Painting, Drywall Repair, Wood Repair, Shop Spray
Our proposal will spell out specific work to be done in various areas in and around your home or business. It will address the items to be painted, how many coats to be applied, etc.
Interior services we offer include painting, staining, varnishing, drywall repairs, small wood repairs, patching and shop spraying. If a repair or service is outside the scope of our services (i.e. carpentry, paper hanging, faux finishing), we can refer you to a specialized contractor who can perform the work, and we will coordinate the project with them. Other services may be available depending upon your needs.
We will prepare all surfaces according to the proposal. This may or may not include sanding, scraping, patching, covering, moving furniture, removing/reinstalling drapes, priming, painting, staining or varnishing and so forth. Your proposal will spell out the details.
Unless otherwise noted or specified, we will use the P.D.C.A. guidelines for substrate (surface) preparation and finish. In short, a painted surface is properly painted if it appears smooth and uniform, without sags, runs, drips or holidays when viewed under normal lighting conditions from a distance of 39 inches without magnification.
Increasing levels of finish are available, but can significantly increase the cost of your project. They are generally recommended only for very specific effects or wall treatments.
Wallpaper RemovalRemove Wallpaper, Prepare Surface for New Paint or Wallpaper
Wallpaper removal is a difficult area to estimate properly because so many factors that influence the successful completion of the job are unseen and can't be observed until work is begun. For this reason, when we quote a price for wallpaper removal, the following factors are used to establish the estimated cost.
- We assume that 1 layer of paper is to be removed.
- We assume that the surface was properly prepared with a sealer before the wall covering was applied. This means that the paper or wall covering will release relatively cleanly from the surface.
- We assume that standard wallpaper glues were used, and no especially difficult or troublesome glues or adhesives were used to apply the wallpaper.
- We assume that some scarring will occur in the removal process, but no excessive damage will be done in removing the wallpaper. (In other words, the majority of the wall surface will be intact, with no large gouges or holes caused by extremely tight adhesion, improper surface preparation or a deteriorated wall surface.)
If we get into the project and find additional layers of paper, extremely durable glues, sloppy surface preparation (like wallpaper glued onto bare drywall or plaster) or a deteriorated wall surface, additional charges may apply. The charges will only increase if it makes the job more difficult. (For example, if there are two layers of paper, but they are bonded tightly together and come off easily, you would likely see no increase in cost.)
If the wallpaper removal portion of a project is much more difficult than anticipated, your estimator will let you know and try to give you an estimate on any change in cost. After the wallpaper is removed, we will make the surface ready either to be painted or to have a new wall covering applied. Our painting crews do not do wall-sizing, and that is left to the paper hanger if needed.