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Want to Hire a Painting Company in Victoria? Check out these FAQs: Your Painting Questions Answered!

Can I leave my home while your painting crew works?

Yes. We’re licensed and insured so you can head off to work or get errands done around town while we will be busy painting your house or office. 

How do I choose paint colours for the walls in my home or office?

There are many factors that can influence your choices of colour for the interior of your home. It will depend on if you are painting one room or all the rooms in your house. You will want to consider what the room is being used for and the size of the room. You will also look for rooms to complement each other when you are moving from one room to another or which rooms you can see from one location. Get inspiration from your furniture, rug or pictures in the room, or pick colours from the natural world around you. We have a colour consultant that can work with you to help you choose the hues for your home. Read through our tips for choosing an interior paint colour scheme in Victoria. 

Do I have to move everything out of cabinets for painting?

If you’re getting your cabinets painted, you likely don’t have to move everything out of the cabinets, unless we are painting the interior as well. Professional painters will remove the cabinet doors and mask or tape around the cabinet opening. In most cases we can move the items to the back of the cupboards when painting the trip. Here is more information on the process for painting your kitchen cabinets.

How should I maintain my interior painting?

It is a good idea to wipe your walls down regularly and remove any dirt or debris when it gets on your walls. We have tips on how to care for your freshly painted walls.

How do I choose colours for my exterior painting project?

With so many paint colours to choose from, picking the colour for your exterior can be overwhelming. But there are ways to help you choose the best colour for the exterior of your home or building. 

  • Take a walk around your neighbourhood and find houses painted colours you like
  • Look for inspiration online on sites such as Pinterest or Houzz
  • Check out ideas from your favourite Designers on their blogs or other channels
  • Work with a local painting company that is familiar with colour palettes in your area
  • Some painting contracts have a colour consultation as part of their painting services with someone that can help you choose a shade.

Start with choosing a colour for the walls and then choose colours for trim and other elements of the house.

How do I know when it is time to paint the outside of my house?

Cracking, chipping or peeling paint is a good sign it is time to find a painting company. When paint is starting to fade or showing signs of wear, start to think about painting. You may also be looking to update the colour scheme or getting your house ready to sell. Generally, houses will get a fresh coat of paint every 5 to 10 years but this will depend on the material and location. 

How should I maintain the exterior paint job?

On a regular basis you should walk around the exterior of your home looking for dryrot, water penetration, and cracks. About once a year it is a good idea to pressure wash your home to remove the accumulation of surface dirt. Follow these tips for weatherproofing the exterior of your home

What type of weather should I avoid when getting my house painted?

You’ll want to avoid below freezing temperatures and heavy rain when painting the exterior of your house. Rain and humidity can pose times we wish to avoid. Weather conditions aren’t always ideal but some of the factors to consider are the type of paint, whether the area can be covered, and the type of surface being painted. We monitor the weather and adjust accordingly.

What questions should I ask a professional painter?

If you’re selecting a painting contractor, there are some questions you’ll want to ask to make sure you both understand the project. Here are some questions you may want to ask about your painting project:

  1. Understand the pricing in the quote
  2. What is the timeline for the project and when the painters will be able to start
  3. References or other projects that showcase their painting services
  4. Insurance coverage
  5. What is the painting process and what prep work will be required on the project
  6. Do I need to move my furniture or wall art out of the way?
  7. What kind of paint will be used and how you will care for it
  8. What can I do to ensure there is a smooth painting process?

This should help you choose the right professional painter for your project.

What service area do you cover?

We paint houses, buildings, new construction, restaurants and other structures throughout the Greater Victoria area. Areas we cover include: Downtown, James Bay, Vic West, Fernwood, Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Saanich, Sidney, Langford, Royal Oak, Colwood, Metchosin, View Royal. Contact us if your area isn’t listed and we’ll let you know if we cover it!

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