Interior Painting Essentials

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A new paint job may just be what your house needs to look good as new! From the kitchen to the living room to the office, a fresh coat of paint will do wonders. Fortunately, this does not need to be much work, money, or time, as proper preparations and a bit of elbow grease will show…… a little patience doesn’t hurt either. Of course, it’s never a bad idea to hire professional painters to do the job, but sometimes due to budget restraints, it’s a better idea to just do it yourself. Regardless, learning a thing or two about painting is useful.

Interior painting might be a little tricky, but with a little patience and the right tools it is possible to do an adequate job. The first thing to decide upon is the color scheme of the room because this will create a cozy atmosphere and give the room or the whole house a real character that says something about your tastes and personality. From bright and whimsical to warm and welcoming, paint colour can set the tone in a home. The proper colour combinations can also make a room seem bigger and brighter.

Next step is to purchase the proper tools. Believe me when I tell you, your best friend is a professional paint brush. A good brush makes cutting in to all those delicate areas so much easier and gives you a much straighter line. I recommend the Wooster lindbeck pro production 2 1/2 in brush. I have used this brush solely for over 5 years now and I swear by it. It holds a fair amount paint in the bristles and retains a very solid line after numerous uses. It is important to always clean out your brush with cold water after every use (if using latex) as this keeps the bristles in top notch form. You can buy cheaper brushes but it has been my experience that a straight cut line is half a keen eye and half a decent brush. The keen eye takes time, but have no fear, if you find you have a shaky hand just pick up some painters masking tape to aid in the process. Again, more costly but more effective than the competitors, is frog tape. It holds back paint bleed and leaves a great line upon removal.

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Testimonial – Steph L

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I had a great experience with Pro Palette Painting. Everything, from the estimate to the completion of the job, was delivered quickly and professionally. The work itself was done on time, on budget and with a high degree of quality. On top of On top of that, the cost was more than reasonable. Gord and […]

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Testimonial – Jamie Alley

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Gord and his crew Sean and Rob just completed a great job on the exterior of my three storey cedar-sided home in Broadmead. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending these guys and will use them again if I need any interior painting done. I chose Gord for the job based on a fair quote, […]

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Testimonial – Pierre Levesque

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Gord and his team did a fantastic job painting our 100 year old house. We were very happy with the results and we’ve had several really positive comments from neighbours, friends and people in the neighbourhood just walking by. I won’t hesitate to recommend Pro Palette to friends and family. One of the reasons we […]

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Testimonial – Susan Rybar

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After seeing what a great job Gord and the crew did with our neighbours house, we hired them to do ours. They were professional, flexible and easy to work. Now our house looks great, too! Highly recommended. Susan Rybar Response: Thanks Susan! The house has looks great with the new colours and the decks finished. […]

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Testimonial – Cassi Chesher-Holmes

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I had Gord paint a rental property of mine recently. He was particular and paid close attention to detail. Once he knew it was a rental property that we were putting on the market he worked harder to create an appealing, pleasing first impression for future buyers. Gord understood what I needed and went out […]

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Testimonial – Robert Lepage

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We recently had Pro Palette Painting repaint our condo. Our condo features high ceilings, lots of stairs, and some very tricky bits. Pro Palette Painting demonstrated that there is a very clear difference between amateur and professional painting. Gord finished everything ahead of schedule and on budget. He communicates and manages expectations very well and […]

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Testimonial – Kelly Darwin

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Gord and Sean did an amazing job on my new office space. They were quick, clean and I couldn’t be more happy. The one feature wall which is a bright green turned out beautiful and is the highlight of space. I highly recommend Pro Palette and won’t hesitate to refer Gord to my colleagues, friends […]

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Testimonial – Sukumar Periwal

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Gord did a great job in repainting our kitchen and entrance corridor this week. He responded to my initial inquiry through his website within minutes and scheduled time for a free estimate right away. He noted every detail of the work required, including things we had not foreseen, and was thinking from our point of […]

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Testimonial – Amanda Johner

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We were immediately impressed with Gord, who promptly returned our inquiring call, and even while out of town over a long-weekend, was able to accommodate our schedules for an in-home estimate. Their rate was very competitive and they were a pleasure to have in our home. They somehow managed to work around my daughter’s cluttered […]