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Will Your Interior Painting Be Cleaned Up After the Job is Done?

An important question to ask your painting contractor is: Do you have Written Daily Interior painting and Exterior Cleanup Checklist? Firstly in their proposal, if you even got one, your contractor should clearly specify their daily cleanup policy and their policy for end of job clean
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How do I Know that the Home Painters Will Do What is Expected of Them?

There a many, many examples of homeowners agreeing to a set of outcomes with their home painters only to end up with a completely different set of outcomes. The reasons are many, but mostly because, little or, nothing has been written down and there are no operating standards or pract
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What is the Process for Exterior House Painting of my Home?

Does your painting contractor have written Interior and Exterior House Painting Processes? By hiring a painter who has taken the time to develop written processes will allow you to accomplish three things: Firstly, you know what’s going to happen…when and why. It shows a company has e
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Textured Ceiling Removal

Textured Ceiling Removal Considering Textured Ceiling Removal? Textured ceilings sometimes referred to as popcorn ceilings consist of drywall compound or a texture sprayed from a special hopper. These textured ceilings hide a number of deficiencies, such as uneven floor joists, poor d
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Can Your Painting Contractor Perform Carpentry Related Repairs and Installations?

Lets face it, in Vancouver we have a lot of water damage to our trim. This is due to our wet weather, cheaper materials being used, poor installation methods and poor skill sets of some of the installers. When hiring a painting contractor it can be a real advantage to hire a company t
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One of the Biggest Frustrations in Painting Your Home? Picking the Colours!

One of the greatest challenges when painting your home is what colours should you paint it? Good painting companies have ready access to skilled professional colour consultants. You need to ask any painter that you may be working with: Can you get a Colour Consultation with a Trained
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Is Your Painter Organized, or Will the Job Drag On?

Home owners complain about the poor work flow and habits of many painting contractors. To protect yourself you need to ask and find out if the contractor has processes and procedures for Daily Supervision & Painting Quality Control within the company? You want to make sure that pr
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Do Your Painters Return Your Calls?

When trying to find a painting contractor a lot of homeowners complain that they do not get their calls answered, returned promptly or at all. The same goes for emails as well. You want to get your questions and requests answered promptly. By not responding this shows that the painter
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Why Your Painter Should Belong to a Professional Organization

A great way to determine if your “professional painter” is a professional is to find out if they have a membership in the PDCA, which is the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. The Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) is an organization for p
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