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Frequently Asked Questions About House Painting


Do you offer drywall repair with your interior painting service?

Our painting company does offer drywall repair and are skilled at the work. We can do what is necessary to ensure you get a good quality finish that you're proud of. If you have any further questions about what we can do during our house painting service, please feel free to call. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

I like the look of distressed cabinets, can you do this kind of work?

We can do all types of things with cabinet painting. The most popular cabinetry finishes we provide are solid painted color, glazing, antiquing, and distressing. We also stain and refinish cabinets.

I'm trying to figure out the best way to choose exterior paint colors. Can you help?

Choosing colors for house painting can be difficult. Some homeowners will need to consider color restrictions by their HOA or local Historical Society, which makes the decision a little more difficult. We would be happy to offer you some suggestions and help you to choose a great color scheme for your exterior painting project.

How should I prepare the house for an interior painting project?

It's best to move any items that you are concerned about breaking. We recommend that you remove any belongings possible out of the way. Furniture can be placed in the center of the room and be covered with drop cloths. We can assist you with moving heavy furniture, just let us know. Vacuum any baseboards and corners that are dirty.

What size area does a gallon of paint cover?

That depends on who's painting, the surface being coated, and how much texture is being covered. Generally, a gallon of paint should cover around 400 square feet for one coating. Professionals use less than most DIYers because we are skilled at applying it in thin coats rather than one thick coat.

How long should I wait to touch my interior walls after they've been painted?

There are some interior paints that dry within just one hour. However, it's best to wait a good 24 hours before touching your walls or moving furniture against them. The amount of humidity present also makes a difference in how fast paint dries.

Oil-based paints applied to metal doors or varnish applied to cabinets or a wooden deck won't set solid in a day, sometimes not for four days. Be sure to ask your painter what type of paint they used and how long to wait before walking on or touching a surface.

If you are looking for a professional painting company, please call Spectrum Painting, LLC at 810-986-5104 or fill out our online request form.