What to Expect when Hiring an Exterior Painting Company for your Home in Wisconsin
Published Friday, March 31, 2023
If you're ready to hire a painting company to paint the exterior of your home, you may be wondering what to expect after the deposit is paid and your work is ready to begin. The good news is that painting the exterior of your home can be a relatively easy and straightforward process, as long as you choose the right paint and hire experienced professionals to do the job. Here are some things you can expect when hiring Apollo Painting for such a project:
ON SITE WALKTHROUGH
While the person who helped you book your painting project may not be on the team painting your house, we want to make sure we get every detail of your project just right. We like to start off each project with a walkaround and transfer of trust to start things off on the right foot. In the case that a customer has hired us remotely, we perform this walkthrough and reference all of our project details as a team before moving on to the next steps.
Before any painting can take place, the exterior of your home will need to be thoroughly cleaned and prepared. This may include pressure washing, scraping away any loose or flaking paint and filling in any cracks or gaps with caulk. Bare wood or gypsum board surfaces will always require a coat of primer. This preparation work is crucial to ensure that the paint adheres properly and lasts as long as possible. In the painting world, we often say that our work is “mostly prep”. Even if the time preparing the surfaces to be painted does not exceed the time spent applying paint, the importance of proper preparation cannot be understated.
Once the preparation work is complete, the painting process can begin. Our standards for painting products are high, and we recommend these products to each customer we work with. In the overall cost of a painting project, the percentage of price difference for a higher quality product is negligible. When painting, we may use a sprayer to apply the paint quickly and evenly, or we may use brushes and rollers for more precise work around windows, doors, and other detailed areas. At times, depending on the surface, we will opt to brush and roll the entire project for the best adhesion and durability.
Once the paint has dried and any necessary touch-ups have been made, Apollo Painting accompanies you for a final inspection to ensure that the job has been done to your satisfaction. If you are not present for the work or would like more time to look everything over, we allow a full week for inspection. We will also clean up any debris or equipment and leave your home looking clean and refreshed. In conclusion, having the exterior of your home repainted can be a very easy process as long as you choose the right professionals for the job. With solid communication, quality products, sound methods of application and the presence of focused professionals on the job, you can expect a beautiful and long-lasting paint job that will enhance the curb appeal and value of your home.