Windy Painters Chicago, Inc.

The final word in painting

Paint application methods:

  1. Paint brushing: 

Today used mainly for small surfaces  (eg. Corners hardly accessible corners), priming and painting with dense high viscosity paint when the brush reaches out to create various types of wall decoration .

Brush is the oldest technique renewal rooms. The advantages of this method of painting are:

  • simple and inexpensive equipment
  • ease of painting
  • less complicated painting hard to reach areas
  • good use of paint and a small loss while painting
  • good coverage of the substrate (the possibility of a good rubbing the coating material in the pores and uneven surfaces).

The disadvantages of this technique are:

  • time-consuming paint (approx. 10 m2 / h)
  • difficulties in applying fast-drying product
  • leaving stokes (traces of the brush).

Painting begins with the preparation of the brush. In order to remove him from dust and loose hair tool wash in soapy water, then rinse thoroughly and dry it. Thus prepared, the brush is ready to paint.

This technique due to its nature requires that the paint used to paint with a brush characterized by a longer drying time. Apply with a brush so easily, eg. Oil paints. They are suitable for the tool with a short, hard bristles. Paint drying quickly, such as for example. Enamels (acrylic, vinyl) require the application of a special technique and experience. The better to apply a flat brush with soft bristles.

The undoubted disadvantage of brushing is the formation of so-called. strokes, which traces go brush. This can be overcome by using leveling the surface of a flat brush or changing some techniques of painting. Lightly tapping on Tracing the end of the brush with long soft bristles. However, this is time consuming and requires precision.

 

  1. Roller application:

The method most popular because of its high performance and simplicity of execution. This technique paint ceilings, walls, impregnate wood furniture pickles.

Advantages paint roller:

  • cheap, simple and readily available hardware
  • fast and easy application
  • uniform coverage equal smooth walls

Disadvantages of this technique are the following:

  • difficulties in painting worse places available
  • inaccurate coverage of rough surfaces and structures
  • difficult to control thickness.

On large surfaces Chicago painter  distribute the paint with a large (18-25 cm) rolle , performing vertical movements. Painting always end up in the same direction. When painting a surface (a wall), we should not do breaks, but combine consecutive fragments of the “wet on wet”. The paint on the roller kidding abundantly with paint tray and distribute as evenly as possible on the ground and slightly leading shaft. When the paint is dry, you should not make local improvements, but to paint the entire wall. This applies particularly to paint an intense color.

  1. Method of spraying (HVLP or airless)

This method requires complicated and expensive equipment and the skills of its service and specialty paints. Spraying techniques are extremely powerful but challenging experience. Due to their nature, they are used rather the need for painting a very large surfaces.

When planning a renovation in your home, especially if we plan to do it the first time, it is best to use a mixed technique – brush (in hard to reach places) and roller (large wall surfaces).

West Town. Back porch, fence and railings

Time of realization 3 days.  Early October 2016.

Scope of work included:

  1. Remove rust and peeling paint.
  2. Porch was previously painted with water based paint. That kind of paint doesn’t adhere well to old oil-based finishes and peels.
  3. Seal  exposed / grinded  metal with Rust Destroyer primer,
  4. Apply one coat of Sherwin Williams Urethane Enamel. Black gloss.
  5. Chicago painter.

 

 

Bucktown back metal porch.

  • All peeling paint had to be removed.  Windy painters used power grinder with ceramic flap discs.
  • All exposed metal was primed with rust converting primer – Rust Destroyer (the first photo in the gallery).
  • All metal structure, including beams, supporting columns, handrails and spindles was painted with  Sherwin Williams Urethane Enamel.
  • Finish high gloss. Color black.
  • Time of realization: three days.

Chicago painter

Logan Square. Wallpaper accent wall

Wallpaper installation process includes:

  1. Wall repairs – fix  drywall nail or anchor holes, stress cracks, water damages,
  2. Prime the wall with wallpaper primer – makes future wallpaper removal much  easier.
  3. For dark wallpaper we use pigmented dark primer to make wallpaper seams less visible.
  4. Install wallpaper.
  5. Final cleanup.
  6. Accent wall wallpaper installation usually takes one day /  one painter.

Chicago painter.