Interior Painting Preparation Checklist

Our Interior Painting Preparation Checklist will help you with your painting project.

  • Remove wall hangings.
  • Remove valuables and decorations.
  • Move furniture to the center of the room, at least 3 ft away from walls.
  • Ensure that your color and sheen selection is turned in via email or mail.*
  • You will not have access to the room that will be painted, arrange to be in a different room.
  • Arrange for children and pets to be away from the areas to be painted.
  • If hiring multiple contractors, it is best to have painters last so that your new paint job does not get ruined. Carpet installation is the exception.

 

*You can email your color and sheen selection to corina@sunwestpainting.net with the address of the project as the Subject line.
If mailing in your selection please mail it to 6288 San Ignacio Ave STE B San Jose, CA 95119
Please choose colors and sheen by the Friday before your project begins.

 

If you have an Exterior Painting Project to be completed refer to our Exterior Painting/Pressure Washing Checklist.

Exterior Painting/ Pressure Washing Checklist

Pressure Washing/Exterior Painting Checklist

Please refer to our Pressure Washing Checklist so we can ensure that your home is protected against water damage.

  • Make sure that all doors and windows are closed, so water does not come in.
  • Windows and screens are softly rinsed off. If no one is able to be home, leave all gates unlocked for access. (Worker will ring your bell to check in with homeowner).
  • Make sure all bushes are trimmed so we have enough space to work in tight areas. When using ladders, employee security comes first.
  • Move all items away from walls like grills and other items.
  • If you have pets, please plan accordingly.
  • If your exterior door is scheduled to be painted, we need access to paint it on the last day of your painting project.
  • Door(s) to remain open until paint is dry. Excluded: stain doors, unless specific request and pricing was provided and
    approved.
  • Please let us know the location of home security cameras and alarm sensors (sometimes are hidden)so we may protect them against water or paint.

Note: Pressure wash day is the deadline to send colors and sheen so we can place a store order and have paint delivered.
Not all lines may apply to you. Please disregard if so. 

Contractor Checklist

Are you hiring a contractor?

Our checklist will help you narrow down your search.

Hiring a Contractor can be overwhelming. With our checklist, you can feel comfortable choosing a contractor that best suits your needs.

 

  • License- Make sure that the contractor you’re considering is a licensed professional. Look them up on the Contractors State License Board. Licensed and Insured contractors will have General Liability Insurance, Workers Compensation Insurance, and a State Issued License.
  • Experience- When hiring a contractor, you want to hire a reputable professional. An experienced contractor can help you with choosing quality materials and keep up with the latest trends in the industry. Ask for references when hiring a contractor.

  • Preparation- Contractors with experience know the correct way to prepare your surface for the work that will be performed. They will not take shortcuts in the preparation and this will ensure quality.

  • Written estimate- A professional painting contractor provides their clients with written contracts and specifications. They include the cost of materials, labor, and any other charges. The cost needs to be discussed upfront so there aren’t any surprises for either party.

  • Warranty- Is the contractor you’re interviewing offer a warranty on their work? Manufacturers offer a warranty on their products and contractors should specify the details of their written warranty.

  • Cost- Hiring on cost alone isn’t always the best bet. Low priced bids may not always be the best quality. Being comfortable with the price is always good but one also needs to factor in the quality of the job.

  • Multiple Estimates- It is smart to shop around with at least 3 different contractors. You can see which one offers the best quality, warranty, and style of work that you are looking for.

  • Ask Questions- Asking questions can help you be comfortable with the contractor and they can help find solutions that fit for your project.

 

Meet our Estimators

Hiring a contractor can seem like a big task. You have a lot of questions and you might be weary of allowing strangers into your home or business. At Sunwest Painting, we understand and we want you feel comfortable.

Alonso Ponce

Alonso is the owner and founder of Sunwest Painting. He has over 30 years of experience in the industry. He oversees the quality of projects and manages the Sunwest Painting crew. His interests include playing soccer, skiing and the great outdoors.

Luis Ponce

Co-owner of Sunwest Painting. Luis has over 10 years of experience in the painting industry. He is an excellent communicator and has helped grow Sunwest Painting to the company it is today.  His interests include watching basketball games, rooting for The Golden State Warriors and spending time with his family.

We hope that we can help you with your painting needs! 

Tips For Protecting Your Exterior Commercial Paint Job

Repainting your commercial business depends on four major factors: getting the first job paint done right and using quality paint, choosing the right colors, pressure washing every year, and touch ups. It is recommended for the exterior of a commercial building to be painted every 5-7 years, knowing exactly when to repaint your business will help in maintaining its visual appeal and preserving its value. Below we have listed four major points that will help you in keeping your building looking like new all year long.
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