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Interior Painting In Calgary
At A Burst Of Colour, our team of professional painters work with each client, ensuring that each project we undertake and every client we work with will be treated with respect and completed on time and on the budget. We always maintain a clean job site while taking care of every detail. We stand behind our work and our residential and commercial interior painting services.
As professional painting company in Calgary, we offer the highest quality of interior house painting services. As an organization, we understand that the inside of our client’s homes is where they live, relax, and entertain guests and because of this, it needs to be well kept and look great for years to come. When you work with A Burst Of Colour we guarantee the proper prep work and an unprecedented attention to detail, which is achieved through hard work and transparent communication.
At A Burst Of Colour, we only use the highest quality interior paints and materials from companies like Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, and Dulux Paints. Through our years of experience, we have worked with many brands and paints, and have developed an understanding of what paint and application method is best used. The brand of paint we use for our interior painting projects is determined by the customer preference, the lighting, budget and the homes natural environment. When choosing the brand of paint you will use for the interior of your home, we recommend choosing quality over cost, using a high-quality paint will last longer, look better and ultimately save on future costs. For professional interior painting service in Calgary and surrounding communities contact A Burst Of Colour.
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Interior Painting Services
From changing the colour of the paint to lightening up a living space to a complete interior drywall painting you can trust A Burst Of Colour, we understand that the impact new paint can have on your homes interior and living environment! Taking on an interior painting project can take weeks to try and do it yourself.
A Burst Of Colour has established the process and steps needed to paint the interior of a home quickly, efficiently and at the highest quality. Our professional interior painting services combine speed and timeliness with quality and professionalism. With our interior painting services, you won’t have to adjust your schedule and lifestyle to get your house painted. We provide the following interior painting services:
- Residential Painting
- Commercial Painting
- Wall Painting
- Ceiling Painting
- Trim Painting
- Baseboard Painting
- Door Painting
- Cabinet Remodeling
- Cabinet Painting
- Drywall Repair
- Baseboards & Trims Chalking
- Nail Hole Repair
- Nail Hole Filling
- Wallpaper Removal
- Kitchen Cabinets & Woodwork Refinishing
- Kitchen Painting
- Living Room Painting
- Dining Room Painting
- Bedroom Painting
- Bathroom Painting
- Hallway Painting
- Home Office Painting
- Nursery Painting
- Basements Painting
- Doors & Window Painting
10 Musts To Know For Interior Painting
If you are looking to give your home an updated look and feel consider an interior painting remodel. Interior painting is a cost effective home improvement project that can make a world of difference to your home. When undergoing an interior painting project consider these 10 tips:
- The Sheen & Finish Of Your Paint: The finish of your paint, will define the appearance of your walls. Popular finishes include gloss, satin, and egg shell. High-traffic areas of the home often use a gloss or satin finish because they are better for walls that are frequently touched and can be cleaned easily. A gloss or satin finish can make a wall look imperfect and wavy. Using a matte or flat finish, will not clean as easily but it can hide the imperfections.
- Embrace Bold Colour: Many people venture away from bold colours for paint, but don’t fear the bold colours when painting! Select a colour or colours that help to add depth and texture to the interior of a home. Bold colours are a modern trend that accentuates the design of a home. If you understand the psychology of colours and how to use colours to set a mood and tone your home will be a pinnacle of design, using a calming color, like blue is great for bedrooms.
- Use Samples Before Painting: Avoid guessing how a colour will look in your home. You can often purchase a smaller sample which is much cheaper than a full gallon. Taking the sample home, you can test a colour and see what it will look like on the walls. Using a sample will help you decide a colour and provide a perspective of how the colour will look in a room, a sample is the actual paint and is much more effective than using a swatch. Spending a few dollars on a sample can save hundreds and provide a visual aid to determine which colours will work and which won’t.
- Measure & Do The Math: Before you begin painting you should know the size of the total area you are planning to paint. Adding up the total square footage of the walls or ceilings, including a little extra (just in case). When measuring and buying paint account for at least two, and sometimes multiple coats and primer. We recommend having some extra paint left over in case repairs and touch-ups are needed later on.
- Planning & Be Prepared: Preparing your home’s interior for painting will often be the most time-consuming part of the interior painting process. Taping edges, moving furniture, repair imperfections, protecting the floors, removing door knobs and removing the outlet and switch plates are all part of the planning and preparation process. Roughly 3/4 of the time spent on the painting project will be spent on these tasks.
- Use Primer: Unless you are buying a paint & primer mix (all-in-one solution) you will need to prime the walls prior to painting. Primer is a necessity if you are significantly altering the colour of the walls. Primer helps to cover up colors and stains that were left on the wall while also adding a layer that allows the top coat of paint to be applied easier and look better.
- Paint At The Corners & Edges At The Begining: The term “cutting in” refers to painting along and at the corners and edges. Cutting in allows for smoother work when using a paint roller or a larger paint brush. Trying to do the cutting and edging at the end, after painting the larger areas creates uneven lines. Painting the corners and edges at the beginning limits these lines, this may seem like a lot more work, but it will create a much better-finished result.
- Use A Roller To Save Time: Even though a paint roller requires more equipment such as handles, poles, and rollers, they are much more efficient than brushes. Paint rollers allow the painter to get more done in less time. The best way to paint with a roller is to paint in an overlapping “W” pattern, using a W pattern ensures you get the best coverage with smooth out roller lines.
- Use An Extension Pole With The Roller: Even though you will likely require a ladder for cutting in edges, corners and detail work an extension pole that is added to a roller will help a painter save more time and complete the project more efficiently. Using an extension pole will allow a painter to reach further and even paint the ceilings ceilings.
- Combine Gallons Of Paint For Uniformity: Combining the gallons of paint is called “boxing”. Boxing will help a painter avoid colour inconsistencies. Boxing involves mixing and pouring multiple gallons into a larger bucket and stirring the paint thoroughly. Doing this ensures that any mistakes in mixing the paint won’t translate to the wall and home interior.
How Often You Should Paint The Homes Interior
Homeowners are often unaware how frequently they should update or repaint the interior of their home. When considering how often you should paint your interior you need to consider a number of factors, these factors are often related to the use of the room, style, and décor. If the colours and style of the paint look dated, or if you newly move into a property and the colours do not match your style, chances are the property will get painted more quickly. More often than not, the doors, trim and ceilings are painted separately from the walls. Over the years paint and painting products have evolved and changed. The changes in technology and manufacturing of paints and coatings have made the products more durable and long-lasting. The increased durability of paints and the development of non-yellowing characteristics of acrylic paints have made paints longer lasting and require less frequent replacement. Assuming normal wear and tear on the commonly used paints of today’s market, if applied correctly with proper preparation should last 5-10 years.
How To Paint Your Homes Interior
Painting the interior of your home is one of the easiest ways to freshen up and modernize your property. But interior painting can quickly become a daunting nightmare if you’re not careful and the proper processes aren’t followed. Follow these 5 tips when you paint the interior of your home and you will get great-looking home improvement project.
- Prepare The Surface: Any interior painting project begins with proper preparation, preparing the surface that is going to be painted is generally one of the earliest steps. Preparing the surface involves scraping, sanding, patching, and filling in every hole, crack, dent, and surface imperfection. The early processes of the painting are often the least fun and tedious, but it is one of the most important. Doesn’t matter which paint you use, regardless of its cost, color, thickness, or manufacturer, will hide a scratched, marked or cracked surface.
- Tint The Primer: Priming the walls and ceilings before painting is a must, and is even more important when painting over new drywall or dark tones. At A Burst Of Colour, we tint our primer with a tone that matches the finished colour, we do this by mixing a small amount of the paint with the primer. This allows the topcoat to hide the primed surface of the wall. There are a number of paint products that contain primers, but these products often do not cover as well and limit adhesion. When painting it’s smart to apply primer any time you paint or repaint a surface. Primer serves three main purposes:
- It blocks stains from bleeding through.
- It allows the paint to have one-coat coverage.
- It improves paint adhesion, which greatly reduces the likelihood of blisters and peeling.
- Use Canvas Over Plastic: Even though plastic drop cloths provide an inexpensive and effective way to protect floors and furniture while painting, canvas or cloth drop cloths are better and more effective. Canvas is much more durable than plastic and does not rip as easily. Canvas drop cloths lay flat and have a reduced risk of tripping. Canvas drop cloths absorb paint while plastic repels it creating a slippery and dangerous surface.Canvas drop cloths can be easily folded and placed along doorways and halls. Most plastic drop cloths are thrown out and disposed of after the project is completed, while canvas drop cloths can be reused multiple times.
- Use A Paint Grid Over A Tray: Rolling paint from a tray is messy and tedious. A better way to apply paint is by rolling the paint directly from the 5-gallon bucket using a paint grid. Painting grids are a simple rectangular piece of plastic or metal that attaches the brim of the bucket of paint. By filling the half the bucket with paint, you dip the roller into the paint, roll the roller against the grid to remove excess paint and then apply the paint easily. A paint grid maintains a cleaner job site and allows you to reuse the excess paint instead of throwing it away.
- Storing The Paint Overnight: When you finish painting for the day, and you have paint left over and more painting to finish tomorrow you can easily avoid throwing out the paint and going through the labor of cleaning the rollers and brushes. When done for the day brush or roll off the excess paint, and tightly wrap the utensils in saran wrap and keep them in the fridge. Doing this will save time and keep the paint from drying overnight and rendering the brushes and rollers useless.
Interior Painting Colours
When it comes to interior painting one of the toughest decisions is choosing the right colour for your home or business. At A Burst Of Colour we provide colour consultations that help to determine the best colour or colours for your home. Selecting interior paint can often be the most tedious and time-consuming part of the painting process because the paint you choose will set the colour and tone of the room/home for years to come.
We will gladly assist you with the colour selection and help navigate interior paint colour schemes and ideas, to find the best paint and colour for your property. When choosing the best paints and interior paint colours for your home consider the following:
- Monochromatic colors: These are a one hue colour scheme, that use one base colour that is varied in saturation and value. This would be like using a pale red, with dark red tone and a pure red colour.
- Analogous colours: These use a combination of 2 to 3 similar colours or tones throughout the property, such as using yellow, orange-yellow, and orange tones.
- Complementary colours: This colour theme is the use of contrasting colors. Often complementary colours incorporate warm and cold tones. Complementary colous are popular with modern designs and have a high contrast of complementary colours that creates a vibrant look.