Whether you a overseeing a complete renovation project, planning for new construction, or conducting general maintenance, as a general contractor you will come up against some sort of paint removal project. Determining the best way to remove unwanted interior or exterior paint saves you and your client time and money in the long run. Providing quality and thorough paint removal services to your clients ensures customer satisfaction and clear surfaces for new residential painting services.
Importance of Hiring Professional Painters
Paint removal is a time consuming and arduous task that requires attention to detail, knowledge of harmful materials, and proper equipment to ensure best practices. Hiring professional painters affords you peace of mind, knowing that paint removal will be done safely and efficiently. This allows the general contractor to focus resources and efforts on other aspects of the renovation project.
Preparing for Paint Removal
- Avoiding harmful paints. If your home was built before 1978, it’s important that you have it checked for lead paint toxicity levels that were common in interior house painting then. Even if a room has been painted over, lead can still exist beneath the surface and needs to be removed by professionals. Improper lead paint removal can result in harmful toxins, fines and general health risks for your employees and clients. It’s always best to avoid lead paints, but hiring professionals will ensure the safe removal of such harmful products.
- Educate yourself on environmentally friendly paints. Investing in environmentally friendly materials saves your family in the long run – both in health expenses and paint longevity. There are a lot of options for environmentally friendly paints from Benjamin Moore paint colors. Also, looking for paints that have low VOC levels will help reduce risk. Contact one of the professionals at Bluenote Painting to find out more about environmentally friendly paints.
- Diagnose the problem and deal with it accordingly. Poor paint jobs definitely need to be removed rather than painted over – diagnosing the reason for the poor job is essential to the paint removal process. Hiring a professional painter to inspect the prior paint job will help in the removal and renovation process. Typically, walls weren’t prepared correctly or low-quality primers were used, and removal requires damage control, re-prepping and finally a smoother coat for finish. Removing poorly applied paint is important in preventing future peeling!
Bluenote Painting is the leader in residential painting services in the northwest Oregon area. If you have a paint removal need, please contact us for an estimate on services. We have a long history of working with general contractors to assist in their projects and provide quality paint removal care.