Systematic Approach to Painting
Professional Painting Preparation
All ProTect Painters franchises follow the same proven, systematic seven-step painting process to achieve a beautifully painted interior or exterior project.
The 7 Step Process
Step 1: Request an Estimate
Our accurate and detailed estimates provide you with a clear picture of what we would be able to do for your home. We pride ourselves on not relying on hidden fees and underhanded charges-we make sure that your estimate is as straightforward and clear as possible. When our professional representative visits your home, he or she will be able to print out our estimate for your home on-site and answer all of your questions.
Step 2: Schedule Service
Typically, we can begin work within 2-3 weeks after the estimate takes place. We will confirm all project specifications, including color, coverage areas, pricing, etc. We will also contact you to confirm our arrival time. When we give you a start time, you can be sure that we will be there on time and ready to begin for the entirety of the project, until it is finished.
Step 3: Paint Preparation Equals Long Term Results
Our prep work begins with thorough power washing of your exterior walls (or scrubbing of your interior walls). Power washing is essential for several reasons. Chemicals from landscape maintenance can cause paint to peel, discolor, or fail prematurely.
Additionally, it’s normal for paint to oxidize in the sun, and turn chalky to the touch. Neglecting to remove dirt and chalk will prevent paint from sticking to siding. It sticks to the dirt instead, which will eventually be brushed or blown off the house.
Our extensive prep work process is what sets us apart from painting companies who hire inexperienced crews with a high volume, low quality business model. Unlike those paint crews, our painting services give you long-lasting results.
Here’s our approach to professional painting preparation:
- You’ll often hear painters say, “Prep is 90% of the job.” It’s true, and we put a substantial amount of effort into scraping, sanding edges of windowsills, and power washing.
- We take the time to protect your home and ensure we're not interfering with your life.
- As needed, we can perform minor maintenance. See other home services we offer.
Step 4: It’s Time to Paint!
Here’s when the real magic happens. For both interior and exterior projects, our painting experts will paint all non-covered areas with primer followed by your selected color choices. Before we start painting exterior surfaces, we’ll discuss whether or not your project will require a second coat. Need help selecting an exterior paint color? Read our recommendations in the trends and tips section of our website.
Step 5: Clean Up
Every day of painting is followed diligently by a thorough cleanup of our work area. We make sure that your home stays as neat and safe for your family as possible while we work.
Step 6: Inspecting Our Work for Total Satisfaction
After our work is finished, we do a final walk-through to inspect every area of our interior and exterior work. We apply touch-ups to any areas that need adjustment or perfecting. Afterwards, we walk through the project again with you to ensure your satisfaction.
Step 7: Pay & Enjoy!
Once everything is complete, we confirm final payment details with you. Then, we leave your home as clean as when we found it so you can enjoy your newly painted space!
For more information about our systematic approach to painting, or to receive a free quote, call (888) 318-8650.