Preparation Before Painting

There are many processes when it comes to any task to improve your home. Painting is one of those that has instructions to each portion. There are a few keys processes before you can actually begin to paint. The first process is to protect the room.

The first couple of steps are pretty simple. Make sure you move all of your heavy furniture to the center of the room. Make sure to cover it with plastic drop cloths. Also, make sure to use canvas drop cloths on the floor since the plastic tends to become slippery. Next, if you need to cover a ceiling fan or an outlet make sure you remove the cover plates.

If you are painting a ceiling make sure that the hanging fixtures have protection. Take fan blades odd and then wrap the fixture with plastic. The cover plate should slide down as well. In the room, you are painting make sure you cover and door hardware as well. You can use painter’s tape as well as plastic bags to get them covered.

The second process is to remove the wallpaper. The first step is to score the paper with a scoring tool. Make sure to use a circular motion to perforate the paper. Next spray the paper with wallpaper removal spray. The paper needs to be wet in order to remove it. For the next step, you’re going to need a putty knife to use as a scraper. Once the paper is removed make sure the wall is cleaned off with any paste residue with warm.

The last process before painting the room is to clean. Clean the walls by vacuuming dust off of the baseboards and moldings. This will prevent dust and other particles from entering your paint job. The second step is to wipe the walls down with a damp rag, just a quick once over will do. A heads up if your walls do have oil or other residue on them make sure to wash them with trisodium phosphate for a more thorough cleaning.

Painting can be a hassle however; Mountain Valley Painting has trained professional to do the job. Our painting contractors have many years’ experience in all industries. From commercial painting to residential we can do it all. We have the right tool and knowledge to make sure the job gets done right the first time. Call your friends at Mountain Valley Painting today.

Benefits and Dangers of Two Part Epoxy

Two-part epoxy is becoming more popular as time goes by and is known for its durability and beauty as well. However, many people think it is an easy process to do. There are many benefits to having epoxy done but there are also dangers involved as well. So, before you go and try to do it without any professional help please rethink it.

There are a lot of benefits from two-part epoxy. Epoxy is ideal for casting or laminating areas that are subjected to a lot of stress. This increases the durability of the material and having it last longer. It also locks in the most advanced level of shine that never fades. Epoxy can even cover over minor imperfections. Epoxy can even be just as strong if not stronger to conventional metal fastened parts. Epoxy can be an easy application as long as the individual doing the labor is experienced with two-part epoxy.

Dangers of two-part epoxy can mostly come from overexposure to epoxy. It can cause some health effects not many people are aware of. It can cause some respiratory irritation. This is caused when an individual breathes in highly concentrated epoxy vapor. Depending on the temperature epoxy vapor levels can increase, this is when temperatures are warmer and it is within an unventilated space. Epoxy chemicals remain reactive until it has fully cured. Most serious problems occur when sanding of the epoxy occurs and it is not fully cured yet. Chemical burns are uncommon when working with epoxy however, they have happened before. A more serious problem is allergic dermatitis, this is when the body over reacts to an allergen. You are more prone if you are overexposed to epoxy. However, once the epoxy is cured the danger of allergies and everything else is over. If it dries and looks bad, then that is a whole other problem.

That’s why you can trust your friends at Mountain Valley Painting. We have the right contractors that are experienced and make sure the job is done right without any dangers. If you are searching for any painting needs please call us and we can help you get it done right.

Jaguar and Land Rover Dealership Job

One of the most recent jobs we have done is for the Jaguar – Land Rover dealership located in downtown Salt Lake City. This job consisted of interior painting as well as exterior painting. Exterior painting is a difficult job and not everyone can do it the right way. You have to have the right expertise, just like the kind Mountain Valley Painting contractors provide. If you don’t paint the right way the paint that was applied can chip and peel. When it does, this newly painted structure can look terrible in just a few short months.

 

Interior painting is another one of our expertise, from cabinets to walls, and even fireplace mantels, we got you covered. We are known for our attention to detail and we believe this is key to delivering high quality workmanship.

 

Please feel free to call us or visit our Facebook page to leave your information and we will get back to you in a very timely manner with a quote and any questions you may have.

Mountain Valley Painting Garage Floor Epoxy

Are you looking for a way to make your garage more durable with a professional look behind it? Well my friends look no further, your friends at Mountain Valley Painting can do just that for you. In one of our pervious articles we talked about the preparation needed in order to apply your new epoxy sealer. Now it is time to focus on the benefits of an epoxy sealer getting applied to your garage floor.

Epoxy sealer on floors in a garage is extremely beneficial. It can cover over minor imperfections or flaws caused by the concrete.  Since it is both stain resistant and chemical, oil spills, brake fluid mishaps, antifreeze overflows, and gasoline overfills are not an issue. It is as simple as wiping it up, even if it sits for a long period of time. Also, when those snowy months come and the road salts come out your epoxy floor will be ready to take it on. Also, don’t be scared of dropping a wrench while working, the epoxy sealer can handle it. It is used for both residential and commercial applications. Epoxy gives the floor that showroom shine that people can’t help but notice.

Mountain Valley Paining knows what needs to be done when preparing your garage floor for the epoxy that will be applied as well as how to apply it. Don’t let other epoxy flooring application companies do the preparation or installment of you epoxy. Call the experts at Mountain Valley Painting for your epoxy floor installation today and get the satisfaction you desire.

Heading Into 2013

LogoAs we head into 2013, we at Mountain Valley Painting, wanted to take a minute to thank all or our customers who have made 2012 a great year for us.  When you are looking for a painting contractor in SLC and surrounding areas, we hope you will remember us.

We are still running a great special through the new year, so make sure you take advantage of it if you have any rooms needing painting to get ready for spring.

As we go into the new year it is a great time to think about those new years resolutions.  We hope that one of your resolutions is to fix the damaged paint around your home.  If this is the case, don’t forget to call us for a free bid.  If one of your resolutions is to redecorate your home, again, give us a call, we can help.

Resolutions are great as long as you are able to stick to them.  Below are some things to help you meet your goals for 2013

1.  Set goals you know you can achieve, and set time they need to be met.

2.  If you have set your goals high, take the time to set smaller goals which will help you reach your bigger goals.

3.  Don’t procrastinate.  Set a time each day you can actively work toward your goals and when that time come take action.

4.  Tell others about your goals.  This allows you to have a few individuals who can help keep you motivated and check on your progress.

We hope these 4 ideas will help you reach all your 2013 goals.  Don’t forget about us when it’s time to meet your “we need to repaint this room” goal.