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"Frequently Asked Questions"
FAQ - (Questions from our Customers)
Do you offer estimates over the phone or through email?
We prefer to meet and greet the customer to see the actual job site, and to be able to answer all your questions, as well as offer advice. The internet seems to be changing the habits of old. On small jobs or various few cases we will give the estimate over the phone.
What type of paint do you use?
We use and recommend ICS Dulux paints, or Sherwin Williams. In some cases a customer prefers to buy their own paint, we have worked that way in the past, as a service to the customer;please understand even if your selling the house, etc and don't care-- please understand we do. We just ask you don't buy just any cheap over the counter paint and ask us to do the work. Some paints are a disservice to you and the work to be performed. We cannot accept the offer for a estimate, if you do buy low quality paint.
Do you use one coat or two coats of paint?
We believe in quality work and use 2 coats of paint on the majority of our work. Some companies prefer to use one coat of paint. Most of the the time we believe a lasting finish requires cleaning, sanding, priming, and two coats of fresh paint.
How did you create the name D&D Painting?
We started at a early age as a father and son team, Dennis & Dennis, and D&D Painting caught on, recently approximately 3 other companies, 1 in Akron, another in Cleveland, and yet another guy took the name D&D Painting in Parma. We are in no way associated with the other D&D Painting locations. We decided to get on the the internet a few years ago and took up a second name "Cleveland House Painting", to distinguish us from the others. The D&D Painting that so many people have come to know us as, for over 37 years -- seems to be fading.
Do you have your own tools?
Over the years we've acquired ladders, 3 vans, and have various tools to get any job done right. Our work crews are experienced and talented from 1 - 6 people per job.
Is there a optimal temperature painting outside exteriors?
Many paint manufactures tell homeowners to apply paint that is solvent based when the surface temperature is above 45 degrees and latex type paint when the surface temperature is at least 50 degrees. Lower temperatures can cause paint that is solvent based to thicken quicker, which can cause paint brushes to become very thick and the paint is applied heavier and dries slower. What this means is that the paint can run, wrinkle, and sag on surfaces that are vertical. It also is the case when it is colder outside that there is a reduced rate of coverage for every gallon of paint that you use. When the temperature is lower than 50 degrees latex paint dries slower, especially when there is high humidity in the air. This can cause the paint to coalesce and may lead to the paint forming a poor film. It can also cause the paint to not cover as well.
What if I am allergic to paint or paint smells, are there any environmentally safe paints?
VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound and has been a key component of the composition of oil based paint and can be a problem even in traditional latex based paints. Exposure to VOC's in paint can trigger asthma attacks, eye irritation and respiratory problems, nausea and dizziness among other symptoms. Given the health concerns of consumers and new government regulations, alternative paints have been coming on the market over the past few years and now present a economical choice over VOC intensive paints. Voluntary standards for VOC content in alternative paint products have been established by Green Seal®, an independent non-profit who sets standards for environmentally responsible or "green" products. The Green Seal certification for Standard GS-11 is based on VOC content, the absence of chemicals, durability and performance among other criteria.
The different types of healthy alternative paints include:
The exterior paint on my house is fading, why??
When exterior paints aren't capable of enduring the sun's ultraviolet radiation, the unfortunate results are faded colors and a weak skin that allows damage to the building material underneath. Ultraviolet rays tend to deteriorate paint binders. The binder remains as part of the final paint film, holding the pigment particles in place. Most exterior paints contain resins that are naturally resistant to UV radiation. Look for an exterior paint that contains UV inhibitors or pigments that absorb or reflect the sun’s damaging rays and keep from reaching the substrate under the paint film. Dark colors typically fade faster than light colors—this stands for interior and exterior.
Do you provide cleanup after the job?
We are professional painters, and we believe in constantly cleaning up the area before, during, and after the job is completed, allowing us to work in a safe environment. We bring various sizes of tarps, trash containers, bags, brooms, buckets, dust masks, dropcloths, dustpans, and anything we believe helps us do the work in a clean environment. We believe no job is complete until the cleaning is done to our satisfaction, and the customers approval. Left over paint - We label each can for color and location of the leftover paint for any possible future touch-up, and you will also be able to refer to the same paint color and type in the future.
I'm selling my house, what improvements should I make??
Paint the interior
Putting a fresh coat of paint on the home's interior is a cost-effective way for sellers to make their home more appealing to buyers, says Ron Phipps, a broker with Phipps Realty in Warwick, R.I. But when choosing the color, homeowners should be conservative. "The caution is that your favorite color may not be the favorite color of the buyer." Instead, homeowners are best off using neutral colors, Phipps says. "Go with something that is a very light yellow or a light cream with a contrasting white, so it just looks very fresh and crisp...
Having the paint in good condition is almost more important than the color."
Retouch the front door, exterior
If your property's exterior isn't appealing, no one will want to see your newly remodeled kitchen. So property sellers must first ensure that their home projects a cozy, inviting feeling. "The shell--the outside front--
is probably the most important area for improvement, the area where you can make the biggest improvement with the smallest amount of cash," says Pat Lashinsky, the president and CEO of ZipRealty. Touching up the paint on the front-entry portion of the house can be an inexpensive but effective way to make the entire property more inviting,
Lashinsky says. "Really focus on that outside, external shell," he says. "You would be amazed by the amount of people that drive by a house and say, 'Ah, that's not for me.' And they can tell just by the way the upkeep and the outside looks.
Freshen up the bathrooms
Getting rid of mildew stains on the bathroom caulking can boost a home's appeal as well. Such stains "scream, 'These people haven't taken care of this house. It's going to be a money pit,' " Zuch says. Use a razor blade to remove the old caulk,
and replace it with new, mildew-resistant caulk, Zuch says. And rather than remodeling the entire space, homeowners can reinvigorate a worn-down bathroom by replacing cracked sinks, Lupberger says.
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