Common House Painting Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Commonly Asked House Painting Questions

It’s common to have some questions before starting your next house painting project. We have compiled some of the most common questions customers ask us on this page. Feel free to call us if you don’t see your question answered here. Follow any of the quick links below to skip to a category of questions. If you have a question you do not see on this page please contact us at 865-470-0001, we will be happy to assist.

General Questions About Paint and Preparation

Which is better – oil paint or latex paint?

What types of preparation need to be done to my house?

Does all the old paint on my house need to be removed before it can be repainted?

What is a ‘paint system’, and which is appropriate for my project?

What is the purpose of primer, and when it is needed?

How many coats of paint are appropriate for my project?

How long does it take the new paint to dry?

Is there anything I can do to increase the longevity of my new paint job?

Will I save money if I buy the materials?

Is there a difference between hand-brushed and sprayed paint?

What does VOC mean?

Are more expensive paints better?

What if dry rot or other carpentry issues are discovered during the estimating process?

I’m concerned about water leaks into the house. Will painting solve these issues?

Answers to these questions can be found on our Process and People FAQ Page.

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Questions About the Access, Colors Selection, and Lead

How is the crew going to reach the difficult areas of my project?

How is interior access to my home handled

Is there lead paint on my house, and if so, how is it handled?

I’m not sure what colors I want to use. How can CertaPro Painters help me?

What if I am already working with a color consultant?

What if I am not happy with the colors once they are applied to the building?

How many colors can I pick for my project?

Will CertaPro Painters leave me with touchup paint?

Answers to these questions can be found on our Access, Colors Selection, and Lead FAQ page.

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Questions About the Process and Our People

What experience and background do the foremen and painters have?

How do I address any concerns I may have throughout the project?

How long will my project take?

I plan on being out of town during part or all the project. Is this okay?

What about inclement weather?

How is payment handled?

Does the crew expect a tip at the end of the job?

Answers to these questions can be found on our Process & People FAQ Page.

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Questions About Insurance and Liability

Does CertaPro Painters carry workers’ compensation and general liability insurance policies?

How do I know for sure if a contractor carries workers’ compensation insurance?

Why is it important for a contractor to carry insurance & workers’ compensation?

Answers to these questions can be found on our Insurance and Liability FAQ page.