Exterior House Painting
Where To Begin
The first step in the painting process is for you to contact us to set a time to look at your project. Then, to provide an estimate to paint your place, we need to look at it and evaluate the house's overall condition.
The estimate process is what most people are reluctant about, and for a good reason. Nobody wants to spend part of their day with someone they've never met before to walk around their house. We know. We feel the same way. So we'll make it painless.
If you're like most people, you're asking this question. Even if I have these people out to my house and receive an estimate, how do I know if what they recommend is what I need? And that's a good question.
No matter who you hire to paint your house, know this. If you remember this, you'll be just fine.
The following principles are the foundation for a fantastic paint job and ensure you get what you want.
The Bedrock of Quality Painting
Evaluation What is the house's condition, the level of surface deterioration, will there be a significant color change, etc. which all play a role in a new paint job.
Preparation Painting a house before properly preparing it is like waxing a car before washing it. Remove the dirt and grime first, then allow the house time to dry, and then you'll be ready to paint.
Prime and sand Fixing and repairing bruises, blemishes, and damaged wood is critical. This step alone has options for how to go about it. The more investment spent here means more years between now and when you'll need to paint again.
Premium paint Premium paint helps get you closer to a premium paint job. The price difference is negligible compared to the price you'll pay by using cheap paint.
Three Customers, Different Goals & Objectives
1: Bob and Sue want to spruce the outside up "just a bit" before selling, hoping to increase their property value. They don't want the premium result.
2: Ken's house is in fair condition but needs some board repair due to water damage. He wants to stop the deterioration and get a fresh layer of paint. But he doesn't want to go full-tilt because he doesn't know if he'll be in the house for another 6-8 years.
3: Mary's house needs board repair, a lot of priming and sanding, and she's just purchased this house. She's not moving for another 20 years, and she wants it done right to make sure it's up to par.
Three customers. Three different size houses and customer needs. Of course, three completely different prices. These examples can also apply to a single home.
When you contact Wheaton House Painters, we'll help you make heads or tails of what to do next.