Interior and Exterior
House Painting in NJ:
Our Process

When painting in NJ homes, there are certain steps that we complete every time, in the same order - even though every project is different.

Home painting in progress

It's because having an efficient process helps us work faster, and produce quality work with minimal inconvenience to your life while we're there painting.

The steps below will show you how we do it - it's a generic overview of the standard work sequence we follow for painting New Jersey houses inside and out.

NOTE: Depending on the surface (stucco, wood, aluminum, vinyl, popcorn, etc.), some of the steps may vary. If so, we will explain to you all the specifics of your particular project during our meeting.

General Guidelines for
Painting NJ Homes:

  • We typically start work at 8am and finish at 4pm.

  • We typically work in consecutive days.

  • We clean up after ourselves daily.

  • In lived-in spaces, we put back furniture close to its original position at the end of each day.

  • We keep all materials and equipment on the project, organized in a staging area.

Before We Start Painting:

  • After the contract is signed and a few days before the determined start date, we will contact you to get information about the paint colors you want to use on your project.

  • If you haven't selected any colors yet and need help in that area, we will schedule a complimentary color consultation to help you choose the best colors for your home.

  • We will discuss with you the work sequence and daily schedule, and determine the place for our staging area.

Work Sequence for
Exterior Painting in NJ:

  • Cover and protect all surfaces and areas not-to-be-painted (concrete, roof, plants, shrubs, etc.).

  • Remove old loose/peeling paint by hand scraping and/or using power grinders, sanders or paint shavers.

  • Pressure wash surfaces to clean them from old paint debris, dust and mildew.

  • Check for rotten wood and replace it if needed.

  • Spot prime rusty, repaired and bare areas for protection and to give paint something to bond to.

  • Prime unfinished metal, vinyl, new wood, soiled or bleeding surfaces, when making a drastic paint color change or before using a water based product over oil.
  • Set popped nails and fill holes, caulk cracks and gaps around window and door trim for protection and insulation.

  • Reglaze windows if required.

  • Apply paint using the method and number of coats specified in the contract.

Work Process for
Interior Painting in NJ:

  • Move all furniture to the middle of the room.

  • Cover and protect all surfaces not-to-be-painted (floors, furniture, light fixtures, etc.).

  • Remove or mask hardware.

  • Re-tape corners if required.

  • Spackle, fill holes, dents and other imperfections in the walls.

  • Spot prime bare wood and spackled areas for protection and to give paint something to bond to.

  • Prime new sheetrock, skim coated walls, soiled or bleeding surfaces, when making a drastic paint color change or before using a water based product over oil.

  • Caulk cracks and gaps around windows and trim for aesthetics and insulation.

  • Apply paint using the method and number of coats specified in the contract.

Final Steps After Painting:

  • Inspect our own work and complete any touch-ups if needed.

  • Do a walk through with the homeowner to ensure her complete satisfaction with the job.

  • Complete the final clean up and put everything back in place.

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Absecon 08201, Atlantic City 08401, Avalon 08202, Brigantine 08203, Cape May 08204, Cape May Court House 08210, Cape May Point 08212, CMCH, Dennis 08245, Dennisville 08214, Egg Harbor Twp 08234, Galloway Twp 08205, Hammonton 08037, Linwood 08221, Longport 08403, Margate City 08402, Marmora 08223, Mays Landing 08330, North Cape May, Northfield 08225, North Wildwood 08260, Ocean City 08226, Ocean View 08230, Oceanville 08231, Petersburg 08270, Pomona 08240, Port Republic 08241, Rio Grande 08242, Sea Isle City 08243, Seaview 08246, Seaville, Smithville, Somers Point 08244, Stone Harbor 08247, Strathmere 08248, Sweetwater, Tuckahoe 08250, Upper Middle Lower Township, Ventnor City 08406, Villas 08251, West Cape May, Wildwood Crest, Woodbine


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