Ceilings, Walls, Doors, Trim and Cabinets, Drywall and Texture Repairs, Wallpaper Removal and Decorative Painting in Lincoln, Nebraska
Anyone can paint, but...
Would you trust anyone with your home?
My Lincoln clients confirm that if you chose Yuriy's Painting for your project, it would be done safely and with minimum disruption to your home and routine. Furthermore, I guarantee that I will respect your privacy and property, give adequate attention to every detail of your project, and work continuously until completion and your complete satisfaction.
Selecting paints and colors:
I recommend the best material options that fit your purpose, style, budget, and quality expectations.
I do not use cheap paints. They are inferior in quality and often require more time and effort to make them look good and perform satisfactorily.
Is more expensive paint better? Yes, but the most expensive paint may not be the best choice for your project. In some cases, the properties of the most expensive paints would not only be wasted but could be undesirable. Therefore, when suggesting a product for a particular project, I consider its technical data first and then its price, presentation, and fashion trends.
When it comes to selecting the colors, I would gladly provide you with a complimentary assistance if you so desire.
Set up and protection:
Being organized, neat, and clean are essential for quality interior painting.
I use leak-proof, skid-resistant, interior-only drop cloths for covering floors and carpets. Dust barriers are installed, and air ducts are sealed to prevent contamination of other spaces, especially if a spray application is involved. Furniture and fixtures are wrapped in plastic, and baseboards are taped to avoid splatters from landing on them. Also, I remove switch plates and outlet covers. The same goes for duct grids, curtain rods, knobs, and other hardware. It's easier to paint with covers and hardware removed. The job is done faster and looks better. At the end of the day, I ensure that the areas are cleaned up and left accessible, if possible.
Preparing the surface:
The most critical step of any painting project is the appropriate surface preparation. Minor imperfections and nail holes are easily repaired by patching and sanding.
Larger ones may require a few extra steps, such as taping, texturing and priming.
A simple bead of caulk between a wall and a painted trim immediately improves the overall appearance resulting in cleaner and sharper-looking lines.
Before applying paint, I ensure that all surfaces are free of dust, grease, and other contaminants. Then, at a minimum, I scuff the walls with fine sandpaper to ensure proper paint adhesion. Also, in kitchens and bathrooms, it may be necessary to wash the surfaces to be painted with a solution of TSP or a similar detergent.
Ceilings, upper trim, and corners usually are easily cut in with a proper brush. Masking is needed to achieve precision in decorative elements, such as lines across an entire wall. Quality non-shed roller naps are used for painting walls and ceilings.
One coat of paint is usually sufficient to refresh a room with the same color. However, when a color change is desired, I always recommend applying a minimum of two coats of paint. The second coat ensures consistent coverage, richness of color, sheen uniformity, and durability.
Once the last coat of paint is dry, the surfaces are inspected for quality and touched up as needed. Finally, everything is cleaned up and put back in its place, and a final walk-through with you is performed to ensure that all you are left with is a great-looking space.
My premium interior painting services automatically come with a three-year limited warranty.