OUR EXTERIOR PAINTING CHECKLIST
If possible, we’d appreciate parking close to your home to speed up the painting process. If we’ll be parking in a space that blocks your driveway or garage, we request that you move your vehicle to a location where you can access it without us having to move our service vehicle. Please move any vehicles that can be hit by paint splatter as well as vehicles that could be in the way of ladders or scaffolding.
Outdoor Furniture & Other Items
To get started, we’d appreciate it if you moved any outdoor furniture away from your home. Move grills, water hoses, planters, chairs, tables, etc. away from the exterior of your home. Also, think about any items that can be a tripping hazard as you walk around your home: kid’s toys, bikes, etc. If you’re having us work around a balcony or porch, remove items in those spaces as well. If you have any heavier items, we can move them for you. If there are any immobile items near your home’s exterior walls, we can drape drop cloths or plastic covers over them to keep them protected.
Shrubs, Trees, and Plants
To ensure that the flora of your property doesn’t get in the way, we request that you trim your shrubs, trees, and other plants back 8 to 12 inches from your home. This will provide us with ample space to paint your walls. If you need help trimming, we’d be happy to lend a hand.
Prepping for Power Washing
With most surfaces, we’ll power wash before we start painting. It’s important to leave time for these surfaces to dry before we apply our first coat. You can prepare for power washing by moving any items that shouldn’t get wet. We’ll cover or remove any fixtures that are attached to the surface of your home. Your windows and doors should be secured shut while we’re power washing.
Doors & Windows
Once power washing is complete, we’ll need you to keep doors and windows open around your home, so that we can properly paint their trim. Please plan ahead if you have any animals that can escape through your windows or doors. Take note, at least one contractor will remain on property throughout the process, so you can trust that your home and possessions won’t go unwatched.
If you have pets, we kindly request that you keep them inside or have someone pet-sit them throughout the process. Outdoor animals can be distracting and dangerous as we paint, especially when we’re working from ladders or scaffolding.
If you have sprinklers that spray near your home, please shut them down prior to our arrival — we don’t want to be blasted with water by surprise! In addition, you should keep these sprinklers shut off as the paint cures on your home. You may have to water your lawn and plants throughout your property by hand until the curing process is complete. Keep in mind that paint can take a few days to dry completely, even though it may be dry to the touch on the surface. We’ll let you know about the drying time for your particular paint, and we can inform you when it will be okay to turn those sprinklers back on.