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These are just a few of the common questions we receive. If your question is not listed here or if you would like more information, please contact us.

General Questions & Answers

Generally, we prefer to use Sherwin-Williams paint products. However, we will adapt our product selection to fit your individual need. Other quality brands include Porter and Behr.

Absolutely. We just need a sample to take to the store. No matter what brand of paint you choose, the technology will match the paint perfectly to the sample!

Sherwin-Williams has samples available for pickup. They are $5 per quart and I would highly recommend testing colors on your walls prior to selecting a final choice. I would be happy to bring these samples to you if you let me know ahead of time.

Yes. All paints are latex-based. When possible, we like to use GreenSure products from Sherwin-Williams to ensure our projects have the lowest amount of environmental impact as possible.

For more information, see the GreenSure website.

Yes and yes. The warranty on the paint product is offered by the manufacturer. The length of the warranty is clearly marked on the product and depends upon the type of paint. We would be happy to provide this information for you before beginning. And, the warranty for all labor is two years.

Yes – we are fully insured and bonded to protect the safety of our workers as well as the quality of your home.

Yes – we have numerous references. With over 20 years of professional painting experience, we can provide a reference for every type of job. Out of respect for our customers, we do not post their information publicly. We would be happy to provide references upon request.

Interior Questions & Answers

Prior to painting:

  • Wall and ceiling fixtures are removed
  • All woodwork is taped with high-quality, tear-resistant tape
  • Remaining furniture is moved to the center of the room
  • All flooring, furniture, etc is covered with dropcloths

Our goal is simple: make it look as if we were never there – the only difference should be the color!

To accomplish this, during the painting process, we:

  • Tape all woodwork for a clean look
  • Caulk all woodwork to remove gaps between the wall and baseboards/door casings
  • Patch imperfections in the wall with drywall mud
  • Sand rough spots prior to painting for a nice, smooth finish

After painting is complete, we:

  • Vacuum areas to ensure no dust is left behind
  • Complete a final walk-through with you to ensure your complete satisfaction

The first thing to consider is the sheen, or more simply, the level of “shine” of the finish coat.

Sherwin-Williams has great examples of different types of interior paint here.

However, in simplistic terms, the basic categories are:

  • Flat/Matte – most dull finish; easy to cleanup, scrub off imperfections
  • Eg-shel – little more shine; shows imperfections (dings/knicks) in wall
  • Semi-gloss – nice bright look, more difficult to “touch-up” if finish coat is disturbed
  • Satin – high quality, exquisite look; almost impossible to “touch-up,” wouldn’t recommend for high-traffic areas

Sherwin-Williams Duration Home. The matte finish is especially easy to wash/scrub; it gives a great, clean uniform look; and has anti-microbial properties to resist mildew.

We ask that you move most furniture for liability reasons; however, if there is a heavy object in the room, we always have “slides” available to use to move it prior to beginning.

Low-VOC paints are used to ensure the lingering odor does not last beyond two days. And, since the paint is latex-based, there is no need to worry about harmful fumes.

Exterior Questions & Answers

With exterior projects, the preparation of your home is even more essential (due to the harsh Ohio climate). We will spend one day thoroughly preparing your home by:

  • Power washing all to-be-painted surfaces
  • Caulking any gaps in the woodwork (along trim, doors, windows, etc)
  • Scraping away any loose paint to ensure properly adheres to the surfaces
  • Priming any areas of exposed, bare wood

Then, as part of the actual painting process, we will:

  • Remove all downspouts to ensure full-coverage of the paint product
  • Remove all light fixtures, door knockers, etc for a nice, clean final look
  • Cover all delicate landscaping with dropcloths to protect the greenery
  • Cover all nearby deck space, porches, driveways, etc with dropcloths
  • Complete a final walk-through with you to ensure your complete satisfaction

Absolutely. Power washing, as part of the preparation process, is essential to ensure a proper bond between the paint and the structure of the home. This thorough cleaning will make certain your new coat of paint is long-lasting and of the highest quality.

Yes. The preparation work is the same. However, we spray the final coat of paint and then “back-roll” over it with a roller nap to ensure all cracks and gaps are properly sealed with the paint.

We like to use Sherwin-Williams’ Exterior Latex Superpaint. It provides a long-lasting coat that will resist peeling, fading, and cracking in the fluctuating Ohio climate.