Painting is one of the quickest, least expensive ways to change and update your space. Whether you want to transform your home office into a new baby's room, refresh the cracked paint in your bedroom, want to give your house a facelift by repainting the siding or shutters, or create a new mural on the ceiling of your new house, ServiceRunner has the widest variety of professional painters in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
It is important to choose the best type of paint -- latex or oil-based? In general, latex paint is far more forgiving, easier to clean up, dries faster, anddoesn't yellow over time. This is why most choose latex paint for general home improvement jobs. Oil-based paints, however, tend to work great on wood. Picking the perfect color is also important. When deciding on a color, consider whether you want a relaxing or exciting color. Do you want to make a statement with your walls or let them be the background to the rest of your interior? Once you choose a few color samples, look in different lights at different types of day since colors can look drastically different depending on the light. Consult your ServiceRunner painter on how many coats will be necessary so you know how much paint to buy (or ask your painter to purchase the paint for you).
Whether just moving in, needing an update, or selling your house, a fresh coat of paint will instantly make your house look more valuable whileactually protecting your asset. Paint just the front door, the gutters, or the shutters for an instant burst of color, or refresh the siding to make the house look new again. When selecting a paint to use, take into account the durability of the paint, its resistance to mold and mildew, its resistance to fading, and how environmentally friendly it is. When choosing a painter on ServiceRunner, make sure to tell him or her the approximate area size of what you'd like painted, and whether you have the paint or would like your new painter to get it for you. Also make sure your new painter does the proper preparations to protect your mailboxes, outdoor furniture, light fixtures, and plants by covering them or avoiding them while painting.
Murals are beautiful when done right. Luckily ServiceRunner has a wide variety of mural painters in NY, NJ, and CT! Whenconsidering whether to paint a mural, first decide where you'd like the mural. Ideally, the surface is smooth and already suitable for paint. It's best if you have a sketch or photograph depicting what you would like on the mural. You can upload the image to ServiceRunner to get the most accurate quotes. The mural painter may want to use a combination of rollers, sprayers, airbrush, or brushes -- feel free to ask about technique when choosing between the different painters.