House Painting

Communities in Austin Texas

Austin Texas is a destination desired by many. With almost 100 people moving to Austin every day, more and more communities are coming together to create an even more awesome city to live in. When looking at what makes this town unique it's not hard to see where the diverse ranges of cultures have created a local feel that touches the core of every person who lives here.

From night life to business ventures there is no limit to what Austin offers its residents and visitors. Live music, great food, fun festivals, job opportunities, what's not to like? Well there might be one or two things (traffic for one.) Over all Austin is a growing city with a lot of appeal. Construction is constant with lots of good contractors and construction campaigns. While some might be tired of seeing so many cranes towering over Austin, others embrace the surge to the job market and economy and the rise in community activities that city growth provides.

Local Flavor

  • Vivo - Modern Tex Mex
  • Torchy's Tacos
  • Z'Tejas
  • East Side Pies
  • Austin's Pizza

austin-house-painting-stevieTons of history surrounds Austin and there are many outlets for learning more about how Austin became the tough long lasting place that it is. The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a great place to start to experience the gritty story behind Texas and Austin. Explore music legends like: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Janis Joplin, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings. Austin is the live music capital of the world, and every night is jam packed with live performances and music that rocks until the bars close down.


Texas is home to legends


There are many surrounding areas that are just as breath taking as the big city. Just once walk through a field of Texas Blue Bonnets, or stop by nearby Marble Falls to try some pie at the Blue Bonnet Cafe and you will know instantly why central Texas is so enjoyable. We are surrounded by lakes and no matter what direction you drive in you find friendly people.

Festivals in Austin


Whether you're new to Austin, or a street veteran, you have many local adventures waiting for you just around the corner. There is hardly a dull moment and never a night of boredom! Take your experience of Austin to the next level and try new places around town, see new things! Let the city vibe move you into a better atmosphere! Austin, Texas is my home. 

Austin Texas Interior Paint Projects

Interior house painting 

Starting a new interior painting project in your home? Finding the right painters for the job can be a daunting task. Here at Southern Sunrise Paint Co. we have skilled painters that know the importance of doing a good job and leaving the workplace clean and done right the first time. We have painters with over 10 years experience that come from the local Austin area and work within our central Texas community. 

There are a few things you want to keep in mind when starting an interior paint project. 

  1. Is your home empty? Just bought the house or selling it? Are your belongings in the home that you want painted? If so you want painters who know the importance of taking great care of peoples property and possessions while doing work inside your home. Having the right tarps and plastic/prepping materials for the job is an important element in interior painting!
  2. Will you be home/living in the home during the hours of painting? If you live inside the home being painted and will be there during painting hours keep in mind that paint has an odor. Make sure you have all of your valuables and breakables put away and everything accessible for the painters to move around and cover as needed. 
  3. Will the house be rolled or painted with a paint sprayer? Painters paint interior homes two different ways, by rolling/cutting in and by spraying with a paint sprayer. If your home is empty the floors can be masked off with plastic and the walls and ceilings sprayed with a paint sprayer. When painters are rolling/cutting in they generally use tarps and plastic to cover the floors while they brush and roll. 
  4. Are you having the entry doors painted? The entry doors are: the front door, back doors, and garage entry doors. If you are not going to be home you need to have communication with your painters making sure they have entry into those areas and also the time to have them left open for drying. Doors need to be left open for a min 3 hours after painting before they can be shut.
  5. Is your trim oil paint or latex? Your painters need to clarify if your trim paint is done in oil base paint or latex in order to know what type of product to use. If it is done in oil, painting a latex paint over it will cause problems like paint peeling off. If it is done in latex it can be painted over in latex or oil paint. The solution is to use oil on oil, or to use a hybrid latex enamel that can be painted over oil and latex. 

tx painters interiorWhat goes into the prep work on an interior paint job? 

Painters use a variety of materials for prepping the inside of your home for painting. Sometimes the floors get completely covered with paper and plastic. Windows are sometimes covered with tape and plastic if the painters are spraying. Tape is used where needed to keep edges safe and to adhere paper to trim boards and other surface areas. 

If rolling and brushing the home, tarps are used to move around the home to cover flooring and furniture. Plastic, paper, and tape can also be used for covering floors, walls, and furniture. 

Materials used: Blue and white tape, different sizes of paper, plastics and tarps. 

Usually the painters will remove the wall switches and outlet cover plates, covering the plugs and light switches with tape keeping them safe from getting paint on them. All of these things: covering floors, windows, furniture, removing plates and taping outlets, can go into the prepping of an interior home for a paint project. Prep usually takes 1 day to complete for an average size house (1400 sf)

The average paint job is completed in 4 - 6 days depending on the size and the detail of work being preformed. A house with a lot of trim and doors that is around (2500 sf) takes a full week or more, and sometimes longer for bigger projects. Be prepared to have the paint work going on in your home for up to 2 weeks.

In the end expect your painters to clean any trash or debris and wipe clean all surfaces that may have unwanted paint on them. Walk the job with them and let them know if you have any concerns with the quality. And there you have it, the in's and out's of an interior paint job. Also be sure to read our article on exterior paint jobs.


Austin, Painters, Texas Painting

Austin - Cedar Park - Leander 

The painters at Southern Sunrise Paint Co have been painting for over ten years in the Austin Area. We're a member of multiple communities covering most of Travis and Williamson Counties. We do interior and exterior house painting at a reasonable price. Why should home owners in Central Texas have their homes re painted? You want your home to last and to keep it maintained you need to paint it every 5 - 10 years. The Texas heat can take its toll causing paint to fade, open cracks and wood damage.

Consider having Southern Sunrise paint your house today and keep it well maintained!


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Austin home painting specialists

Southern Sunrise Paint Co was founded in Austin, Texas in 2013. Company owner: Chad Kilpatrick, has over 10 years experience painting houses and is one of two master painters with SSPAINTCO.

What are our roots?

We are a small business that serves the Central Texas area and are committed to quality work at a reasonable price. We specialize in residential, interior and exterior house painting. We have highly skilled painters who will take care of all your home painting needs!

Our painters started out in the Leander/Cedar Park area over 10 years ago, eventually doing work all over Austin and surrounding areas. We know what it means to want your home taken care of the right way.

With the crazy Texas heat we have learned through the years that doing a superior prep job and using high quality paint can help maintain a home's fresh look and quality for many years.

What are we about?

Our mission: To bring you the best quality paint work at a reasonable price. We have the experience and skill sets to take care of your home painting needs. We know that people have many on going home projects and we build trust with our costumers, you not only get the job done right but you know that you can rely on us for future projects and referrals.

Have a paint project you need started right away? Call us now!

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