Historic Home Restoration
02/07/2020 | dunnedwards |
It’s common knowledge that trends recycle and the Mid-century design trend is no different. Landing paint jobs in a historic, periodic, or Mid-century home can spruce up your resume. If you have ever wondered how to land these coveted projects or would not know how to start, we came up with a few tips on how to get there and how to get through the finish line.
1. Come in ready to preserve
Like with most jobs, you have probably become accustomed to starting with a clean slate. But with Mid-century or period jobs, your main task is to enhance, not alter. This is only a matter of analyzing the property and figuring out what to improve. Don't expect to remove paints down to bare surfaces using harsh methods can permanently damage those surfaces. Generally, most homeowners’ goal is to preserve the history of the home. Creating a trusting relationship with the designer only makes the seemingly daunting task, easier. It'll be important for you to identify and understand common paint problems, then recommend appropriate treatments for preparing the surfaces.
2. Familiarize yourself with colors
Trust us, it’s not as hard as it may seem. By having a general idea of what colors are available you could make the process of restoring a Mid-century job more efficient. It’s worth mentioning that your color insight could give you a leg up on the competition. Check out our Then, Now & Forever® collection for 142 historically accurate colors and 158 trending colors.
3. Make the internet your business partner
As we’ve mentioned before, utilizing the internet to help boost business is important. We encourage you to post those beautiful images of your projects online to reach out and inspire potential clients. Consumers look for confirmation that they will make the right decision when spending money. Help convince them by providing inspiration, while promoting your past successes. If you missed our article on how to make the web your tool, read here.