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Are you planning to have your house painted in the near future? There is no doubt that a fresh paint job can spruce up the appearance of your home and make it look new. However, you do have to factor in the time required for the project, because otherwise it might be difficult for you to manage it. There are a number of factors which affect the time it takes for the interior of your home to be repainted. Some of them are fairly obvious, such as
• The size of your home. The bigger your home is, the more time it will take for the project to be completed
• The manpower available to you. More people working on the task means it will be completed quicker
• The complexity of the job. Does your home have arched ceilings or do you plan to create accent walls? These tasks can take longer than a straightforward repainting job
The key to successfully completing interior repainting within time and budget is adequate planning. While the factors mentioned above are somewhat easier to account for, there are some other pointers you need to keep in mind as well, including these:
Old vs. New
If you are having your home renovated, then it might take slightly longer for the paint job to be completed. The reason for this is that you will have to prepare the existing surfaces before you can get started. This is particularly true when painting on woodwork, which needs to be caulked, patched, and prepared before it can be painted.
Paint Types and Colors
Of course, if each room will be painted in a single color, then the job will be completed quicker. However, if you are setting a theme with different colored walls, then you have to factor in the time taken to prepare the different paints and the actual paint job. Moreover, if you are changing the color of your walls, the preparation time will be more than if you are repainting the wall with the same color. The type of paint you choose also determines the amount of time required. Some types of paint take more time to dry, while others may require careful application.
The old brush and roller are the best options for a speedy interior repainting job. However, if you plan to spray the paint on to certain surfaces, this might require careful handling, and hence need more time to be completed.
DIY vs. Professional
Professional home painters have vast experience in painting homes. They also have the right tools and supplies and the expertise to use them perfectly. Hence, they are able to complete the job faster. However, if you have painted a room before, you can go DIY, but even then, it will take you more time to complete the work than the professionals.
Consider all the factors when planning your interior repainting job and you will be able to have it completed within a matter of days.
Jeff Sommers is a vibrant and experienced professional, having been at the helm of ESP Painting, Inc. for 27 remarkable years. As President, he has become an esteemed leader in the Commercial & Residential Construction industry in Oregon, United States. His experience has seen him gain valuable insight and knowledge, making him an invaluable asset to ESP Painting and its customers. With a bubbly personality and upbeat attitude, Jeff always looks ahead to the future as he continues his leadership journey toward success.