Frequently Asked Questions

Residential Painting

There are several elements that can determine how much paint we need to use for any given project. For instance, the surface being covered, the color of that surface, and the type of paint used can all play a role in our decision. Rest assured, we’ll never make you paint more paint than you need.

Sometimes, you really do get what you pay for. When it comes to unlocking your home’s true potential, a high-quality paint can be more effective and durable in the long-term. That’s why we only use the best paints for our customers.

There are different “gloss” levels available in the paints that you choose to decorate your home. For instance, semi-gloss, satin, and eggshell paints all provide a different look that generally works best in specific rooms throughout a house. Here are a few rules of thumb to be aware of:

  • Semi-gloss: Best used on bathroom and kitchen walls, as well as in children’s rooms thanks to its durable and stain-resistant nature.
  • Satin or silk: Similar characteristics to eggshell – best used for when you want a simple sheen on your walls.
  • Matte or “flat” paints: These are best for use on ceilings and walls where you want a modern or contemporary look. Matte paints can hide imperfections, but they’re far harder to remove stains from.



Generally, the overall appearance of your paint should be a good sign as to whether your home could benefit from professional painting services or not. If your paint seems to be fading, discolored, or chalky, then it’s time for a spruce up.

Commercial Painting

Ultimately, besides ensuring that your commercial property achieves the perfect look, a professional team is more time and cost-efficient. Companies like Postmark Painting Services can also ensure that your project meets with local health codes, is properly cleaned and prepped, and provides a finish that lasts for years at a time.

Yes! We can offer painting solutions both inside and outside your commercial building, so you can achieve the perfect professional look throughout your organization. With Postmark Painting Services you get a complete end-to-end solution.

Where to Use: Kitchen and bathroom walls, kitchen cabinets, banisters and railings, trim, furniture, door jambs and window sills.
Comments: More durable, stain-resistant and easier to wash. However, the higher the gloss, the more likely surface imperfections will be noticed.

Semi-gloss –
Where to use: Kitchen and bathroom walls, hallways, children’s rooms, playrooms, doors, woodwork, and trim. Comments: More stain-resistant and easier to clean than flat paints. Better than flat for high-traffic areas.

Satin or Silk (Range overlapping eggshell and semi-gloss)
Where to use: Similar characteristics to semi-gloss and eggshell.
Comments: Similar characteristics to semi-gloss and eggshell.

Eggshell –
Where to use: Can be used in place of flat paints on wall surfaces especially in halls, bathrooms, and playrooms. Can be used in place of semi-gloss paints on the trim for a less shiny appearance.
Comments: It resists stains better than flat paint and gives a more lustrous appearance.

Flat –
What to use: For general use on walls and ceilings. Hides surface imperfections.
Comments: Stain removal can be difficult. Use for uniform, non-reflecting appearance. Best suited for low-traffic areas.

Same characteristics as flat.

Pressure Washing

In the wrong circumstances, high-pressure water can easily damage your home surfaces. However, at Postmark Painting, we won’t let that happen. Our pressure washing specialists know how to protect your property by choosing the right pressures and nozzles for your circumstances. Each skilled technician has been trained to the highest quality standards to ensure your home remains in pristine condition.


Pressure washing prices can vary according to the amount and type of work to be completed. At Postmark Painting, we offer free estimates that allow you to understand the exact cost of the work before we get started. There are no hidden charges to worry about, so you can rest assured that you’re going to get the results you want for the price you need.


Pressure washing can be a difficult, and even dangerous process to complete by yourself. Hiring a professional from the team here at Postmark Painting ensures absolute safety and optimal results. We know exactly what you need to enjoy a job well-done, from the perfect nozzle selections to the correct use of pressure and more. We strongly advise against attempting delicate pressure washing projects alone.


We generally recommend using pressure washing services at least once a year to help prevent the buildup of dirt and grime around your property. However, the environment you live in, and the circumstances of your home and garden can have an impact on how frequently you should seek out pressure washing services. Ask our experts for a recommendation when they visit your home.


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