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    Interior & Exterior House Painters

    Interior & Exterior Painting Contractors

    We know that hiring interior and exterior painting contractors and inviting them into your home to paint is an act of trust. Every day, on every job, our painters earn the trust of our customers by making sure the painting project is completed correctly, promptly and with minimal interruption for the customer.

    Before we begin painting, you’ll meet the crew leader and other painters who will be working in your home. All of Artistic Trades Painting’s crew members are employees — not subcontractors — who have been trained through Artistic Trades Painting’s formal apprenticeship program.

    Artistic Trades Painting is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm. Every crew leader is an EPA Certified Renovator and all employees have received lead-safe training.

    Our painters use the right tools and equipment for the job and high-quality Behr paint (or the customer's preferred paint) in order to ensure consistently good results.

    Artistic Trades painters double check painting and color choices, set up a dedicated site for tools and ask about any pets we need to watch out for. We review everything with you before we begin to make sure we understand exactly what you want. Objects and surfaces that will not be painted will be covered and protected.

    We also keep the customer experience headache-free. We are courteous, arrive on time, respect your home and keep the work area neat. Our painters go the extra mile to ensure your home & lawn are kept looking neat and clean through the project.

    We prepare the surfaces carefully, knowing that prep work is the most important part of any paint job. Only then do we begin painting. The result of all this preparation: A pleasant experience and a beautiful paint job to enjoy for years to come.

    Interior Paint Preparation

    • Artistic Trades will cover and protect all furnishings and floors.
    • Hardware will be removed and re-installed. This includes curtain rods, window latches, switch plates and cover plates. Door knobs, thermostats and alarm system hardware will not be removed.
    • We will scrape, patch and sand walls.
    • Before applying final coats, we will re-inspect and patch walls as necessary.
    • Wall and ceiling cracks will be filled with spackling compound. When the compound is dry, we will sand it smooth. More advanced cracks will receive an application of fiberglass joint tape, and will be spackled and sanded smooth.
    • We also will scrape and sand rough areas created by previous paint failure.
    • Glossy surfaces and trim will be sanded and cleaned to assure proper paint adhesion.
    • We will apply a stain sealer to water and tannin wood stains.
    • We will caulk cracks in wood trim and along wall/trim interfaces.
    • We will clean up and vacuum work areas at the end of each day. Debris will be taken away.
    • When the job is completed, unused paint will be labeled and left at the job site.
    • Wallpaper removal: Due to the concealed conditions of existing wall coverings, it may be impossible to estimate the labor of removal and preparation necessary to achieve a properly painted or wall papered surface. Under normal conditions wall covering can be removed properly without damage to the surface; however, sometimes the substrate has not been sealed properly or other hidden conditions may exist. Due to these factors, added labor and material cost may become necessary.

    Exterior Paint Preparation

    • Artistic Trades will protect all necessary areas with drop cloths.
    • Surfaces will be scraped of peeling paint and sanded. Glossy surfaces will be sanded to assure proper adhesion.
    • Deteriorated glazing compound around windows will be replaced, and window sashes will be razored clean and washed. (If applicable.)
    • All cracks in wood will be filled with latex caulk to lock out moisture. If wood repairs are needed, customer will be notified. Customer may contract with Artistic Trades to do carpentry repairs.
    • Areas of bare wood will be primed.
    • When the job is completed, paint residue and debris will be cleaned up and taken away. Unused paint will be labeled and left at job site.
    • Due to unnoticeable conditions, additional repairs/costs may become necessary. Customer will be notified if any such conditions exist at time of discovery and will be required to sign an Additional Work Order for said repairs.