What is the process for getting an estimate?
The process for getting an estimate is fairly simple. However we cannot do it over the phone as painting projects requires us to come on site to see exactly what we will be working with. Our goal when gathering your estimate is to have your numbers back within 3 days and then it begin the project within three weeks. We have provided estimates over the phone in the past but we find that things can either be left out by the homeowner or missed by us when generating the appropriate project cost.
Can I get estimates over the phone?
As much as we would like to provide estimates over the phone due to the fact of every job being different having to take measurements we want to be fully prepared to provide the most accurate estimate. We like to be thorough with every single one of our clients so we don't want to provide you with a ballpark or range estimate, so so we would much rather take the one hour of time to come in and speak with you about your problems, expectations, vision and budget in order to provide you with the best options possible
Do I need to be home when the painting is being completed?
It is not required for someone to be present during the painting process. We do require someone be present during the setup and starting of the project and also at the end of each day and when the project is completed. We conduct a final walk-through with all of our customers to ensure the work that was executed meets the expectations and vision off the client. This is a very crucial step as it ensures there are no miscommunications and everything is done to your standards.
Do I need to move anything?
When we began the project it is not necessary for you to move any furniture or clean / clear the space. All that we ask of you is to remove anything you would consider Priceless or valuable like family heirlooms, photograph, jewelry or anything that would get damaged during the paint process. You can leave all the heavy lifting to our paint technicians and you can trust that at the end of the job all your furniture will be returned to their original locations, same as when we arrived.
How is my stuff protected during painting?
During the paint process in order to protect your floors furniture and other surfaces we use painters drop cloth, cardboard cutouts and red rosin paper. We also cover some other areas and a very lightweight plastic to ensure paint smells stay off the materials and that any residual paint flecks do not get on materials.
Do I need to fix any drywall damage before you get here?
There is no need to do any repairs or Surface prepping before we get there, however it is up to you as we include these services in your original price quote. We do have drywall repair materials and tools, always pull out nails and fill holes and sand very rough surfaces which will be painted. Most jobs require there to be a light sanding of all walls so this is something that will be done regardless.
What do we do if I have wallpaper?
If you have wallpaper over surfaces that will be painted, we will also include the removal of this in your price bid. The issuee with wallpaper is it can either be a very easy job or can be extremely difficult removing it from walls. You never know how difficult it will be until you start the job, so we tried to do as detailed as an analysis as possible on drywall removal when we come in to gather the details for your estimate. We will never paint over wallpaper as this is just bad practice, bad workmanship and it will eventually show under your newly finished paint job after a couple of years.
Can you paint during the winter?
We can paint interior surfaces all year round but we require it to be no less than 50 degrees with the humidity around the same. The colder it is and the more humid it is, the longer it will take for each coat of paint to properly dry. For exteriors we require the minimum temperature be 35 degrees but we know in winter time temperature fluctuations are high especially in Central Kentucky, which is why we try to schedule the paint jobs quicker during this time of year since we will have a better idea of what the forecast will be.
How many coats of paint do I need?
For every project the amount of paint needed varies, but we recommend to our clients to complete one coat of primer and two coats of paint. The first coat of primer will allow the paint color to pop a lot more but also adhere to the wall for a longer time, and two coats of paint will provide more longevity with the life off your paint. The colors will be brighter and the codes will be more resistant to scrubbing cleaning and damage.