Site Prep

We take site preparation very seriously as this is the first step to your satisfaction. We want to be sure that whether we are working inside or outside of your home or building that the only evidence of our having been there is a beautifully painted area. We leave no messes behind nor do we damage your property. Our mission is to beautify and that is what we do.

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Take a look at what our site preparations include for both interior & exterior paint projects:

Our Interior Paint Preparation includes:

  • All heavy furniture will be moved by the contractor to the middle of the room and covered with new plastics.  The homeowner is responsible for removing all small items and breakables.
  • All floors will be protected with clean rubber backed canvas and/or professional use drop cloths.
  • All switch plates are removed prior to painting (painted if owner requests) and replaced after painting is completed.
  • All drywall and/or plaster repairs are made including all reasonably unsightly imperfections.  This includes nail pops and loose plaster.  Loose corner beads will be secured and skimmed and any picture hanging holes or curtain rod holes filled at owners request.  These patches will sometimes require 2-3 coats of joint compound, then allowed to dry. Compound is then sanded and primed before any finish coating is applied.
  • All woodwork is sanded and checked for imperfections.  Imperfections large enough to fill will be filled with appropriate wood filler, then sanded and primed before any finish coating is applied.
  • All caulking of any cracks where wood meets wood or painted wood meets drywall will be done using acrylic latex caulking, which comes with a manufacturer warranty of not less that 40 years of durability.
  • Only top-line paints will be applied.  Sheens (flat, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss or high gloss) will be discussed with the homeowner and listed on the work detail.
  • When work is completed all work areas will be vacuumed and all furniture replaced to its original position.

Our Exterior Paint Preparation includes:

  • All surfaces to be painted will be thoroughly cleaned to remove any dirt or mildew before painting.
  • All loose paint, caulking and glazing will be removed.
  • All gapped or failed caulking will be over-coated with siliconized acrylic latex caulk with a manufacturer’s warranty of not less than 40 years.  Glazing will also be replaced if necessary.
  • All areas where preparation or painting is taking place will be covered with drop cloths.  (ie. driveways, walkways, shrubbery, etc.)
  • All areas where loose paint has been removed to the point of exposing bare wood will be spot primed with proper primer-sealer before any finish coatings are applied, unless Sherwin Williams Duration, which is self-priming, is specified.
  • All woodwork is sanded and checked for imperfections.  Imperfections large enough to fill will be filled with appropriate wood filler, then sanded and primed before any finish coating is applied.
  • Vertical drainpipes (downspouts) are generally removed.  Horizontal gutter systems are not.  The gutters themselves are paintable, however.
  • Specified coats, per agreement, will then be applied.
  • When work is completed all work areas will be cleaned to the client’s satisfaction

Contact the pro painters at Impact Painting Services to schedule an estimate for your next home improvement project today.

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