Frequently Asked Questions
What does the prep work involve for exterior house painting projects?
We first start by power washing the outside of your home to remove any loose dirt, and cob webs. After your home is dry the crew will start scraping loose paint, caulking open seems, filling nail holes, pounding in loose nails, and priming exposed wood. Paper, plastic and drop cloths are used where needed.
How do we apply the two coats of paint to your home?
We apply paint using brushes, rollers and an airless spray machine. We apply your two coats of paint by spraying the body at a level angle for the first passes and at an up-angle for the second passes to an 8 to 10 mil thickness +/- and it is a wet on wet application.
How long will it take to paint my house?
The average (2) story home will take 2 to 3 days for completion and we paint on consecutive days weather permitting. The specifics of your project will determine any additional or less time.
In what weather conditions can you paint a home exterior?
We paint your home when the temperature is 40 degrees and above and when the air is dry. We do not paint in high winds, but we do paint during low to moderate winds and our crews use discretion depending on the weather from day to day.
What type of finish do you typically use when you paint the exterior of a home:
We use satin finished paints on all siding exteriors unless otherwise specified. We use flat finished paints for all stucco exteriors unless otherwise specified. These finishes are generally what HOA’s require. If you would like to use a different finish, please check with your HOA before we paint and consult with Baseline Painting.
Can you match my existing colors for me?
Yes, we can match existing colors on your home with a minimal degree of variance. You can use existing paint cans left over from the previous painting project for the color match or homeowners unable to determine the color or name of the manufacturer can provide loose paint chips from the home that are 1.5″ X 1.5″ minimum size. Homeowners can also provide a small piece of siding or trim and those samples can be taken into a Sherwin Williams or Kwal paint store. If you would like to use similar colors, but not exactly what you currently have on your home you can pick-up paint color swatches from your local Sherwin Williams or Kwal paint stores.
How do I pay?
We accept checks, cash and all major credit cards will have a 3% processing fee. Invoices will be delivered by the crew and payment is due at time of walk through. Please give your check to the crew leader made out to Baseline Painting or pay with credit card via phone with the Baseline office. We can send a receipt of payment via email/mail following your payment if requested.