Q. What are your hours of operation?
A. Typically our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. However, we will accommodate our customers’ specific needs by working evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
Q. What kinds of paint do you use?
A. We will use any paint that our customers specify, though we prefer working with high-quality paints and will recommend appropriate paint to best suit each project.
Q. What brands of paint do you recommend?
A. Some vendors of high-quality paints include Rodda Paint, Sherwin Williams, and Benjamin Moore.
Q. Do you accept credit cards?
A. Yes, we accept major credit cards, including American Express.
Q. How far will you travel?
A. We typically limit travel to a 60-mile or one-hour radius from our shop, although we will travel further (even to other counties) for larger jobs.
Q. Are you licensed, bonded and insured?
A. Absolutely. We are even working on a comprehensive benefits package for our employees.
Q. What is your process for painting the exterior of a home or commercial building?
A. Typically, our process is as follows:
1. Pressure wash all exterior surfaces to remove all dirt, mildew and loose paint.
2. Hand scrape/wire brush any remaining loose paint.
3. Spot-prime all bare wood with acrylic latex primer.
4. Re-caulk all exterior doors, siding, windows and minor cracks.
5. Protect/mask all surfaces that will not be painted, including windows, bushes, shrubs, walkways, etc.
6. Apply a minimum of two coats of premium acrylic latex enamel to all exterior walls (back rolling the first coat where applicable).
7. Clean up and remove all generated garbage.
Q. What is your process for painting the interior of a home or commercial building?
A. Typically our process is as follows:
1. Protect/cover all flooring upon entry.
2. Move all furniture to middle of room or out of room, if possible.
3. Cover all furnishings with two-millimeter painter’s plastic prior to covering them with drop clothes.
4. Remove all window coverings and switch plates.
5. Clean all walls prior to painting.
6. Fill all nail holes, cracks, dings, etc. and texture to match.
7. Protect all surfaces that will not be painted, such as counter tops, cabinets, moldings and baseboards.
8. Apply a minimum of two coats of premium acrylic latex enamel. Brush and roll or spray paint where applicable.
9. Replace all furnishings.
10. Clean up and remove all generated garbage.
Q. How do professional painters paint such clean, straight lines?
A. When you do something every day for more than 20 years you get pretty good at it. All kidding aside, if a person were to draw a straight line on a piece of paper, their instinct is to go slow. What they don’t realize is that if they were to draw the same line in a swift motion, the line would be straighter. With practice, painting straight lines with this swift motion becomes fairly easy.
Q. Why do professional painters wear white?
A. Back in the olden days, paint basically came in one color: white wash. White also represents cleanliness. That is why chefs wear white and nurses wore white for many years. Additionally, union painters used to wear white clothes to separate themselves from non-professional painters.