Mildew on my house

Mildew on the outside of your house may look like black or green streaking on the shaded side of your house. If the area you suspect is on a sunny side of the house it is doubtful it is mildew and it may just be dirty. Prior to painting mildew should be treated with a mild bleaching solution and power washed off. You can purchase ready made products from you local Home depot or Hardware store, or your can make a 15% solution of bleach with water your self. Apply the bleaching solution with a garden sprayer and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes before your powerwash it off. If your mildew is severe I recommend you do the same process a few times to be thorough.  If you do not properly treat the mildew areas before painting your paint job WILL fail. Call 619 464 4030 if you would like us to take a look at your project.

Helpful Tips on How to Hire a Residential Painting Contractor

Living Room Interior Painting

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Are you planning on repainting your home? Hiring a residential painting contractor may seem like an easy task, but do you know what things to be concerned about? Remember, not all residential painting contractors  provide good quality work, so read on and these tips can help you choose the best residential paint contractor for your home.

First, detail the work to be done. Write a summary of the work you want done. Be detailed with your concerns and special requests you may have.

Ask for license and insurance information to make sure you are dealing with a licensed contractor. Unlicensed contractors should be a red flag.

Ask for details regarding paint process and paint products to be used. The more detailed the work and the more preparation work done will affect the quality of your paint job. Be specific about budget concerns and quality concerns. Often you painting contractor can offer advice regarding value.

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Protect your asset. Make sure you ask your residential painting contractor how they will protect your assets like floors, furniture and fixtures.

Get a proposed work schedule. Your contractor should be able to provide you with a general execution order. They may need to be flexible because of dry times or efficiency practices.

Get a warranty as this will serve as your protection. A contract can include both labor and materials, but you can also opt for labor only. Make sure you check the duration of your warranty in case of paint failure. A good contractor will provide a warrantee for at least two years. If the paint job is poor you should know at the end of the first year and by the end of the second you have plenty of time to get a hold of them. A longer warrantee is better but beware of unrealistic 20 year and lifetime warrantees. They are usually a sales tool and should not affect the cost of your paint job. Realisticly your house will show wear and dirt after the first 7-8 years. If you want your house to look fresh expect to wash it every couple of years and most likely you will need to paint again in about 12-15 years if you received a quality paint job the first time.

Request referals from your painting contractors. Satisfied customers are always willing to give a recommendation.

How a contractor presents themselves is also a factor of how they conduct their business. Were they on time did they look professional, were they prepared? Did they sound knowledgeable.

Responding to your calls and being punctual in your business appointment will reflect on your contractor’s attitude towards his job. So be alert on this part.

The quality of paint is also a big factor to consider. Inexpensive paint usually equates to poor quality and will not last longer than more expensive, premium paints.

These tips will surely help you find an excellent residential painting contractor.

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The Logistics of Large Scale Commercial Painting

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Painting a large commercial establishment takes a lot of planning for a painting contractor. Arranging the proper procedure for a particular contract from start to finish regardless of the size of the project is vital in order to achieve the best result. How will one know if you hire the best commercial painting contractor?

Repainting a commercial establishment can affect a lot people and the right time to do the job is important as the flow of the business should not be affected. This can be done by adjusting the schedule of work. Coordination between the commercial painting contractor and the business owner is important to have a perfect plan for the job. Some business owner may choose for a weekend or off hour painting schedule thus it is the obligation of the commercial painting contractor to oblige and finish the job at the given time.

Commercial painting contractor should have enough manpower to complete a particular job. Each member of a team should have the skills needed and to do the job right. From preparation, protection of environment and up to the finishing touches. Communication between the project managers to his team of commercial painters of the schedule and plan should be coordinated to avoid mistakes and delay.

The measure of a good paint job is not only on fresh and new color applied on a property, but also on how it was skillfully and expertly done.

Painter for a Day!

Residential Interior Painting

We offer a service called painter for a day. It is $400.00 for one painter for 8 hours plus materials. This is a good way to take care of small projects. We recommend making sure your small project is large enough to keep a painter busy for a full day. We can recommend added paint work if your proposed project does not take a full day. Most of the time we can paint approximately two average sized rooms in one day. The ability to complete as much work as possible depends on if we need to pick up paints or if you have them ready for us to use. Also if the rooms are empty or full of furniture will determine how much work we can accomplish.

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Exterior Residential House Painting

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There are many different types of house paint jobs done by different contractors. At first they may seem like apples and apples but the truth is you get what you pay for.  Two painters can paint identical houses and the quality of paint job is drastically different. The quality is in the preparation. Lightly scraped wood surfaces repainted will have a different appearance and less longevity than a thoroughly prepared surface. The final appearance of a paint job depends on the amount of labor put into the preparation. If given a larger budget and more time. More thorough sanding, filling, texturing, priming and caulking can be done. This will give your house a tighter looking paint job that will last longer and look better for years to come. Make sure you discuss your concerns and listen to the bids given when seeking multiple bids.

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Color Consulting

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Painting San DiegoChoosing color is often an intimidating task. It is important to find the right color for your paint project. We offer free color consulting with all of our projects. We will make an appointment to discuss color based on your desired appearance. We like to work with the colors already in the room or intended colors going into the room of different surfaces such as art, furniture, flooring and cabinets. Call or contact us if you have any questions, need any color consulting or a free painting estimate.

Refinishing Wood Surfaces

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Refinishing is when we are working with previously finished wood surfaces. Choosing which way and depends on your budget, condition of the surfaces and expectation. One way we clean the surfaces and shade over or just recoat with clear coats after we clean and prepare the surfaces. Another way would be to strip the surfaces of the previous coats and start new like we have brand new surfaces. Call or contact us if you have any questions or need a free painting estimate.

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Wood Staining and Cabinet Finishes

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There are two types of wood finishing, new wood finishing and refinishing. New wood finishing is when we are working with brand new wood. There are many different ways to achieve different looks with the same species of wood. One way will give you a uniform one even color finish that does not highlight the wood grain as much. The final look is furniture quality and beautiful.  and also have a furniture like finish. It is important to talk to your painting contractor and tell him what it is you are looking for.  These finishes can be achieved on wood windows, wood doors and cabinets.

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Interior New Construction Remodel Painting

New Construction Painting

New Construction PaintingAnother type of Residential house painting job is new construction house painting. When you are building a house or going through a remodel your new construction will require painting. As a custom house painting contractor we will work with the General contractor and coordinate the needed work when ready. This usually requires a few phases of painting work. On the interior we will prime all new drywall texture prior to painting. When door casings and base boards are installed we will putty and sand all the holes made by the nails that install them. We will caulk the corners and prime and paint the new wood moldings. Doors are one of the last surfaces we paint. Walls are typically painted in phases depending on the most ideal or available schedule. All painting is done in a timely manner so that your move in date is on schedule. Call or contact us if you have any questions, need any color consulting or a free estimate.

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We are a licensed painting company and we service the following areas:

Alpine, Bonita, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, Downtown San Diego, East Lake, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fairbanks Ranch, Fall Brook, Imperial Beach, Jamul, Julian, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside, Pine Valley, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, San Marcos, San Ysidro, Santee, Scripps Ranch, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Vista

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There are different kinds of paint jobs. The most common type is a repaint. This is when your house has already been painted and you are looking to renew the overall appearance of your house. When we come in to a repaint job we include light drywall repair. Light Drywall repair is filling holes doing common texture repairs where previous brackets, nail holes or wall scrapes and dings are repaired. These repairs should be expected from any quality painting contractor in his price for house painting. Call or contact us if you have any questions or need any color consulting.

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Quick Turnaround Guarantee!

We know your time is valuable, and that is why we offer our quick turnaround guarantee.

Call today and ask about details (619) 464 4030.

We are a licensed painting company and we service the following areas:

Alpine, Bonita, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, Downtown San Diego, East Lake, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fairbanks Ranch, Fall Brook, Imperial Beach, Jamul, Julian, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside, Pine Valley, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, San Marcos, San Ysidro, Santee, Scripps Ranch, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Vista