Posts Tagged ‘Exterior Painting’
Questions to ask when Hiring a Painting Contractor
Are you in the process of getting painting estimates for a project at your home? Is this the first time hiring a professional painting service? Here are some important questions you should ask the estimator. Is your company licensed and insured? Some states require particular trades to be licensed. If a company is not trade…Read More
Another Angie’s List Award Winning Year – Thank You
O’Connor’s Painting Service Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service O’Connor’s Painting Service has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.…Read More
Deck Finish – Clear, Solid or Semi-Transparent Stain?
When I get a call to bid a deck staining job, often the homeowner asks me my expert opinion on whether to use a clear, solid or a clear semi-transparent stain. It all depends on the level of maintenance and investment you are prepared to commit to over the years. Clear finish deck stains only…Read More
Trying to Decide between Power Washing or Hand Cleaning Painted Surfaces?
Often it takes a trained professional painter to determine if the exterior paint of your house should be cleaned by hand or power washed and to what extent. Scenario 1 – Your paint job was done about two years ago and you decide to change the color. If there is very little mildew, you may…Read More
Painting Aluminum Siding
I’m often asked by customers who have very old aluminum siding if it’s a good idea to paint their siding. I was at a paint trade show recently where I met a large company that manufacturers raw materials for paint. They informed me that paint will hold up on aluminum siding for a good 15…Read More
One Coat Paint vs. Two Coats Paint – How to Choose
One of the biggest debates in the paint contracting world is whether to provide one coat or two coats of paint to the exterior of a house. In my 25 years plus experience in the paint business, I have found the number of paint coats depends on the current color, the color selection (for the…Read More