With several decades of residential and commercial painting experience Jacobsen Brothers has seen and done it all. We pride ourselves on bringing professional painting skills to make sure you get the best services and the most satisfying finished product that makes just the right impression.
As you consider your next home or commercial painting project, here are three common painting mistakes to avoid:
- Prep Work Neglected
We often see exterior paint that is prematurely peeling, bubbling and fatiguing because a pressure wash prep was not done prior to applying the original paint. Interior walls are often dusty and have holes or cracks that need attention before paint is ever started. At Jacobsen Brothers, we take the time to prep the house to make sure it is clean and ready for the paint application.
Just when we think primer goes without saying, we run into situations where primer was never used and the paint job suffered because of it. Primer is a step that we take seriously, and we’ll make sure the job is done right in preparation for the final application of the paint.
- Wrong Paint Used
The second biggest mistake we often see is choosing the wrong paint. Many times it’s the wrong finish (e.g. gloss, satin, semi-gloss, flat) and doesn’t perform well. People may apply a flat paint to a high traffic area with small children around and then are unable to wipe up fingerprints and smudges. We will recommend the right finish for the job to help you avoid this common pitfall.
Another type of wrong paint may be choosing low-quality paint. A paint that is unable to withstand temperature changes and stress from the elements will not stand the test of time. It also won’t apply as evenly and smoothly. We’ll make sure the brand and type of paint is the best for your job so you can get the greatest return on investment possible.
Or sometimes it’s just plain the wrong color. Choosing the wrong color is every homeowner’s worst nightmare, but it is easily remedied. Once you’ve allowed the paint to dry and truly determine that the color is wrong, we can go back over it with a different color, or our designer can work with you on ideas of how to work with that color in your design scheme. Of course the easiest remedy to this problem is prevention. At Jacobsen Brothers, you’ll have access to a designer who can help you make the right color choices for your lifestyle and needs.
- Inexperienced Application
Finally, one of the worst mistakes is hiring an inexperienced company to paint for you, or even trying to save money by doing it yourself. Application is crucial, and it is easy to apply too much paint or spread it too thin or to leave brush marks behind. Experience is the best teacher for getting the most out of your paint purchases and for applying it evenly and perfectly every time.
With over 65 years of experience, Jacobsen Brothers knows how to prep a job, apply primer, choose the right finish and type of paint, and create a finished masterpiece just for you. Your home or business will benefit from our expertise in the painting industry and we’ll bring our best to your next painting project.
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Call us today at (303) 449-3239 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free consultation to find out what we can do for you. We’re here to help you avoid the common mistakes and to bring you the top painting services that will give you a great end product of which you can be proud.