If you are having new carpet, laminate, or wood floors installed, then it is important to have your flooring done first. Installation of these products can slightly damage or mark up the baseboards and walls. Painting these areas will address any damage after the flooring contractor has left. The very first part of our process is to mask and protect flooring.
In most cases, yes. Wood trim typically suffers from damage caused by everyday living. Dings, dents, holes, and peeling paint are all normal wear and tear. This is especially noticeable on door frames and baseboards. The best way to treat and restore wood is to carefully sand down the current layer of paint to de-gloss the surface and remove any failed material. We then use a wood filler like Bondo or Spackle to fill in damaged areas, sand until it blends with the surrounding area, prime and the surface is restored and ready for paint.
There are a few basic rules:
Large pieces of furniture are moved to the center of the room - where possible - and covered with new drop cloths or plastic. If needed, we can move furniture out of the room temporarily and reinstall upon completion.
In most cases it is possible for a homeowner to stay in their home while it is being painted. It can depend on the scope of work and how long the work will affect critical areas such as the kitchen or bathrooms. If all surfaces of the room are scheduled for paint, then that room will have to be sealed off until completed. If a homeowner needs to stay during the process, we plan the project out so that they can be as comfortable and as unimpeded as possible.