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Old 03-24-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
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I know "word of mouth" is the best way to find a good painter, but I really don't know many people here so what would you suggest? I would like to use pretty dark shades and wonder if that takes a 'special' talent since I understand brush marks can be a problem. Any suggestions on a particular manufacturer and paint type?

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I know "word of mouth" is the best way to find a good painter, but I really don't know many people here so what would you suggest? I would like to use pretty dark shades and wonder if that takes a 'special' talent since I understand brush marks can be a problem. Any suggestions on a particular manufacturer and paint type?

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hello Elaine, maybe this will help.

Tips for painting with dark colors

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Go to a "real" paint store and ask
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Good tip, Chris, especially if you're in an area where you don't know a lot of people. The paintstores in my area keep a list of painters phone/cell #'s to give to people if they need a painter. Now, they don't vouch for the quality of the work as they don't get out in the field to check on the painters, but, they rarely give out names of painters that are unreliable or not skilled. They will give you as many names as you want. You have to do the legwork of calling some and setting up times for estimates. That's a good time to "interview" potential painters. Have them give you names and phone #s of people they recently painted for and go check their work.
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Also---Painters often get very good prices on paint---ask if you should provide the paint--or the painter.
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Good tip, Chris, especially if you're in an area where you don't know a lot of people. The paintstores in my area keep a list of painters phone/cell #'s to give to people if they need a painter. Now, they don't vouch for the quality of the work as they don't get out in the field to check on the painters, but, they rarely give out names of painters that are unreliable or not skilled. They will give you as many names as you want. You have to do the legwork of calling some and setting up times for estimates. That's a good time to "interview" potential painters. Have them give you names and phone #s of people they recently painted for and go check their work.
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Get to know your local paint store----I believe you will be surprised to find excellent advice on primers

Paints--and who is a good painter for hire--

The prices at most paint stores are also a good value----High quality paint makes all the difference between a so-so job and a fine job.

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Check with your local paint store, yellow pages, do an internet search, gather a few numbers and set up a few estimates. Ask the potential house painting contractors questions, make sure they are licensed and insured, ask to see there past work and a list of references you can call. Here is a link to our house painting blog http://www.kelloggspainting.com/blog...olor-Tips.aspx there are articles there in regards to hiring a professional, legitimate painter and also articles about color selection.

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