Advantage is here to take on a wide array of your interior painting needs. We will paint one bedroom or your entire house. No matter what the project you can expect a quality paint job from our friendly knowledgeable team. A quality paint job consists of many things in our mind and this section will take you through our process.
We remove all electrical covers and light switch plates and anything else you need removed from the walls, move all furniture (but do ask you remove any valuable knick knacks prior to this) and cover in plastic as needed. We dropsheet areas of the floor where needed and begin with the prep work aspect of the job. The prep work for an interior job can consist of many different things, but our standard service is to fill all nail holes, patch any dents, dings and imperfections, repair any minor drywall repairs or cracks, and then prime anywhere significant prep was required. If you are curious how to properly do any of these types of prep work yourself please visit our How To section where you can see videos and articles on related topics.
Once the prep work is completed to the Advantage standards, we begin the actual painting of your home. Using top quality supplies makes the project commence more efficiently, and also adds to the quality of the overall job. For this reason we use a wide array of great products. Spending more on our supplies is definitely worth the investment as the trade off is longer lasting products, better quality and we are able to get the work done faster. To learn more about the various products the Advantage team is supplied with look under products in our How To section.
As far as the actual painting, this is generally the easy part once all of the prep work is done, furniture out of the way and its time to paint! Our interior work is typically a mix of residential and commercial, and we also do some new build projects involving spraying. When it comes to interior painting we cut in and roll out walls with a minimum of 2 coats 99% of the time. If a customer wants the same colour we can do one coat but typically recommend 2 coats for optimum coverage and durability. We can also tint primers to a similar colour of the topcoat in some cases, depending on the colour which can help with coverage. A full prime is always required over new drywall, and often to seal vibrant colours. I can also be needed to give a room the proper base to achieve the desired colour of the topcoat. Usually a tinted grey primer (or whatever colour primer is called for by the paint colour which the paint store will provide details on) is sometimes needed in order to achieve the true colour that deep or accent base colour actually is. This is typical with bright colours like reds, oranges, purples, neon greens, etc. In some case even with the proper tinted primer and a quality paint it can take 3 or 4 topcoats to achieve full coverage with these colours so be sure to inform your painter if you are leaning towards any of these kinds of colours, and we will always ask at the time of the estimate as well.
Rest assured whatever your interior painting needs are we can handle it and will give you a detailed quote to meet your needs prior to starting the job. Once you select the options you would like to go ahead with the rest is up to us and we guarantee you will be happy with the finished product!