So you have decided to give your home or room a freshened-up look. You have done your research and decided that it would be best to have a professional come in and do the work for you. You may have preconceived notions of what a Portland painting contractor will do. The scope of this article today is setting the record straight on painting contractors working on your home remodel project.

What to Expect From a Portland Painting Contractor

Expectation 1: Painting Contractors Only Paint

While it is true that some painting contractors only paint, this is not the case for every painting contractor. Some contractors can perform a variety of services, including the installation of custom doors, moldings and window casings. They may also remove acoustic, or popcorn, ceilings.

Expectation 2: The Estimate Will Be Inaccurate

You may have had the unfortunate experience of a painting contractor offering you a quote before actually viewing the property. However, a reputable painting contractor in Portland will schedule an appointment to visit your home, inspect the property and then produce an estimate. That way, they can clearly gauge the scope of the project and provide you with an accurate estimate.

Expectation 3: You Will Have to Pay for Damages or Injuries

Some painting companies try to cut corners and save money by not insuring their contractors. In reality, a reputable company will insure their contractors. This way, you are not on the hook for any medical expenses should an accident occur on your property. The company’s insurance will also cover the cost of repairing any damages that occurred.

Expectation 4: The Scope of My Project Is Wrong

Some people think that a painting company will not come out just to paint your window frames. In reality, there is no project too small or large for a professional painting company. Whatever you want done, whether it is having your window frames painted or having your entire house painting, the best painting contractors in Portland will show up on time every day until the job is done.

Expectation 5: I Have to Prep for the Project

If you want the exterior of your home painted, you may believe you have to prepare the surface. Preparing the surface may include scraping off old, peeling paint, washing and cleaning the exterior of your home, removing any mold and mildew and repairing any flaws, like cracks, grooves or holes.

In reality, if you ask your painting contractor to prep for the project, if they are worth working with, they will do the prep work. Keep in mind, however, that if you prep for the project yourself, you can save money.

For interior painting, the prep work required is different. Valuables must be removed from the room. Anything immovable must be covered with drop cloths. Similar to exterior painting, minor surface preparation may be required. This includes scraping away any loose paint, light sanding, tapping in any protruding nails and repairing any damage.

Electrical plates, doors, lights and other fixtures that may impede the painting process will also need to be removed. Like with exterior painting, all you have to do is ask if the contractor will do this work for you. Working with a Portland painting contractor is as stress-free as you want it to be.

Contact ProFleet NW Today

Whether you have just built a new home, bought a home that is new to you or just want to liven up a home you have had for years, ProFleet NW can help. A fresh coat of paint goes a long way in changing the atmosphere of a room. If you are getting ready to sell your home, a fresh exterior coat of paint can quickly increase the selling price of your home. If you are ready for an affordable new look, call us today at 503-946-1733 or drop us a line at