Q: How do I calculate how much paint I need for a given surface?
A:First calculate the actual square feet of space that will be painted. Then you will need to determine how many square feet a gallon of the intended product to be used will cover. Then it is just a matter of dividing the number of square feet to be covered by the number of square feet that a given product can cover. For example, if the product covers 400 square feet, and you are painting 1,200 square feet (1,200 divided by 400 = 3), you will need 3 gallons.
Q: If I miscalculate and need to buy more paint later, will the color match exactly?
A:If you have the brand name and the color code, then Yes you can match the color exactly, if you don’t have the information, a small square (2″x2″) should be removed from the wall, normally the paint stores will match the color for you, but it will not be 100% matching, I would say 95%.
Q. Can I paint over my stucco ceiling?
A. Yes, but we have to check first if it was ever painted before, If it was never
Q. How do you protect the furniture and flooring from paint drops?
A. We use special drop sheets to cover the furniture and flooring as required.
Q. How many coats are required to be applied to paint my walls?
A. It depends on the color change, if there is a big change in the darkness of the color, two coats is recommended, with less change in the darkness of the color, then one heavy coat normally is enough.
Q. What colors should I paint my house?
A. Most of our customers select their own colors, there are different color trends for every year, click on this link to see color trends for Benjamin Moore paints in 2015
Q. How do I select interior paint finishes?
A.Flat, or matte, finish is frequently used in new construction and on ceilings because it hides flaws extremely well. Because it doesn’t reflect light directly, imperfections in walls and ceilings are much less noticeable. Flat finishes are ideal for use on new drywall that has an imperfect taping job or where porous joint compound has been applied.
Eggshell finish is so named because the slight sheen they provide is similar in appearance to the surface of an egg. This slight sheen creates a soft, velvety finish. Satin sheens provide a slightly more reflective surface and are excellent at resisting mildew, dirt and stains, making them better suited to more frequently used rooms. They can withstand cleaning and light scrubbing better than flat or eggshell finishes.
Semi-Gloss finish can be scrubbed clean with ease
Smooth sheen reflects light directly to create shine
Ideal for high-traffic areas Easy to wash May be used indoors or outdoors like Kitchen, Bathrooms, Cabinets, Doors & Trim Molding