How Precision Painting Calabasas Painters Do It:
1.) Move all furniture to the center of the room and cover with plastic or move to the area of the house that we are not currently working on.
2.) Cover all hard flooring with red rosin (thick paper) and carpet with .7 mil plastic. (We do not bring drop clothes into your home. Drop clothes hold allergens, dirt, and contaminants from other people’s homes.)
3.) Cover all other surfaces that are not to be painted such as: cabinets, countertops, lights, switches, outlets, etc.
4.) Spray and back roll ceilings (two coats) to provide even and smooth coverage through out.
5.) Fill holes with wood filler in any new trim or areas needed.
6.) Sand all trim, doors, and wood surfaces.
7.) In 80% of our jobs we apply Zinsser BIN shellac primer to wood surfaces whether they have been painted before or not. This is typically to convert oil finishes over to water based finishes. It is also used when a previous paint job was done poorly. This is the strongest primer available and encapsulates the material below it.
8.) Repeat the same process on all doors and drawers at our shop, in our ventilated spray booth and temperature controlled drying rooms.
8.) New pre-primed surfaces receive second coat of primer.
9.) Sand all of the primer once it is dry and spray the finish coat. (Depending on your job you may receive a second coat of finish paint.) For the second coat we will repeat this step.
10.) Cover the new trim with tape and paper.
11.) Repair nail holes and picture hangers in drywall as well as areas of concern that are pointed out during the estimate and noted in the contract.
12.) Lightly sand all of the walls to remove “trash” from previous paint jobs.
13.) Spot texture drywall repairs to blend with the surrounding area.
14.) Prime all new materials: joint compound, texture, new drywall oil based paints.
15.) Brush and roll the walls with the first coat of paint. After it dries we will light sand to remove any additional trash in the paint. The the second and final coat of paint is brushed and rolled. Note: whites, yellows, reds and other transparent colors may take 3-4 coats).
16.) Final step is to clean up, move furniture back and enjoy!
What should the customer do to prepare?
*Move all art, breakables, valuable objects and nick knacks to an area of the home that is not being painted. We will move all of the heavy furniture to the middle of the room.
*You will not have access to the areas we are working in so please plan to be somewhere else so we can complete your job in a timely manner.
*Make sure you have your colors finalized and emailed over to us with location and sheen prior to the start of your job. If you need assistance please let us know we would love to help!
*If you are doing more than just painting, (ex. floors, electrical, doors, carpentry, cabinets, etc.) please make sure to have everyone else complete their work before we come so that when we finish, their will be no other contractors there to accidentally ding up your freshly painted home. The only trade that should follow the painting is the carpet. We have found this is the best process to make sure your job turns out as good as possible!