Happy New Year to all of our friends, family and clients! Affinity Painting hopes that your 2018 is as special as it can be. In this article I would like to address some of our most frequently asked questions.
Q. Do you provide free estimates?
A. Yes, we provide free estimates. Your estimate will be conducted by one of our residential specialists in the comfort of your home. We will deliver the proposal on the spot so you do not have to wait days/weeks for an estimate.
Q. Do I have to buy the paint or is it included in your estimate?
A. Unless you have already purchased the paint, we will include the cost of paint in our estimate. It is always best for the Painting company to purchase the paint as it will save you money and time. Also, we will be using products that we are very familiar with to ensure perfect application.
Q. How long will this job take?
A. A simple answer is that every job is different, but it should be said that we calculate the amount of time that it will take to finish a job based on the amount of hours that we anticipate needing to complete. For example, we can completely paint a 12×12 room (Walls, Trim, and Ceiling) in about 10 hours.
Q. Do we have to be home while you are working?
A. We get this question often. The answer is no, you do not have to be home while we are working in your home. We have trust in our painters to respect your home and treat it with the same amount of care that they would in their own home. Of course, you are welcome to be there but it is not a requirement.
Q. What time do your painters work?
A. Our Normal work day will last from 8:30am-5:00pm. If you have a special request to start early or stay later, we are able to accommodate to suit your individual needs. Remember, it is our mission to make your painting experience as easy for you as possible.
Q. How long does it take for paint to dry?
A. It depends on the type of paint but generally speaking the paint will dry within 2 hours. Humidity and Temperature may affect the dry time. In all cases, you should wait 24 hours before rehanging pictures to allow the paint to fully “cure”.
Q. I’ve had three estimates and they are all different prices. How can I tell them apart?
A. There are three Major factors on Pricing estimates.
Labor Rate – Which can vary based on Insurance and overhead.
Amount of Prep/Detail – This is where most companies will differ. Most of the estimates I see from other painting companies do not outline HOW much detail is being put into the Prep portion of the job. This can make for a large difference in your price, and is something to watch out for as a homeowner.
Paint Quality – At Affinity Painting we choose paint based off of NEED, not budget. Other companies will try and sell you paint that is best for their margin, and not the best for your NEEDS.
These are just a few of our frequently asked questions. Do you have a question for us that has not been answered in this article? Feel free to call us to discuss your project.