Many DIYers face the same problem during their home renovation or commercial project, as consumers, they wonder “was all of this hard work worth doing myself and ‘saving money,’ or should I have just hired a professional right off the bat?” After reading multiple reviews in household project forums and spending a lot of time searching and comparing companies and their quotes, the Michigan painting industry relies and buys on three primary factors. It all boils down to weighing your options, budget, and expectations. DIY Painters in Detroit, and across Michigan, should consider those before embarking on a project, best left to the professionals. After a quick survey of our top-notch painting contractors, we compiled a list of the top few things they wished everyone knew about commercial and residential paint jobs, and how they can make life so much easier for you.
Choosing an interior paint color can be a daunting and overwhelming task- after all, no one wants to spend the time, money, and physical energy painting a room (or even a whole house) only to be less than thrilled with how the color looks in your home. Often times, this significant decision comes after the hard work of moving into a new space or doing some interior redesigning to your home. While there are many elements that go into creating a space that perfectly showcases your desired style, paint color is arguably one of the most critical factors. In fact, tone accounts for about 60% of our initial response to any space, so we urge you to shape your area to be welcoming, calming and downright homey!
Applying a fresh coat of paint is the easiest — not to mention the least expensive — way of brightening your living space. But just like any other DIY project out there, painting is a potential health hazard and should be approached meticulously. As you strive to do a good job, ensure that you are taking as much care to protect your health and that of any other persons in your home. Paint fumes can harm you in many ways and can produce some very unpleasant odors.
Often, after buying a new house in Michigan, people are excited to move in until it’s time to pull down those haunting tropical murals or floral prints on the walls of your new home. Judging by the stories of woe we came across online, wallpaper removal is a tedious process, and some homeowners have had to actually knock down a few walls to pull it down. But is there an easier — and probably safer — way of removing wallpaper?
Removing old wallpaper is one of the most unpleasant tasks some of us have had to participate in, many Michigan homeowners will back me up here. It is arduous, overly time-consuming, and messy. It’s annoying, and unless you are dealing with walls that were sealed with wallpaper primer before the paper was glued, you will be lucky to have all your walls intact at the end of the exercise. Some have been lucky to find themselves removing wallpaper from primed walls, you know, it peels off easily in sheets but how often does that happen?
Wood is one of the best ways of adding warmth to an interior. All over the world, you will find houses with different forms of trim wood including ceilings, baseboards, doors, and windows, as well as floor molding. Typically, trim molding is made from soft wood thus highly susceptible to damage. These surfaces can easily sustain damage from simple day-to-day activities such as vacuuming or moving furniture in your living room. Pets, too, have been known to scratch or chew on such surfaces leading to damages.
Fortunately, wood is easy to repair, whether you are working with standard tools or machines. Trim wood, be it the floor, ceiling, or any other surface within your house, is pretty easy to repair rather than replace when damaged. There are numerous advantages to adding, replacing, or repairing interior wood in your Michigan house. For starters, it increases the value of your home and spruces up dull rooms in the house. On top of that, it’s affordable, and you don’t have to dig too deep into your pockets to complete such a home improvement project in Macomb County.