FAQ'S

 

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ENVIRONMENT

Strong Painting preserves the past using progressive methods. We eliminate waste, recycle, and use reclaimed building materials and environmentally friendly products.

In essence, we reduce costs and wastes without sacrificing quality, while leading the way to a greener future. Seattle leads the nation in recycling, and Strong Painting strives to uphold this reputation. In addition, Strong Painting is certified in lead paint removal and we also use low to zero VOC paint.

 

FAQ's From Our Residential Painting Clients

Below are some of the most often asked questions by our customers, select a link for our answers.

Do I need to be concerned with lead based paints?
As of April 22nd 2010 all contractors have to abide by the new EPA rules in lead abatement. For more information please visit  www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/traincert.htm.

We have had projects done in the past and have received quotes ranging from high to low, why is this and what qualifies a higher priced bid?
The cost of the job is usually determined by the quality desired, which relates to the level of thoroughness and attention to detail.
Here are some factors that have an impact on the bid price:

  • It costs more to properly prepare a surface for painting than to give it just a quick paint job.
  • The detail given to the preparation of the surface to be painted will have a large factor in the overall price.
  • How long you would like this paint to last.
  • The extra care and effort to protect your furnishings and landscaping

Also, there’s an investment to professionally train painters and provide them the highest quality paints, tools and supplies to give you the best results. If you have any questions about our bidding process, please let us know and we can discuss and compare our bid to others.

Will you stay on the job consistently, rather than on a few days and off a few days?
We will have the same crew begin and complete your job. We have enough employees so that we can have multiple jobs going at one time.

Who does the painting and who will supervise the job?
Strong Painting properly trains all employees. Each of our Lead Painters manages a set crew of 2-3 painters. We have found that certain skills and personalities work well together, which enhances the work and efficiency.

Are references available? Yes, please go to the contact page. Additional references are available upon request.

What kind of paint do you use?
We use Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Rodda, Miller and Devine paints most of the time. The brand of paint may vary depending on customer preference or project specifications. Regardless of brand, we use the highest grades because the best paint results in the best quality. All of our other materials are top quality as well, we use tools and supplies from companies like:

  • Corona (brushes)
  • 3M (tape and masking supplies)
  • Daly’s (wood finishing products)

Is your company bonded?
Strong Painting Co., is a registered contractor in the State of Washington (Reg.#STRONPC01203). We are bonded in accordance with Washington State contractor requirements. Our insurance includes general business coverage, with General Liability and Worker’s Compensation policies.

Does your company have additional services to offer?
Yes. We do carpentry repairs, wall paper removal, drywall and plaster repairs, deck cleaning and refinishing, and pressure washing. Please refer to our additional services section.

What is the difference between a bad paint job and a good paint job?
A bad paint job is the result of an underbid, inexperienced crew just trying to get the job done as quickly as possible, giving little consideration to the proper steps necessary to complete the job right.
A good paint job emphasizes proper preparation which will determine the overall life of the work. Technique is important along with quality materials. Without the proper amount of time, skill and material mean nothing. Strong Painting can give you precise estimates to let you know how long a quality job will take and all of the steps involved to properly paint your house. We can also give you an idea of what a lower bid would entail and what work you would not be having done.

How long of a warranty do you offer on your work?
We offer a two year warranty on our exterior work.

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