When you think of painting your home, you probably imagine a couple of people with paint rollers and some painters tape coming in and giving it a quick coat in just a few hours. Well, that may be true with an amateur, but when it comes to professional home painting, there is much more than goes into getting the job done the right way. It takes professional tools, a well-trained staff, detailed planning, and top tier protective supplies for the items in your home as well. All of these things go into a properly designed estimate. Here’s an outline of what should be included in a proper, professional painting estimate:
Interior Home Painting:
‐ Lay down covers and tape up areas to keep clean
‐ Cover all furnishings to protect from dusts and other form materials (drywall) ‐ Repair drywall and other services prior to painting (holes, cracks, etc.) ‐ Examine services point up and caulk as needed
‐ Clean up all residual dusts and debris
‐ Prime where needed
‐ Sanding again (if needed)
‐ Painting (minimum two coats) all ceilings, walls, doors, door frames, baseboards etc
Exterior Home Painting:
‐ Pressure wash all walls, soffits and gutters
‐ Spray waterproofing sealer across stucco surfaces
‐ Caulk all necessary locations
‐ Paint all walls, doors, trim bands with colors of your choice (2 coats)
You see, there’s much more than just throwing a coat of paint on the wall if you truly want a professional paint job that will last for years to come. When choosing a painting company, you want to make sure it’s a full service one that will send a group of professionals who will treat your home like their own. Don’t settle for cheap or less than the best in the painting business. You’ll end up having to repaint your home sooner or calling them back out to fix spots that don’t look right or are fading quickly due to improper planning.
Always call an experienced painting company and look for the things we outlined above in an estimate. It’s worth your time and money.