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Can I have my home interior walls touched up instead of repainting them?


We recommend that the walls be painted after six months, versus touch up painting.

​​How long can I expect my paint job to last?


In interior projects, bubbling and peeling are not typical problems in most areas where moisture and heat are absent. Homeowners with pets and children will notice more nicks, dents, and dirt faster. We recommend painting with a higher sheen in these cases, especially in the hallway or children’s bedroom, so that most of these things can be wiped down. 


How many coats of paint do I need?


A couple of factors affect this decision. Colored Dreams Painting already uses a thick primer and top coat of the highest quality paint. However, if you are staying in the same color or just a shade off, one coat of each will cover just fine. If the color changes dramatically, then we use two coats of paint. Stain jobs are two coats. We always paint two coats when we paint over aluminum or vinyl siding.


Do you use oil or latex paint?


For exterior painting, we use an Alkyd/oil hybrid primer and a latex top coat. For solid stains, we use latex-based colors and oil for semitransparent stains. We use oil enamel paint for metal railings. We use latex top coats and alkyd/oil primer (or latex primer) for interior paint. Depending on the situation, the internal top coat can also be oil.


When is it too cold to paint my exterior?


The exterior paint and primers we use are best used for 35 degrees or warmer weather, as long as there are no freezing conditions the nights before. We usually paint only when it stays around 42 degrees or warmer.


Can mildew be permanently avoided?


Mildew can grow in any dark and moist area with limited air movement. A cleaning or maintenance schedule is the best protection in such environments. Paints can be formulated to inhibit mildew growth, but under some conditions, mold will eventually reappear on any paint color.

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