Painting FAQ

Hilton Head Painting FAQ
The following is a Frequently Asked Questions section containing questions that we regularly receive from our clients in the Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort 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 painting or remodeling questions that are not addressed in this FAQ, you can always feel free to email the friendly Paul Langan Painting and Contracting inc customer service team by clicking here or call us at (843) 686-4572 or (843) 247-1300.

What paint colors are the best colors and why?Simply put, paint color affects mood. Red, yellow, and orange are considered the warm paint 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 paint 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 paint brush I use.Absolutely. Not only does it matter what type and size paint brush you use, it even matters if you should USE a paint brush AT ALL. In many cases, not only is using a paint roller or a paint sprayer easier, but it will provide better results than a paint brush, which can drip or blotch. Frankly it depends on the thickness of the paint, the texture of the surface, and even 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.