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What’s Included in the Professional Exterior Painting Process?

 What’s Included in the Professional Exterior Painting Process?

In one of our recent blogs we explored what you can (and should) expect during the interior painting process. We dug deeper than just a nice paint job, examining the different facets of a really exceptional experience.

Today, how about a closer look at exterior painting?

1. Clear Communication

We covered this in our other article, but it can't be over-emphasized. An exterior repaint is an investment, making it imperative that you know exactly what to expect from your painter every step of the way. Hazy estimates and ambiguity lead to miscommunication, frustration, and results that don’t meet your standards.

As an example, make sure you know exactly what your painter includes as far as surface preparation and repairs. If you have wood rot, can they handle it in-house or will they need to subcontract? Are there additional costs, or are they factored in?

2. Clean Job Site, and Clear End-of-Day Practices

 What’s Included in the Professional Exterior Painting Process?

Exterior painting takes time, and you should feel comfortable knowing that your painter will leave a tidy site at the end of the day. The daily workflow needs to be outlined too: when the team will arrive, when they will leave, and where/how things will be organized and packed up each evening.

3. Protecting Your Landscaping

From ground covers to tarping shrubs and bushes, your painter should protect your landscaping from damage or overspray. Professional painters have the right tools and equipment needed to minimize any impact, and if there’s a specific concern, it should be addressed before the painters arrive.

4. Help with Color Selection, If Needed

This is a fun opportunity to rethink your colors, ramping up your curb appeal. If you’d like, your painter can help with color tips and ideas, or connect you with a professional color consultant to help you put together the best palette possible.

5. Job Site Leadership

To keep things simple and clear, you’ll have a lead painter who ensures that every part of the process is in-line with company standards, and that you’re loving what you see. You’ll know exactly who to contact with questions or concerns.

The takeaway?

Is exterior painting a big, important part of home maintenance and improvement? Yes, definitely. But it should be fun and refreshing, not stressful. If you know what to expect and what to look for in a painter, your project is off to a solid start already!

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