Frequent Questions

Does your company have a license?

Yes, our company has been licensed since 1979 by the state of California. Our license number is 91837.

Do you have insurance?

Yes - general liability, workmen’s comp and auto.

What type of preparation do you do?

We provide extensive interior and exterior house painting and staining preparation. This includes protecting, preparing, sanding, filling, cleaning and priming where required.

When can you start?

Availability on the schedule will depend on the scope of work. For a smaller to medium size project, typically within 2 weeks. Larger projects could take longer to prepare for.

Do you have references?

Yes, usually more then a few in any of our given areas.

Will you protect property when painting?

Yes, our painters cover all areas with plastic, drop clothes, masking paper and tape.

Can you help with the color and product?

Yes, we will help to select a color palette if needed and advise how many coats of paint or stain to apply. Experience and education allows us to advise the correct product to be used depending on the surface.

How long will the job take?

It will depend on the task at hand. Usually the estimator will be able to give a good idea what type of manpower is required.

Do you provide touch up paint after painting is finished?

Yes, in most cases paint is left and labeled.

What can I do with old paint?

Old paint or materials can be taken to your local paint store to dispose of correctly. You can also go to a county dumpsite which will have a Hazard Waste Department that can dispose of it for you.

What are the different sheen’s and where are the areas they go?

Sheen is the luster or brightness of a paint or stain coating. Most paint coatings are available in the following sheen’s: flat, velvet, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss and gloss, with flat being the dullest or lowest sheen and gloss being the brightest or highest sheen. Wood trim and areas with moisture are usually finished with a sheen such as eggshell, satin or semi-gloss. Other areas of a home such as the walls and ceilings, may be finished in any sheen the homeowner prefers. Some homeowners like the shinier look on walls and ceilings, while other's like the duller look. The higher the sheen the more light that is reflected. The lower sheen’s reduce glare and light reflection. The higher sheen’s are more washable, while the lower sheen’s are less washable and durable. Gloss sheen coatings are normally used on industrial projects but sometimes on a residential project such as metal and when the customer prefers. Not all products have the option to select all types of sheen’s.

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