Archive for February, 2007

New Colors

Parker paint has a new color system.  If you are selecting new paint colors for either interior or exterior painting you may want to get into any Parker Paint Store and see if you can find one of their new colors to do the job.  Paint stores come out with new systems occasionally to keep up with changing color trends in decorating, colors are coordinated across most industries like cars and furniture fabrics.

Help the painter

One of the questions that I am asked quite often for interior painting is “how can I help”.  I usually ask my customers to remove pictures and hangings from the walls.  Items that are on top of desks and furniture that I will move.  I especially like the owner to take down or handle the delicate possessions like china and keepsakes that are easily broken.  I don’t want to be responsible, or have to replace items like that. Getting as much small furniture out of the room to be painted is also quite helpful.  It would be great if all items could be removed although I know that is not usually possible. We also need to unplug most items from the walls so that would help.  We figure the price, or cost, based on the amount of time it will take.  The more a person can do to help the lower the cost.  Its also a good time to clean switch and plug covers.  Sometimes the paint is still fresh when we leave and if the customer could clean the covers and reinstall in the morning that would be good also.  Other related items include cold air return grills and hot air grills, which I usually advise on painting.

These are just some things that I have found myself repeatedly advising my customers on. I hope you can use this.