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Drywall priming is not the same as painting. Unlike paint, the main ingredient in primer is polyvinyl acetate or PVA, the same ingredient in carpenter’s glue. The primary job of primer is to seal the porous surfaces of the drywall and dried joint compound, making them more receptive to new paint. The PVA in drywall primer adheres to unfinished drywall better than paint, whereas paint adheres better to primer than it does to drywall.
Drywall primer comes in a variety grades, with some, like high-build varieties filling small nicks and ridges in drywall joints better than paint, creating a smoother, more even appearance.
Although in some situations, you may be able to get away with using a self-priming paint instead of a primer, there are other situations where primer is the only options. One of these is when you are painting over stained or water-damaged drywall. The primer will help prevent bleed-through and uneven coloring.
Other situations that require drywall priming include when you are going to hang wallpaper, or when you are repainting a wall that has a gloss coat.
If you are looking for someone to prime your walls before painting, call the experts at Elite Custom Painting.
Painting trim, windows and doors can be a difficult task. Although it may seem easy, you need to be sure that you are not painting the wall above the trim, or the flooring below. Windows and doors can be a little more trickier. You want to make sure that you are not only keeping the surrounding area free of paint, but that you are not painting windows and doors in such a way that it will be difficult for them to open and shut.
Painted trim. baseboards, windows and doors are a great way to updated your home. Whether you are changing colors, going from bare to painted wood, or just freshening up your existing color, painting trim, windows and doors can make a big difference in the overall appearance of a home.
If you are considering painting your trim, baseboards, windows and/or doors, contact the experts at Elite Custom Painting and see what we can do for you.
Staining trim, windows and doors can be a daunting task. Although at first it may seem easy, before you start staining trim, you need to be sure that you are not staining the surrounding area.
Stained trim, baseboards, windows and doors are a great way to updated the look and feel of your home. A fresh coat of stain on your trim can make a huge difference in the overall appearance of a room and the entire house.
If you are considering staining your trim, baseboards, windows and/or doors, contact the experts at Elite Custom Painting and see what we can do for you.
Although it may not seem like much, simply clear coating the trim, windows and doors in a room can make a huge impact on the overall look of a room.
Clear coating will not change the color of the trim, it will give it a newly updated look that can be more attractive to the owners, as well as potential buyers, if you are looking to sell.
Wallpaper removal is a job that few look forward to. Stripping wallpaper and making sure to remove all glue and paper remnants is a time consuming and messy job. If removal is not done thoroughly and correctly those imperfections will be very noticeable on the finished paint. Unfortunately, this is why you often see wallpaper that does not really match the rest of a house. People do not know how to remove the wallpaper or the time when they redecorate.
If you have reached the point where you can no longer stand the wallpaper, the experts at Elite Custom Painting can help. We can remove the wallpaper for you, and paint over the now bare spot with the color you have always wanted to see, instead of that ugly wallpaper.
A minor drywall repair job can quickly turn into a nightmarish project if it is not handled properly. From understanding the different techniques used to repair the wall, to how to best repaint, a great deal goes into drywall repair jobs.
At Elite Custom Painters we understand all the preparation, planning and work that goes into drywall repair and are ready to help. Our highly skilled and trained experts have the skills and tools necessary to properly and professionally handle your drywall repair needs.
Let the experts as Elite Custom Painting help you make quick work of your drywall repair projects. Contact us today and let’s get started.
Custom built-ins are created to fit seamlessly into a room. However, when that room undergoes a makeover, the custom built-in may also need to be updated to fit the decor of the new room. At Elite Custom Painters, finishing and refinishing custom built-ins is just one of the many services that we offer.
We understand that tastes and styles change, and you shouldn’t be stuck with a built-in that does not match your room. The experts at Elite Custom Painters can help you update your custom built-in so it will fit right in with your new design.
From paint to stain, we can help you update your piece so it fits the new decor and helps accent your space, not detract from it.
Call the experts at Elite Custom Painters today and let us help.
New constructions need to be painted before you can move in. The experts at Elite Custom Painters can help you turn your house into a home before you move in. Our experts can help you pick the right colors to create a nice flow through your entire home, or if you already have your color palette picked out, we can just come in and make your dreams a reality.
Adding an addition to your home can be exciting and exhilarating. However, it is important that you think through all of the steps that well be involved. Not only do you need to find a contractor, but you also need to consider the other parts of the project. This includes the painting of the addition.
Depending on the material used, this can include both the interior and exterior parts of the addition. The experts at Elite Custom Painting are here to help. Our team specializes in both interior and exterior painting services. To learn more about our painting services, and how we can help you with our home addition painting services, contact us today.
When it is time for a new look, call the experts at Elite Custom Painting.
We make sure that everything is properly prepped and cleaned and surrounding areas are protected before any product is applied, we do not take shortcuts. Properly preparing an already painted surfaces makes a big difference in how the finished will look. At the end of every day we will clean up the job site so that you don’t have to. We pay close attention to every detail and each aspect of your project ensuring your job is done properly with beautiful results. When your project is completed we will do a walk through with you to inspect your job and ensure your satisfaction.
Call Elite Custom Painting for all your painting needs and experience the Elite Difference.
A great deal goes into staining or re-staining a deck or dock. From choosing the right color, to properly preparing the surface, it is imperative that you take the time to properly prepare before you start your project. Your deck or dock looks great, maintain that look with regular sealing.
If you are looking for help, the experts as Elite Custom Painters can help. Deck & dock staining and sealing is just one of the many services that we offer. To learn more about deck & dock staining, or the other services we offer, contact us today and see how we can help you.
Your new home is almost complete or maybe you recently added architectural trim to your home and noticed that the joints are not perfectly aligned, there are small gaps. This is common and we have an easy solution, we can seal all the corners and other joints for a smoother finish and make those joints disappear..
Have you recently changed your exterior siding or added some new exterior trim? Joint sealing will help to seal out bugs and moisture and provide a more finished look and keep your home looking beautiful.
Call Elite Custom Painting with questions or more information. Experience the Elite Difference.
Concrete staining can transform concrete floors, driveways, porches, pool decks, countertops and even walls with a luxurious richness that can’t be achieve by any other coloring medium. Stain permeates the concrete to create a luminous and translucent tones that will vary depending on the surface they are applied to and the techniques used. Decorative acid stain, dye stains, semi-transparent staining all offer a different look and feel. The results can be everything from tanned leather to marble or natural stone or even stained wood.
Over time, the surface of your walkway, patio, porch, driveway or garage floor can become dingy and worn. Transform a boring gray slab of concrete into a beautiful patio or porch, take a bland driveway and make it stand out. Create a pool deck that extends the feel of your outdoor living space.
Stained concrete makes a beautiful addition to the interiors and exteriors of homes and businesses alike. And can be used with freshly cured and existing surfaces.
Concrete sealers are applied to concrete to protect if from surface damage, corrosion and staining. We have salt guard sealers and non-film forming water repellent sealers to reduce absorption of water and salt or form a layer which prevents such materials from passing.
By sealing your concrete surfaces you will not only increase the concrete’s longevity but will provide protection from oil spills and other stains as well as the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sealing reduces spalling (destruction caused by the freeze-thaw cycle), flaking and cracking and is will help to make your concrete surface mold and mildew resistant. When concrete is exposed to the elements, it can become discolored, this can make your concrete look old and dingy. Sealing will protect your concrete surfaces and will add value to your home by improving the appearance and curb appeal.
Call Elite Custom Painting for all your staining & sealing needs and experience the Elite Difference.