Interior Painting

6 Essential Steps to a Beautiful Interior

Choosing a Painting Contractor

  • Choose a contractor you feel comfortable with.
  • Verify that your contractor is insured; ask for a “Certificate of Insurance” showing both liability (for your property) AND worker’s compensation (for their workers)
  • Confirm the references
  • Review their professional affiliation, i.e.—PDCA (Painting and Decorating Contractors of America), BBB, etc.
  • Check for home improvement or appropriate contractors license; such as Mass HIC License No. 130101 RI CRB #22948

Beware of

  • Someone who doesn’t use contracts or is very vague in their scope of work (A written contract elps both the contractor and the customer get what they expect)
  • A painter that competes based on price alone. (If these guys even show up to do the work, you may have far more problems than the cheap price is worth)
  • Setup
    • Rooms and areas to be painted are scheduled with the customer.
    • Large furniture is moved into the center of the room.
    • Wall and ceiling fixtures are removed.
    • Furniture is covered with plastic.
    • Floors are covered with drop cloths.
  • Preparation
    • Walls are scuffed-sanded.
    • Holes and cracks in walls are filled.
    • Gaps in trim are caulked.
    • Stains, such as watermarks, are sealed.
    • Washing is done where necessary.
  • Painting
    • Repaired areas are primed.
    • Paint is applied with brush, roller or sprayer depending on the surface.
    • Ceilings and walls are painted to proper coverage and finish color.
    • Clean-cut lines between trim and walls.
    • Only premium quality paints are used.
  • Clean-Up
    • Furniture is moved back to original positions.
    • Wall and ceiling fixtures are replaced.
    • Floors and carpets are thoroughly vacuumed and swept.
    • All supplies and refuge are removed.
    • Touch-up paint is labeled and left with the customer.
  • Inspection
    • Before the cew packs up their equipment, a “wet-walk-around” is done to ensure all contracted areas are painted properly.
    • Final touch-ups are noted on a Quality List and are completed before the crew leaves.
    • A Inside Out Painting Standard Inspection is performed by a Foreman or Project Leader.
    • The Inside Out Painting Customer Comment Card is completed by the customer