What to Check before Having Your House Painted: Vancouver Painter

Vancouver Painter House InspectionWhether the planned project is interior or exterior, before any home painting job starts, it is important that the overall condition of your home is carefully assessed. For an exterior project, things such as rotting wood or rusty gutters and eaves troughs, for example, are conditions that should be identified and dealt with before any actual painting begins.

The condition of the house will affect a number of things, such as the cost of the job and the estimated time for completion. When hiring an experienced Vancouver painter to work on your home, have them carry out a thorough initial inspection as part of the job; most reputable painting companies will already have a comprehensive inspection procedure in place.

Interior Inspection before Home Painting

A dependable Vancouver painter will inspect and assess the interior of your home prior to painting, including the integrity of walls, doors, trim work, windowsills and baseboards. They will check for things such as water or humidity damage, rot, peeling, holes, the presence of mildew, and any other damage or deterioration which may need to be addressed or repaired.

After their inspection, the painting company can determine if there is work that will need to be done prior to painting, such as the removal of wallpaper or the repair of water leaks. They can also determine what furniture and other items, if any, will need to be temporarily moved to facilitate the job. Take advantage of any design services your Vancouver painter may offer in assisting with colour consultation.

Your Vancouver Painter and Exterior Inspection

There are a number of factors that need to be looked at carefully before the exterior of any house is painted, especially those weathering the Vancouver climate. The inspection will examine the amount of overall deterioration and for specific problems such as cracked or peeling paint, trapped moisture, delamination, wood rot, missing trim or boards, and mold or mildew. The height of the home and level of ground will also be considered, so that the proper equipment is used for the job. This way, the Vancouver painter working on your home will have everything needed to accomplish the job well prepared and at the ready.

Why Have Your House Inspected before Painting?

These are just a few of the good reasons why you should have your house carefully inspected before a paint job.Vancouver Painter Checklist

  • To avoid inaccurate quotes – If your house is not properly inspected beforehand, the painting company won’t be able to quote accurately on the cost of your project. Avoid unpleasant surprises or delays and know what to expect from the start.
  • To prevent continued damage – Inspection prior to painting is crucial to prevent ongoing damage. For instance, if the house is currently experiencing a water leak, this has to be repaired beforehand. If not, it will continue to seep into the paint, making the new paint job a potential waste of time and money.
  • To ensure the job is done right – By performing an inspection, the painting company can determine all the steps that may need to be carried out before any colour is applied. For example, if your drywall needs filling or patching or the previous paint job contains air bubbles, these matters can be rectified to best prepare the surfaces as needed.

For the best quality job, be sure to hire a reputable Vancouver painter that will take the time and make the effort needed to carry out the proper inspection of your house.

Vancouver painter and contractor Peter Byrne“PETER BYRNE is the owner and hands-on manager of Kassel Painting Limited. In the last two decades he has run over 1500 painting projects totalling $5.5M. There is little that can go right (or wrong) on a job-site he has not seen, solved, and lived to talk about.”

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