SG Painting offers services ranging from Interior and Exterior painting to residential and commercial painting. As Professional Painters, we specialize in projects ranging from residential new construction to renovations and re-paints. Our company is owner operated, so you can be sure an that we’ll be there every step of the way. As Professional Painters, our expertise in the painting industry gives us the knowledge and experience to complete your next project!
- Interior Painting
- Exterior Painting
- Drywall Finish & Repair
- Textured Ceiling Removal & Repair
- Deck Restoration
- Pressure Washing & Low Pressure Washing
Our Estimates and How We Price
We use two different methods to generate our pricing quotes. We use Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) data to accurately assess time & materials. And we use our personal experience that we have gained from doing this for a considerable amount of time. We also do not give over-the-phone quotes, estimates or ballpark ranges. The simple fact is 500 square feet of space at one location will never be the same as 500 square feet at another location.
One of the largest areas of conflict between painting contractors and their customers is inaccurate estimates, which lead either to overpricing, or the contractor’s cutting corners to make up for his miscalculation.
You’re probably familiar with the concept of a flat-rate schedule for completing repairs. Data are collected about repairing or replacing a certain part for a certain machine over a certain amount of time. Then, someone does the math and figures out that it takes, say, an average of 30 minutes to do the job.
That way, the technician has some verifiable data upon which to base his estimate when a customer comes to him with that particular problem, instead of just guessing, which would motivate the technician to bid as highly as possible to cover the unknown.
The PDCA has conducted numerous studies to determine the average amount of time it takes to complete certain painting tasks. For example, to the untrained eye, a door might be just a door. But while a plain door will consist of only a single surface that can be quickly prepped and easily painted with up & down strokes, a Victorian 6-panel behemoth will involve a top rail, middle rail, lock rail, bottom rail, two stiles, and the six raised panels.
That’s 12 different surfaces with nooks, crannies, and crevices that will need prepping for the new paint to adhere correctly, with different grains going in different directions, requiring much more skill, time, and attention to apply the paint correctly.
Multiply that oversight by a house full of doors, and you’re well down the road to a bad working relationship with the painting company, and an unsatisfactory “paint job.”
Lastly, one thing we do not do is come to the property owner at the end of the project and announce that our pricing is incorrect and we need a larger amount of money than originally agreed upon. Our use of practical information ensures an accurate quote for both you and us.