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Residential Painting (Etobicoke, 2024)

We are your local South Etobicoke home painters and we service neighborhoods such as the Kingsway, Mimico, Richview, High Park, Bloor West and the rest of Toronto.  Our team specializes in repainting older homes that are typically found in the South Etobicoke area. These homes require a high degree of finesse and care. That is because older homes require a greater amount of prep work to smoothen out damaged trim, remove old brush marks, correct wavy walls and cut lines. In addition, we must take the homeowner into consideration and how we affect their daily routine.​ All of our staff have been vetted and trained to work in your home. They are courteous, friendly, trustworthy and clean. We always coordinate with the homeowner the schedule of the areas we will be painting and pride ourselves in being predictable.

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Our Projects

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Our Residential Repainting Process

Step 1 - Masking & Floor Protection

The first step in a residential repaint project is to protect the surrounding areas. That means sealing off the rooms we are working in so that the dust and debris doesn't spread to other rooms. We then carefully move all of the furniture to the center of the rooms or to another area where we are not working. We then thoroughly mask the furniture with plastic and protect the floors with dropcloths or construction paper. Features such as wallpaper and kitchen cabinets are all masked with plastic to protect against overspray - especially in the case where ceilings are being painted. In cases where the trim is being sprayed, we have to make sure that the masking is tight to the edges and seals all the areas. We remove all switch covers and drop down & cover pot lights if there are any.

Step 2 - Wall & Trim Repair

The second step is to thoroughly repair the walls and trim. For walls repairs, we use standard drywall compound to patch and fill holes, scratches and scuffs. Depending on the depth of the damage, we may have to apply several thin coats of compound while letting them dry in between. We then mark the repair areas with tape for later sanding (it can be difficult to see patched areas of the walls are white). For trim repairs we first punch in any protruding nails. We then fill/reform damaged trim with wood filler to restore the shape of the trim. Wood filler is our preferred filler for trim because it dries hard and forms a bond with the wood fibers. If the existing caulk is lifting, we cut out the old caulk before applying a new bead of caulking. 

 

Additional rounds of hole filling after applying the primer or top coat is common because the paint can reveal areas which were initially missed.

Step 3 - Sanding & Priming

Step 3 is to thoroughly sand all the areas that were patched/repaired. This process smoothens the patch so that it can blend in with the rest of the surfaces. In addition to sanding down areas that were repaired, we also do a light sand to all of the walls and trim. A light sand helps to remove dust & texture and to give the paint a profile to adhere to. Our team uses Festool dust extractors with our sanders to provide a dustless experience while sanding.

Areas which were patched are then primed to seal in the filler/compound, promote adhesion and prevent flashing of the finish coat. We also look for  stains (water marks, grease, pen, etc...) and prime them to prevent the colour from bleeding through the finish coat. The primer sometimes raises wood fibers or drywall compound so it is important to lightly sand those areas after.