q.p.c Budget levels
All of our painting & staining projects are done at the highest level, the difference is the aesthetics of the surfaces we apply our finishes to. That's why we offer 3 levels of finishing to our clients.
This level of surface preparation includes cleaning and sanding of surface to ensure the adhesion of new finishes to the existing surfaces.With this level of surface preparation, good adhesion and longevity of finish is of primary concern and appearance is of secondary concern. This level of surface preparation includes caulking, spot priming, minor patching and other procedures necessary to create a sound surface for repainting. This includes 2 coats of premium paint on all surfaces to be painted.
This level of surface preparation includes cleaning and sanding of surface to ensure the adhesion of new finishes to the existing surfaces. With this level of finishing all caulking, patching and taping cracks in drywall will be done with attention to detail and emphasis on the quality of appearance to all painted surfaces. This level includes a prime coat and 2 finish coats of enamel paint on all surfaces to be painted.
This level of surface preparation incorporates the requirements of basic and standard with even more emphasis on the quality of appearance of finish painted surfaces.This level of surface preparation includes a high level of attention to detail including caulking, patching, taping cracks in drywall and properly dealing with “nail pops,” approximate matches to existing textures, and thorough sanding to minimize existing runs, sags, brush/roller marks, and the surface profile of cracked and peeling areas, and other existing surface defects. This level includes prime coat, and 2 finish coats of enamel paint on walls & ceilings, 3 coats of enamel on all trim, doors and baseboards.
Prep work is an essential part of painting and shouldn't be slighted or you can end up with costly paint failure. A good quality paint job hinges on great preparation. Part of what separates a good job and a bad one is the exactness and attention to detail when it comes to surface preparation. This process doesn't need to be obnoxiously laborious, just done well.
The final results of your work are determined by the prep work that you've done prior to painting. The challenge is finding the point where the expectations of the customer, the estimator and the craftsman are in perfect alignment.
This is harder than it sounds when working on an existing substrates. There are multiple ways to repair, prime and paint walls, some ways vary in time which can affect the cost of the job versus the estimated cost. Everyone needs to be in agreement with what is acceptable.