Our Painting Process
The painting process begins with you, the customer. We will start with your needs and create project specifications based on our experience and your expectations. Color, light, decor, traffic, and present and future usage are all vital to the creation of a given space and the materials needed to make it uniquely yours.
Establish color, sheen and grade of paint by consulting with homeowner
Move, cover, and protect any furniture in room
Remove all doors, hardware, hangers, switches, and outlet covers unless otherwise specified
Protect floors from dust, paint and foot traffic
Repair and level surfaces
Caulk all joints for smooth appearance
Sand shiny surfaces for proper adhesion
Apply first coat
Apply second coat
Clean and remove all trash or debris
Replace furniture to original locations
Establish color, sheen and grade by consulting with homeowner
Trim landscaping that is touching the house
Inspect for loose substrate such as boards, gutters, nails, and rotted wood
Make any necessary repairs such as resetting popped nails
Replace rotted boards or falling gutters
Loosen downspouts for access
Remove loose or cracking paint
Sand cracked paint edges
Remove sanding dust and paint chips
Caulk all vertical lines to prevent moisture entry
Prime bare wood and caulk lines
Clean before finish coat
Finish coat #1
Finish coat #2
Clean, including washing exterior windows
Kitchen cabinets can be painted to look as if they were shipped from the factory that way. We recommend Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Hybrid paint for kitchen cabinets together with our proven process to achieve long term results.
Remove old finish from cabinets.
Fill as much exposed grain as possible
Fill holes from old hardware if you are adding new hardware
Apply surface bonding primer to promote adhesion of top surface.
Finish coats in the color of your choice.