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Author : Spanky Pants

Dallas, TX April 2011 We have been in the residential home painting business over fourteen years and have earned a reputation of quality and excellence in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex as a painter in Dallas. Our Team is committed to serving you with the highest standards of quality workmanship and customer service. We feel that doing the job correctly the first time saves time, money and headaches in the long run. Once you couple correct procedures with quality materials, you get an incredible paint job. In order to submit an accurate proposal to you, we begin with a thorough inspection. Other companies may just submit a base line quote to get your contract and then hit you with loads of additional required repairs later. Or, worse yet, just cover up damage, such as rotten wood,  that really does need to be replaced. The result is often runaway expenses that were never budgeted or a paint job that will have to be redone at a greater expense in a short time. We believe that giving you more information helps you make a better, more informed decision about your project.  Although we cannot foresee everything when we evaluate your project, we do our best to include what we can see with a good inspection. Often times, rotten wood is hidden behind seemingly ok paint.

The rot is revealed when we power-wash. Power-washing is the best way to clean painted surfaces. We pre-treat with a biodegradable solution and then power-wash to remove dust, dirt, chalky oxidation, and loose paint. Power-washing also helps reveal bad wood hiding under the old paint. Some home owners want to decrease expense by ‘holding off’ on carpentry replacement. Sometimes budgets require this, but it is much better, and typically costs less in the long run, to go ahead and do it. We would rather see you wait a month or two for budgeting purposes before beginning your project so you can have it done right and thoroughly. We love James Hardie siding and spec it for areas where is makes good sense. It holds paint well and does not rot! Surface prep is vital to a long-lasting, quality paint job. Don’t fall for a company who won’t do the prep. It may look good for 6 months, but will quickly deteriorate and will have to be redone properly later, leading to more expense overall and more headaches. Exterior primers serve two purposes. The first is to help the paint bond to the surface, and the second is to block stains from rising to the surface of the new paint. Special primers, normally oil-based, are applied to bare wood, rust, bare galvanized metal, and water stains.  Paint in good condition does not normally need to be primed as new water-based paint bonds well to old water-based paint.

Watch out for companies who want to sell you a complete primer coat. While this is at times advised, be sure that is actually what you need before you agree. Sealant, often referred to as caulking, is applied to seams and joints where wood meets wood or brick. We reseal existing caulked joints. Some joints, such as the freeze board below the eaves, are generally not caulked. We use top quality sealants, not cheap latex caulks. Although masking it not difficult to do, this is a step many companies too often skip. Sadly, the result is a mess that is very difficult to clean up. We protect your brick, windows, shingles, pool, landscape, light fixtures, etc. After all the preparation is done, we apply the paint which it like the icing on the cake. Some areas are brushed, some rolled, some sprayed, but we always apply the paint full-strength and do not try to stretch and save money by adding water. We spray the pain on where practical because it leaves a much nicer finish that brushing and we can lay the paint on much heavier than with brush and roll. We only use top-quality, proven paints from major manufacturers such as Kelly Moore Limited Lifetime Warranty Paint, Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, etc. No one likes a mess.  We try our best to keep the job site clean while working and at the end of each day. Even though the painting may be done, our work is not complete until we removal all trash from the site.

We wish to leave your property just as clean as we found it but with a nice, fresh paint job. When the painting and cleanup is finished, we like to go over the job once more with the homeowner for any additional touchups and to ensure satisfaction. We want you to be completely pleased. Customers like you are the reason we exist and our mission to make you a happy customer, singing our praise to all of your friends and neighbors. We only use top line oil based stains. Not all stains are equal. It is very important to use a tried and true stain that will protect your wood for more than a few months. Whether your fence or deck is brand new and simply needs some color and protection from the elements or is showing signs of age, we can make it look great.

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