Painting Companies Johannesburg

Choosing the right company to professionally paint your home.

Painting your home is time-consuming and a lot of patience is required, why not have a professional company come in and do the job from start to finish to eliminate that stress in your life. We talk about questions to ask a painting company, what happens if you don’t use a primer before painting and what you should know before painting your home.

What questions do I ask a professional painting company?

Do you have referrals and a list of customers willing to verify your quality of work? In what way will my house be prepped for painting? What type and grade of paint will be used? Will you be using primer? What is your turnaround time? What do you charge to paint the entire house with all the materials? Asking these questions will give you a clear view before you give the go ahead.

What happens if you don’t use primer before painting?

Dry wall primer helps the paint adhere properly as it has a glue-like base. The proper paint adhesive should be used before painting. Priming is essential to avoid the peeling and chipping of paint, especially in very humid conditions. Failure to use primer will result in bad conditions in the long term.

What should you know before painting your home?

What type of paints attract dirt more than others, which paint colours fade quicker than others? You need to consider mother nature, using the correct primer and prep work. What materials you need for the job and how many coats of paint is required.

Contact Paint Doctor for a free quote.

Give us a call on 011 436 1485, visit our website for additional information www.paintdoctor.co.za or come pop past for a visit, 61 Valda Street Rosettenville.

 

 

Tips for Painting Your Little One’s Nursery Room

Painting your baby’s nursery room is an important part of preparing to become a parent. In fact, the process is called ‘nesting’ and it can help you to bond with your baby long before their arrival. Getting creative and having fun is a great way to approach this, but here are some important tips that might help to guide you along the way.

A Strong Finish is a Great Start

Paint comes in a variety of finishes which can make the painting process that much more confusing. Matte looks amazing and bespoke, but the practicalities of having it in a nursery room may sway your decision. Matte is not an easy surface to wipe and may mean you have to touch up the paint job regularly. An eggshell finish has the least amount of sheen after matte, with a surface that can be easily wiped.

Go Green

No, we don’t mean go green in colour – unless you want to, in which case, we are all for the vibrancy! Going green means selecting paints with fewer to no toxic compounds so that your baby is in the safest environment possible, while you are helping the environment at large too. To do this, look for paints that have no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which emit little to no toxic solvents. To be on the (even) safer side, make sure that the room has plenty of time to aerate before your little one is brought to their new sanctuary.

Colour

Speaking of colour, this is where it gets really fun! Start by picking a theme that you like and choosing colours which can bring out the best elements of that theme. Painting test patches on the wall is a great way to see which colours will work best in the particular space. There are really no rules here, but be mindful of whether or not you want something bold and bright or a more neutral palette that can work well with other elements of the nursery. The most important thing? Having fun…

The Best Paint for You and Your Baby

If you are a bona fide DIY guru, then sourcing quality paint with no organic compounds should be one of your top priorities. If you are not so DIY savvy, you can never go wrong with a professional paint job from a reputable paint store. The team at Paint Doctor can provide you with both and ensure that your little one has an amazing space to come home to. Contact their team or visit their website for more information.

Time to Repaint?

The durability of paint varies based on the quality of paint, the efficiency of the paint job itself as well as the climate and location that you are situated in. Coastal homes, for example, may needed to be repainted more regularly as the exterior is more frequently exposed to sand, wind, salty air and sun. Paint likes to tell stories, so look out for these signs that a new paint job is in order;

Faded Paint

Also known as photodegradation, recurrent exposure to the elements (particularly UV light stemming from the sun) changes the composition of the pigments in the paint. Those changes result in a decreased vibrancy and colour intensity. Often, areas that deal with more intense exposure are affected worse than other areas, which makes for an unsightly comparison. If you see faded areas or an overall fade and loss of colour intensity, it is definitely time to repaint those walls!

Blistering Paint

Blistering paint occurs when the top layer of paint separates from the coatings underneath it. Moisture is normally the culprit, so surfaces need to be dried and prepared accordingly to prevent bubbling. Without the necessary precautions having been taken, any paint finish has the capacity to blister and create bubbles.

Latex and acrylic paint are particularly prone to this, so it is important to have the paint job done professionally and to source paint from reputable paint manufacturers – particularly in a place like Johannesburg where we get frequent bouts of rain in the Summer season.

Chalky Paint

UV light is the usual suspect again for paint that is emanating a chalky residue. The UV rays weaken the binders in the paint, leaving pockets for the pigment to escape. Sometimes, the binders react when in contact with oxygen which results in a response known as oxidation. Oxidation has the same effect on paint that the UV rays do.

The Ticking of Time

All paint jobs need to be redone once the decay of time has struck. With that being said, quality paint and a vast understanding of its application goes a long way to lengthen the distance between maintenance periods. If it’s time to repaint, make it look better and last longer by contacting the team at Paint Doctor, or visiting their website for more information.

2019’s Best Décor Paint Colours

Whether you’re considering making a change in the interior or the exterior of your home, a new paint colour has the potential to transform your space into everything you were dreaming of, or a manifestation of your worst nightmare in reality. Choosing a colour can be daunting, but this list describes 2019’s most popular decor colours and what they can do for your design.

Forest Green

Bringing a hint of nature into your space, combined with a kind of lavishness that is difficult to describe will be sure to leave you smiling, especially if you have opted for this colour in your bedroom or living room, where it is sure to perform its best. It gets even better – this colour can be paired with such a variety of other colours that making your space uniquely yours will prove to be no challenge at all.

Yellow

It’s a bold move, but that is exactly why you would choose it. Brighten up a bedroom, living room, bathroom or even laundry room with an inspiring yellow that brings cheer to any wall it adorns. Pair bright yellow with bold, geometric patterns and furniture pieces of solid colour that contrast and add balance to the look.

Grey

Grey doesn’t represent dull and dreary. Instead, this wonderful shade can be used externally for a classic and contemporary look to your home, or in the interior to add an element of class and sophistication to any space. This year, colour-hybrids such as grey-lilac are creating exploratory variations to enjoy whilst maintaining subtlety for those who prefer understated design.

Looking for Paint?

If you’ve been inspired to change the interior or exterior of your home, finding quality paint should be a top priority. Paint Doctor has a wide range of colours and solutions that come in quality finishes that you can rely on. Contact them or visit their website for more information.