Our Exterior House Painting Process
What to Expect from Tall Pines Painting Each Step of the Way
When it comes to painting your home, we understand that you don’t want surprises. To ensure that your experience is worry-free, we take the time to communicate and plan your project with you — from before we start painting through after we finish.
We’ve found that this personal and proactive approach gives our customers the peace of mind that their work will be done right, on schedule, and to their full satisfaction.
Here are the three phases you can expect from us.
Phase 1: Project Planning
Your project manager will personally meet with you to review the details of your job, your start date, the length of your project, and where our painters should store their tools to minimize the inconvenience to you. In addition, he’ll discuss your colors and answer your questions, so there are no surprises later.
Our goal is to ensure that you’re thrilled with the color of your home, so we offer several color options. We can:
• Match your current paint color. We take this step prior to starting work, so you know the color is right.
• Give you color brochures to help you choose your own color.
• Have our color specialist / designer meet with you at your home to offer advice on colors.
To ensure you’re pleased with the color before we start work, we’re happy to paint up to three color samples on your home.
Phase 2: Preparation and Painting
If appropriate, our uniformed team can introduce themselves to you at the start of the painting phase, so you feel more comfortable with them. The same crew members will work on your project from start to finish.
This step helps ensure that your top coat of paint will adhere properly and your painting investment will last longer.
Scraping, Sanding and Priming
Paint doesn’t adhere well to glossy surfaces. Sanding helps remove any gloss and promotes better paint adhesion.
Sun and water can damage an unprimed surface — such as a wood window sill that has had its paint chip off. Priming seals wood and other surfaces, so they aren’t exposed to the elements. In addition, priming helps your top coat last longer.
Caulking and Hole Filling
This step seals out moisture and air drafts that can reduce your energy efficiency. It also helps ensure that your final paint job looks better, and it prevents damage.
Masking and Drop Clothes
To ensure that your paint work looks great and lasts longer, we only use the best products and equipment. Depending on your paint surfaces, we may use a combination of spray, brushes and rollers to complete our work
Daily Cleanup and Communication
At the end of each day, our team will neatly store their tools in the agreed-upon location, vacuum paint chips, and clean up any trash. We want to minimize the disruption to your home.
Phase 3: Project Follow-up
To ensure you’re happy with our work, your project manager will walk around and inspect your paint job with you at the completion of your project.
We believe so strongly in the quality of our work that we offer a warranty. The terms vary, depending on the type of work we complete for you.Warranty details will be provided with your estimate.