Painting requiring scaffolding.
Pre-Painting - Prior to starting any painting job, whether exterior or interior, we carefully prepare every painting surface. Holes are patched, sanded and primed. The whole wall surface is sanded and wiped. For exterior surfaces we scrape to remove debris and loose paint. We also TSP surfaces (when necessary) to remove oxidation. Exposed surfaces such as floors, and trim are carefully taped and covered and electrical outlet covers, switch plates and other hardware are removed.
Painting - We purchase all our paint and painting supplies locally. You, of course, choose the paint colors you wish to have and the quality of paint. For interior walls we suggest an eggshell or pearl finish; this hides small dings well, while still providing a washable surface. Trim (baseboards and moldings) is typically painted semi-gloss to offer a surface that is hardy and washable. Ceilings are painted with a flat finish paint to reduce shine.
Post-Painting - After we have completed the job, you can expect that we will clean our work area, remove all painter's tape/drop cloths and plastic, and replace hardware, outlet covers and switch plates. We carefully double-check our work and don't mind spending that little extra time to ensure you're satisfied with the results.
New Construction Painting VS Repainting - Existing construction painting involves patching, spot-priming, then painting the required number of coats to provided proper coverage. The number of coats is dependent on the quality of the paint you have chosen, the original paint color you are covering and the color of the new paint being applied. Surfaces are brushed and rolled. For new construction, all surfaces are primed, checked for any remaining imperfections, then painted. We typically spray and back-roll these surfaces.
Cat-In-The-Hat custom paint job!