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The Ultimate Guide To Exterior Painting In Kansas City

a home is painted with gray paint and white trim in a contemporary design

So, you’ve decided that your home’s exterior has had enough. You know that you don’t want to tackle painting it yourself – for the sake of time and quality – and you’re ready to find the best exterior painting company in the Kansas City Metro.  We all know the value of a quality paint job comes from the length of time that it lasts (fyi, our paint jobs are 10 to 15 years on average). We’re glad you’re here! Here’s the ultimate guide to exterior painting. This guide includes what questions you need answered and what assurances you need to move forward with confidence. Let’s begin…

 

  1. Is your contractor local and highly reviewed? There are many reasons to choose a truly local company and not a franchise of a large chain. We’ve expanded on these in the past but the most important thing to a homeowner is the reviews. In our example, we’re multi-year winners of the Angie’s List superior service award. Honest reviews from others are the greatest assurance you can find that you’re choosing the right company.
  2. Does your vendor provide consultations? Many smaller outfits want to pitch you a hand full of colors they have in bulk, or second rate paint to save money. We offer full color consultations for all our customers, and we use only the highest quality paint and prep products from PPG paints.
  3. Is there an extensive prep process in place? Many companies come in and paint as fast as they can, and then move on to the next job. In our case, we actually run two separate crews. One to take care of any wood rot or damage, and to completely clean and prep the surface. This includes scraping, priming, caulking, pressure washing and anything else needed for a perfect exterior. We let the house sit for up to a week after this process to ensure it is fully ready for work. A second crew is then sent out to paint, backroll and spray to ensure even thickness and complete coverage during application. We carefully mask all non-painted surfaces to ensure an accident-free environment. As the homeowner, you’ll get to completely inspect the property before painting begins, and again after we’ve applied a second coat and sprayed/backrolled everything to ensure it reaches the substrate. We’re the only company in the metro that works this way, but we believe it’s the only way to do business.
  4. Do you get a reliable warranty? The reason good companies aren’t afraid to put a good warranty in place is that they know their work will hold up to the test of time. We have an incredible 5 year warranty for any of work, which is clearly outlined before you sign on the dotted line. It’s our promise to you that you’ll love your new home’s look!
  5. Are referrals of past customers available? Any good house painter will have a list of happy homeowners that they’ve worked with in the past. At Neighborhood Painting, 9 out of 10 customers refer us to their friends and family. That’s something we’re proud of (and you can be too).
  6. Roanoke AchwayDoes the company use sub-contractors? A professional painting company will have their own full-time employees work on your home. Many others will use sub-contractors. Not only does this compromise the potential quality of work…it can be a liability as well. For example, we carry workers compensation and $2 million in liability insurance. If you’re using a sub-contractor, you may find yourself in legal trouble if there’s an injury on your property. More importantly, our employees treat your home like theirs. We take pride in your landscaping, outdoor furniture and all your possessions just like they were ours.
  7. Are they qualified for your unique home? If you live in an older home, make sure your vendor is certified through the EPA for their RRP (Renovations, Repair and Painting) program. It ensures that repair and restoration companies know how to deal with lead based paint, among other things. Also, if your home has a unique build or exterior, you need to make sure your chosen vendor knows how to work with it. We use the best coatings on the market, and we have the knowledge of what product to put on various surfaces. An example is effective use of masonry coatings for stucco systems, direct-to-metal paints for various metal applications, and 100% acrylic Manor Hall for wood siding on homes. We also have arial equipment for tough elevations and pitches, which also allows us to handle any sized project safely.

    Choosing a the right exterior house painter hasn’t always been an easy task. There are so many to choose from, and all performing (at some level or another), the same service. However, there are miles of difference between a one-man weekend painting company and professional craftsmen that have spent decades dealing with exteriors of fine homes all across Kansas City. If you want great results and an exterior that you can be proud of, contact us today!

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