a light mist.  Make sure that you have drop cloths on the floor.  Allow the mixture to sit for about five minutes, then start at the top and pull a little corner and gently pull the wallpaper off the wall.  After all the paper is removed, there will most likely be a film of wallpaper paste, so I spray one more application of the Chomp on the wall and wipe if off with a big wet sponge.  This should leave your wall clean and smooth!  If you have some difficult spots or the paper is not coming off in large sheets, you can use a wall paper scoring tool first over the paper and then spray Chomp over the paper, let sit and remove.  If you have any questions or need some professional advice please call us!

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Free Painting Estimate, Westbrook Ct

Free!

This can be the most expensive word their is!  Why?  Because “Free” doesn’t always mean a good value! Sometimes this word is used as a gimmick to get your attention!  How qualified is the contractor showing up?

Do we give “free” painting estimates?  No!  We give free professional evaluations of your home to see what it needs!  Not to split hairs, but there is a difference.  When we show up, we walk your home with you, we check the condition of your surfaces that you want painted, we check for rotted wood, moisture spots and much much more.  Check out our video with Dave:

Within a day you can expect a detailed estimate/professional evaluation for your home!  We then call to see if you have any questions about the estimate and go over it with you!  Be careful what you pay for, just because somthing is free in the estimate does not always mean a good thing!  You want quality and professional advice and expertise when it comes to your biggest investment!

If you would like to talk with us please call!  You can reach us at the numbers below or email us at coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net

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How A Great Painting Job Gets Done Part 1, Madison Ct

It’s one thing to sort through estimates and find the price that fits your budget, but an important factor to getting a great painting job is in the prep work! This is why I created this article “How Great Painting Gets Done, Madison Ct. I  understand that price is important but what good is it to go by price alone if you don’t get a high quality paint job?  It’s like that old saying “Buy for price, buy twice”!  But, you don’t have to worry about that!

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Here are a few things to look for in an estimate:

-Make sure they are licensed with the state of Ct

-Make sure they have a lead license

In the estimate, make sure that they detail all the prep work that will get done, like, replace rotted wood.  Scrape and sand. Use a high quality primer, make sure a high quality paint product like Benjamin Moore is used.  Proper putty and caulking should be done.

There should be a clean looking crew that shows up on time and is neat and conscientious.

Without good prep work nothing else matters, it won’t look like a high quality job.

Please feel free to call us at Coastline Painters LLC at 203-458-2073 with any questions, we are happy to talk with you.  I can also come out and give you a free professional home evaluation!

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How A Professional Painter Does Preparation, Madison Ct

What seperates a professional painter from everyone else?  It’s the approach in how you prep your job!  The success of a beautiful paint jobs lies in the preparation work!

You need to take the proper time to evaluate the job, see what is needed! Is there any moisture problems?  Is there rotted wood?  Once you evaluate the work to be done, the next step is outlining the order in which things should be done, after that, it’s taking the proper time and patience to scrape, sand, do any wood repair, pick the right products to use and apply them.http://youtu.be/N2_BifV1c4w

I hope this article How A Professional Painter Does Preparation, Madison Ct is helpful!

You can always call us with any questions you may have or if you would like a professional painting evaluation/estimate done on your home!

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