Interior Painting:

What should I do to prepare for the painters?

Not much! We will move any furniture that you can’t move on your own; however, we ask that you remove any small items and knick knacks from inside or on top of the furniture. Please also remove any pictures from the walls. If you have nails that need to be removed, please mark them with a pencil, or simply remove them and we will fill the holes. We will also take off and reinstall the outlet and switch cover plates.

Does someone need to be home during the painting process?

No; in fact, most people are not home during the day, and arrangements can be made in advance to accommodate your schedule. We are fully insured, so you don’t have anything to worry about.

What time will the painters arrive?

Our painters generally arrive between 8 and 8:30 a.m. unless bad traffic or weather complications alter their plans.

How many painters will be in my home?

While every job is different, you can typically expect a crew of two to three painters.

What paint sheen should I use on my walls?

We recommend using a low-sheen paint (flat, low-sheen or satin) in areas of the house that won’t come in contact with moisture. Flat paint is a great-looking finish especially in older homes. It touches up well, but it’s not easy to wipe down like paints that have a little sheen. Low-sheen paint is much better at hiding imperfections, but a high-sheen paint actually showcases imperfections. If you’re painting an area that will come in contact with any type of moisture, use an eggshell or semi-gloss paint as they are moisture- and mildew-resistant. Both eggshell and semi-gloss are also typically used on trim, doors and cabinets.

How do I select a color?

We primarily use Sherwin-Williams paint, so if you are shopping for colors, you might want to check out their color swatches. However, we can match colors from other brands if you already have something in mind. Color selection is mostly a personal choice, but some people have trouble making the decision. If you’re struggling to select the right colors—or you just want an expert opinion—let us know and we will do our best to help. And if you’re happy with your present color and simply need a fresh coat of paint, we can usually match the color.

When do I need to provide my color choices?

Please let us know what colors you’ve chosen at least three business days prior to the scheduled start date.

What if I decide that I don't like the color—after you've started to paint?

The sooner we know, the better.  If you stop us early enough, we can switch to another color at a nominal cost.  However, keep in mind that color selection is one of the most difficult decisions you will make.  We suggest that you take your time and let us assist you with the decision.  Buy a sample quart and try it on a couple different areas of your home—and in different lighting.  The cost of a few paint samples is less expensive than repainting a room or an entire house. At the end of the day, we want you to be happy.

Exterior Painting:

Does someone need to be home while the house is being painted?

No; in fact, most people are not home during the day, and arrangements can be made in advance to accommodate your schedule. We are fully insured, so you don’t have anything to worry about.

How many painters will be at my home?

While every job is different, you can typically expect a crew of two to three painters.

What should I do to prepare for the painters?

Exterior projects don’t require much prep work from the homeowner. If necessary, we will move any patio furniture. We only ask that larger obstacles, such as stacked firewood or dense bushes, be moved at least 6 to 8 inches away from the painted surface.

How often should the exterior of my home be painted?

Although certain factors can impact the answer to this question, we generally recommend repainting the exterior of your home every 5 to 7 years. This ensures that your house is protected from the elements.

How will you prepare the painted surface?

We begin by pressure washing the house to kill any mold or mildew and to remove any dirt or grime that might prevent the paint from performing as it should. Then we inspect the caulking and caulk where needed, scrape any loose or peeling paint, and prime any bare surfaces before applying the topcoat of paint.

Does Prim Painting replace wood?

In most cases, we can take care of any rotted, missing or damaged wood on the exterior of your home or deck.

Can aluminum and vinyl siding be painted?

Yes. We understand that people are often cautious and confused about the logic behind painting aluminum or vinyl siding, especially since these products are often sold with the understanding that they are maintenance-free. The truth is, these products require regular maintenance like periodic washing to remove dirt and oxidation. When this does not occur, there is a greater need to replace or repaint. Repainting is clearly the most feasible option.