The following is a Frequently Asked Questions section containing questions that we regularly receive from our clients in the Seattle area. If you cannot find the information that you need in the Painting Tips section of our web site, you will likely find it here. If you have any questions that are not addressed in this FAQ, you can always feel free to email the friendly DP Palmer General Contractor customer service team or reach us by calling 206.499.7510.
Simply put, color affects mood. Red, yellow, and orange are considered the warm colors which incite happy, excitable moods and stimulation. They’re great for offices for that reason. Blue, green, and purple are called the cool colors because they’re relaxing and peaceful. Think bedroom and den. The light colors, like beige or any off white are spacious and uplifting. Perfect for the Doctor’s office.
Dark colors tend to make rooms look smaller. Bold colors are exciting while whites reflect light to make a space appear larger, but beware, they get dirty pretty easily.
Don’t do anything for at least 2 or 3 weeks, and when you do clean, make sure you use a cleaner that won’t destroy your paint. Read all labels for directions for your cleaner, make sure it is properly diluted and practice cleaning first on a small unnoticeable area.
Absolutely. Not only does it matter what type and size brush you use, it even matters if you should USE a brush AT ALL. In many cases, not only is using a roller or a sprayer easier, but it will provide better results than a brush, which can drip or blotch. Frankly it depends on the thickness of the paint, the texture of the surface, and even the weather.
Yes, you can paint over vinyl siding. Not only is it cheaper and easier than replacing vinyl siding, painting over vinyl siding can look great too if you use the right paint. It can change the whole appearance of the house, you can do it more than once, and it provides quite a unique look if done properly. It is an eco-friendly, cost effective solution.
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