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Repainting your Home



Ask Joe Pullaro

Repainting your house is tricky even for the handiest of handy men or women.

Your home is you’re castle, and naturally you take pride in it’s appearance but over time you feel a need for renovation due to fading, chipping or pealing paint, or because you feel the need of vibrant colors in your house, whatever the reason every house will need painting some day

Repainting your house is tricky even for the handiest of handy men or women, with the many brands and
types of paint available today choosing the correct paint type can be confusing.

Joe Pullaro has been a Tampa bay area painter for over 30 years and has a thorough understanding of the many factors involved in choosing the correct paint type and the surface preparation and the application techniques to be used. The type of finish you choose depends on many factors.

There are two bases of paint for your house: * Solvent based (oil / alkyd) * Water based (latex) And many types of paint that or based of one or the other that produces different finishes measured by its sheen factor. "Sheen" describes the degree of light reflection the paint has. Simply stated less sheen means less stain resistance.

Gloss paint is easy to clean and resists scuffs and is ideal for rooms that are constantly used. Most gloss paints are best recommended to use on woodworks, baseboards, kitchen and bathroom walls, window casings and doorjambs.

High gloss paint:

High gloss paint is highly reflective and works well for highlighting details, such as trim and decorative molding, doors and cabinet, or any area with a high volume of abuse.

Semi gloss paint:

Semi gloss paints are similar to gloss plaints but has lesser sheen. Semi-gloss is also suitable for rooms with high humidity and can be used for trim works and casings. These paints ensure maximum durability.

Satin paints:

Satin paints offer a good combination of easy-clean and moderate sheen and perform well in just about any room.

Eggshell paint:

Eggshell paints provide a smooth and low sheen washable finish. That is ideal for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms or dens.

Flat or Matte paints:

Flat or Matte paints are non-reflective and a good choice for large walls and ceilings. As it hides imperfections on wall surfaces, it’s also the best choice for vinyl or aluminum siding with imperfections for the same reasons.

Never under estimate the importance of primers, with out the correct primer your paint won’t adhere to the surface. It is a must to use a primer if you are painting over new wood, bare wood, drywall, or repainting over existing bright or dark colors.

Every home has different needs due to type of construction, age and many other factors, I would be happy to go over this with you in and provide you with a detailed estimate for your home.

Being a second generation painter in the Tampa Bay area , Joe knows the paints and primers that will perform best in the high humidity of Florida's climate For more information contact:

GOOD LUCK! Joe Pullaro