Frequently asked questions about interior & exterior painting

​​Question: Why should I paint my Home?


Answer: A lot of people ask me why painting your home is so important. Not only is it important from a cosmetic standpoint, but it also protects your home. Think of the paint job as the skin of the exterior or interior of your home/business. It protects the interior and exterior surface areas from the elements. It also creates a mood, especially on the interior of your home. Thoughtful color choices, proper prep work, and professional execution of a painting projects will really make a huge difference!


Question: When should I have my home painted?


Answer:

  Before your home chips and peels. Don’t wait until paint chips are visible from the street to repaint. Painting your house early minimizes damage to the exterior of the home and also minimizes the need for preparatory work, like scraping flaking paint, caulking seals or replacing wood. Minimizing the need for prep work lowers painting costs.

 

Fading paint makes a house look worn and tired. It's time to repaint when the paint doesn't have that same vibrant color it had when it was originally painted. Dark paints will fade quicker than lighter paints, so keep an eye out.

 

Putting your home on the market a fresh new paint job can make your home stand out to potential buyers.


Question: If we have drywall repair that needs to be done, should we do that before the painters come?


Answer: We are very experienced at repairing dry wall and other repairs that need to be made and typically we do that as part of the prep that is included in the details of your estimate.


Question: What should I do to prepare my house for painting?


Answer:

Interior-
We will protect all your furniture, fixtures, and floor coverings when we prepare the area, however we ask that you clear the room of small items and breakables. We can also help move the bigger items for you when we arrive upon request.

Exterior-
We ask that any shrubbery be cut back (approximately 2 feet from home), furniture is moved off the patio and/or deck. Also, it’s important to let us know if you have noticed any severely rotten wood and major water leaks around windows, doors, or ceilings so we can address these issues prior to starting the project.


Question: Does Got Ya Covered offer any discounts?


​Answer: Yes we do! We offer up to 15% Off for Veterans, Active Military, First responders, & Senior Citizens.

We will occasionally run a Spring & Fall promotion as well.    


Question: What can I do to help make project go more smoothly?


​Answer: One of our main goals is to complete your project with as little disruption to your life as possible. Before your project starts we will provide you with a list of things that you can do to help us to complete your project as quickly and smoothly as possible.


Question:How do you apply the paint?

Answer:  We use a variety of application methods; from brush to roller to airless spray application. Our method of application will depend on what best suits your particular situation and your comfort level, but it will always be the method that will provide you with the best quality finish possible.


Question: ​Do you have examples of work you have completed?


Answer: Yes! Please visit our photo gallery under the view our work tab to see examples of our completed interior and exterior painting projects.


Question:  OK, I’ve decided to hire you as my painting contractor. Where do we go from here?

Answer:  We want to make the process as easy on you as possible. Just contact us by calling, texting, or email to let us know that you have accepted our proposal. We will schedule your project, get a list of your color choices, and set an appointment for you to sign the job contract. We’ll handle all of the details and stay in constant contact with you throughout the job to keep you updated on the progress.


Question: Are you an EPA Lead Certified Company?


​Answer: Yes! We are lead-safe certified for any structures pre 1979. If your home is pre 1979 A lead check test must be done on any areas of the the home that the paint will be disturbed.

The contractor has certain precautions that must be followed on any structures containing lead paint.


​Question: How do I know if my home has lead paint


Answer: If your house was built prior to 1979, chances are it has lead paint on it. A test can be done if you want to make sure.

​The contractor has certain precautions that must be followed on any structures containing lead paint.


Question: How is lead paint dealt with?


Answer: There are procedures set by Lead Paint Ordinance on how any work involving lead paint is to be done. These procedures are worked into our approach to the painting work and our painters are trained on all the necessary steps to take. We start with having a containment barrier to ensure that the paint chips do not go where they’re not suppose to, that being onto your or your neighbor’s property, or the inside of your home.
We clean up daily and bag the paint chips for proper disposal.


Question: Can I leave my home while work is being performed?


Answer: Yes. Most people we work for are not home while work is going on. While you are at work or running errands, we will be busy painting. We are licensed and fully insured so there is nothing to worry about.


​Question: How do I maintain my exterior paint job?


​Answer: On a regular basis you should walk around the exterior of your home looking for dry rot, water penetration, cracks, and chalking. About once a year it is a good idea to pressure wash your home to remove the accumulation of surface dirt.


Question: How do I maintain my interior paint job?


Answer: Interior paint typically gets dirty in many situations: hand prints around switches and knobs; splashes in kitchens and bathrooms; marks on hallways and corridors; “soot” accumulating above electric lamps and other heat sources. Removing dirt before it accumulates not only improves appearance, it reduces chances of it getting permanently embedded in the paint film.
  Check for dirt periodically and assume it will be present in and near cooking areas (airborne cooking oil) and at all places at hand height. Always initially clean the surface with a mild detergent using a sponge or a soft cloth. Resort to harsher cleaners only when necessary, recognizing that alkaline cleaners can dull the sheen or gloss of oil based paint. Abrasive cleaner will burnish nearly any paint and will dull the gloss of satin, semigloss and gloss products. Washed surfaces should be rinsed thoroughly because residual cleaner can interfere with adhesion of paint applied later.


Question: Do you require a deposit?


Answer: It depends on the situation. For small jobs usually no deposit required. But on larger jobs a small percentage of the job will be required for deposit. The deposit secures your start date for your project as well as allows for us to procure materials needed to complete your job. Any deposit needed will be included in the details of your estimate.