Each project is scheduled to be completed from start to finish with no interruptions. In our detailed quote, we provide tentative start dates, as well as approximate length or duration of time the project will take.
How many people will be working on my project?
Generally we try to operate in teams of 3. 1 Foreman, 1 Journeyman, 1 apprentice. Depending on your preferences and your desired date of completion, we can operate in larger or smaller teams as needed.
Can you provide references?
In addition to our website testimonies and online directories with ratings and reviews, we can also provide additional local references upon request.
Do you have insurance?
We carry both general liability insurance which covers real property (your house), and worker's compensation insurance, which covers employee medical expenses and loss of wages in the event of a job-related injury.
How soon can you start?
We work on a "first come first serve basis". The earlier you plan and schedule your project with us, the better chance you will have of retaining the preferred timeline you desire.
Can you give me a ballpark price over the phone?
No. Each job is unique and there are many factors that go into determining the scope of work and costs of a project that can't be properly evaluated over the phone. We need to look at your project in person before offering any pricing.
What is the difference between paint and stain?
First of all, there are many types of paints and stains so comparing them isn't easy. The closest comparison can be made between a standard exterior latex paint and a standard water-based exterior solid-body stain. Both are opaque, both are water clean-up, and both require good adhesion to a surface.
Which is less expensive- solid stain Which is easier to apply- solid stain Which lasts longer- paint Which retains color better- paint Which comes in more sheens- paint
Every project is a little different and both products can achieve great results in the right situation.
If your home currently has stain, and you're not changing colors, it usually makes sense to stick with stain, however, you can apply paint over stain to extend the life of the coating and gain other benefits but initially it will require two finish coats to make the conversion.
You shouldn't apply stain over paint.
Do you use sub-contactors?
No. All of our staff members are employees. Our employees are all paid over the table where their wages are subject to state and federal taxes.
Why is there such a disparity in cost with the quotes I received?
There are several reasons why the painting quotes you'll recieve will differ in price (sometimes drastically). The obvious ones include;
The scope of work isn't identical. The materials specified are different grades.
Some of the less obvious reasons include;
The proposed quality of work and attention to details. The training and experience of the staff.
The professionalism and convenience of the process.
The philosophy and direction of the company.
Remember, the cheapest doesn't always mean the least expensive. Most anyone can make a fresh coat of paint look good for a short period of time, but it takes craftsmanship to make it last.
How long will the new paint job last?
This question is highly subjective. As a painting contractor our view is that you can extend the lifecycle of a coating indefinitely with proper maintenance. Our recommendation is to inspect your surfaces annually and address any problems right away, such as peeling paint or mildew growth. Letting a small problem fester leads to exponential deterioration resulting in increased preparation costs.
Fading is another sign of nearing the end of a lifecycle, but again, maintaining those surfaces by repainting those sides (usually the south and west sides fade first) once you notice them starting to fade, will keep your home looking great continuosly, and at a fraction of the cost of repainting the whole house without maintenance.
What kind of paint do you use?
For exterior vertical surfaces such as siding and trim, we recommend high grade latex paints and stains.
For exterior horizontal surfaces such as handrails, decks, bulkheads, and also for doors we recommend oil-based paints and stains.
For interior ceilings we recommend mid grade latex paint, typically flat finishes.
For interior walls we recommend mid/high grade latex paints.
For interior trim, doors and windows we recommend high grade oil-based paint.
High moisture areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and spa areas should have a higher grade and sheen than usual to help fight against saturation, mildew, etc.
These are only typical recommendations. Each job, depending on the existing coatings and what you're trying to achieve, will play a major role in determining the right grade and type of materials used.
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