©2019 by Buddy Paint

2800 Plaza Del Amo #499, Torrance, CA 90503

Interior & Exterior Painting

State California Licence No. 1004444

Services Available

With pure dedication to the finest craftsmanship, clients can consistently expect a solid commitment to quality, strong work ethic, and punctuality. In our painting company our personalized options and wide range of prices cater to every budget, so you’re sure to find the solutions you need. Take a look below at all of the services that we offer and get in touch today.

Interior Painting

Buddy Paint looks to guide our clients from start to finish with constant communication, daily updates, and ensuring customer satisfaction throughout the duration of your project. Consistency, efficiency, and keen eye for detail are what allows us to continuously transform our customers homes and exceed their expectations. If you are a homeowner who understands the difference between a quick paint job and professional painting, and requires an honest and supportive staff, Buddy Paint will not disappoint.

Our Process

More likely than not, we are working in homes and spaces that our customers are still living in. That is why we take extra care when Painting interior spaces that we follow precise steps to protect existing furniture and property.  On the day we begin, the very first thing is to ensure that:

  • All furniture is moved to the center of the room and covered completely with plastic

  • All floors are well covered with dropcloths or red rosin (thick paper)

Prep Work: 

A properly prepped surface ensures an even smooth coat of paint that lasts.  The steps to our prep process include: 

  • All surfaces to be painted are cleaned, washed and wiped down

  • Walls are gently scuff-sanded to help paint adhesion

  • Any existing holes or cracks are filled in and smoothed

  • Watermarks or stains are first sealed with high quality mold-resistant sealants

  • Apply Zinsser BIN shellac primer to wood surfaces whether they have been
    painted before or not. This is typically to convert oil finishes over to water based
    finishes. It is also used when a previous paint job was done poorly. This is the
    strongest primer available and encapsulates the material below it.

  • Trim tape applied where necessary

Additional Prep Services: 

  • Wallpaper removal

  • Removing adhesives from walls that had wallpaper

  • Compound, Sanding and smoothing faulty wall surfaces

  • Scraping popcorn ceilings, and removing textured finishes

  • Painting Process:

  • All areas to be painted and primed if necessary

  • Paint colors are confirmed

  • Edges of walls & trim are carefully cut-in with hand held brushes

  • Paint is applied to larger surfaces, walls and ceilings with rollers and brushes

  • After drying time, second or third coats are applied if necessary to ensure even coverage and perfect saturation of color. 

  • Cleanup:

  • Our job would not be complete without properly cleaning up! We make sure that: 

  • All work areas are swept and vacuumed

  • All furniture is put back in place

  • Remaining paint is left with customer for touch ups

  • Used materials are properly disposed of

  • Double check that the customer is happy with our job!

Exterior Painting

Approaching Exterior Painting The Right Way

 

Just as you would with the interior of your home, you will want to ensure the exterior of your home has been properly prepared prior to applying the new coat of paint. You will also want to be sure the weather conditions are appropriate for the duration of your exterior house painting project. At Buddy Paint surfaces preparation is the key ingredient to ensure the best quality and longevity of any exterior painting project. Each surface–whether it is wood siding, stucco, brick, and/or  iron work–has to be treated and prepped with the right practices and products. If it is not prepped correctly, the coating will fail even if premium coatings were applied.  Our management team emphasizes the following practices:

  • All surfaces must be clean, dull, and dry.

  • Prime and seal any raw wood.

  • We use moisture meters to check moisture levels on wood surfaces before painting them. Fun fact: the recommended moisture level on wood that will be painted is below 14%

  • Treat rust with rust converter products.

  • Set nails, premium wood fill and Bondo.

  • We use premium Urethane caulk because of its elasticity.

  • We use only premium products and coatings exclusively.

  • We apply coatings as per manufacturer’s recommendation.

  • We make sure we cover underneath the areas that will be painted and also take the necessary precautions to protect your plants and garden.

All of our services, especially this one, exist to make your life easier and stress free. 

Commercial Painting

Coming from a construction management and civil engineering background, Buddy Paint Co. understands what is necessary to achieve successful commercial work. Efficiency, consistency, reliability, and accurate scheduling are all required for a successful project. Whether the project is interior or exterior, you can be assured Buddy Paint Co. will meet all of your needs from job start to closeout.
Our highly capable staff of professionals and use premium products allow us to produce a quality finish on any project. A clean and organized site along with efficient painting will always be standard.

Products and Finishes

Products and finishes are major decisions when finishing residential spaces. Depending on the use of the space a particular finish or product can make all of the difference when it comes to durability, longevity, and cost. Buddy Paint Co. has the experience with a range of residential products and understands the importance of prep, which allows our clients to get the most of their painting project. 

Considering Sheen

At first blush, paint sheen seems a minor design consideration — especially compared with color. But picking the ideal sheen for a paint job involves important visual and functional considerations.

As a practical matter, high-sheen or glossy surfaces are typically easier to keep clean. These paint formulations traditionally produce the toughest and most stain-resistant finishes – that's why high-gloss finishes are common in bathrooms, high-traffic areas and kids' rooms. Aesthetically speaking, sheen or gloss does draw attention to a given surface, especially indoors. This includes even the smallest flaws. If the intention is to hide or downplay a space, high-sheen paint should be avoided.

Most brands of paint come in several sheens, and both latex and oil-based paints are available in different sheen levels. Gloss sheens have the highest light-reflective characteristics. Next are semigloss sheens; then satin, eggshell, or low-lustre sheens; and then flat or matte sheens.

Technically speaking

High paint-resin or binder levels create high sheen, smooth finishes and durable surfaces. (Paint's binder imparts adhesion, binding the pigments together and strongly influencing such properties as gloss, weathering durability, flexibility and toughness.) Conversely, high paint-pigment levels, along with coarse pigment granules, create duller, rougher and less resilient finishes.

Glossed over

Glossy finishes draw the eye – so where should they be used? Contrasting finishes provide a feeling of depth. To achieve a 3-D feel, consider using gloss paint on the trim in a room that has otherwise been painted with a low-lustre or flat paint. Also consider using gloss finishes to help architectural features pop – such as entry doors or trim around ornate glasswork.

Higher-gloss paint finishes can also help brighten dark spaces. Under most common lighting conditions, a combination of semigloss sheen and light-colored paint is an optimal wall covering method to brighten a dark space. (The reason a high-gloss sheen should be avoided in this situation is excessive glare. A dark space requires a lot of artificial lighting, and high-sheen walls catch and reflect all that light.)

Halfway there: satin, low-lustre and eggshell

All of these finishes have a sheen that is between semigloss and flat paints. Satin and low-lustre paints have a slightly higher sheen than eggshell finishes. Paints in this category are warmer and provide a greater appearance of depth than flat

paints. They also resist stains better than flat paints.

Striking a flat note

Flat paints, also known as matte paints, are a valuable design tool when used correctly. Because they are non-reflective, they tend to conceal surface blemishes better than paints with more sheen. In a visual sense, these finishes effectively "smooth" walls that are dented or rough. And, since flat finishes actually deflect attention from surfaces, flat paints are a great

choice for ceilings or other surfaces you want to downplay.

Unfortunately, stains are often difficult to remove from flat finishes. Unlike paints with higher sheen, a non-reflective, flat paint finish has a porous texture, which can trap dirt and result in burnishing when scrubbed or rubbed. However, there is one notable exception to this rule – Sherwin-Williams Duration Home®. Duration Home, which is available in matte, satin and semigloss sheens, is formulated with patented cross-linking technology that forms a smooth continuous paint film. This cross-linking technology not only locks in the colorants, it also provides superior resistance to staining, burnishing, and water-streaking or -spotting, and ultimately provides superior washability compared with competitive offerings. And it can be tinted to the deepest, most saturated colors your customers want.

One last option: in-between

With four levels of sheen available in most products, designers can usually find a paint finish that matches their vision. But, if a manufacturer's sheen does not work aesthetically for a particular project, consider mixing

two sheens together to get a custom sheen or an "in-between finish."