All switch plates, fixtures and window coverings will be removed. Furniture will be moved to the center of room and covered with plastic. Drop clothes and/or rosin paper will be used to cover floors.
All holes, stains and imperfections will be addressed before painitng can begin. They are filled and may need up to 3 coats of drywall compound then sanded smooth and primed.
Previously painted wood - Sand glossy surfaces dull, fill and fix imperfections, prime with a bonding primer, sand smooth, caulk all cracks and joints, Apply 1-2 coats of finish depending on color.
New wood - Fill nail holes and sand smooth, prime, sand smooth, caulk seams and joints, apply two coats of a semigloss finish, sanding in between coats.
All wood to be stained will be hand sanded with 150-240 grit paper to smooth and knock down sharp edges. One coat of stain and/or dye will be applied and allowed to dry. A coat of sanding sealer is applied, then sand surface smooth. A first coat of finish (usually a lacquer) is applied. After drying, all nail holes will be fill with a matching putty, then a final coat of finish is applied.
Previously painted - Tape off all woodwork and back caulk to fill any gaps and prevent paint seeping under tape. Address drywall issues and spot prime. Apply two coats of paint.
New drywall - Full coat of primer, pole sand walls smooth, address any imperfections, sand and prime, finish with two coats of paint.
After the painting is complete and the tape has been pulled, all the plastic and/or drops will be picked up, vacuum as needed, reinstall fixtures and window coverings, put furniture back as it was. A picture is usually taken in the begining to help with this.
Spraying woodwork is our first choice for the best finish. If circumstances won't permit spraying and brushing is needed, we use the finest quality brushes and use an additive that improves flow and leveling so that we can get a finish that is as smooth as possible.
We are able to spray a house full of doors or woodwork off site at our shop, or anything else that is not attached. We will pick it up and bring it back after its dry enough to handle.
We do offer to strip old finishes off of rails, newel posts and refinish with a new stain color or paint. Stair treads can be stripped and refinished to match a new prefinished floor.