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 properly 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 away 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, 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 & painting supplies make for a much more pleasant experience than years past.
Can you help me choose an interior color?
Yes, we offer a 90-minute color consultation with a professional interior design artist when you purchase an interior 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 would simply need access to the areas prior to you leaving for the day.
Do I need to move all the furniture out of the rooms?
No, our professional painting crew will be happy to handle moving the furniture as a courtesy.
Do I need to remove all curtains, paintings and wall décor?
No, our goal is to keep things as simple for the homeowner as possible. Our professional painters will remove curtains, paintings and other wall décor prior to starting room & paint preparations.
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 painting process.
Do you paint ceilings?
Yes, we work with textured and smooth surfaces.
How do I choose the right sheen?
When choosing the right sheen for your painting & 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?
Yes, in addition to painting, we hang and remove wallpaper.
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. Our painting professionals are highly skilled and trained to handle these tasks.
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 2018 color of the year is 6496 Oceanside SW for Sherwin Williams and Caliente AF-290 for Benjamin Moore.