Frequently asked painting and staining questions

Ensuring quality work and happy customers

Painting America provides color consultations for our clients. Dave and Pam help determine the palette by first sitting down with you in your home and discussing the overall theme or feeling you want.

We ask you questions about the use of the room, lighting is considered, and color trends are discussed. We look at color options along with your existing furnishings and view color with the flooring, cabinets and tile. We take the guess work out of wall color selection and provide you with large color samples for you to view in different light of the day. We provide exterior color consultations as well.

We use Benjamin Moore interior and exterior paints because they are the leader in paint technology today.

The premium paints offer excellent performance, that you can see. The paints provide a beautiful depth of color, stain resistance, durability, wash ability, mold resistance, low to no VOC, (volatile organic compounds) and matte finishes for interior paints. The exterior acrylic latex paints offer superior adhesion, excellent hiding, exceptional durability and color retention, along with mildew resistance. A must in the Pacific Northwest.

Premium quality paint, coupled with exceptional prep and application, allows us to guarantee our exterior work for 15-18 years from peeling.

Cost is based on how many man hours of labor is involved, the square footage of paint-able surface and the time and cost comparison to projects similar to yours.

A repaint involves detailed preparation, and is not similar in cost when compared to new construction painting. We provide free proposals and after meeting with you and discussing our procedures on repaints, a detailed proposal outlining all steps of preparation and painting including the price with sales tax is sent to you via email within 48 hours.

There are several factors to consider when selecting your repaint specialist. From qualifications, quality of work, customer service to reliability and trust.

Painting America is licensed with the state to operate a business, we paid for a $6 thousand dollar bond and have a 1 million dollar liability insurance policy to provide protection for you. We pay sales and federal taxes, labor and industries fees on our employees and only participate in above board business practices. We have been in business for 21 years and have a loyal client base that is more than happy to give testimonials or give tours of their homes.

We work on one project at a time, with Dave, the specialist working along side our team to insure quality preparation and paint application. Every project is Dave’s work of art, and only when it meets his high standards, is it complete! We offer a written limited warranty, from peeling and blistering, for 7 years on exterior paint jobs.

Pam is in the office or out in the field every day, and can be reached, via phone, text or email 7 days a week. She is the organizer behind the scenes that keeps all running smoothly, from office duties, book keeping and payroll, schedule management, ordering and delivering supplies and assists the crew with quality control.

Painting America has a reputation as a quality driven, very knowledgeable, and professional company. We are small enough to care and large enough to complete.

Yes. Our abilities are far reaching in the staining category. We can custom match stains to blend with existing woods in the home. Hand rub or shade lacquering for new or old railings. Dave can replicate a new wood surface to appear the same as an antique piece of furniture. We provide deck refinishing and staining as well.
Yes, we do. New or old mill work, doors and cabinets. It is one of our specialties.

We are known for our beautiful spray work. The prep is essential to the finish coat appearing flawless. Not to mention the talent of the painter spraying the surface.

Dirt, moss and mold do not allow for proper adhesion of the new paint.

We pre-treat  with a house cleaner and mildewcide, a bio-degradable cleaner consisting of surfactants and household bleach. Power wash to remove all contaminates and failed paint. Bleach is necessary for the mold spores, if left untreated, the spores could remain active organisms and rupture your new paint surface causing premature failure.

The substrate is left to dry, till moisture levels are below 15%, before the extensive prep begins.


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