Professional Painters in Inland Empire!
Osorio’s Painting has been proudly offering design, decoration and painting services in the Inland Empire and parts of Los Angeles County for many years. Our priority is the satisfaction of our clients, so we always take the time to ensure you are satisfied with the design of your space before starting any work. Our skilled and qualified painters and designers have years of experience in small and large painting projects in Inland Empire. They will be working closely with clients to ensure your painting project is successful.
When hiring Osorio’s Painting for your Inland Empire area painting needs, we ensure that you do not have to worry about lifting a finger. We will personally empty the spaces to be painted with the utmost care, packaging fragile objects and doing all of the heavy lifting for you. You can rest assured that your floors and carpets will be well protected and that our professional painters will work diligently to ensure the quality of their work.
Inland Empire Painting FAQ
The following is a Frequently Asked Questions section containing questions that we regularly receive from our clients in the Inland Empire area. If you cannot find the information that you need in the Painting Tips section of our web site, you will likely find it here. If you have any questions that are not addressed in this FAQ, you can always feel free to email the friendly Osorio’s Painting customer service team by clicking here or call us at (909) 641-9252.
What colors are the best colors and why?
Simply put, color affects mood. Red, yellow, and orange are considered the warm colors which incite happy, excitable moods and stimulation. They’re great for offices for that reason. Blue, green, and purple are called the cool colors because they’re relaxing and peaceful. Think bedroom and den. The light colors, like beige or any off white are spacious and uplifting. Perfect for the Doctor’s office.
Dark colors make rooms look smaller and are depressing. Bold colors are appealing while whites reflect light, but beware, they get dirty pretty easily.
Can I paint over wall covering?
Don’t do anything for at least 2 or 3 weeks, and when you do clean, make sure you use a cleaner that won’t destroy your paint. Read all labels for directions for your cleaner, make sure it is properly diluted and practice cleaning first on a small unnoticeable area.
Does it matter what type of brush I use.
Absolutely. Not only does it matter what type and size brush you use, it even matters if you should USE a brush AT ALL. In many cases, not only is using a roller or a sprayer easier, but it will provide better results than a brush, which can drip or blotch. Frankly it depends on the thickness of the paint, the texture of the surface, and even the temperature or the weather.
Can I paint over my vinyl siding or do I have to take it all down?
Yes, you can paint over vinyl siding. Not only is it cheaper and easier than replacing vinyl siding, painting over vinyl siding can look great too if you use the right paint. It can change the whole appearance of the house, you can do it more than once. And it provides quite a unique look if done properly.
Inland Empire Painting Tips
Here are a few tips that should help you out if you want to tackle that project by yourself. Remember, we’re here if you get into trouble or if you just don’t want to deal with the hassle, but if you want to have a go at it yourself, read on:
Sand, Sand And Sand Some More
Any surface you are going to paint on has got to be flat. It literally cannot be flat enough. The slightest ripple or texture can cause an annoying seam that will nag at you for years to come. When you think you’ve sanded enough, sand it once more, seriously. Then completely inspect it, make sure all dust is removed, apply a coat, wait and inspect before proceeding.
Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness
A dirty work area is never a good thing unless you are a pig farmer. When it comes to painting, a clean, organized work area is mandatory. Spilled drinks or smudges can destroy all of your hard work, lose garbage can blow into a wall, and the last thing that you want is to get moisture or dirt between the wall and the paint you just spent all of that time sanding.
Buy More Than You Need
While we have a formula for painting a room, we do this professionally and we keep large stocks, paint color mixtures on record, and distributors that can make most any paint. As you are doing this yourself and don’t likely do it too often, buy enough to allow for mistakes, AND to allow for touch ups down the road. A new coat of paint can peel or chip, and you might not find that mixture you chose at a later date if the hardware store doesn’t carry or make it anymore.
Tape Is Your Friend
And it can save you from making annoying, time consuming, and even costly mistakes. Tape all corners and seems, sills, anything where you want a crisp even line, that way when your brush goes out of bounds, you don’t get a smudge, when you remove the tape, your line will be perfect. Be careful removing that tape too. And use a tarp over the entire room. You’d be amazed how paint can travel away from where you are working.
If the job is extremely complex, we recommend you to contact our specialists by clicking here or call us at (909) 641-9252 so that we can show you all available options to get the painting job completed on time and on budget.
Keeping Track of Paint Colors –Some paint colors are so close that it can be difficult to match your previously painted Inland Empire area home or business with the paint at the store when you need to repair scratches or touch up the surface. If you keep track of the color in a notebook or on the paint can, there is still a danger that you will lose your note keeping device in the months that it can take before repainting is necessary.
Using Paint Primer – One of the reasons that many Inland Empire amateur paint jobs end up looking dull or listless once they are dry is that the painter fails to use a primer before applying the first coat of paint. Primer is actually one of the most important parts of the process. It keeps stains or imperfections from the deeper layers of the wall from showing through your paint, helps your paint to spread evenly to the wall without significant blisters and increases the time between paint jobs.