Free Painting Estimate, Westbrook Ct

Free!

This can be the most expensive word their is!  Why?  Because “Free” doesn’t always mean a good value! Sometimes this word is used as a gimmick to get your attention!  How qualified is the contractor showing up?

Do we give “free” painting estimates?  No!  We give free professional evaluations of your home to see what it needs!  Not to split hairs, but there is a difference.  When we show up, we walk your home with you, we check the condition of your surfaces that you want painted, we check for rotted wood, moisture spots and much much more.  Check out our video with Dave:

Within a day you can expect a detailed estimate/professional evaluation for your home!  We then call to see if you have any questions about the estimate and go over it with you!  Be careful what you pay for, just because somthing is free in the estimate does not always mean a good thing!  You want quality and professional advice and expertise when it comes to your biggest investment!

If you would like to talk with us please call!  You can reach us at the numbers below or email us at coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net

Thank you!

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How A Great Painting Job Gets Done Part 2, Madison Ct

The biggest key in getting a great paint job is hiring someone that understands the importance of prep work!  This is why I created this blog How A Great Painting Job Gets Done Part 2, Madison CT.

Like I mentioned before in a previous article, I understand that price is important, but it should never be the only thing you look at!  There is a vast difference between a true professional painter and a person that thinks they are a professional. Here is a good video below:

The biggest part of your estimate should be about the preparation done on your home before the finish paint is applied.  What kind of prep work?  The first thing to look for is rotted wood.  During the estimate the person performing the estimate should check for any bad or rotted wood. This must be removed during the prep phase and new wood installed.  Normally, it’s a ballpark figure to do the carpentry repair.  They should be able to give you an hourly carpentry rate and an hour range for the labor.

Any newly replace wood should have primer put on it before anything else!

Does the house need to be power washed?   It’s a very good idea to properly wash the house to remove dirt and/or mildew.  Applying paint over a dirty surface would cause a lot of issues.

So carpentry repair and rotted wood removal is a very big step in the preparation process!

I hope this helps, please look up my How A Great Painting Job Gets Done Part 3, Madison Ct for more details!  If you have any questions, please call us!  We are happy to give professional advice over the phone!

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Dave Moffitt, Coastline Painters LLC Ph. 203-458-2073  coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net

50 Shades of Gray House Painter, Guilford Ct

Nowadays there are so many different shades of color to choose from!  White isn’t just white anymore!  There could be twenty different whites! Each paint company had their spin on colors as well!

What’s the  solution to choosing the right color for you before painting an entire wall, room or exterior of your home?  Pick a handful of samples and have your painter put them on the surface that is getting painted!  Don’t be shy about how many greens or whites you need put up to decide!  Some colors are only a shade different from the next, but when it’s on a wall or the outside of your home, the sunlight changes the color through out the day!

A light color can look very different once applied!  Many stores now sell tiny little tubs of paint that are perfect for this without breaking the bank!

Check out how the color looks as the light changes during the day.  You will be surprised how a color can look one way on the chip but look totally different on the wall!  Make sure the paint is completely dry before you decide as the color changes when it goes from wet to dry!

So, I hope this article 50 Shades of Gray painter, Guilford Ct was helpful!

It’s not the “tie up” version! LOL! But it’s important!

Please feel free to call me with any questions you may have or if you would like some help picking out a color!

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How To Prepare A House For Painting, Guilford Ct

The most important part of a paint/stain job is the prep work!  This is a quick blog about how to do this, and I have a link to my video talking about it also.

The first thing you do is power wash the house to remove dirt, mildew, loose paint.  You can rent a power washer for a day and use a eco-friendly solution, just check your local paint store for products to choose from.

Next you want to scrape and sand the siding and trim.  Take your time doing this and be thorough.  After this, you can apply one full coat of high quality primer or you can spot prime in the areas that need it.

Caulk any gaps and holes.

The last thing is to get a high quality product like Benjamin Moore paints and stains and carefully apply two coats.

Here is the link to my video:

I hope this helped, if you need any further advice or help please feel free to call us at (203) 458-2073.  We can also come out and give you a professional evaluation and estimate for your painting needs!dave's photo

Dave Moffitt                                                                                                                                                                             Coastline Painters LLC   Office 203-458-2073  coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net

Oil or Latex Paint For My House, Westbrook Ct

Sometimes it can be a little confusing deciding on latex base or oil base paint for you home.  Nowadays the paint industry is putting a lot of their effort into producing really great AcrySolic/latex base paint lines.  Oil is great, but it has a few small drawbacks.

I like to use Acrylic over Oil because it dries faster (in about 15 minutes) versus Oil which can take hours, depending on the temperature!  Oil really smells!  There are really great low or no VOC acrylic paints out there like Benjamin Moore’s Natura brand that is fantastic!

There are some good oil base primers, but I am in favor of the Acrylic.  If you would like some professional advice, please call us!  We are happy to talk to you over the phone or come out and visit you for a free professional estimate or evaluation of your home!

I hope this blog Oil or Latex Paint For My House, Westbrook Ct was helpful!dave's photo

Sincerely,

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Anyone Can Be A Painter, But Not A Professional Painter, Branford Ct

Everyone tries their hand at painting at some point in their life.  The difference between a homeowner painting a room and a professional painter is experience.  This is why I created this article Anyone Can Be A Painter, But Not A Professional Painter, Branford Ct.  Experience is the difference between an “ok” job and a fantastic job!

Your home is one of the biggest, if not biggest financial investment you make in your lifetime. It’s important that you take good care of it.  It takes years to perfect a professional painting job!  One of the biggest concerns is lead.  Homes built before 1978 most likely have lead.  You need to go to lead classes to learn the safest way to remove and dispose of lead in a home to prevent people from getting sick and hurting our enviroment.

It takes years to learn the most efficient and proper way to prep walls, trim, doors to make sure you get the best outcome.  The way you cut in a room matters, the kind of products you use.

All of this takes time and education.  You truly get what you pay for!

For some guidelines on how to hire the right house painting professional and what to look for, give us a call, we are happy to help you!  There are lots of house painters out there, but they are not all the same!

I hope this article Anyone Can Be A Painter But Not A Pro Painter, Branford Ct was helpful!

Please feel free to call us for any professional advice or a estimate for your home!

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Painter Offers Great Service Madison Ct

How do you find a good house painter?  There are signs right from the start!  There are lots of painters out there that can paint, but in our opinion that’s not enough!

We are extremely customer service oriented!  It goes without saying that we do high quality work!  We also focus on our customer!  How?  Well, right from the start when you call us, you get a call right back that day!

We like to schedule our estimates within 24 hours of your call, as long as this is good for the customer’s schedule.  We email you after you make the appointment our contact info and the date and time of the estimate.  After we do the estimate, you receive it within 24 hours from the estimate time and a hard copy is put in the mail to  you!

We call you up to make sure you got it and to see if you have any questions.

After you hire us, we make sure that you are treated in such a way that you want to call us again and recommend us to your friends and family!  When you call, we answer!

This goes hand in hand with a high quality paint job!  Your happiness matters!  We feel our customer service is as important as the paint job! You never have to wonder where we are? Why can’t you reach us? Never!  We make sure that you can reach us and your concerns are our concerns!

I hope this article House Painter Madison Ct has helped  show you what to expect in a painting contractor!

Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have!  It doesn’t matter if you are not our customer, we are here to help!dave's photo

Dave Moffitt                                                                                                                                                                              Coastline Painters LLC   Office (203) 458-2073    coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net

 

PICKING A PAINTER GUILFORD CT

I am writing this article PICKING A PAINTER GUILFORD CT to help give you some guidelines on what to look for in a painter!  Here are a few basics:

1. Make sure they are fully insured with workers compensation insurance 2. Liability insurance 3. commercial auto insurance

2. They must be licensed in the state of Connecticut through the Department of Consumer Protection.  You can go on their website to look up a company name to make sure they hold a current license. They are also suppose to carry a small wallet size card from the state with their license name and number on it.

3.  They must have a lead license.  There are no exceptions to this, this is a serious safety issue!

4. Get a few references, ask where they buy their paint, you can call the paint store to check them out as well!

5. How long have they been in business? This is important!  Will they be around if you need to call them a year down the road?

Another important consideration is time.  How long did it take for them to return your call for an estimate?  How long does it take to get a fully written detailed estimate from them after they meet with you?  The state has guidelines that contractors must follow in their estimates.  They must specify the dollar value of course, and also when they will start the job and how long it will take.  They need their license number on the estimate.  Do they have an office?  Do they have a website that gives you more information about their company?  How about a cell phone number and email?    Some things are not required by the state like a website, but it shows their professionalism and effort to make sure it’s easy to reach them and to give you valuable informaton!  Our website has a blog that we add to everyday with informative articles to educate you about different topics.  We paint houses in Guilford Ct and Madison Ct as well as other neighboring towns!

I hope that this article PICKING A PAINTER GUILFORD CT was helpful!  If you have any questions please contact us by phone or email!  We are happy to talk to you!dave's photo

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                                    Dave Moffitt                                                                                                                                                           Coastline Painters LLC    Ph.(203)458-2073  email:  coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net    http://coastlinepainters.com/

ROOF CLEANING TIPS, GUILFORD CT

In this article ROOF CLEANING TIPS, Guilford Ct, we will show you a few steps to take to have a nice clean roof!  Be sure to be very careful on the roof and have good shoes on for better safety.

Your main tool is a power washer.  You can rent one by the day at most rental centers – this will help make the job go faster and more efficient!  The power from a pressure washer can cause unwanted damage to your roof, so be sure to select a tip that has medium pressure.  You can adjust easier starting with a medium tip, you can change tips to increase or decrease the pressure.  Be sure to make sure you have solid footing and you are always standing on a dry part of the roof, a wet roof can be slippery.

Stand at the highest point of the roof, keep the pressure washed aimed down the roof, keep the tip a little distance from the roof surface, about a foot and half to two feet.  Note:  Do not aim the power washer up the roof, this causes water to get pushed under the shingles causing leaks into your home!  So, always always point down!  As get going, clean a few shingles at a time, take your time.  Make sure all the shingles stay securely attached as you move on.

Note:  If you have a roof that is covered in mildew, dirt or moss you can pre-treat the roof by spraying on some cleanser first and then power washing it off.

I hope this article ROOF CLEANING TIPS GUILFORD CT was helpful!  Please feel free to call us if  you have some questions before you clean your roof.  If you would like us to come out and give you a free professional evaluation or estimate we are happy to do so! We are located in Guilford Ct between Branford Ct and Madison Ct.

Happy Cleaning!dave's photo

Dave Moffitt, Coastline Painters LLC  http://coastlinepainters.com/                                                            Phone:  203-458-2073    coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net

 

 


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