Preparing for EXTERIOR Painting
We want to help you LOVE YOUR HOME every time that you drive up the street – even while it is being painted. We ensure that happens by executing your job using our systematic process to provide you with the highest quality, lasting, efficient exterior paint job. We need your help in providing a safe, out-of-the-way place to store a few items while we are working on your home. A few items may be dropped off before the start of the job in preparation. You may want to make notes while reading these points of consideration and ask any questions you may have. The list below will help to ensure that we can complete your job as efficiently as possible.
1 – Trim back plants from areas to be painted. We need at least eight to ten inches behind plants. Hedges up against the house should be thinned so we can work around them.
2 – Remove items such as bikes, hoses, garden implements, decorative objects, planters and sporting goods from the work areas. Balcony furniture must be removed; we’ll move patio or deck furniture.
3 – Most exteriors get power washed before the painting crew arrives. On Power wash Day, please have all windows and doors closed and securely fastened. After the power wash there will be water spots on the windows, this is unfortunately unavoidable. Please do not have your windows cleaned until after the project is complete. Also, any paint chips left from power washing are cleaned up after the ground has dried and that may not be until the painting crew arrives.
4 – Have a plan to keep your pets safe while we are working. For the safety of your pets and our workers, pets cannot be left loose in the yard. In the process of covering walkways, landscaping, etc. the gates are likely remain open.
5 – Painted doors and windows need to be left open on days they are painted to properly cure. You will be able to close them before going to bed. Your Job Site Supervisor will work with you to schedule the best day(s) for that to be done. We prefer a day when someone can be home by 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. We will not leave your home unattended during our work day, but cannot stay late if you are not home at the time our crew finishes for the day.
6 – Please make sure lawn sprinklers are turned off after the Power wash Day if they spray any area that will be painted. We recommend that you water thoroughly on Power wash Day and turn them off until we finish painting. Your Job Site Supervisor will inform you when you can turn them back on. If we span a weekend then you can water on Saturday and Sunday.
Please note, we will be flexible with items you don’t feel you are capable of moving. Please just call it to our attention and together we will figure out a way to help.