Paint Shield Microbicidal Paint

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Paint Shield Microbicidal Paint from Sherwin Williams

 

The breakthrough paint with the power to kill bacteria/homeowners/products/paint-shield-microbicidal-interior-latex

  • Paint Shield Interior Latex Microbicidal Paint is the first EPA-registered paint that kills greater than 99.9% of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), MRS (Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), VRE ( Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis), and Enterobacter aerogenes within two hours of exposure on a painted surface.
  • Exclusive patented technology that is effective up to four years when surfaces integrity is maintained.
  •  Featuring great hide and durability.  Paint shield is tintable to 550 colors in a popular eg-shel finish.
  • Ideal for variety of settings such as healthcare facilities, schools, daycare centers, senior care communities, residential housing, hospitality settings and cruise ships. 

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Interior House Painting – Interiors Need Energy – Look to Mondrians Paintings for Inspiration

Interior House Painting – Interiors Need Energy – Look to Mondrians Paintings for Inspiration

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Interior House Painting by Mayco Painting LLC

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Even if you don’t know the name Piet Mondrian, you probably know his work. The Dutch painter’s use of black grids filled with primary colors spilled out of the art world and into home decor and fashion — Yves Saint Laurent designed dresses in the 1960s based on Mondrian’s work.
And while Mondrian might seem a bit uptight (he kicked a member out of the De Stijl art movement group for using diagonals), he was a key figure in the development of modernism and the concept of visual abstraction. If you think along similar lines, Mondrian’s work can uplift your home’s interior in a striking way.

Source: Interiors Need Energy? Look to Mondrian’s Paintings for Inspiration

Some- FAQS About Exterior House Painting

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Some- FAQS About Exterior House Painting

The exterior of a house is what gives off its first impression. The paint you choose for the outer walls of your house has to serve multiple purposes, to make the house look attractive, while protecting it from the natural elements of sun and rain. We bring to you the answers to a list of questions that come to everyone’s mind before taking on this task.

  1. How to select exterior paint?

paint color consultingYour exterior paint color will reflect your personality, style and choice. Make sure you know which paint can protect your house, while giving it a chic look and stylish finish. Do not hurry into choosing the color as it’s not about only one wall, but the whole exterior of your house that you may not repaint before another 5 to 6 years at least. Keep the climate of your location in mind while choosing the color. Remember, lighter shades keeps a house cooler in warm climate as they absorb less heat; darker colors will keep your house warm in cooler climes. Since light hued paints absorb less heat, they generally last longer than darker paints.

 

  1. How to estimate paint quantity?

For determining the quantity of paint you’ll need, you first have to calculate the surface area of the exterior of your house properly. The surface area that needs to be painted divided by the average coverage rate of your chosen paint will give you an approximate required quantity of paint. It’s always better to buy a bit more than the approximate estimate, so that you don’t run the risk of running out of paint at the last moment, as there’s a chance that the shade might not match exactly if you get it a second time. Also, readily available paint colors can be returned if excess, but specific shades that you have got mixed to get a particular hue will not be accepted back by the store, so take care while calculating the estimate for such customized paints.

  1. Can we do sampling of shades?

Most major painting solution providers give you the option of sampling shades before going for the final one. You can buy sample sizes of colors you like and paint swatches of same on the wall to see the effect in different lighting conditions. You can even use sample swatches to check how the shades – base, highlights & accents – in your color palette look together.

  1. How to select exterior paint finishes?

Interior Painting Color ConsultationMatt finishes are best for exterior paints as they have to face the harshness of all natural elements, along with dust, dirt & grime. Flat and low sheen finishes are ideal as they don’t highlight surface imperfections. For trims & accents, higher sheen finishes are preferable, since they add drama to the exterior paint by creating breaks in the base color. Choose a finish that will suit your wall texture, surroundings and budget too.

  1. What kind of cleaning is required before exterior house painting?

Thorough cleaning of exterior surface is a must before jazzing it up with new coats of paint. Make sure all dirt, dust, mildew and other impurities are well-cleaned and removed properly to prepare the surface for fresh paint to adhere to it. Specially take care while cleaning the corners, around the doors & windows, under the cornices or in grooves where dirt and mildew might nestle deep. First clean the loose dust & cobwebs with duster, brooms or dry cloth, followed by extensive cleaning with water & detergent. Pressure washers or steady jets of water are best for cleaning exterior surfaces.

  1. How to prepare the area for exterior house painting?

An exterior painting job means working over a large area. You need to make ample preparations for getting the area ready for painting. Cover with tarpaulin or plastic and tie back any shrubs or
plants around the periphery of your house to save them from ugly paint splatters. Place drop cloths on the ground to ensure that the paint is applied to your walls only and the surrounding ground is saved from any smattering. You might even have to arrange for high ladders or erect temporary bamboo structures to get the higher levels painted.

  1. How to select brushes and rollers for exterior house painting?

Choose the brushes or rollers depending upon the surface that is being painted. Large sized brushes and big rollers are ideal for painting the base or the body. For painting in corners, grooves or niches, and trims, you would need smaller or angular brushes. Rollers with long handles work best for places to far to reach by hand. Choose rollers with plastic cores, rather than cardboard ones, as they are more durable and more suitable for repeated use. Make sure the rollers retain their shape even after squeezing or putting pressure, so that the painting is flat & even throughout.

  1. How to choose a exterior color palette?

A house does flaunt one main color on the outside, but that shade is complemented by other hues used as secondary color or as accents. Thus, you need to choose, not just one shade, but a whole color palette consisting of 2 to 3 shades for the exterior of your house. It’s better not to mix warm & cool colors. For a warm color palette, you can go for a mild yellow base with a golden yellow highlight and red accents; while for a cool color story, you might choose a blue base with dark blue highlight & purple accents. Lighter colors are preferable as the base as they make your house look larger. Make sure you paint the trims in accent colors for an interesting look.

  1. What is the best time for exterior painting of the house?

The best climatic conditions for taking up an exterior painting project are clear & dry weather with minimum or no wind. Preferably, the humidity should be optimum – neither too high, nor too low – as extreme humidity (both ways) can lead to irregular drying of paint and inconsistency in paint texture and appearance.

  1. How long does it take for the paint to dry and cure?

Exterior latex paint generally takes around 3 to 5 days to dry, if conditions are not too humid. Once dry, the paint will settle and cure in about 15 to 30 days’ time. Oil paint, which is generally used for trims or doors & windows dry in a few hours and is cured within 5 to 7 days. If unsure about whether the paint has cured or not, press a finger or nail lightly on any out-of-sight part of the surface; if it leaves an indentation, then the paint has not cured yet.

And now you can help your friends and family with this detailed knowledge about exterior paints. With all these questions answered, you can choose exterior paint like a pro and give your house exterior a brand new look in this new year!

Need more help with paint colors selection. Find and explore colors. Check on Sherwin Williams and Miller Paint products:

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Understanding Your Commercial Painting Estimate

Understanding Your Commercial Painting Estimate

Commercial Painting

Mayco Painting, LLC provides Commercial Painting Estimates

Commercial Painting Estimate

Painting a business or commercial space is quite a bit different than a residential painting project making getting the commercial painting estimate critical.  While the paint inside or outside your home is designed to protect your home and make it look good, a commercial painting customer is going to have much higher expectations.  As a business you need to attract and retain customers, make them comfortable in your establishment and get them talking so their friends come by too.  Color plays an important role in the appearance of your commercial building and it’s paramount to how the public will perceive it.

For this reason commercial painters who are good at what they do, and reliable are usually in very high demand and often booked well in advance.  Getting the commercial painting estimate is a key trait of a good commercial painter. Because of the additional work and special circumstances that can arise while painting a commercial space it’s no surprise that commercial painting projects are often more expensive then their residential counterparts.

Often a business or property owner will be quick to suggest the painting contractor is charging to high of a price.  This can often be the case especially if you’ve received several commercial painting estimates and one seems way out of whack.  However, and this happens more often then it could be a case of the property owner not fully understanding the scope of the project and what is involved on the part of the painter to complete it.

To make the problem much worse, there are many handymen masquerading as professional commercial painters.  These are the painters who’s work we are often called upon to repair.  Thankfully these painters who don’t run reputable businesses and their unprofessional commercial painting estimate are very easy to spot once you know what to look for. You can trust our commercial painting estimate to come in accurate and meeting your budget.

Commercial Painting Estimate – Charge By The Square Foot Of Surface To Be Painted

There is no hard and fast rule here because every project is different.  Your painter will need to carefully examine your project, the surfaces to be painted and go over all of your project requirements with great attention before they can come up with a commercial painting estimate that is an accurate price per square foot.  They will need to consider every aspect of your job from removing the old paint/finishing if there is any, disposing of it correctly, prepping the surfaces and then finally laying down some coats of paint.

If you want a ballpark number, for commercial painting estimate, the cost to paint (interiors or exteriors) is generally $.75 cents to $1.50+ per square foot.  These aren’t rock solid numbers and your cost per square foot can be influenced by many factors that will be present with your particular project.

Professional Painters Offer Commercial Color Consultations

Interior Painting Color Consultation with your Commercial Painting EstimateThe colors you choose for your business or commercial space play a huge role in how your customers will respond to your brand.  Many painting contractors offer color consultations as a courtesy for their customer included in the commercial painting estimate.  Color consultations with a professional painter that has painted hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial space can be very insightful and help you make the toughest color decisions.

A productive color consultation appointment for your commercial space could take an hour or more, sometimes several.  This is time your painting contractor generally puts in before you’ve ever agreed to hire them.  The time your painter spends with you consulting on your commercial painting project is time they are likely going to bill you for.

Professional Painters Use Contracts For Commercial Projects

commercial painting estimateAs a business owner, you’d probably expect your commercial painting estimate to look professional, and be presented in a professional manner.  If you’re getting a bid estimate on a napkin with some hand-scratched notes it might be a sign you need to seek a new painting contractor.

An estimate to paint the interior or exterior of your commercial space from a professional painter will be very detailed, and likely itemized.  Your painting estimate could even be several pages long depending on the amount of surface area to be painted and the amount of materials that will need to be purchased.

With a good painting estimate you’ll receive a thorough description of the work involved, along with all of the materials being used and any special requests or considerations you’ve asked for in writing.  Having everything in writing protects both parties.

From the moment a commercial painting contractor takes on your bid they must assume they’ve already got the job and start to plan accordingly.  It’s the only way to really give the customer an accurate estimate.  This process can sometimes take several hours depending on the size of your project. This is all time a professional painter definitely deserves to be compensated for.

Commercial Painters Are Licensed, Insured and Bonded

Be sure the commercial painting estimate includes Licensing and InsuranceLicensing and proper insurance both for employees and the projects a painter works on are very expensive business expenses we must pay as professionals. You’d think that licensing and insurance would be obvious requirements but you’d be surprised to know that many painting contractors have neither.  I’m sure you’d agree that in a commercial setting, no insurance and licensing is a disaster waiting to happen.

What if something were to happen on the job?  Do you think that an unprofessional fly-by-night painter you found in the classifieds will be equipped to handle that situation, professionally and financially if required? It’s unlikely.

Your commercial painting estimate to paint your commercial space will probably mention the fact they are licensed and insured to do business in your area.  Licensing and insurance are something any good painting contractor will have, it’s your responsibility to make sure though.

Professional Painters Use High Quality Products

High Quality Paints included in Mayco Painting Commercial Painting EstimatesThere are many different grades of paint from many different paint manufacturers. They are not all created equal and especially when used in a commercial setting.  This is why professional painters work with proven brands from paint manufacturers that have a solid reputation and stay on the cutting edge of painting technology. We’ll tell you exactly what brands and specific paints we’re using for your project in your commercial painting estimate. Some contractors will tell you that you’re getting high grade paint but is it really what they are using?  You’d be surprised!

A professional painting contractor will be able to prove it and provide you with the necessary documentation for any warranty that might be available too with the paint products you’ve chosen.

Professional Painters Offer A Written Warranty

Every Commercial Painting Estimate include an Interior Painting Warranty This is an important one, (included in our Commercial Painting Estimate), and it’s a little bit deceiving because while some contractors will offer a warranty, they simply just won’t service it. This is especially so with the lowest bids. These painters under value their time because they need the next dollar quick. It’s not a guarantee that they’ll be around in a year to fix that flaking, peeling paint they’ve left you with.

A professional painter will offer you a rock solid warranty, in writing and while that’s still not a guarantee you’ll just have to look at the contractors reputation, the length of time they’ve been in business and how they conduct themselves to make that determination for yourself.

If your warranty information is clearly detailed and explained on the commercial painting estimate you’ve received then it’s a good sign.

Preparation Work, Property Protection and Working Around Your Business

Prep Work included in Mayco Painting's Commercial Painting EstimateTrying to paint a business or commercial space can pose several unique challenges to a painting contractor.  For example, if you’re just refreshing an existing business you might not want to have painters inside your establishment during regular business hours, maybe you want it done at night, or maybe your lease agreement requires the work be completed at  night.  We include preparation work in our commercial painting estimate.

If it’s an exterior we are painting we’ll need to clean the building with a pressure washer, sometimes with several passes to get all the dirt and soot (from car exhaust) off the building before hand.  If you’ve got a 20,000 square feet of exterior space this can take a couple of days.

Working on commercial projects often means changing our schedule to accommodate the project, this could mean night shifts, odd hours and very long days trying to meet deadlines.

Another big part of the preparation work is making sure your property is protected.  This could mean protecting merchandise from paint overspray, setting up ventilation or exhaust systems to handle potential fumes (depending on paint choices), placing drop clothes around your facility and more.  Every project has different requirements and a good painting contractor will try their best to foresee these issues and write their commercial painting estimate accordingly.

Who Offers a Commercial Painting Estimate in Beaverton, Oregon?

Call Mayco Painting for your Commercial Painting EstimateMayco Painting LLC is a full service commercial painting contractor serving the Beaverton, Oregon area.  We specialize in working with business owners, property owners and building managers to revitalize and refresh both the interiors and exteriors of their commercial facilities. Call Mayco Painting LLC for your Commercial Painting Estimate!

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Understanding Your Exterior Painting Estimate

Understanding Your Exterior Painting Estimate

Exterior Painting

 

Exterior Painting Estimates

Painting the exterior of your home or building is a very important project and so is the exterior painting estimate.  The paint not only enhances the look of your home or building but it protects it from the elements as well.  When you consider that your exterior paint is essentially your home’s first line of defense against the elements the decision to choose the best should come easy.

Because of the work involved to paint a home exterior or the exterior of an outbuilding for example homeowners are surprised when they receive a exterior painting estimate that is for potentially thousands of dollars just to paint their home.

Often homeowners are very quick to suggest the painting contractor might be charging to much, and if you’ve received several bids and only one of them seems astronomically high it might be true.  Sometimes, however and this happens more often then not it’s a case of the customer not fully understanding what is actually involved to complete their exterior painting project.

To make the problem much worse, there are many handymen masquerading as professional house painters.  These are the painters who’s work we are often hired to repair.  Thankfully these painters who don’t run reputable businesses and their unprofessional exterior painting estimate is very easy to spot once you know what to look for.

Professional Painters Offer Exterior Color Consultations with Exterior Painting Estimate

Exterior Painting Estimate includes Interior Painting Color ConsultationSome painters charge for this service, other painting contractors offer it for free as a courtesy for their customer.  Color consultations with a professional that has painted hundreds of thousands of square feet of exterior space can be very insightful and help you make the toughest color decisions.

A good color consultation appointment for the outside of your home could take an hour or more, sometimes several.  This is time your painting contractor generally puts in before you’ve ever agreed to hire them.  The time your painter spends with you consulting on your exterior project colors is time they are likely going to bill you for.

Professional Painters Use Contracts For Exterior Projects with Exterior Painting Estimate

Exterior Painting Estimate Painting ContractIf you’ve ever received a bid or work estimate on a piece of paper with hand written notes you’re either dealing with an old school craftsman, or a painter that isn’t really being on the level with you.

An exterior painting estimate to paint the outside of your home from a professional painter will be very detailed, and likely itemized.  It could be several pages long depending on the amount of surface area to be painted and the amount of materials required.

You’ll receive a thorough description of the work involved, all of the materials being used and any and all special requests you’ve asked for in writing for your Exterior Painting Estimate.  Having a written contract and description of the work being performed protects both parties.

From the moment a painting contractor takes on your bid they must assume they’ve already got the job and start to plan accordingly.  It’s the only way to really give the customer an accurate estimate.  This process can sometimes take several hours depending on the size of your project. This is all time a professional painter definitely deserves to be compensated for.

Professional Painters Are Licensed and Insured

Licensing and Insurance - Exterior Painting Estimate Licensing and proper insurance both for employees and the projects a painter works on are very expensive business expenses we must pay as professionals. You’d think this licensing and insurance would be obvious requirements but you might be surprised to know that many painting contractors have neither.  What if one of the painters employees accidentally knocks a ladder down and it hits your neighbors car, or spills paint on it?  This type of damage is very expensive to fix, not to mention completely embarrassing for those involved.

Do you think that an unprofessional fly by night painter you found in the classifieds will be equipped to handle that situation, professionally and financially? It’s unlikely.

Your estimate to paint the exterior of your home from a professional painter will probably mention the fact they are licensed and insured to do business in your area.

Professional Painters Use High Quality Products

High Quality Paints included on our Exterior Painting EstimateThere are many different grades of exterior paint from many more different paint manufacturers. They are not all created equal. This is why professional painters work with proven brands from paint manufacturers that have a solid reputation and stay on the cutting edge of painting technology. We’ll tell you exactly what brands and specific paints we’re using for your project. Some contractors will tell you that you’re getting high grade paint but is it really what they are using?  You’d be surprised!

A professional painting contractor will be able to prove it and provide you with the necessary documentation for any warranty that might be available too.

Does Your Exterior Painting Estimate Project Involve Lead Based Paint Removal?

Lead Based Paint RemovalIf your home was built prior to 1978 there is a good chance your home was painted with lead based paints, or some parts may contain lead based paints. This cannot be removed by any painter with a truck and a sander. Lead-Safe certified contractors need to go through special training to learn how to deal with harmful contaminants such as lead based paints. It requires the use of special equipment and also specially trained staff as well.

Your exterior painting estimate will include any information about dangerous paint removal and if required it should be detailed. Many painters will tell you this is not necessary. They are probably not licensed, nor have certification to handle these types of materials. Don’t put your family risk.

Professional Painters Offer A Written Warranty with Exterior Painting Estimate

Interior Painting WarrantyThis is an important one and it’s a little bit deceiving because while some contractors will offer a warranty, they simply just won’t service it. This is especially so with the lowest bids. These painters under value their time because they need the next dollar quick. It’s not a guarantee that they’ll be around in a year to fix that flaking, peeling paint they’ve left you with.

A professional painter will offer you a rock solid warranty, in writing and while that’s still not a guarantee you’ll just have to look at the contractors reputation, the length of time they’ve been in business and how they conduct themselves to make that determination for yourself.

If your warranty information is clearly detailed and explained on the estimate you’ve received then it’s a good sign. Mayco Painting, LLC offers a written warranty with their exterior painting estimate!

Preparation Work and Property Protection

Prep WorkThe outside of your home or building poses a unique challenge when it comes to getting it prepared for paint.  How many layers of paint will need to be removed?  What type of surface are we painting?  Is it fiber cement siding, wood siding or stucco?  The amount of prep work required for each surface will be different.

Professional painters put great emphasis on their prep work because they usually offer a warranty, and it costs money and time to service warranty work.  They want to do the job right the first time so you won’t ever have the need to make a warranty claim.

Another part of the prep work is making sure your property is protected.  This could mean removing brush from the exterior of your home to keep it away from your new paint, covering your gardens and other landscape features with drop clothes, and other extensive preparations.

A good chunk of your exterior painting estimate will account for the time and materials needed to prep your project for paint. This is important and you’ll want to make sure you are getting what you’re paying for.

Who Offers Exterior Painting Estimates in Portland, Oregon?

mayco-paintingMayco Painting LLC is a full service exterior painting contractor serving the Portland, Oregon area.  We specialize in working with home and business owners to transform their boring, dull and drab building exteriors into stunning works of art that will make your neighbors green with envy.

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Understanding Your Interior Painting Estimate

Understanding Your Interior Painting Estimate

Interior Painting

Portland Oregon Interior Painting Estimate

Your interior painting estimate of your home or building requires many special considerations on the part of your professional painter.  For this reason, many homeowners are a little bit surprised when they receive an interior painting estimate that is much higher than what they originally anticipated.

Often homeowners are very quick to suggest the painting contractor might be charging to much, and if you’ve received several bids and one interior painting estimate seems astronomically high it might be true.  Sometimes, however and this happens more often then not it’s a case of the customer not fully understanding what is actually involved to complete their project.

To make the problem much worse, there are many handymen masquerading as professional painters.  These are the painters who’s work we are often hired to repair.  Thankfully these painters who don’t run reputable businesses and their unprofessional interior painting estimate is very easy to spot once you know what to look for.

Interior Painting Estimate includes Color Consultations

Interior Painting Color ConsultationSome painters charge for this service, other painting contractors offer it for free as a courtesy for their customer.  Color consultations with a professional that has painted hundreds of thousands of square feet of space can be very insightful and help you make those tough color decisions with your interior painting estimate .

A good color consultation appointment could take an hour or more, sometimes several.  It may involve a few trips back and forth to the paint store too if we’ve exhausted our available samples.  This is time your painting contractor generally puts in before you’ve ever agreed to hire them.  The time your painter spends with you consulting on your project colors is time they are likely going to bill you for.

Professional Painters Use Contracts For Interior Painting Estimate Projects

Painting ContractIf you’ve ever received an interior painting estimate or work estimate on a piece of paper with hand written notes you’re either dealing with an old school craftsman, or a painter that isn’t really being on the level with you.

An interior painting estimate from a professional painter will be very detailed, and likely itemized.  It could be several pages long.  You’ll receive a thorough description of the work involved, the materials being used and any and all special requests you’ve asked for in writing.  Having a written contract and description of the work being performed protects both parties.

From the moment a painting contractor takes on your bid and wants to provide an estimate for your project they must assume they’ve already got the job and start planning accordingly.  If not, how can they expect to give you an accurate estimate? This process can sometimes take several hours depending on the size of your project. This is all time a professional painter definitely deserves to be compensated for.

If your interior painting estimate looks professional, it’s a good first indication that the painter behind it is professional too. If you received your estimate on a napkin, with a handwritten quote and several misspelled words, it might be a clue to keep looking for a different, more reputable painter.

Professional Painters Are Licensed and Insured

Licensing and InsuranceLicensing and proper insurance both for employees and the projects a painter works on are very expensive business expenses we must pay as professionals. You’d think this licensing and insurance would be obvious requirements but you might be surprised to know that many painting contractors have neither.  What if the painter accidentally damages the interior of your home, or splatters paint all over your freshly, refinished hardwood floor?

Do you think that an unprofessional fly by night painter will be equipped to handle that situation, professionally and financially? It’s unlikely.

Your estimate from a professional painter will probably mention the fact they are licensed and insured to do business in your area.

Professional Painters Use High Quality Products

High Quality PaintsThere are many different grades of paint from many more different paint manufacturers. They are not all created equal. This is why professional painters work with proven brands from paint manufacturers that have a solid reputation and stay on the cutting edge of painting technology. We’ll tell you exactly what brands and specific paints we’re using for your project. Some contractors will tell you that you’re getting high grade paint but is it really what’s going on your walls?

A professional painting contractor will be able to prove it and provide you with the necessary documentation for any warranty that might be available.

Does Your Interior Painting Project Involve Lead Based Paint Removal?

Lead Based Paint RemovalIf your home was built prior to 1978 there is a good chance your home was painted with lead based paints, or some parts may contain lead based paints. This cannot be removed by any painter with a truck and a sander. Lead-Safe certified contractors need to go through special training to learn how to deal with harmful contaminants such as lead based paints. It requires the use of special equipment and also specially trained staff as well.

Your painting estimate will include any information about dangerous paint removal and if required it should be detailed. Many painters will tell you this is not necessary. They are probably not licensed, nor have certification to handle these types of materials. Don’t put your family risk.

Professional Painters Offer A Written Warranty with an Interior Painting Estimate

Interior Painting WarrantyThis is an important one and it’s a little bit deceiving because while some contractors will offer a warranty, they simply just won’t service it. This is especially so with the lowest interior painting estimate . These painters under value their time because they need the next dollar quick. It’s not a guarantee that they’ll be around in a year to fix that flaking, peeling paint they’ve left you with.

A professional painter will offer you a rock solid warranty, in writing and while that’s still not a guarantee you’ll just have to look at the contractors reputation, the length of time they’ve been in business and how they conduct themselves to make that determination for yourself.

If your warranty information is clearly detailed and explained on the estimate you’ve received then it’s a good sign.

Preparation Work and Property Protection with your Interior Painting Estimate

Prep WorkAny professional painter would agree this is probably the most important part of any painting project – interior painting estimate. The level of prep work your painter puts in will determine the visual aesthetics of the final product. If your interior painting estimate doesn’t account for detailed prep work and an explanation of what your painter will be doing then keep looking. Professional painters put great emphasis on their prep work because they usually offer a warranty, and it costs money and time to service it.  They want to do the job right the first time.

Another part of the prep work is making sure your property is protected.  This can pose unique challenges when working inside your home or building.  This means all areas not meant to be painted need to be covered and protected. This involves carefully masking all of your interior trim, removing baseboards, removing receptacles, placing drop clothes, and other “paint shields” we have at our disposal.

A good chunk of your interior painting estimate will account for the time and materials needed to prep your project for paint. This is important and you’ll want to make sure you are getting what you’re paying for.

Who Offers an Interior Painting Estimate in Portland, Oregon?

mayco-painting - interior painting estimateMayco Painting LLC is a full service interior painting contractor serving the Portland, Oregon area.  We specialize in working with home and business owners to transform their boring, dull and drab building interiors into fabulous bright new spaces.  Ask for your interior painting estimate today!

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