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PICKING A PAINTER GUILFORD CT

I am writing this article PICKING A PAINTER GUILFORD CT to help give you some guidelines on what to look for in a painter!  Here are a few basics:

1. Make sure they are fully insured with workers compensation insurance 2. Liability insurance 3. commercial auto insurance

2. They must be licensed in the state of Connecticut through the Department of Consumer Protection.  You can go on their website to look up a company name to make sure they hold a current license. They are also suppose to carry a small wallet size card from the state with their license name and number on it.

3.  They must have a lead license.  There are no exceptions to this, this is a serious safety issue!

4. Get a few references, ask where they buy their paint, you can call the paint store to check them out as well!

5. How long have they been in business? This is important!  Will they be around if you need to call them a year down the road?

Another important consideration is time.  How long did it take for them to return your call for an estimate?  How long does it take to get a fully written detailed estimate from them after they meet with you?  The state has guidelines that contractors must follow in their estimates.  They must specify the dollar value of course, and also when they will start the job and how long it will take.  They need their license number on the estimate.  Do they have an office?  Do they have a website that gives you more information about their company?  How about a cell phone number and email?    Some things are not required by the state like a website, but it shows their professionalism and effort to make sure it’s easy to reach them and to give you valuable informaton!  Our website has a blog that we add to everyday with informative articles to educate you about different topics.  We paint houses in Guilford Ct and Madison Ct as well as other neighboring towns!

I hope that this article PICKING A PAINTER GUILFORD CT was helpful!  If you have any questions please contact us by phone or email!  We are happy to talk to you!dave's photo

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                                    Dave Moffitt                                                                                                                                                           Coastline Painters LLC    Ph.(203)458-2073  email:  coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net    https://coastlinepainters.com/

Tips For Painting The Inside Of Your Home Guilford Ct

Painting the inside of your home can give a tremendous boos to the beauty of your home and making everything look fresh and new! You can hire a professional or do it yourself!   If you choose to do it yourself then you have found the right article!  Your Home “Tips For Painting The Inside Of Guilford Ct” is designed to give you a few simple steps to help secure the best outcome and a high quality paint job!

Here are the steps:

1. Examine the wall closely and see if you need to patch any areas, after patching be sure to fill any hole, crack or dent.  After this, will need to sand the walls lightly to smooth out any imperfections.  This is the worst part of the job, but also the most important!

2. Lightly dust off the walls with a soft cloth and make sure the walls are clean of all dust.

3. Be sure to protect the floor area with a drop cloth

Next, you apply a coat of primer to the wall.  There are good reasons to use a primer, for one, it helps to prevent bleed through’s if you are painting over a dark toned color.  Priming also helps the finish coat of paint to adhere better and it can be helpful if you only want to apply one finish coat of paint instead of two (if you are painting over a deep toned color, you might still need more then one coat of finish paint even if you prime)

Quick note:  If you don’t want to reach to far or use a ladder, consider purchasing an extentsion pole that you can attach to your roller to help reach in the higher places.   You might also want to consider using a no VOC paint!  This eliminates inhaling harmful chemicals and paint odors! There are alot of high quality no VOC paints out there.

Use a paint grid to place in your bucket, fill the bucket halfway up the bucket.  Gently put your roller in the bucket and roll it a few times on the grid to remove any excess paint. To much on the roller can wreak havoc smoothing it on the wall not to mention causing lots of drips!

If you don’t finish in one day, just wrap your brushes and rollers in plastic tightly, put it a big zip lock baggie and put in the fride!  It keeps the paint fresh and moist. The next day take the stuff out of the fridge thirty to forty five minutes before you want to use them and you are good to go!  Same goes for the bucket of paint, you can just put a lid on the plastic bucket  and store the unused paint in there for the next day!

After you are done painting, just rinse out your equipment with warm water and they are ready  to go for the next paint job!  If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me, I am happy to give out professional advice!  Of course we are happy to come out and give you a free professional estimate / evaluation of your work!

I hope Tips For Painting The Inside Of Your Home Guilford Ct was very helpful!

Sincerely,

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

 

WHY USE NON-TOXIC PAINTS?

First, the bad news:
Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air!  According to the EPA our indoor air is listed as one of the top 5 hazards to our health!  A good start to reduce the level of pollution in our indoor air is the type of paint that you have on your walls, doors and trim.
Painting products and finishes are among the leading causes of indoor air pollution!   After you have painted your home, the paints and the finishes continue to release low level toxic emissions into your breathing air for years after the application!  The source of these toxins is VOC’s (Variety of volitile organic compounds) which until recently were essential to the performance of paint.
Now, the good news!
Painting manufactures have caught on and there are many brands out there that offer No Voc based paint.
Benjamin Moore has Pristine Eco Spec and Sherwin Williams has Harmony. These are just a few, if you have a favorite paint brand that you are used to using, chances are they offer a No Voc line of paint and finishes!  These brands are high quality, better for your health and cost effective!
Remember to open a few windows and doors at the end of the day if you have been painting, even for a few minutes will help freshen the air!

Boost Your Home’s Value and Verve with Coastline Carpentry

carpenter in new haven county5 Simple architectural enhancements that pay off

What’s the secret to transforming cookie-cutter into your custom style?  When it comes to your home, light carpentry that adds built-in architectural details make all the difference.  To turn drab into dazzling – and boost your home’s value in the process – try adding one of these exciting accents:

  1. Window Seats. Window seats are beautiful architectural features, and add immense style, comfort, and value to your home.  Maximize your storage potential by creating a hinged bench seat, or consider building storage cubbies beneath.  Pull it together with cushions that match your room’s décor.
  2. Media Shelving. Utilize awkward spaces (and add to the charm of your home) by adding shelves under stair cases, around landings, next to fireplaces, or even under kitchen cabinets.  Such spaces are perfect for organizing and storing books, DVDs, cds, mobile device charging stations and all the necessities of today’s digital age.
  3. Crown Moulding. Add a classic dimension of elegance and warmth to any room with crown moulding.  But DIYers beware: Installing crown moulding can be tricky, particularly when it comes to the cornices.  As always, simple is better.
  4. Bead Board. Bead board is a mainstay in many old houses, lending a classic yet casual look to cabinets, ceilings and decorative wall panels.  With an informal flair, bead board can help you incorporate relaxed cottage styling into any decor.
  5. Flower Boxes. Give your home a floral facelift with a fun flower box!  Painted to match your home’s exterior (or the blooms within), built-in flower boxes will give your home a decorative seasonal boost the whole year through.

Eager to learn more?  For more than 35 years, Coastline Painters has helped homeowners like you in New Haven and surrounding areas make the most of their home’s potential with the addition of unique architectural accents inside and out.  Contact us today for a free quote.


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