With 20 years of experience we have found that many questions are asked and we want to help you understand this industry more. Here are the 10 most common questions that we receive and may help you too.
1.) What paint products are best?
As a general rule each distributor has good and bad products. It's similar to buying food. There are cheap alternative and then there is the $200 steak dinner.
We have found that for exterior painting Duration and Emerald from Sherwin Williams hold up the best for our local climate. They keep a long lasting appearance that is backed with a lifetime guarantee from Sherwin Williams.
For interior painting there is a little more room for leniency. You're not dealing with the sun beating down the finish. Emerald and Duration are our go- to for interior painting. But other companies such as Ben Moore also have a great interior paint. Sticking to the upper end paint product is the best solution for a lasting paint job.
2.) Do you offer a warranty?
Pease Painting offers a 10 year warranty on exterior painting from flaking and peeling. This is a limited warranty. We have a form that comes with your contract that goes over this point in detail.
3. Are you licensed and insured?
Yes. We hold a paint contractors license. Our insurance can be requested at any time. If you're unsure if a contractor is licensed you can always check the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board website to do a quick search.
4. Are you bonded?
No. This can be deceptive. Call the insurance company to verify this but a simple idea of it is: To be bonded on a job you have to go to your insurance company and request a bond for the individual job, apply like a credit app for the bond, this has to be approved and then from there the job can be bonded. A company is not just "Oh were bonded and insured". It doesn't work that way. We are not an insurance company so this could be double checked but this is how our insurance company explained it to us.
5.) What color should i choose?
This is completely an opinionated question. We have had customers who loved pink and hated gray We have had people love gray but hate greens. What we recommend is that you narrow it down to a small idea. Such as "i like green". Then go to Sherwin Williams and ask them to help you find the colors from there. They are really good at leading you in the proper direction color wise. They keep a designer on staff at most locations to assist with complimentary colors. They are a billion dollar company that would love to help you get the color you love.
6.) What sheen should i go with?
As a rule the less sheen the less imperfections show. The shinier it is the more you will see. Quality of paint does not come from the sheen in the high quality paints. Example: Duration from Sherwin Williams has the same guarantee from Flat to Semi-gloss. Typically satin is used 9 out of 10 times for walls, semigloss for trim, flat for ceilings.
7.) Is there a difference in satin and eggshell?
These two terms are confusing. Depending on the paint you buy will depend on which term is used. The look however will be similar. The amount of shine can change based on the actual color itself. A white paint in satin will be considerably less shiny than black in satin. The more colorant in the paint the shinier it will be. Satin and eggshell are almost interchangeable. To the point that some paint distributors put "satin/eggshell" on the bucket to appease both terms.
8.) Do you use Zero VOC paint?
If VOCs are a concern we can use a zero VOC paint. The paint that we use does not have a strong smell to begin with and , usually, cant be smelt by the end of the day.
9.) Do you use sub contractors?
No. Each person that shows up on a job is a direct employee of Pease Painting.
10.) How does payment work?
We do a 20% deposit with the signing of a contract and the rest upon completion.