Our Methodical Approach 

Professional Painting  and Preparation

 

Our Methodical Approach:

We follow a proven, methodical seven-step painting process to achieve a beautifully painted interior or exterior project.

 

The 7 Step Process

Step 1: CONTACT US & REQUEST A QUOTATION

Our accurate and detailed quotations provide you with a clear picture of what we would be able to do for your home or business. We pride ourselves on not relying on hidden fees, and underhanded charges-we make sure that your quote is as straightforward and transparent as possible, and answer all of your questions.

Step 2: SCHEDULE A SERVICE

Typically, we can begin work within 2-3 weeks after the final quotation confirmation takes place. We will confirm all project specifications, including colour, coverage areas, pricing, etc. We will also contact you by either email, text, phone, or post to confirm our arrival time which is agreeable to you. When we give you a start time, you can be sure that we will be there on time and ready to begin for the entirety of the project, until it is complete.

Step 3: PAINT PREPARATION EQUALS LONG TERM RESULTS

Our prep work begins with the thorough power washing( for exterior walls)  or (scrubbing/sanding of your interior walls). Power washing is essential for several reasons. Chemicals from landscape/garden maintenance can cause the paint to peel, discolour, or fail prematurely.

Additionally, it's normal for paint to oxidize in the sun, and turn chalky to the touch. Neglecting to remove dirt and chalk will prevent paint from sticking to it. It will stick to the residue instead, which will eventually be brushed or blown off the house.
Our extensive prep work process is what sets us apart from other painting businesses who sometimes hire inexperienced paint teams with a high volume, low-quality business model. Unlike those paint teams, our painting services give you long-lasting results.

Here's our approach to professional painting preparation:

You’ll often hear painters say, “Prep is 75% of the job.” It's true, and we put a substantial amount of effort into scraping, sanding edges of window-sills, and hand or power washing.

We take the time to protect your home and ensure we're not disrupting your daily life.

As needed, we can perform minor repairs. See other home services we can offer.

Step 4: NOW’S THE TIME TO START DECORATING

Here’s when the real magic happens. For both interior and exterior projects, we will paint all non-covered areas (bare wood) with a suitable primer followed by an undercoat, finishing with your selected top coat colour choices. Before we start painting exterior surfaces, we’ll discuss whether or not your project will require an additional coat. Need help choosing an exterior paint colour? Read our recommendations on the Trends & Tips section of our website.

Step 5: CLEAN AND SAFE WORK AREAS

Every day of preparation or painting is followed diligently by a thorough cleanup of materials and tools. We make sure that your home stays as neat and tidy, and as safe for your family as possible, while we work.  Any work areas that are deemed to be exposed or where there is a potential of wet paint,  these areas are marked &/taped accordingly.

Step 6: INSPECTING THE WORK

After the project works are completed, we will ask you to do a walk-through, this is to inspect every area of our interior and or exterior work, this is known as "snagging". We will apply touch-ups to any areas that need adjustments or perfecting. Afterwards, we will do a final walk through the project again, with you to ensure your satisfaction.

 

For more information about our methodical approach to painting, or to  Receive Your Free Quote.

 

  07969 007 445     01202 948 905    info@intserv.co.uk