How I Work
I will come and take a look at your project for free, and most likely I will leave and send you the numbers within a day or two. I don't like to give you a price on the spot for a few reasons. First, I feel that it applies undue pressure on you, my potential client, to make a hasty, uninformed decision. Second, I want to take my time and make sure that I am not over- or under-charging you for the work; neither of us want any surprises! This way I ensure that the price I give you is a solid bid - not an estimate, in most cases. Third, I am able to deliver a typed work proposal which will spell out in detail the methods and materials that I will use on your project. Not all paint jobs are created equally, and you need to make sure that you are not comparing apples to oranges when you look at the bottom
I prefer to use the best Benjamin Moore coatings,especially on your exterior, where the elements will ultimately teach you the difference between quality and cheap paints. You are investing a certain amount in labor, no matter what kind of material is being applied; you might as well get as much life out of it as possible by selecting quality materials. It might cost a little more up-front, but it will more than pay off in the end.
Of course, the best materials don't make a shoddy paint job last any longer. If surfaces are not prepared properly,
even the best coatings will quickly lose their bond from the substrate. This is why I take my sweet time when it comes to making sure that everything is prepared to the best of my ability, and I make sure that the coatings are
applied at the right spread rate and under the right conditions.
I want your paint job to last as long as any coating can be expected to last. I want you to be so thrilled
with the work I do, that you tell everyone you know about it. That's just how I work...
-- Chris Norman