House painting in Marylhurst for interior or exterior decoration is available at your local hardware store, paint shops, and do-it-centers nation wide or local painting contractors.
Local painters will have a huge range of colors on their charts, which are made by blending the main tints and tones of their collection. Most paint companies will produce small test amounts of a color, especially if it is one of those, which you have requested to be mixed.
Good-quality House Painting Estimate will keep your home looking great for many years and is used by professional painters.
Professional Painting in Marylhurst – Trusted ExpertsNobody wants to work for nothing, but many painting businesses do when they don't charge for all the things that are part of each job. If you intend to do a complete job, and your customer is asking for a complete job, then you should be charging for a complete job. Leave something off of the estimate and you are working for nothing. Doing a complete and thorough estimate involves everything that takes time whether it be screwing that switch plate cover back on or painting the altar in that church. Many painters brag about what they describe as an almost mystical experience, like walking into a room and a price comes into their head. I never liked that because it is inaccurate, lazy and likely to end up poorly, at best you will just miss something and work for nothing on that part of the job. Another reason why this lump sum magic is bad is that someone is always surprised when the customer finds something that wasn't done and they thought it was part of the job. And they tell you do it or don't get paid. I talk about this when I discuss the Proposal itself.Setup - Whether it be driving 100 miles to the job or 2 days setting up scaffolding or 20 minutes unloading drops, ladders and paint, it is part of every job. And because it is part of the job it is included in the cost of the job and needs to be estimated. Some thought should be given to special circumstances as mentioned above, or keep a percentage to use as a formula for each job. For example: if you are scaffolding out that church steeple to scrape and paint, then you need to figure everything involved with this stage including take down. This type of setup is likely to be much more costly than the actual paint job. Whereas painting the interior of your average customers home can be done room by room as a percentage of the total hours. For example: if you are dropping out a room, removing switch plates, moving furniture, etc. Then an easy way to do it is to take the total hours painting and multiply by.1 or.2 or whatever you think is an average time. Estimating setup, prep, and cleanup as a percentage on average jobs saves time when estimating. Preparation - Lots of times this costs way more than the paint job. For example: we did a paint job on a big 1840's wood clapboard monster of a house. 15 weeks removing paint before one drop of paint went on the house, the painting itself was about 3 weeks. Not only time but lots of sanding disks, respirators, disposable coveralls, cleanup daily, and removal of all dust and chips was all a big deal because of the size of the job and because of the old lead paint. The opposite is the average home interior that can be estimated like the setup example above using a percentage. Most of the time interior prep is just small surface repairs, and some caulking, the stuff that is the same from job to job. Special repairs or problems should be itemized.Painting - What amount of time does it take to paint 5 wood casement windows on ground level without a ladder? How much time does it take to paint those same 5 windows at 40 feet on a hill when each window is 8 feet apart? Probably more than 2 times what it takes to paint the ones on ground level, each time moving and setting up the ladder on uneven ground most likely involving 2 people to move and setup the ladder for each window. So an easy formula to use on heights above 25 feet would be 2 times or 2.2 times or whatever the time it takes to paint the same window without ladder. Most of the time estimating painting costs can be done with a formula that works pretty well from job to job.Cleanup - This part of the painting job is likely to be glossed over or ignored from an estimating position. This is a big mistake because it can take more time that the actual painting, depending on the job. If this part of the job is not done well the client may view the entire job as poorly done. And if done really well it may just put the crowning touch on the job. Estimating the time to properly cleanup after each job is critical to your estimate. If you short this part of the estimate, by not allowing enough time, then something has to give and the outcome is likely an unhappy customer. Average jobs can use a factor to estimate time. Example, an 8 hour interior job can be cleaned up in 8 hours x.1 =.8 hours. When I watch some of these "home remodeling" shows blow through the painting as if it is nothing, I laugh but then I think how much ignorance they create. When Norm does his woodworking magic it is an event to behold; but, when Carlos spends 3 hours vacuuming, dusting and cleaning windows after a paint job, it is nothing, it is not even mentioned. Some many home owners tackle paint jobs and are totally clueless as to what is really involved. Like the time when we were called in to touch up walls in this multi-million dollar mcMansion following a $25,000 audio system wiring job where the technician cut holes in 11 different rooms. Each room had a different color, so we cleaned rollers, brushes, cut buckets etc. after each color. The owner gave me a big argument about charging her for the time to clean our tools. If it is part of the job and you wouldn't be doing it except for their job, then they should be paying you for it.
Painting Vinyl Siding | Exterior House Painting in Naperville and Chicago
Painting Vinyl Siding - Hi everybody.
This is Mark with Discover Your Home.
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Let’s talk a little bit about trends ofthings that are going on in the marketplace, what we see when we are out in the field andworking with customers.
One of the big trends on the exterior of homesare painting aluminium and vinyl siding, more specifically we are going to talk about paintingvinyl siding.
One of the big questions that I get askedis, “Hey can I paint my vinyl siding, it’s been up there 10 years, it’s faded and Inever liked the color.
” Usually those are the first couple of reasonsI asked folks is: Number one: Why do you want to paint your vinyl siding? Ok, if you want it done just make sure youare doing it for the right reason and the reason you know that it makes sense.
Usually folks tell me I hate the color ofmy house and I want to change the look of it.
Cool, I get that, no problem.
The second reason is that it’s faded, it’schalking and yes, vinyl siding does fade and it does chalk.
They may tell you that it’s maintenancefree, but it’s not fade-free.
Let’s just leave it at that.
So it will start to break down, any surfaceeven, stop and think about this ok.
Your automobile ok, one of the finest finishesout there is a car finish.
It is sprayed on, it’s heavy, and it’sthe latest technology so, It’s pretty good, so you are looking at a car 10 years downthe road and it doesn’t have that luster or the color that it was when it was brandspanking new, so your siding color is going to wear too.
How do we handle this? Let’s start with the basics, let’s getthe outside cleaned up.
First and foremost whether it’s yourselfor you are hiring a contractor to pressure wash the outside, let’s get the outsidegood and clean.
Put a mild detergent or possibly if you arehaving mold and mildew issues, something like a combination of a product called Jomax orbleach, there again read the directions, ok apply it on there, spray it on and a lot oftimes it will make the mold and mildew disappear but it does need to be agitated a little bit.
So use the correct pressure, use the correcttip, a lot of times we find that folks go out and find this brand new pressure washerand they use the wrong tip and they can almost carve their name in their siding that is kindof what I’ve seen over the years.
Take your time; let’s make good decisionswhile we are out there so hopefully these are things that can help you.
If there is something here that you are notreal sure of, please reach out to us, ask us some questions.
If we can help you, we would love to helpyou.
Now we got this clean around there and wegot it all washed off and everything and let it dry.
Now what I kind of guide folks in how, whatcolor are we going to put on there.
So we got let’s say a real light color onthere now, I’m going to recommend always stay in a kind of similar family of colors.
Let’s just say you go from white to black.
Most people don’t paint their houses blackbut if you go from white to black, The difference of how your siding expandsand contracts will differ from black paint and white paint just because darker colorsattract more heat and light than lighter colors do.
Let’s make sure we want to paint somethingssimilar, not too dramatic because that siding will expand and contract a bit different soyou could have some buckling issues.
I’m not saying you are going to but thereis always that possibility that you could.
Ok so we go ahead and we make it clean.
Let’s make sure we make a good decisionin color, I always recommend if you are going to put a color on, try to use your roof asa good marker on what you want to go with because a lot of times there are some tonesin your roof that you can find work real well with siding paints.
After we are going to go ahead and get itall cleaned up.
I want to tell you out there especially onyour North side of your home you are going to find, algae is going to show up a littlebit more so than on any other side of the house.
Obviously because moisture sits, so goingback to the cleaning stage, let’s make sure we get that cleaned up.
So going back to paint now, it’s all clean,let’s try to find a good color, there again work with your local representative at BenjaminMoore, Sherwin Williams, Glidden dealer, you know get some ideas, drive around the neighborhood.
I always tell my customers hey, drive aroundand see what you like.
Make sure if you are looking at the neighbor’shouse that the neighbor down the street has a similar roof as you do, and the window trimand the door trim so that you can kind of coordinate everything.
After we got it all cleaned, make sure weput a primer on there We can use a bonding primer; we don’t haveto but let’s make sure we put a bonding primer and then two good coats of a high qualitylatex paint to get everything nice and tight.
Always work on the shaded side and be patient.
Work top to bottom, left to right.
We keep it simple.
Hopefully this will answer some of the questionsfor you, if there is anyone out there that can really have any more questions or if wecould be of help to you, please reach out to us.
Again I’m Mark and this is Discover Your Home.
Have a good evening.