What is VALUE from a painting contractor?

We all would like to assume that every contractor is being fair and honest from the time they start the bid process to the end of the completed project. The truth is that might not always be the case. Quite possibly you could be hiring an illegal immigrant, someone who doesn’t pay their taxes, a contractor who isn’t insured licensed / bonded, or the worst thing of all someone who does not do what they say they are going to do. Here at Seattle Skyline Painting we strive to provide family friendly service to each and every customer. No matter how small or large the job may be, we stand behind our products and craftsmanship with a warranty to boot. If we say we are going to lightly sand and prime raw wood.. we do. If we say you are going to get 2 heavy coats.. its done. If we say your going to get A100 exterior paint.. we use that product. If not available WE UPGRADE YOUR PAINT AT NO EXTRA COST! Not to mention we are licensed bonded and insured to $1,000,000. This protects you from unexpected circumstances. Next time you get an estimate from someone “cheaper” you should really think twice about what cheaper really means.. You could be getting your self into a sketchy situation.

The MOST IMPORTANT part of an exterior paint job

Exterior Painting

So, you’re in the market to get the exterior of your house painted. You decide to check out Yelp, Facebook or just Google local painters in your area. Deciding the top 3 painters to get an estimate from can be a tough decision. What makes a painter great and stand out from all the rest? PREP WORK! Taking the time to thoroughly pressure wash and remove all loose paint / debris is imperative to the longevity of your paint job. Second comes scraping ALL LOOSE PAINT and caulking. This weatherproofs the exterior and not only protects from water damage, it also keeps the creepy crawlers out of your home. If loose paint was left and another product applied over the top, the new paint will only be as good as the layer below. Lastly, before any paint can be applied, all raw wood MUST be primed. If this step is skipped the finish coat will not adhere properly and will cause premature failing of your paint job. In summary, if you decide to hire a company that cuts corners or wants to offer you “a cheap deal”, you might want to think twice about where your money is being spent.