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.

 

 

Eco-friendly paint

‘Green’ Paint in any Colour

As we steadily move through the twenty-first century, humankind is becoming increasingly aware of our impact on the environment.

While it might often seem like our efforts to combat it are just a drop in the ocean, we have already started seeing the positive results of simply being a little more mindful of our carbon footprints. This extends to all activities and areas of interest, and the simple act of painting a house is no different.

The type of paint you use can have an impact on the environment, which is why many paint stores the world over are offering solutions that offer the quality of lead or solvent-based paints, while having much less of a negative impact on the environment.

Looking for a paint that meets these standards? Here are a few things to look out for:

Know What’s in the Tin

It may sound strange, but it does happen that paint manufacturers don’t always list their ingredients in full, on the tin. Check every label before you buy anything, and if there is no indication of what chemicals make up the ingredients, put it back down and look for one that does, and clearly states a mixture of organic ingredients.

Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile organic compounds are those that have a high vapour pressure at room temperature, and examples include benzene, formaldehyde and methylene (to name a few).

These substances are commonly in solvent-based paints and are not only bad for the environment, but also pose health risks to people and produce a paint product that releases dangerous fumes when used.

Water Based or Solvent Based

Select water-based paints over solvent ones and you will get the greener, less destructive option. To check which one you are buying, take a look at the instructions on how to clean the brushes. If they require benzene or any other clear spirits for cleaning, they are solvent-based. Water-based paints only require warm water and soap to be removed from brushes.

Contact Paint Doctor for a Greener Option

If you would like to know more about sourcing high quality environmentally friendly paint from a trusted paint supplier in Johannesburg, feel free  to get into contact with a representative from Paint Doctor today, or visit our website for additional information on our offers.