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FAQs – Interior Painting

Our CT professional painters provide interior house painting services for Connecticut, including Farmington, Hartford, Windsor, Middletown, Simsbury, Granby, Glastonbury and surrounding areas.

How does Franklin prepare for interior painting?

Our professional painting crews spend a great deal of time preparing the interior of your home before they begin applying paint. We protect areas not being painted, and we clean and/or sand most surfaces, smooth or patch as appropriate, and prime where necessary. This ensures that every interior paint project we complete is top-quality and will last for years to come.

 

What do I need to do before the painters arrive?

The best ways to prepare before our arrival are to pick the paint colors to be applied, store fragile items, and designate which holes to fill. We will help move heavy items to the center of the room for you.

 

Does Franklin Painting use a primer coat?

Before applying the first coat of paint, we prime to achieve specific performance objectives, like stain blocking and sealing patches for proper finish gloss or adhesion.

 

Is there a best time of year to do interior painting?

No.  Interior painting projects can be completed any time of year, but it’s best to have it done BEFORE you absolutely need it. Modern materials and painting supplies make for a much more pleasant experience than in years past.

 

Can you help me choose an interior or exterior color?

Yes.  We offer a 90-minute color consultation when you commit to a painting project.

 

Do we need to be home when painting is done?

No.  Your presence isn’t necessary while we paint. Our professional painting crew simply need access to the areas prior to you leaving for the day.

 

Do I need to remove all curtains, paintings and wall décor?

No.  Our goal is to keep things as simple for you as possible. Our professional painters will remove curtains, paintings and other wall décor prior to starting the job.

 

Will my carpets and flooring be protected?

Yes.  During room preparation, carpets, flooring and rugs will all be covered to ensure that paint doesn’t come in contact with these items during the project.

 

How do I choose the right sheen?

When choosing the right sheen for your painting and finishing projects, remember that wood should have the shine you want but walls look better with less shine.

 

Does Franklin Painting remove and install wallpaper?

We do remove paper. If you wish to have paper installed we will refer you to someone.

 

What about textured walls or ceilings?

We remove and install textured ceilings and walls; we do a great job at matching existing textures on patches.

 

Is there special paint for bathrooms?

Yes.  We use an interior paint for bathrooms that is resistant to mildew.

 

Can Franklin Painting just do interior touchups?

Yes.  We can either paint the entire room or touch it up.

 

What if we have drywall damage?

We will repair drywall before we paint to remove any hint of damage.

 

How often should I paint my interior?

We encourage homeowners to paint their interiors as often as they can. We advocate that you keep up with trending colors. The 2019 color of the year is 7701 Cavern Clay for Sherwin Williams and AF 690 Caliente for Benjamin Moore.

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