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Recent Job in Belltown

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We recently completed a condo painting project in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, involving painting the walls, trim, and accents.  From this project, we documented a great example of a concept we stressed in one of our recent blogs; place accent walls in interesting places, particularly areas that you’d like to highlight or where you’d like the focus of a room to …

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Why Use Primer?

In Exterior Painting, Homeowner Tips, Interior Painting by Lindsey Mueller10 Comments

Because primer is important! Despite all of the hype surrounding “Paint and Primer in One” products, there are many situations where a coat of primer on its own is crucial to properly preparing a surface (interior or exterior!) for a paint job.  While “Paint and Primer in One” products are often an excellent choice for previously painted interior surfaces that are in …

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Sound Painting Solutions featured on Mallory Paint

In News, Recent Work by Lindsey Mueller2 Comments

Mallory Paint Store is Sound Painting Solutions’ choice for quality paints in the Puget Sound, selling the full line of Benjamin Moore Paints. We frequently work with their Color Experts to help us evaluate paint colors for our clients and match colors as well. We are honored to be a featured contractor on their website! Thanks, Mallory Paint! Read the …

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Sound Painting Solutions Receives “Best of Houzz” Award

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We are happy to announce that Sound Painting Solutions, LLC has been awarded the “Best of Houzz 2014” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.  Awards were given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction.  The Customer Satisfaction badge was determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews received in 2013. …

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Should You Paint An Accent Wall?

In Homeowner Tips, Interior Painting by Jeff Dupont3 Comments

When thinking about paint colors, many people opt for one bold, dramatic accent wall to mark their individual tastes and styles. If you’re thinking of painting an accent wall, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. First, placing an accent wall is a bit of an art. Kristie Barnett from The Decorologist couldn’t have said it better. …

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When is Exterior Painting Season?

In Exterior Painting, Homeowner Tips by Jeff Dupont1 Comment

In the Puget Sound, we experience rain for the majority of the year. Of course, this plays a significant role in planning exterior painting projects.  Along with the moisture level outside, temperature should also be considered before painting. How Moisture Affects Paint Paint cures by evaporation of water/solvents, and too much moisture or extreme temperatures (too cold or too hot) inhibit this …

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How To: Prepare For Interior Painting

In Homeowner Tips, Interior Painting by Jeff DupontLeave a Comment

We frequently tell our clients that the time and care it takes to prepare the painting surface is just as important as the painting itself. Here, we discuss the specific steps we take to prepare for interior painting. This is also a great resource for DIYers hoping to obtain professional-looking results! 1. To prepare the room for painting, remove all furniture …

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Seattle House Painting in 2013 (Video)

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Enjoy this short video of our Seattle house painting projects in 2013! At Sound Painting Solutions, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality paint jobs that stand the test of time. We understand the importance of thorough preparation to achieve lasting results. Our commitment to excellence is evident in the meticulous attention we dedicate to every step of the painting process. …

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How to: Paint Over Oil-Based Paint

In Homeowner Tips, Interior Painting by Jeff Dupont4 Comments

As painting contractors, our clients sometimes ask us why the paint inside their home has begun to flake and peel over time. Often, we find that these are older coats of oil-based paint, and it occurs most often on trim work and doors. The problem is paint incompatibility, which often takes place when a surface previously coated with oil-based paint …

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How Many Coats of Paint?

In Exterior Painting, Homeowner Tips, Interior Painting by Jeff Dupont7 Comments

How many coats of paint should I use?  This is a question often asked of painting contractors, and something homeowners might struggle with when completing their own projects.  It depends on the nature of the project, but generally, two coats is the minimum. Exterior Surfaces Without question, when painting exterior surfaces, two coats of paint should be applied. Since outdoor …