Blue is the best colour

Blue is the best colour

When Should You Call Commercial Painters for a Home Painting Job?

by Jo Ward

Painting areas in and around your house may not seem very complicated, but this job can be more involved and more difficult than you realize. In some cases, it's better to leave this work to commercial painters so you know the job will be done right. Note when it's good to call commercial painters for a home painting job rather than tackling the work yourself.

1. You're painting metal

Metal may need to be scraped so that old paint and rust are removed before you apply new paint, and this can mean the use of heavy-duty sanders and other equipment that you're not accustomed to working with. It may also mean some skill in sanding down the metal without actually damaging it. At the same time, the metal may need to be roughed up just a bit so it can hold paint better, and you may need to use certain paints that protect the metal from rust and corrosion. Since there are so many details involved in painting metal, it can be better to let commercial painters handle any outside jobs that involve metal railings, a metal roof, metal trim, and other such pieces on your property.

2. Your home contains lead-based paint or asbestos

Older homes may still have lead-based paint or may contain asbestos in the walls or certain types of insulation. Scraping these things without proper protection, including full breathing apparatus and respirators, can be very dangerous. A simple dust mask is not always sufficient when working around lead-based paint chips, and not sufficient at all when asbestos becomes airborne. If your home has any risk of containing these types of materials, call a commercial painter so they can test the paint and other areas of the home or ensure they're protected with the right equipment.

3. If your home is prone to mold or mildew

Mold should always be cleaned by a professional as it can be very dangerous to inhale mold spores. Mildew can also be harmful to your health and this too should be cleaned professionally. However, once that process is done, it's good to have a commercial painter repaint the surfaces of your home. This is because they can add certain inhibitors to paint that will stop mold and mildew from growing or at least to spreading once it reaches the inside walls. These inhibitors can then protect your home's drywall or plasterboard and also keep the air inside your home cleaner and healthier overall.


About Me

Blue is the best colour

My favourite colour is blue. I have just moved into a new house and it's so bland and beige at the moment. I need to get busy and start painting the walls and hang some wall paper to introduce some of my different colour into the house in different ways. If you also love blue you'll know how flexible and interesting the colour can be in all of it's differents shades and tones. This blog has my inspiration on introducing blue in your walls and all around your home. There is no need to be blue about the lack of blue in your home!