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Preparing To Have Your House Painted

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There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint to liven things up around the home, add some curb appeal and increase the property value at the same time. That being said, most homeowners are going to hire out the job of painting at some point because it can be quite a daunting task. At Golden Crest Painting, we want to put your mind at ease and let you know that the services we provide will always be done with the utmost professionalism in mind.



At times, preparing your mind for hiring a painter can be the most difficult task. After all, there are things that can go wrong during the painting process, some of which could have serious repercussions. For example, what would happen if the painters dropped paint inside of the home and it splattered across the carpet? Or perhaps they got careless and tipped over the China cabinet. You can rest assured, if you have hired Golden Crest Painting, you are dealing with professionals who will treat your home as if it was their own. The hard part is over, you've chosen a painter. Now it's time to do what you can to make the job go as smoothly as possible. These house painting tips for homeowners can help to point you in the right direction.

First of all, it's important to understand that painting is an art form, not a hobby. It is always best to let the professionals handle the situation. Allow them to do their job and you will be happy with the end result.

You should also not overlook the necessity for preparation. Perhaps you got a few bids for painting services and some of them came in much lower than others. Believe it or not, many painters will make up the difference in the bid price by skimping on the preparation process. In any quality paint job, 30% of the overall work will go into preparing the area. It is not something that can be skipped.

Of course, you should not leave all of the prep work to the painters, they are going to be quite busy taking care of your job. If you want things to go as smoothly as possible, and we all do, be sure that your home is ready for the painters to arrive. If they are painting the exterior, trim the bushes or shrubs to leave enough clearance. If they are doing interior painting, put away any knickknacks that could slow them down.

A walk-through is an essential part of the painting process. As soon as the painting is finished, take a close look at every area of the home to look for any missed spots or issues that need to be corrected. Don't wait to ask for the walk-through, make sure that the touch-ups are done immediately.

 At Golden Crest Painting, we want you to be happy with your home, both inside and out. We have been providing quality painting services in the Reading, CA area for many years for both residential and commercial customers. Contact us today for more information on our painting services or to get an estimate for your needs.


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Increasing your property value with a fresh coat of paint

There are numerous ways to upgrade your home or commercial property. It can help to spruce up an area of the home that has been ignored for years or, if you are about to put the home on the market, adding a fresh coat of paint can add value and can certainly increase the curb appeal. In the Redding, CA area, you can contact Golden Crest Painting to ensure that the job is done in both a professional and timely manner.

Interior Home Painting

Adding a fresh coat of paint to any room can make all of the difference in the way that it looks and feels. Perhaps the room has been neglected for quite some time or you may just want to switch colors but in either case, a fresh coat of paint is your best option. Many homeowners, however, have attempted to change the color of the wall with less than desirable results. If you have had such an experience or, if you just don't have the time or desire to paint the room yourself, our Redding paint contractors can care for the matter in a professional way. You would be surprised with how much of a difference a fresh coat of paint will make.

Exterior Painting

Although adding a fresh coat of paint to any room in the home will make a difference, it is difficult to beat the change of painting the outside of the home. For many homeowners, however, painting the outside of the home is a serious issue because these usually put it off until it is problematic, at best. If you wait too long to protect your home with a fresh coat of paint, it may end up costing you more money in the long run. Depending upon the issues involved, you could end up with wood rot or even cracks that form in the exterior of the home.

Of course, adding a fresh coat of paint to the exterior of the home is also an excellent way to add to the value and curb appeal. If you are putting your home on the market, there is nothing quite like having a freshly painted home when someone drives by to inspect the property. It is estimated that 75% of the cost of a professional exterior paint job can be recuperated. It's a great way to kill two birds with one stone. You increase the value of the home and prevent problems that could be costly in the future.

Commercial Painting

If you have a larger project that needs to be painted, regardless of whether you are the HOA, a property manager or a condo association, you can count on Golden Crest Painting to provide exactly what you need. Not only are we professional commercial paint contractors, we have worked on a wide variety of projects and have the experience to ensure that your project will go smoothly.

If you have any questions about the painting services we offer, contact us today on the phone or fill out the form on our website. We would be happy to provide you with a no obligation, free quote and to work with you at a time and in a way that is to your utmost convenience.



How to choose a painting contractor

One of the easiest and most efficient ways for you to dress up your home is to add a fresh coat of interior paint. It can really change the look and feel of a room and it can do so with a minimal amount of disturbance to your overall lifestyle. In order to have a quality job done, you can hire a contractor that will care for the process for you in an efficient manner. The following are some of the things to consider when hiring a painter for your project.

Check their Licensing –

In the Reading, CA area, it is important to hire a contractor that is licensed and registered with the state. It is the best and easiest way to determine that you are not dealing with a fly-by-night outfit. In addition, licensed contractors are held to higher standards and that will benefit you when doing any interior painting project.

Get an Estimate –

Getting an estimate upfront from the contractor is a good idea, because it gives you an indication of how much you will expect to pay. Estimates are also called bids and any reputable painting contractor would be happy to give you one. The bids that we give are a good indication of how much a project will cost, but it is important to understand at time there can be unexpected costs that arise during painting. A written estimate is like a guarantee that you will get the project done for that price.

Be Specific –

When determining which contractor you will use, it is important to be specific about your individual painting needs. Let them see the area where the painting will be done and discuss any aspects of the project prior to the time that the estimate is given. Along with being specific about the project, it will also give them the opportunity to provide feedback from a professional standpoint.

References –

Ask for a list of references and do your due diligence in contacting those references prior to the time that the job begins.

Interview –

It is also a good idea to interview the candidate prior to the time that you accept their contract. Ask them questions about how long they have been in business, what type of guarantees they offer and if they are members of any associations. Have a list of questions prepared in advance so that you can ask each candidate from the same list.

If you are looking for a painting contractor in the Redding, CA area, contact the professionals at Golden Crest Painting. We are a professional painting contractor that prides ourselves on high quality work provided at a fair and affordable price.