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FCI Painting’s Tips – Painting a Room!

Richard Foden at FCI Painting has noticed time and time again that a professional paint job in Naples, Florida is preferable to DIY. Once the do-it-yourself paint job turned into a disaster of spattered floors and a few too many trips to Home Depot. For the capable homeowner, however, painting doesn’t need to end in a colorful defeat. Richard at FCI Painting has over 20 years of experience painting and has shared these tips for the seemingly trivial task of painting a room.

Prepping Surfaces to Paint

The least fun but the most necessary part of getting a room ready to paint is to thoroughly prep the surface. This includes using the necessary tools, usually a scraper, to remove any bumps. Take a good look at your freshly scraped wall, if you notice any divots, channels, cracks, or any marks to the surface of what you’re about to paint, you’ll need to fill It in.

Creating a Perfect Primer

After your wall is as close to a smooth surface as a wall could be, you’ll want to crack open a can of primer and add a small amount of the color paint you’ll be using to it. This helps the primer and subsequent paint job nullify any risk of the paint bleeding through. For those thinking primer is more of a luxury and not a necessity, primer serves three distinct and necessary purposes. First, stains won’t show through. Second, you’ll use less paint, one-coat coverage isn’t unusual when primer is used correctly. Third, paint adhesion, the act of your paint actually staying on your walls. We would say that’s pretty important.

Tread Carefully – Dropcloths

Pick your drop cloth carefully. FCI Painting uses canvas almost every time. But, for the novice slip ‘n’ slide enthusiast, a plastic drop cloth will be perfect as it invariably becomes impossible to walk on due to the excess of paint. Plastic does not absorb paint. Canvas, however, does absorb paint and can be used in a variety of different ways that plastic sheeting cannot possibly hope to match.

Don’t Break Your Back!

Stop with the step ladder and get an extension pole for your brush. Nobody likes the backbreaking toil of forever stepping off a stepladder only to move it 8 inches, climbing back up, repeating endlessly. The best extension poles are those with metal cores. The metal-cored poles are less likely to bend and break.

Convenient Storage

If you’re sure you’re painting again the next day. It’s possible to store your painting stuff overnight without having to clean your brushes and rollers. Just get rid of the excess paint, wrap your items in plastic, and place them in the refrigerator to keep them from drying out. It really works.

Richard hopes these tips work for you!

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6 Stars

The entire process from start to finish was professional. They did a great job and left everything clean. Ryan wouldn’t leave until everything was perfect. The entire team was so responsive. I would recommend FCI to anyone. I would give them 6 stars if I could.

Bruce G

Reasonably Priced & Very Detailed

We have a three unit, two story condo building that needed an exterior painting job we awarded to FCI Painting. Their proposal was reasonably priced and very detailed. Richard Foden’s came to estimate the job and took the time to explain the process, answer questions and provide recommendations (that help us in our process). We received four proposals and FCI’s stood out making our decision straight forward. FCI crew was professional and the foreman ‘Eduardo’ exceptional. On a daily basis’s he communicated what to expect, what they would be achieving and the crews next steps. Crew was courteous and cleaned up the grounds every evening. We highly recommend FCI Painting company. Thanks

Leo G

Incredible Service

I honestly cannot recommend this company enough. I was attempting to find painters in Naples while I was still in Canada. Richard and his team were so helpful in the process, going above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. They were thorough, professional, and one of the best prices I found in the area. Incredible service.

Jeremy S

Definitely Use Them Again

Richard and his team were great to work with. They were polite, cleaned up and did an awesome job! I have already recommended them to people and would definitely use them again.

Helen R

Ahead of schedule

Very professional, prompt… even ahead of schedule. I will always use them from now on.

Brittany K

Can’t Recommend FCI Painting enough

I can’t recommend FCI Painting enough! Owner Richard Foden runs one of the finest painting companies I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. When my business moved into our new office, we started researching painters in Naples, FL and FCI came highly recommended. The commercial painters that Richard works with are prompt, thorough and professional. After working with them in a business setting, I’ll be certain to give Richard a call next time I’m in need of house painters as well.

Martin V

Professional & Friendly

Had my condo painted by FCI Painting and they did an outstanding job! They were professional and friendly.

Eileen F

Competitive & Fair

FCI Painting did an outstanding job for us and we are more than pleased with the results. We found the pricing to be competitive and fair. Our painter, Chris, was an expert craftsman, patched several areas of drywall that needed attention and helped us work through a problem we had with one of the colors we chose. We would definitely recommend FCI painting for anyone looking for a quality job at a fair price.

Donna C

Way Above Expectation

Big thanks to FCI, I had them paint my house inside and out and they did a fantastic job, way above my expectations, there employees were punctual and polite, and the work was completed 2 days before the scheduled completion date. Would not hesitate to recommend A++++++++++

Neil S

Highly Suggest Their Work

FCI Painting did a fantastic job on my driveway. They were swift, neat, and very sharp eye on quality. I would highly suggest there work and I would call them again.

Tom D

Pleasure to Deal With

FCI did a great job painting our home! Job was done on time & on budget, no surprises! Rich was a pleasure to deal with & was very prompt when responding to a question or request. Chris, our painter, was on-time each day, always prepared, cleaned up every afternoon, worked at a good pace & super friendly. Would definitely use them again & recommend them highly!

Christine C

Always an Outstanding Job

My family has used FCI in our homes and businesses. They have always done an outstanding job, neat and clean and Richard is wonderful accommodating owner to work with. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

Valerie G

Great Company, Great Results

Great Company, Great Results! We use FCI whenever we can!


Easy to Deal With

Pleasant and easy to deal with. Did exactly what they said they would, when they said they would do it. Would highly recommend.

Christopher G

Beautiful Work

Beautiful work and very friendly respectful employees. Couldn’t be happier.

Tiffany K