Exterior Painting Prep Guide

CertaPro Painters® of SW Metro

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Typical Crew Start Time:  8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

NoteThe original Estimator or someone from our office team may arrive at a later time.

Outside factors such as changes in weather or changes in the scope of prior jobs could have a chance of affecting your start date. If such a factor were to affect your start date, do not worry – we will contact you as soon as we are aware.

Preparing Your Home For Exterior Painting


PETS: Please plan to keep pets out of the working area. If there are special instructions regarding gates, latches, doors or other items concerning pets, please inform your Job Site Supervisor upon arrival.

PROPERTY ACCESS: Please be prepared to provide access to any parts of the property within the scope of work. Please unlock gates and provide any necessary codes for locks or lockboxes if necessary.

PARKING: If there are parking restrictions in your neighborhood, please let us know in advance. For city buildings with limited parking deck space, please recommend the best parking location.

FOLIAGE: If you have bushes that are touching the house and/or surfaces that are to be painted or repaired, please cut back them back a minimum of 12 inches. The vines that are close to or connected to the house also need to be taken down. If this is not possible, we will do our best to paint behind them, but cannot guarantee perfect coverage when painting behind the plants.

WINDOWS: Please close all windows securely before we arrive for pressure washing. Please notify your Job Site Supervisor if you have had water leaks around your windows or doors in the past. Sometime water does make its way inside, so we recommend that you place towels around windows that are prone to water leakage.

SCREENS: Please unlatch window screens from the inside so that they can be removed from the outside without entering the home. Storm windows may be removed only if they are not glued shut to the window framing, as we will not remove storm windows by force in order to avoid damage to your frames.

DECKS/PORCHES: Please remove all the small and fabric objects from your porches and decks before we pressure-wash and paint. We will not pressure wash deck unless they’re being stained by us to avoid peeling paint issues.

WATER & ELECTRICITY: We will likely need access to exterior water spigots and electricity. Please inform your Job Site Supervisor where these are located.

HOA: If you live in a neighborhood governed by a Home Owners Association, be sure to check the by-laws and comply with any applicable color or work restrictions.

ASSISTANCE: If you are unable to complete any of these preparations, please contact us and we will be happy to help you. Charges may apply.

The office and crew are professionals and give accurate and timely advice. They are trustworthy and take pride in their work. I would recommend CertaPro to anyone around Eden Prairie and they will be my first choice if we are looking for interior/exterior painting specialists.

- Harish R. | Eden Prairie, MN

Harish R. | Eden Prairie, MN

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