House Painting in Plano Texas

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House Painting

The interior of your home is your special place.  It is where you live, rest, eat and entertain.  Your foyer is the entryway into your home.  Your doors, trim and cabinets get used daily. 

Shouldn’t you protect and enjoy your home?

With the help of Paint Ovations, painting services, the interior of your home can set the mood and look you want for each room.  All while using paints that are durable and long lasting.

Interior House Painting Items:

  • Walls and Ceilings:  When your think of changing the color, look and feel of a room, your walls and ceilings are the first thing that comes to mind.  With years of house painting experience, we can help you choose the right color and quality paint. 
  • Doors and Interior Trim: Nothing makes a fresh wall color pop like a good coat of trim and door paint.  The doors and trim, frame out the walls and ceilings.  The use of durable paints is important since the doors get used daily and the baseboard trim gets hit and scuffed often.  Door frames and trim get the most abuse.  Slamming doors, hand prints and nicks from traveling through the doorways requires the most durable of paints.  Paint Ovations, only uses the highest quality paints from Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore to fit your home painting budget.

Exterior Painting

Painting your house is one of the best things you can do to boost its curb appeal, increase its resale value, protect in from the weather and help you love your house even more than you already do. But this gratifying project can become grueling if you go about it the wrong way. Taking an informed, measured approach to painting will create a stunning house that’s the star of the block, while protect your investment.

The exterior house painting services at Paint Ovations saves your time (who wants to paint on the weekends), protects your home (by using the best paints for your exterior) and makes your life safer (working on ladders is risky). 

The added benefits of having Paint Ovations, paint the exterior of your home.

  • Inspect Your Home’s Siding and Trim
  • Fix Major Problems.  Replace broken siding, fix split or decayed window trim
  • Remove Loose Paint
  • Caulk and Patch Cracks and Crevices.  Not only does this save you energy, but keeps out unwanted pests. 

House exteriors need protection. Battered by snow, rain, wind, sun, and falling objects, house exteriors are subject to damage on a constant basis. Providing protection for your home’s siding also means protecting everything inside of your home. When the home’s envelope fails, the rest of the house follows suit rapidly.

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Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing and Painting

Kitchen remodels are not only popular, but they can add serious value to your home. However, they’re also often an expensive investment themselves. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a significant amount of time or money to get a fresh new look. Simply refinishing or painting your kitchen cabinets is often enough to have a huge impact on your kitchen’s appearance.

Kitchen cabinets have a lot of requirements to meet. They need to be sturdy and large enough to hold dishes, utensils, pots and pans, and other kitchen supplies. They need to be able to withstand sauce splatters, water spills, dings, and scratches from heavy kitchen traffic, and hands dirty from cooking messes. And they need to be beautiful.

Easy enough, right?

Finding kitchen cabinets that fulfill all these requirements and are relatively affordable—a 2017 study found that most people budget and spend between $25,001 and $50,000 on their kitchen renovations—can be daunting, doubly so when you consider how quickly kitchen design styles shift.

If your cabinets are like anything below, refinishing and repainting them maybe right for you and your budget.

Your Cabinets Are in Good Shape: Do your cabinets simply need to be cleaned or scrubbed to get rid of a dull look? Cabinet refinishing is a good solution. It’s not as involved as refacing, but it will make your cabinets look new again. If you want to change the color, cabinet painting is your answer. 

You Don’t Want to Replace Your Cabinets: If you like your cabinets but wish they didn’t look so worn down, hiring a professional to refinish them will save you the time and money of a full kitchen remodel.

You Can’t Afford Extensive Remodeling: If your kitchen looks a little drab but your bank account can’t handle the stress of remodeling, refinishing or painting cabinets is a good compromise. It will restore shine and life to your cabinets without going over your budget.

Your Cabinets Need an Update: Cabinets will show wear and tear after lots of use and years. After all, wood can only take so much opening and closing, messy hands, and grease splatters before it shows its age.

Your Cabinets Feel Unclean: Remember those messy hands and grease splatters mentioned above? They’ll take a toll on your cabinets over time, leaving them feeling gross to the touch and unclean. If your cabinets constantly feel dirty no matter how hard you scrub, refinishing or cabinet painting can help.

Refinishing delivers a deep-cleaning makeover to kitchen cabinets in need of a fresh look. If you need help with your project, call the licensed and insured contractors at Paint Ovations of Plano, Texas.

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Drywall Repairs

Wallpaper and Textured Walls/Ceiling Removal

Many homeowners dislike the look of wallpaper or textured ceilings.

For some people, wallpaper’s durability can be a problem. Designs and patterns chosen decades ago simply don’t work with a more modern decor. Homeowners who like to change the look of their home from time to time typically prefer paint, which is cheaper and easier to apply and can be changed up in a fraction of the time that wallpaper changes would take.

If you’ve had enough of your old, outdated wallpaper or popcorn/textured ceilings, it can be tempting just to paint right over it.

We’ve all heard horror stories about wallpaper removal, everything from drywall that crumbled as the paper was removed to homeowners who peeled away dozens of layers of paper only to find more underneath.

According to most home improvement experts, as well as the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers, wallpaper should be removed before painting, as you’ll experience better results and fewer problems down the road.

Benefits of having Paint Ovations removing your wallpaper or removing textured ceilings.

Find out if anything is wrong behind that paper or texture.  You could have water stains, that you can’t see or other issues.

You get a more durable, long lasting paint job, compared to painting over the wall paper or texture.

Saving you time and money in the long run.  Removing texture or wallpaper the wrong way, could cost you more money with repair and take longer to get your room back up to normal conditions.

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Deck wash and stain

Decks add value and living comforts to your home.  To get the most value, you should get your deck washed and sealed often. 

With the cost of a new deck costing $8,000 and up on average.  Maintaining your decks usefulness, longevity, and appearance it is wise to have your deck washed and sealed if it has been a few years since it was last done.  If your deck has never been washed properly and sealed, you maybe looking at expensive repaired or replacement costs in the near future. 

Common Questions and Answers about Deck Washing and Staining

What is the average lifespan of a wood deck?

 The life expectancy of a wood deck is 10 to 15 years, perhaps up to 20 years, with maintenance and coating with a weatherproofing sealer every few years.

Should you power wash deck before staining?

Pressure washing can help, but if you want your stain to last, using a good deck cleaner and brightener on the deck prior to pressure washing will provide you the best result. A good deck cleaner can remove the gray fibers, dirt, mold, mildew and other impurities deep in the wood.

When Can I stain my deck after pressure washing?

Average Drying Time

As a general rule, 48 hours is sufficient drying time for a newly washed deck. But this also assumes optimal drying conditions, such as a sun-facing deck. If you are on the shadow side of the home where little to no sunlight reaches, wait at least 72 hours before applying any stain or sealer.

Is it better to seal or stain a deck?

Many deck companies recommend using a combination stain/sealer product, which is basically a sealer with pigment added. The advantage of this, they say, is the sealer provides additional protection against water and weather damage, while the stain helps reduce fading from UV rays.

How often should a deck be stained and sealed?

Applying a sealer and/or stain typically is recommended every two to five years, depending on the finishing product, deck use, weather conditions, and sun exposure.

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Pressure Washing

To enhance the beauty of your home and protect the value of your investment it is essential to maintain the exterior surfaces by cleaning them at regular intervals. Depending upon your location, we recommend pressure washing your home once per year to eliminate salts, dirt, mold and mildew.

RESIDENTIAL

  • Home exterior pressure washing
  • Driveway cleaning
  • Sidewalk power washing
  • Poolside
  • Patio furniture
  • Fences
  • Decks
  • Waterproofing

COMMERCIAL

Pressure washing your business will leave a lasting impression on your customers. Combined with window cleaning services, your store or office will stand out like never before!

  • Office buildings
  • Gas stations
  • Convenience stores
  • Parking lots
  • Drive throughs
  • Storefronts
  • Walkways
  • Common areas
  • Dumpster / trash areas

Top Apps for Interior Design

 

 

Top Apps for Interior Design

(Which ones are you using?)

 

5D Planner

5D is the most extensive free room-design tool on the market. It’s easy to design rooms down to the smallest architectural details, including windows, stairs and partitions. Don’t stop at interiors; it also lets you do landscaping.

 

RoomStyler

If you want to upload your own floor plan, or play around with preloaded floor plans, this program is for you. The Roomstyler 3D Home Planner (formerly My Deco 3D Planner) allows you to insert walls, doors and windows and select from a gallery of interior finishes.

The interface is relatively simple to use, and allows you to view your plan and 3D image at the same time. You can move the camera around the plan to see different views, and even paint the walls and ceilings from an extensive color selection.

 

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Ikea Home Planner Tools

When you flip through the Ikea catalog, do you ever wish you could see how, say, a certain bookshelf and desk would look in your space? You can! Its free, easy-to-use home planner tools allow you to configure your floor plan, choose from the store’s gallery of furniture and decor, calculate the cost, and then print out and take the list to your local Ikea store.

 

Ikea Kitchen Planner

You can also use Ikea’s planner tool specifically for your kitchen; it allows you to preview appliances, cabinetry and other Ikea kitchen components all on your computer. This program also lets you itemize a shopping list of the Ikea components so you can see how much your new kitchen will cost.

 

By entering your current dimensions and openings (doors and windows), you can plan how the space will work and see which of the store’s cabinetry, appliances and organizational products will meet your needs.

 

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Design a Room

Do you hate having to take home dozens of material samples at several stores to try out all the combinations in your space? Problem solved. Armstrong has a nice 3D virtual program that allows you to see different color combinations of flooring, cabinetry, ceilings, walls and even countertops from the comfort of your home.

 

Design a Room allows you to choose a room in your home, pick a style (contemporary, traditional, global fusion) and play around with colors, textures and finishes. Choosing finishes in a room can be a daunting task, but this program allows you to choose from Armstrong’s entire inventory of finishes. You can even coordinate Sherwin Williams, PPG and Benjamin Moore paint colors to go with your cherry hardwood or onyx ceramic tile floor.

 

This design tool is for those of you who want to see the result before redesigning a room (and before paying a dime). The best thing about this free tool is the ability to learn about the products before you buy them. For example, when designing a bathroom, you might see a note saying hardwood flooring isn’t recommended. This ensures that your room will not only look cool, but also be functional.

The Home Renovator

For those who want to do it yourself, the next few programs are for you. After you have planned out how the spaces will look, you are ready to start buying the materials and getting started, right? The Home Renovator lets you choose from among insulation, drywall, paint, ceramic tile, ceiling tile and deck (design/build) projects.

 

You can use the site’s free worksheets to measure your space, enter your measurements and review your tool requirements. You’ll then get a report that tells you how much material is required for your project; a budget price that can be used to negotiate with local dealers; and illustrated instructions that show cutting and placement of materials.

 

Sweet Home 3D

This 3D software is ideal for those who want more customization options to the average room and decor space planning program. The online software is free (login and some information are required). A more advanced version of Sweet Home 3D can also be downloaded for saving, exporting and manipulation of your home plans.

 

The interface has four sections. The furniture catalog allows you to choose components by name, then drag and drop components directly into the floor plan. The home furniture list displays the dimensions of each piece by name and size.

 

The home plan shows you in a 2D format where the walls, windows, doors and furniture are placed (as viewed from above). The home 3D view shows your plan in three dimensions so you can visualize the plan as you design.

 

To bring in your floor plan, import it into Sweet Home 3D, scale it and trace over your plan so you don’t have any guesswork. This program can be simple, but it has advanced features for those who want more from their 3D virtual planning experience.

 

SmartDraw

Smartdraw is a suite of programs for visual graphics and presentations, including project charts, timelines, marketing charts and flow charts. Under the flow-chart application are floor plans and individual room plans.

 

This program allows you to design, customize and present drawings on a beginner and professional level. Use it to plan office space, apartments, individual rooms and even building elevations. SmartDraw is ideal for individuals or a business that doesn’t want to spend a lot for design software. It has a free trial period, and if you’re satisfied you can purchase the full program.

 

With an almost infinite selection of furniture, cars, building materials and preloaded plans, SmartDraw offers a lot of bang for the buck. If you are computer-savvy and enjoy adding a multitude of content and specifications to your design, this program is ideal for you.

 

There are plenty of free online 3D virtual programs that will allow you to plan, design, draw and view your space. Depending on your skill level, objective and how you want to present your final drawings, there is a program perfect for you.

 

Whether you want to play around or start building a home to your personal specifications, this list of free online virtual programs and tools will help you get started.

 

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Holiday House Painting Services

 

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Dining Room Interior Painting

How beautiful of a room a dining room can be.

Holiday House Painting Services

Shopping isn’t the only thing that can stress you out during the holidays. House guests can create anxiety as well as happiness during the holidays.

 

When family and friends stay in our homes during the holidays we always want to make a good impression and make our guests feel comfortable and welcome. By doing a few touch ups with paint, you can achieve both goals.

 

Painting a Bedroom

Neutral paint colors work well for setting the mood in a bedroom.

Repaint the Guest Room

Neutral, clean colors will create a relaxed environment for holiday sleepovers. Select a color that coordinates with fresh bed linens.

 

 

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A beautiful kitchen is inviting.

Repaint the Kitchen/Dining Room

Most holiday gatherings revolve around food. Usually guests spend a lot of time in the kitchen helping prepare meals or keeping the chef company. A freshly painted dining room can add cheer to family meals.

 

Front door painting and staining Dallas Texas

Your entrance way is the first thing people notice when they arrive to your home. Is your door inviting?

Paint the Front Door

There is no better way to say Welcome then with a brightly colored door. Your guests will love being greeted with an inviting entrance.

 

 

Exterior Painting Services Plano Texas

Before you hang those Christmas lights get your exterior trim painted.

Paint the Eaves and Fascia

While hanging your Christmas lights you may discover your exterior trim may need a little TLC. Repairing, replacing or repainting eaves and fascia can give your home an easy facelift and take years off of the age of your home.

 

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Freshen up the Patio/Deck

Winters in Dallas can be mild. Many of your house guests may be escaping brutal snowy climates. Often, we entertain our guests outside during the festive seasons. Touching up the paint on your balconies or sealing the decks of your home give you additional locations of your house to celebrate.

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Before you hang the stockings, spruce up that fireplace.

All of these ideas are relatively inexpensive and quick ways to spruce up your home for the holidays.

 

Paint Ovations offers a 1 Day painting service that can easily turn your home into joyful retreat for your guests.

 

 

 

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How to Choose an Interior Painting Contractor

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Do you remember the last time you tackled a paint job inside your house? Maybe you still have nightmares about the endless taping and other prep work, the drips, brush or roller marks and crooked edges. Even avid do-it-yourselfers have to admit that hiring a professional painter is usually worth the extra expense. Although, even with a painting contractor, there are things to know to make the job go more smoothly.

Here is why you should use a professional painter. 

Professional painters can usually guarantee a quicker, higher-quality and more accurate paint job than you could do yourself. Licensed pros know the best and fastest ways to prepare walls before painting — removing wallpaper, refinishing plaster, sanding, spackling, priming — for a better result, according to Ron Bledsoe of Paint Ovations in Plano, Texas. And the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) says painting pros have more education and knowledge than homeowners about how various paints work and how durable they are.

 

Which painting contractor should I choose?

You should work with a professional painting contractor who is licensed and insured. Ask about insurance and bonding to be sure that all workers are covered for any injuries. Find out if the company provides a warranty on its work and for how long. You may want to ask how long the company has been in business and if its painters are employees or subcontractors. Sherwin-Williams recommends getting at least three references from past customers.

How much does it cost to paint the interior of my home? 

A cost estimate, or quote, should include all labor and materials, including the type of paint that will be used. Paint Ovations only works with high quality paints from Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore. Additional detail work, such as intricate molding or drywall repair prep, usually will increase the cost due to the extra time required. Costs vary by the size of the project, and the amount of detail and fine-finish work to be done.

Ron, says his firm measures each room and charges by wall square footage. “We use PDCA rates for the ‘average’ painter to determine hours of work and spread rates of paint to determine the paint quantities.” Using these numbers, they calculate the time needed, plus paint cost, plus markup on a per-item basis — factoring in such things as windows, moldings, cabinetry and ceiling type — to arrive at a quote.

One of Paint Ovations recent interior jobs, a three-bedroom, two-bath house with ceilings about 2,200 sq. ft., was priced at about $3,500.  The homeowners decided to have Ron also paint the kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them and this added another $3,300 to the cost, but saved over $30,000 on a full kitchen remodel.

Ron also, says large interior painting projects typically run about $6,000+. He defines large size as a 4,000 sq. ft. and up.

Other Interior Painting Cost Factors 

  • extreme ceiling and wall heights and a need for special equipment are among the factors that go into pricing a painting project.
  • stripping paint and removing wallpaper, as there are so many variables involved, and there’s no way of knowing what you’re getting into until you start.
  • dealing with any remediation for lead paint in structures built before 1978.

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Multi colored painted room.

How Long Does It Take to Paint the Interior of a Home? 

Depending on the size of the house, count on the work taking several days. A three-bedroom home interior could take three to five days, depending on the scope of the work.  How many colors and what is getting painted or fixed before painting will add time.  This is where experience comes into scheduling how long it will take.  Ron, has been in the painting business since 1994, he has seen quite a bit when it comes to painting the interior of your house.

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How to hire a painting contractor. 

Many painters visit the site for a free initial consultation to talk about the scope of the project, and estimate the cost and amount of time it will take. Benjamin Moore recommends walking each potential contractor around the house, specifying which surfaces you want painted, such as walls, trims, moldings and ceilings.

Painting Estimate Cost and Process

Before work begins, you should obtain a written contract detailing the work to be done. Read it over carefully to make sure it is clear what surfaces are to be painted, how long the project will take and how the contractor will be paid.

Choosing a color or colors for walls and ceilings.

When it comes to choosing colors, some painters provide a fan deck of swatches or refer customers to local paint stores to research colors. Ron says he also refers clients to Dallas-area designers he works with for color consultation. Paint sample colors can be provided.

Paint Ovations, recommends working with a local professional interior designer.  Principal designer, Laura Louise Garcia, who graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado in 2009 with a degree in Residential Kitchen & Bath Design.

She’s spent the last 10+ years helping people just like you get the spaces they deserve.  You can find out more about Laura at L2 Interiors.  Hiring a good interior decorator for your next project will save you lots of time as well as a few headaches.

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Preparing for a painting contractor. 

Most homeowners are expected to remove wall hangings and accessories from the work area, and most painters will help move larger items. Painters take care of covering furnishings and masking areas with tape as part of their prep work before painting begins. Homeowners aren’t expected to provide anything — a reputable professional painting contractor should be well-equipped with all the necessary supplies.

 

What to expect during your painting project. 

In addition to the painters, you should expect a crew leader to be on site during the project. At Paint Ovations, Ron says, if he isn’t on the job, he is in constant contact with his lead painter.  If any issues or questions arise, he knows immediately.

After covering furnishings and floors to protect them, and using tape to mask off areas that won’t be painted, the painters repair surface imperfections — caulking holes and cracks and spackling any dents in the drywall.  When the painting is done, the crew will clean rooms, and move furniture back into place.

The best time of year to paint the interior of your home. 

There’s no best time of year for painting interiors, but keep in mind that painters throughout the Dallas. are more likely to be busy painting exteriors during the summer. Ron at Paint Ovations, says his Plano based company does most of its interior work from September to April, with right before the holidays a busy interior paint time of year.

Fall Painting in Dallas 

With the holidays fast approaching what are your plans for interior painting project?  Kitchen cabinet refinishing upgrade?  Dining area make over? Or how about the Christmas tree area to make a great image for a family postcard?

Regardless of the room, Paint Ovations is here to serve you and all you painting needs, interior, exterior, cabinets, doors and more.

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Painting Estimate Process

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Painting Estimate Process of Paint Ovations

 

To many homeowners getting an estimate is as easy as picking up the phone and calling a local contractor.  But, care should be given prior to making any calls.  A home owner should have a good idea of what they are looking to achieve.  Before a project, they should have the colors narrowed down to a few choices.  For the sake of this article we won’t get into the process of color choices, but we will discuss the estimate process.

 

 

Painting Estimating Process

 

Small Painting Projects

If the project is small or if a homeowner, requests 1 or 2 painters for the day, then I would text the cost via text or email.  If the project takes 5 hours or less (with pictures), our flat fee is 200.00 plus materials. If it is 8 hours or 16 hours, the fee is 280.00 or 560.00 and the client has to provide all materials needed to complete the project.

 

Most of the time, we require a site visit. WE DO NOT DO DRIVE BY ESTIMATING! We must meet the homeowner in person that is making decisions, on-site where the work is to be performed, we need descriptions of the project, what they want done, and what they expect from the project.

We do not do estimating for rentals unless it’s from a previous client that have used Paint Ovations before and knows our standards for quality. Due to the extreme variance in each project, we do not have a set rate for square footage.  Each project is a custom estimate.

 

 For Interiors

We meet with the homeowner.  Go over their scope of the project.  We walk the project with the homeowner(s).  Gathering up all of the information on what they want to have completed along with options.  All of our estimates are itemized.

If portions of the estimate are removed for whatever reason, we will revise it and they have to meet the 8 hours per painter criteria since that is what we pay our painters, a minimum of 8 hours of labor per day.

During the estimate, we look for any issues and try to look for the sources that contributed to these issues.  Water leaks or cracks are common, so we find out where and why they occurred. We take the time to educate the homeowner(s) on the issues, the cause and what the various solution options are.

After we do the site visit and gather up all of the information, I will go over the list with the homeowner(s), showing them the different options on the various paints and products that we use.

We prefer to use top of the line paints as we have noticed that even though it costs more, it saves quite a bit in labor costs, it is easier to use and apply, the final appearance is better and the durability and life time value is higher.

 

Drywall & Drywall Repairs

With any drywall project, I need to do a site visit. Look for all obstructions.  Even examine new framing, if it’s new drywall work and look for issues where additional framing maybe required.  Plus, look for issues in the framing work that could impact the finished product.  Even one stud or joist that is out of alignment can show up at the end of the project.

We also do drywall repairs and sheetrock replacements. Some of them can be 24 feet high which requires the use of scaffolding.  Which adds to the estimate, time to load the equipment in the van, transport it to the job site, and assemble it, tear down, and return the equipment back to storage.

Most of the time, it’s a two-man job just to deal with the scaffolding for safety reasons.  For most repairs, we try to pull out the tape or go into the sheetrock up to ¼ of an inch, put screws in them to stabilize them if possible. We never use mesh tape as this has no strength.  We use either paper or plastic tape, metal corner beads, and metal or plastic bullnose beads.

We also follow all building codes and install either ½ inch or 5/8 inch fire rated sheetrock.  In certain situations, during remodeling, if there are so many holes on 1 wall, we would recommend ripping off the sheetrock and put in a new sheet and be done with it rather than trying to fix every hole from electrical and plumbing work.

We will texture to blend it in with the existing. If necessary, we take the extra step and use a wet sponge to feather out the new texture in certain situations where walls or ceilings have been painted over so many times. We do have an aging process with new textures to make it blend in better. And from time to time, if it’s a massive project, we will rent a texture machine to spray texture for the consistency that we need instead of using a hopper hooked to an air compressor.

 

 

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Popcorn Ceiling Removal

 

Paint Ovations removes popcorn ceilings. We want to emphasize that this is a time consuming process. We do cover walls, and spray water on ceilings to soften up the popcorn texture, and it can take several passes until they are sufficiently soaked and ready to scrape off.  Keep in mind that during the process, we can scrape some of that mud off, exposing the drywall joints. Almost always, there isn’t enough skim coats on drywall joints. After all of the popcorn texture has been removed, we let it dry overnight.

Then use our drywall sander attached to a vacuum to sand it down smooth and clean up any remaining debris. We take the time to skim all of the joints, whether they need them or not. We also add more compound in problem areas where there are ridges or bumps.  We will use plastic tape in vaulted ceilings so we can get the nice and straight lines.  It’s extremely critical that more compound is added onto the joints to prevent them from cracking.  Far too often, we get calls from homeowners that have cracks appearing in the joints because the other contractors did not take the time to skim the joints to reinforce them and make them stronger.  It does add to the estimated cost, but it’s more expensive and time consuming in the long term, to redo the work caused by another contractor.

We prefer to do things right so you will never call us back for warranty work.  We also secure loose drywall with screws where we feel that more strength is needed to prevent cracking and callbacks. Once we have skimmed all of the ceilings, we will sand it smooth and use a texture machine to spray the appropriate texture desired by the homeowner(s).  The call backs we get from our customers, are for new work or refer us to family, friends or co-workers.

 

Faux Finishes

I measure by the square foot and look up recipes that can be between 3 to 15 steps. Some are cheap and some of them are incredibly expensive. It’s very labor intensive and some of the materials are pretty expensive.  They have to be sourced all over the world and ordered from different parts of the US. Most of them are not sourced here in DFW.

 

Textures

We do apply various types of textures… we can match the existing textures or create new custom textures for you.

 

Exterior Painting in Dallas Texas

From finish trim to entire exteriors Paint Ovations has you covered

 

Exteriors

Same as interior process, site visit with homeowner(s).  We look for issues dealing with damaged wood or rotted wood.  If possible, we would replace it with James Hardie products. There are certain situations where we have to use the same kind of wood materials and we have to take the time to locate them.

As for composition type materials – we try to avoid them as much as possible and use Hardie products.  Composition type materials are being phased out due to their lack of durability and other issues and becoming more and more difficult to locate those type of materials that match what is on the exterior of the house if composition materials are used.

In some cases, we would recommend caulking all of the 1×4’s to prevent water penetration into the siding where needed. 95% of our exteriors are painted with satin paint for its long-term durability and ease of maintenance.  Our costs are higher because of the quality of paint we use but the cost per year is cheaper as it lasts longer – at least 15 years to lifetime warranty.  This reduces your maintenance costs.

We try to look for issues that contributed to wood damage and either we repair it or have another contractor repair it – roofing or masonry contractor, where appropriate.

Our goal for you is low maintenance costs. From time to time, we may recommend full siding replacement with Hardie products if the existing material is composition or wood, depending on the goals, budget and situation.

 

Lead bases paint removal in Dallas Texas

Lead based paint removal safety.

 

Lead Issue

Most prevalent on exteriors prior to 1978.  Going back to 1880 – the chances goes up to 100%.  We will test for lead.

If lead is present in the substrate, several options are available.  If it’s a small area, we can manage it and do not need to report it to the EPA.  If massive amounts of peeling paint with lead is present… it has to be reported to the EPA.

The process is as follows…. Cordon off the area and use plastic to capture the paint chips containing lead. Wear a hazmat suit with gloves and full-face respirator.  The person who has been licensed to do the process is the only one that can do the work. They would scrape at the woodwork and then vacuum all of the dust in the woodwork. Wash it 2x with soap and water and allow to dry. And then prime it with the appropriate primer. NO SANDING IS ALLOWED FOR ANY REASON.

Then vacuum up all of the chips into an HEPA vacuum and throw away the plastic, hazmat suit, chips, etc.at the landfill.

You will be left with an unsightly appearance of cracked paint film everywhere.   Or we can just pull off the wood and replace it with new wood and be done with it.  We prefer to just replace it and make it look like new. Homeowners are required to follow the regulations as well. We are not licensed in lead remediation as we do not have many calls to deal with it. All we do is just replace the substrate with new substrate.

 

NOTE: There are EPA workers that roam the neighborhoods looking for homeowners and contractors that violate their regulations and can be fined up to $38,000 per day per incident.

 

Conclusion

We take the time to educate homeowners on issues, options, and various products.  That can meet their budget.  I take all of the meeting information to my office and put it together in Excel spreadsheet for interiors or MS Word for exteriors with various options to choose from.

The process of putting it together can take about 45 minutes up to several hours. There are times when we have to locate the materials or products and get current pricing that we can factor into the estimates.  When the estimates are complete, I sent them via email and follow-up in a couple of days.

We try to be complete with out estimates, so there are no surprises or additional costs.  Our estimates are detailed so the homeowner knows exactly what type of products and materials are used and with doing a detailed estimate, we can get a good time frame, so the homeowner can schedule their time for the project.

 

If you are in the market for a paint upgrade, a new project or in need of repair, please feel free to call contact Paint Ovations.  We do our very best to provide you great service before, during and after the estimate and project.

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