Interior & Exterior Home Painting Tips

In addition to choosing the right colour, the right application is essential & unique steps may be required to ensure the tone of the wall matches, & the shade you envisioned. We at Intserv Painting will provide Application Tips giving the proper preparation and priming necessary to make a dark wall light, a light wall dark, achieve a perfectly white and—above all hopefully—meet your expectations.


Why Choose Us To Do Your Interior Painting?

Interior painting can be done in reality all year-round, no matter the weather. Common problems with
interior painting include improper finishes and poorly cut in lines along the ceiling edges and skirting. You can be confident that Intserv Painting’ experience will create straight lines and proper post-painting finishes.

That’s the least we can offer! To learn about our painting services or to discuss your
commercial painting project, contact us today.


How to Select the Right Paint Finish

The Following Tips Are Good Rule of Thumb


Flat Finish

  FLAT FINISHES. Are best for large areas and for concealing surface irregularities.


Satin Finish

  SATIN FINISHES. With a low sheen, combine the best features of flat and gloss finishes, such as hiding surface imperfections and resisting dirt collection.


Gloss Finish

  GLOSS AND HIGH GLOSS ENAMEL FINISHES.  Are best for highlighting details, such as window frames, doors, and trim. These finishes resist dirt collection and are easier to clean.


Colour Stain

  SOLID COLOUR STAINS.  Have the ability to cover wood blemishes and unsightly grains. Semi-Transparent stains highlight the wood by enriching its natural grain and texture. Both stains protect wood surfaces from water damage, rot, and deterioration.



  STAINS.  Unlike conventional house paint, these penetrate the wood. Semi-transparent stains highlight wood by enriching its natural grain and texture. Stained wood is top-coated with a semi-gloss or gloss varnish or polyurethane to protect the wood.


Preparation Tips for an Interior Paint Job

You can help with interior projects by having the job space ready with initial preparation. Moving furniture to the centre of the room and removing pictures off the walls before our arrival, this will significantly assist us inexpediently completing the job.


 interior home preparation tips

When Painting Your Home’s Exterior

 Consider this

Acrylic & Latex

  ACRYLIC/LATEX . Offers the longest-lasting coating with the best colour and gloss retention. It is also the least susceptible to chalking—a powdery run-off below the painted area—and offers the best resistance to peeling and blistering. Latex goes on easier, cleans up with soap and water, and dries quickly with fewer odours than alkyd/oil paint.


Alkyd & Oil

  ALKYD/OIL.  Paint has a smooth, glossy finish and adheres well to slightly chalky and extremely weathered wood surfaces. You can assist us with exterior house painting jobs by moving any extra items away from home
before our arrival. Read our outside paint project preparation guide.


Common Issues to Fix Before Painting

Even the most common paint problems are troublesome. But with a little know-how and some expert advice from an Intserv Painting representative, we can tackle them in no time! In addition to our extensive prep work that will take care of many of the following issues:

Peeling paint

  PEELING, BLISTERING, FLAKING.  These conditions may be caused by moisture from both internal and external sources such as poorly ventilated bathrooms, kitchens, leaking gutters, and poorly caulked openings. It is essential to find and correct the cause of moisture before repainting.
Correct the damage by scraping loose paint off at least 8 to 12 inches around the problem areas. Prime bare areas, caulk around window frames to keep moisture from getting to the surface and then apply the chosen topcoat.



  MILDEW.  These fungi thrive on dampness and must be eliminated before painting. Test for mildew by swabbing spots with bleach. If spots disappear, they are mildew. Remove mildew by scrubbing the surface with a mixture of one part household bleach and eight parts water. Let the solution sit for several minutes, then rinse with clean water. Let the surface dry thoroughly before applying primer or paint.


Painted Surfaces

  PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES. Sound preparation is essential to good-looking, long-lasting results. A properly prepared surface should be clean, solid, dull, dry, and patched or caulked.


Flaking Paint

  PEELING OR FLAKING PAINT. Can be removed using a paint scraper, wire brush, sandpaper, or power washer. Remove any mildew present. Surfaces that have not been previously painted or that are exposed down to the original surface and managed as follows:



  WOOD, WOOD COMPOSITION BOARD, HARDBOARD. These should be coated with an exterior wood primer. After priming, caulk and fill all holes and joints.


Remember, any home painting task is a process. It is going to look worse before it seems excellent. But we promise it will look great! In this section we haven't mentioned clay or linseed oil-paints, this will be covered later on. Thank you.


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