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Services & Value

Below you'll find more information about the services I provide and the value my customers receive. I use the highest quality paints and my application standards allow me to provide a dependable 5 year warranty for most exterior and interior painting projects.

Services

Servies

Residential Interior Painting

I'm able to take on almost any residential interior painting project that you might have, as long as time allows. Packages generally include painting ceilings, trim, doors, and walls; but can also include handrails, fireplace mantles, and other decorative surfaces. I do prefer to take on bigger projects, but will do single room work if time permits.

Todays best interior paints are low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) and safe for your family. So, conveniently, most often interior painting can be done without the owner needing to be out of the home.  

 

Interior Repaints usually include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Protecting your vital surfaces includes masking, installing plastic barrier walls as needed, and applying thick protective covers for your flooring

  • Repairing or patching damaged drywall and retexturing as needed

  • Cleaning, caulking, priming, and/or repairing trim and headers as needed

  • Applying a base coat primer if needed before final paint to prevent bleed through of colors, substances, and/or smells

  • I always apply two coats of high quality paint to ensure perfect coverage and finish

To schedule an estimate click here.

Cabinet Refinishing 

Today's technology provides homeowners the opportunity to refinish their cabinets at a fraction of the cost that they would pay to have them refaced or replaced. Homeowners can choose highly durable conversion varnish finishes or low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) water based urethane finishes that are extremely resilient and won't yellow like tinted/colored lacquers. Both retain color and sheen very well. 

 

I provide cabinet refinishing, not painting.  The end product you'll get is a "like new" finish that is durable, smooth, and beautiful.  It is a higher quality service than what you'd typically get from someone offering cabinet painting.  

Cabinet refinishing includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Protecting your vital surfaces by masking, installing plastic barrier walls as needed, and applying thick protective covers for your flooring

  • Fixing minor defects such as replacing broken toe kicks and cracked crown molding as needed

  • Provide and install new doors, hinges, and glides where old ones are damaged as needed

  • Applying a base/primer coat before top coat to ensure maximum adhesion and durability

  • I apply two final coats in the color of your choosing to ensure perfect coverage and finish

  • Upgrades such as soft close hinges and drawer glides are available.

 

To schedule an estimate click here.

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Residential Exterior Painting

Exterior repaints are my bread and butter, and I love doing them. I'll take on projects up to three stories, and I prefer doing the entire home over smaller exterior jobs. However, I'll take on smaller jobs if time permits.

It usually takes me a week to complete a one story and a week and a half to complete a two story. Three story homes generally require some heavy lifting so they tend to take longer. 

Exterior Repaints usually include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pressure washing, cleaning, mold treating walls, trim, and gutters

  • Protecting vital surfaces from overspray by masking windows and doors, putting thick protective covers over your decking and walkways, and covering your vegetation in plastic

  • Patching, replacing, and/or texturing surfaces as needed

  • Applying a base primer coat to prevent bleed through and ensure proper adhesion to existing surfaces if the situation warrants

  • Applying a DTM (Direct to Metal) primer to your gutters to ensure that they won't peel over time

  • I always apply two coats of high quality paint to ensure perfect coverage and finish

To schedule an estimate click here.

Deck Staining

Staining is an absolute necessity for wood decks as they age. Depending on the durability of the original products used, you'll need to have your deck looked at every three years or so to see if it's time.  

You can do a test yourself to see if staining is needed.  Take a water hose and spray down your porch. If the water beads, then slowly starts to absorb into the decking, you know it's time. On a well-protected surface, the water will bead up and freely run off without saturation.

Most decks can be stained easily in a week, but time is dependent on size and accessibility. Decks that are elevated or require ladders and/or scaffolding can take longer.

 

Deck staining usually includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Pressure washing, cleaning, and treating for mold if needed

  • Wood conditioning if needed

  • Doing minor repairs and additions as needed such as replacing deck boards or adding a handrail

  • Masking and protecting vital surfaces such as walls on the home that connect to the porch, doorways, and walkways

  • Final finish generally requires two coats of an oil based or water based stain.  I will recommend products dependent on the condition of your deck 

To schedule an estimate click here.

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Pricing

Pricing

My Pricing

There are some links provided below to homewyse.com, a site that I've come to trust over the years to help clients get a good idea of the potential cost of their project. I'm not fond of sites like HomeAdvisor and Angie's List because I believe they tend to underestimate costs and are more focused on driving low bid contractors to their clients, which is a great recipe for disappointment. 

 

As you probably already know, the lowest bidders tend to be the lowest performers, so it's important to me that you have a realistic expectation of how my estimates will compare to going rates in your area.

To see going rates in your area, click the appropriate link below, enter your zip code and square footage of your project, and it will give you realistic expectations of costs. My bids tend to be right in the middle of average and high.

  • Exterior Going Rates

  • Interior Going Rates

  • Deck Staining Going Rates

  • *Cabinet Refinishing Going Rates (I haven't been able to find any reliable cabinet refinishing calculators.  However, my cabinet jobs tend to come in somewhere between $5k to $8.5k, depending on the size of the kitchen, the condition of the cabinets, and the amount of upgrades the homeowner wants.)  

If you have more questions about my pricing, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Deciding Who to Choose

If you're getting multiple bids for your project (if you're not, you should), you can expect them to be quite different. It is not uncommon for bids to vary by thousands of dollars and it can be hard to understand what you're getting for the price.

 

Here's a few things to be mindful of when deciding which contractor to go with.

  1.  Balance value and cost.  Right now painters are in very high demand, so they are adjusting prices accordingly.  Make sure that you aren't being taken advantage of.

  2. Know what you're paying for.  Contractors might bid a similar price, but have vastly different intentions when it comes to which products to use and how to apply them.  Look at the fine details and do what it takes to know exactly what you're getting.  For example, you might find that one contractor only intends to do one coat instead of two.

  3. Keep yourself in the drivers seat.  Don't pay for the job in full upfront.  You want to be able to have some leverage if things go south, so make sure that the contract you sign details a down payment and final payment amounts.  Never pay for a job that isn't completed as described in your contract.

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Value

Products

All of the paint products that I use come with a lifetime warranty. (This is referring to product warranty only, not my warranty.) Oftentimes clients will think that by choosing a less expensive paint, they will end up saving money. This isn't the case. High quality paints apply much easier than low quality paints and what you save in manhours washes out any savings that you might gain from product choice. 

 

I'll provide you with some product choices that will impact pricing.  For example Sherwin Williams now has a "self cleaning" Emerald Rain Refresh exterior paint that could be an upgrade if you choose. All of the products that I'll suggest will be top of the line.

5 Year Warranty

In Oregon and Washington, residential painters are not required to offer warranties unless they are working on spec homes or new structures. However, most good painters will stand by their work with confidence and offer a trustworthy warranty. As you review your estimates and contracts, make sure that warranty details are clearly defined. 

I offer a five year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for most interior and exterior painting projects, and I will come back to do minor touchups for up to a year after the project is completed.  

 

If you have more questions about my warranty, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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