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How to Prepare for Your Residential Painting Crew

Rachel Williams - Monday, May 12, 2014

You've chosen a painter. You've picked out the perfect paint for the job. You’re all set. Right? Check out this list of seven house painting preparation questions before your San Diego painting contractor arrives.



1. Read testimonials about your contractor. Whether they be on Yelp, Houzz, painting contractors' websites or over-the-phone, taking the time to find these reviews might just save you a big headache in the long run. 


2. Know how your contractor plans to prep. Will you need to move any furniture or valuable items to another location in your home? (Your painting contractor may even offer to move these items for an extra charge.) Especially if you don't plan on being home during your next interior house painting job, ask - don't assume. 


3. How will your painting contractor deal with landscaping? Whether you have overgrown foliage, or your landscaping is trimmed to a “T”, talk with your contractor beforehand about what will happen regarding over spray and more if you are planning for a big exterior repaint.



4. To power wash or not to power wash? Some textures aren't conducive to power washing (also known as pressure washing), while others will greatly benefit from this routine paint prep method.  If you aren't comfortable with your property getting power washing or have questions about power washing, talk with your San Diego painting contractor before signing a contract.


5. Ask about warranties. Before any painting job, it is important to know what your house painter will and will not cover should anything go wrong during the job (or even months down the line). How long is the work warrantied for? Are there any exceptions? It is always better to know than to assume.


6. Ask about insurance and liability coverage. Who will be liable if a painter gets injured on the job It is always important to know how contract work can potentially impact you should anything go wrong.


7. What types of paint will be used? If you aren't sure whether your walls will be covered in gloss, eggshell or flat paint, you might want to ask. Not only will this be helpful should you ever need to touch up an area, you’ll also have a better understanding of whether or not an area will be easy to clean, how it will react to dirt and what type of longevity to expect.


Whether you're planning for a big San Diego painting job or just a touch-up, your next painting job shouldn't just meet your expectations - it should exceed them. Call a painting contractor like Brad Stoner Painting today for your free estimate! 





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