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7 Things to Look for When Hiring a Painter

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When planning a painting project, the first thing to do is find the right painter.  Hiring the wrong painter can cost you money, time and resources. A professional painter needs to have a certain set of skills necessary so that the work can be done properly and safely.

Here are some things to look for when hiring a painter:

 1.  Do your homework – Do a google search to find local painters.Read their reviews and check on community message boards for recommended painters. Talk to your neighbors.  NextDoor is a good app to have to get real reviews from your neighbors on their painting experiences. This is a good way to find painters that you feel are best suited to give you an estimate.

2. Get 2-3 estimates. It is always good to have more than one estimate so you can make sure that something is not being missed, and make sure they are in the right ballpark pricewise.  Also make sure that each estimate is covering the same areas, same type of preparation, number of coats of paint, product of paint being used, etc. One estimate might look cheaper than another, but research might tell you that they are using an inferior paint, or only applying one coat of paint instead of two.  Make sure everyone is giving you a price for the same amount of work.

3. Check with the Better Business Bureau to see how long they are in business and if they have any reports of bad or inadequate service.

4. Make sure they can fit in your schedule. Keep in mind that sometimes it is better to wait for a painter that you feel is your best fit, than finding the one that can do it sooner.  Also, ask how long the project will take. You want to make sure that once they start the job, they stay with you until they are done, and not back and forth with other projects.

5. Make sure your painter provides you with their insurance certificate, and letters of reference from customers.

6. Whether your project is interior or exterior painting, ask questions about what they think is best for your home regarding the type of paint to use, or what application they use.  It is good to understand the depth of their experience and knowledge, and it might determine if they are the right fit for you. In addition, ask about the painters that will be coming to your home, how long they have worked for their company, how much experience do they have.  

7. When you have made your decision on which painter to use, the next step is looking for the perfect color for your project.  Ask your painter for a color chart to look at or ask them which supplier to go to look at for color samples. Put samples up to make sure it is what you want.  Sometimes a color on a chart will look much different on your home, based on lighting and other factors.

 

IMG 6987The right painters will understand all your requirements in detail and give you an unparalleled experience. Creative Painting Systems is one such name that offers the best services in town to all customers, regardless of their preferences. Contact them today!

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Five Things You Should Know Before Hiring a Pressure Washer Company

Five Things You Should Know Before Hiring a Pressure Washer Company 1Exterior cleaning and upkeep is an important part of looking after your home. The proper maintenance of your home doesn’t only impress all the visitors that come your way, but also ensures that you are safe of any allergies or diseases.

Periodic exterior cleaning outside the home can help ensure the integrity of your paint job. Water damage, algae, and mildew can damage the integrity of your paint and lead to permanent discoloration or worse yet cause fading and peeling.

A pressure wash is necessary for proper maintenance outside the home, which is why you should go for the services of a proper pressure washing company to assist you with the job.

Knowing that most homeowners aren’t sure of how to proceed with hiring a pressure washing company, here we mention certain tips you should follow during the process. Go through these five things you should know before hiring a pressure washing company, and implement them for amazing results.

1. Look After Vinyl Siding

If you have vinyl siding outside your home, make sure that the company you are working with knows how to work with these vinyl sidings. Vinyl sidings need a lot of care and precaution because the slightest miscalculation can go against you.

The white film on your vinyl siding, known as oxidation, should be properly cleaned. If the oxidation isn’t properly cleaned, it will probably leave stains on the vinyl siding as well. An expert who has experience working with pressure washers would know just how to work with the whole device. Most companies tend to have experts that understand vinyl siding and know specific settings to use.

2. Lower Pressure

The expert working on pressure cleaning your home should know just how to work with the vinyl siding or conventional siding. The application of high water pressure on the vinyl sidings can actually damage them and lead to further deterioration over time. Your pressure washer company should understand vinyl sidings and should apply the pressure in such a way that it does not damage the structural integrity of the wall.

3. Rewashing

The detergents used for rewashing a home should not leave any signs of damage or scoring marks on the surface of the walls, especially if you  are not be going to be repainting anytime soon. If you are going for a repaint after the wash, then you can compromise on this aspect.

4. Check Reviews

You should always check the reviews of the company you are working with. A good pressure washing company will have good reviews and testimonials from the clients that they have worked with previously. See these reviews and also ensure that you aren’t swindled in any way.

5. Company Is Insured

The pressure washing company you are working with should be insured. Insurance is a must, as anything can go wrong with all the equipment and high-pressure water being used.

The right pressure washer company will understand all your requirements in detail and give you an unparalleled experience. Creative Painting Systems is one such name that offers the best services in town to all customers, regardless of their preferences.

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Wall and Cabinet Colors Sherwin Williams

The wall color is Anew Gray and the cabinets were painted Peppercorn. Both colors are by Sherwin Williams. Looks great!

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Trex Transcend Composite Decking

This old deck was remove and replaced with Trex Transcend Composite decking. Trex is a green product that used 95% recycled boards, is fade, stain and scratch resistant , has a deep wood grain pattern, and is easy to clean. And it looks great. Call us if you would like an estimate to replace your deck.

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Canvas Tan: Sherwin Williams

Another freshly painted interior. Looks great! The color is Canvas Tan by Sherwin Williams.

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Paint a home it is necessary to replace rotten siding

Sometimes before we paint a home it is necessary to replace rotten siding. In this case, it was the entire right side of the house. This is something Creative Painting Systems can do for you too.

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Morning Light: Benjamin Moore

This is a Benjamin Moore color called Morning Light. Here it is used in three different areas of the house, in three different lighting situations. It’s a nice light, happy color.

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Latest Kitchen Renovation: glossy white subway tile backsplash

Okay, I am obsessed with our latest renovation! Extra White cabinets, Big Chill walls, new Calacatta quartz countertops and glossy white subway tile backsplash. Love! 

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Before & After: Copen Blue

The painting of this beautiful home has just been completed and it looks great! The siding color is
Copen Blue. We love it.

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Home Colors and Trim

I just love the colors in this home we just painted! And all that trim! Beautiful.

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Fence Power Washed and Restain

This fence was power washed and re-stained and looks great! The homeowners love it and so do we.

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Color from HGTV Home

This color is called Blanched Yellow and is from HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams.

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Bedroom Bathroom and Closet

This bedroom, bathroom and closet were just painted using the Benjamin Moore color Temporal Spirit. It’s so calm and serene, and the painters did a perfect job! Love it!

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Accent Doors

Here's another example of Agreeable Gray which we used throughout this home. This time, the homeowners had us paint the doors an accent color, and it really turns up the wow factor! It looks fantastic.

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