Frequently Asked Questions

INTERIOR

  1. Does someone have to remain home while the painting is being done?
    • Not necessarily. This depends on your comfort level. We have clients that will remain home with our crews all day and other clients who will just ask us to lock-up when we finish.
  2. Do I have to do anything to prepare for painters?
    • We typically ask that you remove all wall decorations and clear the room of small furnishings. Any other specifics will be discussed between you and your project coordinator.
  3. Will my furniture be protected during painting?
    • Yes. All surfaces, including furniture will be protected.
  4. How many painters will be in my home during this process?
    • This will depend on the size of your project.
  5. What are my paint options?
    • Blue Sky Painting & Carpentry works with all major lines of paint. The type of paint will vary depending on the surfaces being painted.
  6. What if I dislike the color I originally chose? Can I change it?
    • Yes, but additional charges may apply.
  7. Do we need to repair drywall damage before the painters come?
    • No. Our painters are experts in drywall repairs.
  8. What can we do with leftover paint from prior years?
    • Blue Sky Painting & Carpentry has partnered with an environmentally responsible paint recycling and disposal company. Speak with your estimator today to discuss your options.
  9. Do I need to remove window treatments?
    • Depending on the complexity of the installation, it may be better for you to hire a company that specializes in the removal and installation of your specific type of window treatment.
  10. What should I do with my pets during the project?
    • We ask that all pets be kept out of the work areas for their safety.
  11. How do we deal with paint odors?
    • Blue Sky Painting & Carpentry offers multiple options for environmentally friendly, no VOC, and low odor paints.

EXTERIOR

  1. Does someone have to remain home while the painting is being done?
    • Not necessarily. Although, depending on the scope of work, we may need windows and doors left unlocked.
  2. Will my property be protected during painting and how?
    • We do our best to protect all landscaping and surfaces not being painted. Due to accessibility, we may ask you to trim shrubbery to allow access to work areas.
  3. What kind of surface preparation is done?
    • All surfaces being painted will be properly cleaned, sanded, and primed as necessary to insure a long lasting quality paint job.
  4. We have rotted wood in some areas. So we need to have that repaired before your team arrives?
    • No, Blue Sky Painting & Carpentry offers minor carpentry services as well as painting.
  5. What type of paint is best for the home’s exterior?
    • Blue Sky Painting & Carpentry offers high quality paint options to protect your home from the elements.
  6. How do I select a good color for the exterior of my house?
    • Blue Sky Painting & Carpentry offers color consultation services to help you beautify your home inside and out.
  7. What do I do about mildew that is developing on my home and is it necessary for me to handle it before the painters arrive?
    • Any existing mildew should be removed prior to painting. Blue Sky Painting & Carpentry cleans all exterior surfaces prior to painting with a mild mildewcide detergent to remove all dirt and mildew.
  8. Do you paint decks and fences?
    • Yes. There are a variety of products for staining and sealing your exterior wood surfaces. Blue Sky Painting & Carpentry will work with you to select the best option for your property.
  9. Can aluminum and vinyl siding be successfully painted?
    • Yes. Painting aluminum and vinyl siding is a great alternative to replacing your siding. Blue Sky Painting and Carpentry’s attention to surface preparation and material selection insures a long lasting quality paint job.
  10. How does the weather affect exterior painting?
    • Temperature and humidity play a large roll in proper curing of exterior paint. Therefore, weather is a key factor in scheduling you exterior painting projects. Blue Sky Painting & Carpentry takes these considerations seriously and, as a rule of thumb, we schedule the majority of our exterior work between the months of April and November.
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