Interior Painting in Mt Pleasant

November 30, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

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This week Paragon Painting finished a big interior painting project in Mt Pleasant SC. From start to finish this paint job had it’s own set of unique challenges. The biggest obstacle being the trim. All the base and crown molding were replaced. Some new door jams and pocket doors were installed, and the rest was unchanged. The unchanged trim had been painted before with oil based paint. The fireplace mantel was completely torn down and rebuilt. There were two sets of bathroom vanities which were brand new unfinished wood and two previous build ins. One being a large bookshelf which was painted with oil. The other built in was a previously stained desk but was going to be changed to paint. The staircase was redone along with the railing and spindles. The risers were bare wood which need finishing. The pre-finished railing spindles needed to were to be painted to the new trim color.

Wow and that was just the trim. We also painted all the ceilings, walls, closets, shelves, and the back screened in porch. The ceilings had popcorn ceilings which were removed before we started. They were just bare drywall that needed to a primer and two coats of paint. Along with the interior painting we also did the exterior screened in porch.

Painting The Trim

As I mentioned the trim was the most time consuming aspect of the paint job. The customer requested for it to be oil which presents it’s own set of challenges. The biggest hurtle to overcome with oil paint is the long dry time. When painting with an oil the paint stays wet for 24 hours. The extended dry time makes proper job sequencing important. Since the trim was new all the nail holes were sanded, filled with Elmer’s Wood Filler, then sanded again. Every crack was caulked and the entire surface of all the trim was sanded. After prepping we painted two coats of Sherwin Williams ProClassic Oil. The previously painted doors, window frames, and door jams were a little easier. First we cleaned them with Krud Kutter. Once they were clean we sanded them, touched up caulk. Afterward we applied two coats of ProClassic Oil.

The bare wood areas and new cabinets required a couple extra steps. First they got sanded with 330 grit paper and then primed with Zinsser CoverStain. After that the same procedures as described above was followed.

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mantel painting

cabinet painting

 

Painting The Interior Walls and Ceilings in Mount Pleasant

The first step to painting any wall is to prep. We scrape every wall to knock off any rough areas and find imperfections. We then spackle any nail pops, dents, ect two coats and sand with our Festool dustless sanding system. After sanding the ceilings and walls were primedwith Glidden PVA. The ceilings then got two coats of Sherwin Williams Masterhide Flat. The walls two coats of Sherwin Williams Cashmere Flat Enamel. Except for the bathrooms, we used Cashmere Low Luster instead of the flat enamel.

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hallway painting

Painting the Screened in Porch

Painting the screened in porch was my favorite part of the project because we got to paint the ceiling haint blue. If your not sure what haint blue is check out the history of haint blue here. The porch floor is tongue and groove that had a previous coating of porch and floor enamel which had failed. When the hardwood floors in the house were refinished the home owner had the flooring company sand off the existing coating down to bare wood. On the floor we used two coats of Sherwin Williams ArmorSeal Tred-Plex. Two coats Sherwin Williams Resilience paint on ceiling and the white trim work.

haint blue ceiling mt pleasant

exterior screened porch paining

The End Result

From the time we started to when we finished the transformation of this house in Mount Pleasant was impressive. The oil trim paint (even with the drawbacks) made this job shine. Nothing beats an oil finish for looks and durability. But what made this job a success for me was working for and with great people. The home owner was a joy to do business with and acted as her own general contractor. Most of the time a home owner running a big job like this with so many moving parts can be scary. She was so organized the job ran smoother than most professional contractors could have done. All said and done it looked like a brand new home. We enjoyed playing a big part of the transformation.

Give Us a Call!

Call Paragon Painting, for all your house painting needs. We will always use the best products on the market and give you a detailed painting quote with a fair price. We service the entire Charleston, SC area including:

SummervilleMt PleasantMoncks CornerFolly Beach, Ladson, North Charleston, HanahanJames Island, Johns Island, Sullivans Island, and beyond. We are the exterior and interior house painting experts, call us at 843-695-9450

 

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I've been brought up in the painting industry and have learned everything I know from my father Paul Briggs. He is the founder of Paragon Painting and I joined him full time in 2003 after graduating college. I am now happily married with two beautiful children ages two and five.

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5001 Thornton Dr ,
Summerville,
SC - 29456
US.
Tel : 843-695-9450
Email : wepaint@paragonpainting.com