House paints are basically meant for providing both the decoration and the protection to surfaces of your house walls.
A fresh paint job makes your house look pleasant and inviting. It gives a sense of completion; freshness and newness.
The selection of paints and quality paint jobs carried out on your house walls are therefore very important tasks.
The aesthetics of your house not only depends on the house paint and its color but also on the quality of painting work done.
An expensive paint of good quality can produce disappointing results if not applied properly.
Painting contractors sometimes in a hurry or paint job done by unskilled laborers can ruin the aesthetics of your house.
Hence it is important to check the quality of paint job to achieve not only value for money but also to enhance the beauty and long life of the paint of your entire house.
Here are a few tips on what to look for when inspecting your completed paint job;
What to inspect?
• Examine the color of the new coat of paint. Is this the one you chose?
• Cut lines should be straight. Check along ceilings, around trim, and especially anywhere there is a color change. Those lines should be straight and smooth.
• Observe the new coat of paint, to make sure the original paint does not appear through. If you notice the previous color is showing through, request for another paint coat.
• Check that the painters have not forgotten anything. One could have accidentally forgotten some nooks or some bits of wall.
• Detect the presence of paint dripping. The painter should have already corrected all paint drifts. If there is any, ask the painter to scrape them, sand them, and cover them with an extra layer at that spot.
• Run your hand over walls and make sure they are smooth. Walls shouldn’t feel rough or have noticeable bits or lint in the paint.
• Don’t forget to look at the baseboards. You shouldn’t see nail holes, fill, or sanding marks. The proper way to paint baseboards is to paint the wall and then paint the baseboards. The cut line should be straight.
• Check whether caulking is done. Make sure that there is no leakage behind the trims because that may damage the wall surface.
• As a new house settles, often cracks in ceiling joints and “popped” drywall screws will appear. Make sure any of these that have already appeared are taken care of before you move in.
When to inspect?
The choice of color should be made at the beginning of the project. If you are undecided, ask for a color test, and the painter will be happy to do it for you.
But you should probably not wait until the whole floor is painted before telling the painter that the color is too dark.
Typically, you should inspect when the project is completed. But it is also possible to inspect during work to monitor the progress. That will allow you to question or to highlight the points that can be corrected earlier.
When our customers inspect us during the work, they often notice that we exceed their expectations, and they trust us so much that they do not even feel the need to inspect later. But still, we leave that opportunity open and available.
If you haven’t identified a reliable painter yet, our team at American Veteran Painting can help.
To get started, simply book a FREE estimate or feel free to call us with questions at (813) 520-6096.