It’s just paint!

When hiring a painting contractor, many people just assume a paint job is a paint job. Painting is painting. This could not be further from the truth. When comparing estimates, the prices can vary quite a bit. Some will just look for the lowest price without realizing the scope of work varies quite a bit from one estimate to another.

Interior Painting


1) Protection: Clean drop cloths? At Northwest Painting we have separate drop cloths for interior painting and older ones for exteriors. We cover furniture with plastic to protect from dust, paint, etc. We also clean up at the end of each day.

2) Prep work: Proper prep is key to a quality paint job. Will electrical plates be removed? Patching. Will patches be textured to match existing texture? Will patches be primed?

3) Trim: Will trim be sanded prior to painting? How many coats?

4) Paint: Not all paint is created equal. All paint companies sell different lines of paint from low-grade paint, middle-grade, and high-grade top of the line paints. What products is your painter using? How many coats?

Exterior Painting11403115_454251674734064_7272087061256070063_n

1) Prep: A few things to make sure. Is exterior going to be pressure washed? Is the painter using soap like Simple Green? Scraping and sanding loose or peeling paint? Priming bare wood? Caulking? Covering up to protect surfaces like concrete, roof, landscaping, etc?

2) Paint: What products will be used? How many coats?

A good painting estimate should be detailed. It should list prep procedures, materials to be used, and number of coats to be applied.

Northwest Painting is based in Woodland Washington and specializes in residential repaints in the Vancouver Washington area. We are licensed, bonded and insured. Wa Lic # NORTHP1854D6.

We take the time to cover up and protect. We go the extra mile on prep work and we use top of the line products applying two full coats of paint. Call Northwest Painting to schedule an appointment for a free estimate. 360-225-7427











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