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Elk Horn Painting is one of the top local painting companies helping to serve residents and businesses with their painting needs. We provide residential and commercial painting services helping with interior painting and exterior painting. Although we serve the Littleton CO area, we also focus on many surrounding areas. Find out more about our services areas here. If you are looking for a professional local painter near me, then give us a call.
In most situations, heat is not a factor. In very isolated cases, we have experienced bubbling or blistering of the coating due to the heat. Again, this is rare – in most cases, it was an item that could not be moved out of direct sunlight, and it was painted a dark color such as black. The main concern is that if surfaces are painted in temperatures below freezing, it can affect the adhesion and the coating’s finish. Usually, as long as the paint feels dry to the touch once it has fully dried, you’re in good shape.
If you are working with a professional paint company, it will make more sense to have the paint contracting company supply it. Even with the discounts that many paint stores offer (20-30%), you will still pay more for the material than the paint contractor will pay with his contractor pricing. Although the paint store may tell you that you’re getting contractor pricing, there are different contractor pricing levels, and it is unlikely you are getting the same price that your painting contractor would pay. In almost every scenario where a homeowner has purchased paint and then hired us, they spent more on the material than what we would have. If you do not trust your contractor to purchase the right material, you do not have the right contractor.
In most cases, the painting company requires a site visit to inspect the surfaces that will be painted. For some smaller jobs, this may not be necessary, but in most cases, you want to meet with the contractor to discuss the project and get an impression of the painting company that will be working on your home. Here is a quick breakdown of standard procedures within our industry: Discuss any areas of concern or questions. Discuss timeline to get the project completed. Discuss color options. Discuss the process in detail. Discuss expectations of when the estimate will be received if not completed at that time. Discuss payment options and terms, if any. Discuss any requirements for the homeowner to give access to certain parts of the project, such as removing a camper or boat to give access to the front door, etc.
Elk Horn Painting provides a variety of painting services for both residential and commercial. We specialize in interior painting and exterior painting. We also focus on kitchen cabinet painting as well as staining.
There are specific things to look for. The three questions below are not the only three questions to ask but are three key questions. How long has it been since your house was last painted? The national average for a paint job in the United States is seven years. This seems to hold pretty true, depending on the climate you live in. The more sun exposure your home has, the quicker the coating will deteriorate. If you live in a coastal environment, the coating will also deteriorate more quickly due to the salt in the air. Is your house faded? Once the coating has started to fade, the film thickness in most cases has deteriorated. An old car is a good example. We’ve all seen a car with the color still intact, but the clear coat has started to break down, making the car look unsightly and inconsistent. Once this happens, the color will inevitably begin to peel or fade rapidly. This also makes it accessible to other contaminants such as rust or rot, depending on the surface material. Is there peeling paint? Once the paint has started to peel, it is no longer protecting the substrate. Wood rot or rust is inevitable, depending on the substrate. Beyond the obvious unsightliness, the substrate will begin to rapidly deteriorate.