Dunrite Property Services
in NJ provides every residential or commercial painting project with a clear written estimate. Any contractor who merely hands you his business card with a quote on the back is doing both of you a disservice. Ive seen this over and over.
The written estimate should be detailed in describing the scope of the work. The prep should clearly defined as to whether sanding is involved and how much of it and where. All Federal & local EPA ordinances and laws regarding lead paint removal must be adhered to. Thats for another blog.
Many times a contarctor will simply write prep,prime and paint (2) coats followed by the price. The proposal should specifically the type and brand of the primer and paint. There is $20 gallon primer and $40 gallon primer so listing the brand is key.
Every exterior house should be pressure washed using a soft wash method to remove all dirt and mildew.Using Bio degradeable eco friendly cleaning agents will ensure a clean pre poainted surface to work with.
The written estimate should list how many doors, windows and shutters there are to be painted. Again these details protect the homeowner and the contractor.
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