Frequently Asked Questions

No, in fact most people are not home during the day and arrangements can be made in advance to accommodate your schedule. Our employees are bonded, insured and screened with criminal background checks- so you can feel confident.

After moving the furniture into the middle of the room it will be covered in plastic. All floors will be protected by canvas drop cloths.

While every job is different normally you can expect a crew of 2-3 painters.

We want you happy upon the completion of your job. But regardless of the quality of work done, you may be unhappy with the colors you choose. After selecting a painting contractor, the selection of colors to be used is the next most important decision that you need to make. Take your time on color selection and only use a company that is willing to assist you in making those decisions. Ask for color charts ahead of time and buy a quart or so of paint to try it on a couple of different areas of your home as well as in different types of lighting. The cost of a few samples of paint is much cheaper than repainting a room or entire house if you end up unhappy with the color chosen. If you do not want to change the color of your home, just ask us to match the existing color and we will most likely be able to do that.

We can get the same color, but keep in mind that every house is different and the color may not look the same or have the same effect in your home as it does in theirs. Find out from your friend what the color is and get a sample. Paint an area approx. 3' x 3' in a few different sections and check how it will look in your home. Lighting, carpet, furniture and other factors may give it a different look in your home.

Cracks can be repaired but regardless of the preparation done some may reappear. However the best chance at successfully repairing those cracks is to dig out the crack, fill it, tape it with a fiberglass mesh tape and sand it smooth, then prime over your patched area before repainting.

For most applications on interior walls, a latex paint will offer many advantages over alkyd paint. In most available products you will receive better color retention and the finish will be non-yellowing. Additionally, the latex products will have a lower odor, dry faster, and you will be able to clean up with soap and water.

We recommend waiting two weeks. Paint dries in a matter of a few hours but all paint goes through a curing process which takes longer.

Painting is not the hardest thing in the world to do. Almost anyone can paint a wall but there are things that you may want to ask yourself before you decide to: Do I really want to sacrifice all the extra time I do have to painting? Do I have all the proper equipment which would include ladders, brushes, rollers, drop sheets, etc.? Can I really paint very well? Elegant Estates can help you with every step in painting. From choosing a color to applying it on the wall, we are the definition of professional. We guarantee quality work and client satisfaction.

We have every type of equipment for the job. From ladders to lifts, brushes to sprayers, and scrapers to sand paper. To us, preparation is the most important part of the job. Surfaces are pressure washed, scraped, sanded, primed, and sealed before any paint or stain touches the house. Then comes painting, most painting is done with a brush or roller, but there are some circumstances or situations where an airless paint sprayer may be used to give a seamless even coat of paint.

When you have any work performed on your most valuable asset (your home), you want to make sure you have a professional working on it. Here are a couple of questions to ask: Are you licensed and insured and can I see proof? Do you offer a written guarantee on your work? Can you provide me with any references of past work you have done? Is there a detailed description of the work I would like done? When do you plan on starting and finishing?

There are two main types of paint known to everyone as latex or oil. Latex was first introduced in the 1950's and can be cleaned up with soap and water, is non-toxic, non-flammable, fast drying, and offered in a variety of colors and finishes. Latex paint is even available in a version that has little or no VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds). Which means there is little or no odor and it is not harmful to the environment.

It is possible to paint over wallpaper but highly inadvisable. Once painted over it makes the wallpaper that much more difficult to remove when the paper begins to peel. Wallpaper is difficult to remove yourself, but with a trained Elegant Estates painting professional, the job looks much easier. We use an industrial strength steamer to remove the paper, and after the paper is gone, skim coating and hole patching is often required. Of course sanding and priming prior to painting over the removal area is necessary too. This can all be done very efficiently, since our crews are accustomed to performing this type of work.