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The extensive selection of paints in the paint aisle can be daunting. If only your decisions started and ended with color samples. But no, there are finishes, primers and warranties to think about as well.
First, choose your paint type. Think about the material and the condition of your siding to determine which paint type is going to be right. Take a look at this article for The Best Paint For Your Exterior.
Don’t forget the primer! Unless you’re just touching up areas of previously painted siding, primer is necessary to a polished result that lasts.
Tip: Make sure you get the number of coats of paint agreed with the painter detailed in your contract.
Something that you might have noticed when choosing paint is the warranty. Many paints offer a lifetime warranty, but what does that really mean? Consumer Reports answers the question.
We advise requesting estimates from at least 3 contractors. Not only will this give you an idea of the cost, it will allow you to get to know the contractor and their ideas for your exterior painting project. This is crucial to selecting the right contractor for you. Take a look at this pro advice about What To Expect From Your Exterior Project.
Here are a few questions you should make sure you ask your painter during the first meeting:
What is the payment schedule and process?
What warranty do you offer for your workmanship and materials?
How long have you worked with your subcontractors or crew?
Do you specialize in exterior painting?
How long do you predict my project will take?
What is your process if the weather is bad?
Is prep/cleaning included in your estimate?
Can you provide any customer references?
Once you’ve accepted a bid from your painter, you’re well on your way to starting the project. Before any money is exchanged, make sure you have a written contract.
The most important things to look for in your exterior painting contract are:
A payment schedule
Details of materials used and their cost and warranty
Details and warranty of workmanship
Remember: If you have a change of scope of the contract, it’s extremely important to draw up a ‘Change Order’ form. Even if you verbally agree to 2 coats of paint, if the contract states otherwise and the contractor fails to follow through, it will be difficult to rectify.
Preparing for your project to start
Now you’ve scheduled a time for your exterior painting project to start, make sure you prepare your home. The following preparations will ensure that your home is safe for your family and the contractors and that none of your property is damaged.
Remove any obstacles, like toys and plant pots, from your yard
Trim any foliage that may be obstructing the work area
Warn any family members about the work taking place
When the project is complete
Once your project is complete, consider asking your contractor for recommendations on how to maintain your newly painted siding. Here are a couple of questions that you can ask the contractor after your project is complete:
How do you recommend cleaning my siding and how often?
Where can I review your work?
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