What does a residential painter and decorator do?

November, 2013 by Alma Abell

Residential painting & decorating in Wakefield includes the interior and exterior of a private dwelling be it a house or flat. Many homeowners see painting of their home to be a natural DIY project, but many are wise enough to hire a residential painter to do the work on their behalf. Those people who do engage professional painters not only get a superior finish and a more professional job all around, they do not put themselves at risk from working on ladders and scaffolding. One genuine benefit of hiring a professional painter is their ability to mix the exact colour you are looking for. Although there are literally hundreds of stock colours that are either pre-mixed or mixed at the shop, there are cases where “close is simply not good enough.” A professional painter also has the skill to create unique textures and finishes as well.

Depending on the size of the contract, one or a number of painters will be assigned to the job. In many case’s exterior painting & decorating in Wakefield is tackled by more than one painter as the weather is a constant concern. The weather of course is not a factor when the painting is to be done inside so one painter is usually tasked for the work unless it is a large-scale project.

One of the things that many people who tackle the painting of their own homes miss completely or do not do properly is the preparation work. Unless the surface has been well prepared, the finished project will not only have a less than perfect look, it will not last near as long before it has to be done again. Professional painters have the know-how, skills and tools that are necessary to sand, fill cracks, prime and prepare interior walls that at one time were wallpapered. In many cases, the homeowner wants to have a unique effect on the walls of one or more rooms, the professional painter knows how to do this.

Residential painters often have a slow time during the cold months of the year. Although the interior is not affected by the weather, the windows of the house should be left open to help eliminate the paint fumes and to help the paint dry.

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