Painting Estimates Norwalk, CT | Fairfield County

painting-estimatesA question we are often asked is, “Why do house Painting Estimates vary so much from contractor to contractor?” There are quite a few reasons for this. We will address the main three which are preparation, the quality of products used, and the skill level of the workers.

The Variables Among House Painting Estimates.

Preparation

Proper preparation of the surface to be painted, also called the “substrate”, is the root of any good paint job. This is often very time consuming, but a necessity. If paint is applied over a surface that has not been prepared, it will not adhere to the surface. For adhesion to the substrate, regardless of the material,it must be clean, dry, and completely free of grease, oils, and any loose or flaky paint. We always meticulously prepare our job sites. First, we power wash the whole surface that is to be painted. This ensures there is no dirt or mildew left that may keep the new paint from adhering. Power washing also removes most of the loose, flaky patches of paint. We then we go back over the surface and scrape and sand any loose or peeling areas that may still be left. We then prime and sometimes re-prime all areas that need it. All of this should be completed properly before painting or staining. Many people fail to recognize the importance of preparing the surface properly. We treat it as a very important step in making sure our customers get the most out of their paint job. Improper prep which leads to an inferior job is an all too common reason for low ball house painting estimates.

Materials

Another detail often overlooked by customers when comparing quotes is quality of the products used by the different contractors. All paints are not created equally, and the difference in quality is immense. The cost of paint can vary from $15.00 per gallon up to $55.00 per gallon. The old adage is true; you really do get what you pay for. We only use the best products available. When you hire us for your painting needs you can be sure that the finished product will not only look good, but will continue to look good for years to come. You may get a lower quote from another contractor, but it could be that they are using lower quality paint. You might save a few bucks today, but will end up paying more in the long run when you need to have your house repainted just a couple years down the road.

Craftsmanship

Skill level of the painter you hire is another important factor to be considered. lower painting estimates quote may be given by someone who does not have a lot of experience and knowledge in the trade or perhaps hires inexperienced help. We are all skilled, experienced painters that can competently handle any job. We will also never subcontract any of our jobs. Sometimes you may think you hired someone to work for you, but they turn around and sub it out at a cheaper rate to someone else. When you hire us, you will never have to worry about this. We handle all of our jobs personally so you know exactly who is working for you, and what to expect.