Other Convenient Services
Many painting contractors offer a variety of useful services in
addition to painting. It may be convenient, or even necessary, to
engage some of these additional services at the time of painting.
Pressure washing. As part of
an exterior painting job, most painters will arrange to pressure wash
the area to be painted before painting work begins. Sometimes called
chemical rinsing, pressure washing is the process of using
high-pressure water to remove mold, mildew, and dirt from home
exteriors. Some painters also offer pressure washing services for homes
and decks even when painting is not required.
Carpentry and wall repair. Most
reputable painters will remove nails and spackle holes as part of
preparing the work areas. Some painters have carpenters on staff to
take care of more extensive repairs, such as replacing rotted wood,
repairing damaged wood siding or molding, and patching or replacing
takes skill and patience. It is a different process from painting, but
some painting contractors provide wallpapering services as well. If a
project involves both painting and wallpapering, contracting a painter
to do both is a convenient solution.