General Questions

How often should you repaint your home?

Every 5 years for one-coat applications and every 7-8 years for two-coat applications.

What measurements do 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch represent on a Paint Roller?

The numbers on a paint roller represent the length of the roller nap. A shorter nap holds less paint and leaves a smoother finish, while a longer nap creates more texture.  Duration Painters is here to help you understand the measurements on your paint roller and achieve the best results for your project.

Is power washing necessary before painting exterior surfaces?

A clean surface is crucial for a quality paint job. With a power washer and the right detergent, remove mold, mildew, and dirt buildup. This will allow the paint to adhere better to a clean palette. 

What's the purpose for using a primer before painting?

Using a primer prior to painting improves adhesion of paint; provides an attractive and uniform finish; and blocks water, grease, and smoke stains that can bleed through your top coat. Generally, a primer is not necessary on a previously painted surface unless one of the above situations would happen to exist. 

Is insurance important for a contractor to have?

Insurance is extremely important. If someone does not have liability insurance and happens to be working on an extension ladder inside or outside of the home, you become liable in the unfortunate case of an accident. We send copies of our liability insurance and workers compensation insurance up front with every estimate so that you know you are protected from liability.