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Caring for New Interior Paint

 Caring for New Interior Paint

How Should I Care For My New Interior Paint?

Paint can dramatically change the appearance of a home or business, from both a color standpoint and a cleanliness look. There are a number of things that go into ensuring your new paint job looks great for years to come.

This all starts with picking the right colors and choosing a quality paint. You might pick the color, or your painter may help, or you may even hire a designer to help. Color choice can be one of the most stressful parts of the whole job, and it is important to make sure you are happy with your choice. Once the color is decided upon, make sure you choose a high quality paint. This ensures that you will have a durable finish that will last down the road. This is not an area to try and save a few dollars.

Now the walls are painted, you can just sit back and enjoy the job. Well...not so fast. You will have to touch up the walls at some point down the road. Life happens - kids draw on the walls, animals scratch it, or you may ding it moving furniture. You want to be prepared, so make sure your painter leaves you leftover paint for future touch up. This should be left in the original can, sealed well, and clearly labeled for the areas it was originally used.  

Before touching up, you want to try and gently clean marks first. Start with warm water, a little dish soap, and a soft rag. If that doesn’t work, it is time for touching up the paint. Paint can change a little over time, so your touch up might show slightly. To touch up, you want to blend out the spot, feathering the edges out gently. If you are out of paint and need to get more for touch up be very careful. You want to make sure to buy the exact same paint. This means brand, product, sheen, and color. If the paint company no longer make that exact paint, it is next to impossible to do touch up. If it has been more than 10 years, you will need to paint walls corner to corner.

At Brooks Painting we are happy to help with small projects like touch up painting. If you don't feel comfortable tackling your touch up project, give us a call at (530) 753-5074!

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Brooks Panting Inc. just finished painting the exterior of our house. The crew did a terrific job. The house is a mid century modern with redwood paneling and an unusual amount of trim work. The Brooks crew was efficient, the quality of the painting was exceptional and the work was completed on time! Because of the age of the house several panels needed to be replaced. Brooks had the expertise to closely match the new paneling with the old paneling. I would not hesitate to recommend this company. They are professionals!

Daniel Dykstra
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Very professional, I appreciate the time they took to make sure everything was taken care of for my house! I really liked that Jaime stepped up and told me not to paint my front door like the house and then chose a color that worked great. Thank you!

Dale S.

Very professional, live up to their billing! [The] company was very cooperative, on top of everything. [They] followed through with their commitment.

Marylan T.

Brooks did a fantastic job on our exterior and interior paint jobs. Quality was high, price was reasonable, and the team was extremely professional and detail-oriented. Mark was our crew lead and the team performed a number of exterior wood repairs, a door re-stain, interior and exterior painting. Mark clearly takes a lot of pride in his work and went above and beyond to ensure the work was high-quality, including finding exact matching siding to fix dry rot, and performing minor repairs that weren't even included in the quote. He and the team were all consistently positive and personable, joking with each other throughout the day, while also genuinely complimenting each other on the quality of their work. It was great to see, and that positivity definitely showed through the work they did. We couldn't be happier with the end result.

Ryan Schauland
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This is a business you can trust to do an excellent job and keep all promises. Came on time, completed in time stated, beautiful result!

Sandra & David M.

They treat their employees in a fair manner resulting in happy workers. Company is well run. I really like the crew that was here, they were very comfortable to have around.

Pat H.

You are an excellent company and I couldn't be any happier with your work. This is your second job for me and both were excellent.

Donald S., Realtor

Mark and the team from Brook’s Painting are exceptional at their jobs. We recently renovated a 5000sqft home and they did all the painting. Their attention to detail and investment in our project is so appreciated, and we knew we were in good hands with them. The value they add by identifying issues, making suggestions and going the extra mile to deliver quality work and make sure we are happy with our home is such a breath of fresh air. I would hire this team and company for any future work in a heartbeat and can’t say enough how amazing they are!

Kirsten Martin
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Brooks Painting is everything you would want. Excellence! Always on time. Great work!

Mary Jane B.

We chose Brooks Painting based on their excellent reputation. It was an excellent choice! We had them do a complete exterior and almost complete interior painting of our two story house. They were done separately, while we were out of town. We are very pleased with the quality of the work. They even fixed up a few mistakes made by a crew that painted a portion of our interior ceilings a month prior (removal of asbestos popcorn ceiling), at no extra charge. Cleanup was great, also. They repaired some dry rot that was uncovered (extra charge, but worth it), and they even moved furniture back into place as well as put back the curtain rods that I had taken down, which wasn't expected. I highly recommend them, and will use them again for any future paint jobs.

Charlie Russell
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Consummate professionals! We hired Brooks to repaint the exterior of our house, and they did a fantastic job. The paint looks wonderful, everyone was also on time, friendly, and respectful of our property. Exceptional communication through the entire process. I was worried about damage to the landscaping near the house (bad previous experience with another outfit), but they were all very understanding and the crew was super careful. Did what they said they would do with no weirdness, no smoking, no radio, and they cleaned up after themselves nicely. This picky customer is very happy!

Lisa Goodin
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My experience with Brooks Painting has been outstanding, and, if it were an option on Google, I would assign 100 stars to their work. Mark and his crew were exceptional in painting both the inside and outside of my Central Davis home. They were considerate, careful, and respectful of my furnishings and yard. Kristen and her office staff were also responsive to my queries and were timely in scheduling the work. Thank you Brooks Painting for assisting in transforming my house into a beautiful home!

Hollis Skaife
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