Best Orlando house painter

How to select the best Orlando painter?

Having trouble finding a qualified and trusted Orlando Painter? Well you are not alone. With the declining economy over recent years, people have lost their jobs and all of the sudden there are tons and tons of new Orlando painting contractors. Unfortunately, these are the contractors you would not want painting your home or business.

The big question is, how can i find a great painting company? The answer is, do your homework. Make sure the contractor is licensed, insured and carries Worker Compensation. Always have the contractor have his or her insurance provider fax or email the insurance coverages to you. That way you know the coverages are current, valid and up to date. Never settle for or accept a contractor handing you his paper insurance binder from his notebook. That proves nothing at all. In fact, any painter that would even do that, is obviously hiding something and is certainly not a reputable Painting Contractor.

Secondly, thoroughly view their company website. Look to see how professional it actually is. If it looks very amateurish and cheesey, the company may be as well. A serious minded reputable painting contractor generally is trying to display the best possible image for their company. Also, if a contractor does not even have a website, i would personally stay away all together.

Thirdly, all the painting contractors bidding on your project should have their body of work on display at all times. Seriously, we are painting contractors here. Real photos and videos of a painting company’s body of work means everything. If a painter does not or cannot prove to you his body of work, what does that tell you? I think in our line of work that is one of the most important selling points to a paying customer. The contractor should be able to provide you access to before, during and after photos of many many painting projects. These photos and/or videos should clearly display pictures of his uniformed staff of painters, their company logoed trailers, the cleanliness of the work area, products used for that particular project and their final results. Since Facebook has a billion users, i would say that a Facebook Business Page would be an amazing platform to show off your work.

Central Florida’s Superior Coatings has a Facebook Business Page and is available for our customers and potential customers to view at any time.

Fourthly, AVOID any contractor who states “we will beat any competitive price” or “low price guarantee”. Seriously, how ridiculous of a statement is that? Can these contractors get any more desperate? The cheapest painting contractor will never be the contractor who provides you with the best materials or provides you with the best quality of work. These type of contractors use unskilled cheap labor and are notorious for adding water to your paint. Example: lets say it takes 20 gallons of paint to paint your house. They will buy 15 gallons of paint and box in 5 gallons of water. This is just 1 of many examples of what cheap priced contractors do to shave overhead on a project.

Remember, you are not buying an object. You are buying a service. Always keep in mind when choosing between painters in Orlando Fl,  you get what you pay for!

Lastly, go with your gut instinct when choosing a contractor. Figure in the company who made you feel the most comfortable. Also, avoid the contractor who harrasses you with phone calls or emails attempting to push you into making a decision. Again, another sign of a desperate contractor.

Choosing an interior painter in Orlando

If you are looking for an Orlando painter to paint the interior of your home or business, please choose wisely. Please remember this contractor and his crew are strangers coming into your home. 95% of the time, the contractor who provided you with the cheapest quote is probably the least reputable. 

The most important step to take when hiring an interior painting contractor in Orlando is to investigate the company. Could you imagine how devistating it would be to find out something extremely valuable to you came up missing? How about another scenario? What if the painting contractor you hired didn’t have a valid General Liability Insurance policy and he spilled paint all over your carpet, or scratched your hardwood floors or tile with a ladder? Who do you think would be stuck paying for the damage? There are many other horror stories about unqualified painters i could talk about, but i think you get the point.

Never make the price of a painting project your number 1 concern. The reputation of the Painting Company is what is really important. Please talk to people in your community about the contractor in question, call the paint store from where the contractor is planning to purchase the paint for your project and view before, during and after photos of some of their recent projects.

I understand choosing an interior painter in Orlando is difficult. Here at Central Florida’s Superior Coatings, we will prove to you from the very first phone call to the completed project that we are the painting company in Orlando that you can count on. Our client list is second to none.

 

Painting in Baldwin Park

This week, we completed another exterior house painting project in Baldwin Park. This project was at the Negron Residence on Shaw Lane. This was a 4,000 square foot project with tons of detail and a high degree of difficulty. This house is technically a 2 story but had a 3rd story section on the front. The 2 sides of the house were 40+ feet in height. Due to the height of the sides and the small spaces between the heighboring houses, we brought in a 60′ boom lift. For safety, quality and Workers Compensation purposes, i feel it is always in the best interest of everyone involved to use high reaches. There is no question at those heights, you can provide much better quality workmanship than using ladders.

This beautiful home was definitely in need of a facelift. The existing paint on the house was completely faded, quite a bit of mildew growth on the walls, trim and pvc handrails, and a lot of hairline stucco cracks.

The first thing we had to do was to get this house thoroughly cleaned. We use an eco-friendly cleaner during our pressure washing process. Our eco-friendly cleaning solution removes mildew, mold, algae, dirt and all other contaminants while causing NO harm to your landscaping and ecosystem. Do not allow a contractor to use chlorine or household bleaches. These are very harmful products. I think we have all seen what it does to your plants. Most contractors use such products because they are a lot cheaper than using what they should be using.

Secondly, we had to deal with the hairline cracks. Due to the amount of cracks, i recommended using Sherwin Williams Loxon XP High Performance Waterproofing Coating to Mr. Negron. He agreed. When applying a patching compoung to stucco, you obviously change the existing texture of that surface. When you paint over the patched cracks with your typical premium paint, you can always see exactly where the patches are. These patches marks are even more noticeable on smooth sand finish stucco. This particular house has smooth sand finish stucco. The use of the Loxon XP eliminates this problem. I will explain the benefits below.

The benefits to using Sherwin Williams Loxon XP:

•           High Elongation (bridges cracks without using fillers & the cracks DO NOT reappear)

•           Prevents Water Penetration

•           Flexible & highly permeable (allows vapors to pass without getting trapped)

•           Breathable (will not bubble)

•           Resists Efflorescence (resists white crystalline or powdery deposits from forming on the surface of the stucco)

•           Hides unsightly caulk lines

Sherwin Williams Loxon XP is a thick, elastic coating that hides hairline cracks, patches and surface irregularitiesIt eliminates the passage of water to interior surfaces, even in wind-driven rain conditions. Also, Loxon XP holds its true color, unlike elastomeric paint.

Next, we applied Sherwin Williams Resilience to all of the trim. In my opinion, the best finish paint on the market. I will give a brief description of the product below.

Resilience Premium Paint is the perfect choice for residential and commercial exteriors. It has excellent hide, the easiest brushability of any of our exterior coatings and exceptional resistance to moisture.

Product Features

  • Excellent hide and durability unmatched by the competition.
  • Provides resistance to moisture 50% faster, so you can paint later in the day with confidence and less concern about dew or impending rain.
  • Meets or exceeds stringent environmental regulations with a low 50g/L VOC.
  • Flows and levels for a smooth finish.

When it comes to residential painting in Orlando, we lead the way with our unmatched quality of workmanship and the use of the best available products. Our experience, attention to detail and my absolute strive for perfection shows through on every one of our painting projects.

We finished off this painting project by re-coating both the front porch and the back porch using H&C Solid Color Concrete Stain. When applying any kind of floor coatings, we always incorporate a non-skid additive to help prevent slip and falls.

In conclusion, i am very proud of my team for the hard work they displayed on this project. It definitely had it’s challenges. The house looks amazing!  Most importantly, my customer is extremely happy with our results.

When looking for painters in Baldwin Park, call Central Florida’s Superior Coatings. We have many satisfied Baldwin Park customers.