You can expect our experienced foreman and crews to show up in full uniform at 7:00 a.m. ready to tackle your project. On the first day your foreman will walk the job with you, discuss the best approach and cover any final details. The foreman will communicate with you on a daily basis to keep you informed of our next move. A crew will be present everyday until your project is completed.
Some houses will need to be cleaned before painting if they appear to have visible dirt and/or mildew. The most efficient way to clean siding and trim is by using a high-pressure washer. Generally, bleach or a detergent is injected into the water to ensure the surfaces of your home are as clean as possible.
Our crews have ladder mitts on all their ladders to protect the exterior surfaces of your home. Drop clothes are put down below most work areas. We protect your landscaping when working in proximity to it, and any other areas that need protection.
We diligently scrape loose paint on the house to halt the peeling process. Some surfaces will be scraped to knock down the imperfections. Any loose caulking will be scraped out at this time as well.
Sanding the trim of your house is critical. Paint is a very thin film and needs proper adhesion to be effective. We lightly sand all trim with medium to coarse sandpaper to ensure a lasting paint job.
Properly caulking the surfaces of your house is a must. Without proper caulking your home can be exposed to and vulnerable to the elements, possibly leading to more costly repairs and utility bills. Even the smallest cracks need to be sealed. Loose caulking will be removed and replaced. Painters putty will be used to fill any nail holes found in the trim work.
Without necessary priming of bare surfaces, they will most likely peel or experience some other type of paint failure. We will prime any bare wood that we come across while preparing your house for painting. Any bleed through from knotholes or stains will be primed. Any new unprimed wood or repairs will be primed as well.
Our crews will check that we are 100% protected. We find that brushing and rolling the paint is a much neater process than spray painting and leaves a thicker more uniform finish. Larger areas will be brushed and rolled. Most trim work will be brushed by hand.
We have a daily breakdown and tidying up process that starts between 3:00-3:15 p.m. We leave the jobsite at 3:30 p.m. after making sure the site is clean, safe and secure.
At the end of the job we clean up large paint chips and other debris. We check horizontal and ground surfaces, such as concrete walkways, driveways and decks, for any paint splatters. We sweep up work areas and remove ladders, tools and trash.
After the project is done our foreman will personally inspect the work to ensure that it meets and/or exceeds nationally recognized painting industry standards. Our foreman will advise you ahead of time of our completion schedule and will work to arrange a walk through with you to ensure your satisfaction.
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All American Painting Plus has been my “go to” company for over 10 years for home and office painting and I’ve been consistently satisfied with the finished product and their professionalism. I’ve found Brian McCracken’s staff to be exceptionally skilled craftsmen and can count on them to do the job well, including taking care to prepare walls and fix problem areas before they paint so that the finished product is polished. Please ask Brian for my contact information if you would like more specifics.
I want to thank you and your team for the work you did on my residence. The men showed up at the appointed time to replace and paint the fascia board. You recommended a change from wood to a more modern substance, which I accepted, at a negligible increase in the price for the job. Thank you for that. You should be extremely proud of the team that did the work. They worked quickly, safely, and without complaint from neighbors on either side of the townhouse. As you know, I have fastidious neighbors, that watched the work on that day, and they told me later, that your crew impressed them as well.
Brian McCracken was courteous, professional and a delight, amazing qualities in a worker you invite into your home. I found him painting a home in my neighborhood. The homeowner had checked him out on Angie’s List and ranted as to the professionalism of the workers. It was important to me that the company was local and not a big, franchised company. Brian’s estimate was spot on. When I added more to the job, Rene – the foreman – consulted with Brian to give me an estimate on the additional work. The painters arrived when they said they would, working efficiently and cleanly. At the end of each day, it looked like they were never here. All of their tools picked up. When they needed to leave the ladders they asked if it would be ok and where would be the best place to leave they were they would be out of our way. All American has come back 2 more times to tackle different jobs for us. I have recommended them to friends. And now recommend All American to you. You will not be disappoint
We couldn’t be more pleased with the work All American Painting did for our home. The team did a wonderful job from start to finish, from sending us an incredibly detailed estimate so there was no guess work, to keeping the work area tidy throughout the project. We certainly will use them again! Cheers!