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Everything you need to know, to see what sets Moorhouse Coating apart as pros. 

It must be at least 40 degrees Fahrenheit or above for 6 hours in order for the paint to adhere and begin to cure properly. The dew point is more important than temperature, but that is a more complex calculation. If you are in question, it’s probably to close to call, and we suggest you just wait for warmer weather. A long lasting paint project will cure completely without frost or freezing and not be subject to moisture early in the curing process.

No, in most cases people are not home during the day and arrangements can be made in advance to accommodate your schedule. You don’t have to have your life interrupted to paint!

Yes, for your protection and ours, we are licensed and insured up to $2 million in liability.

General rules: Siding should be painted every 5 to 8 years, stucco should be painted 5-7 years. Wood Staining 3-4 years. Aluminum or composite siding 7-12 years. Whatever sits in the sun or has repeated moisture exposure will need to be painted 2 years before everything else. Consider painting what needs to painted with a maintenance agreement. Often painting just a year before the house/building looks completely worn out will save thousands in surface preparation.

General rules: Siding should be painted every 5 to 8 years, stucco should be painted 5-7 years. Wood Staining 3-4 years. Aluminum or composite siding 7-12 years. Whatever sits in the sun or has repeated moisture exposure will need to be painted 2 years before everything else. Consider painting what needs to painted with a maintenance agreement. Often painting just a year before the house/building looks completely worn out will save thousands in surface preparation.

General rules: Siding should be painted every 5 to 8 years, stucco should be painted 5-7 years. Wood Staining 3-4 years. Aluminum or composite siding 7-12 years. Whatever sits in the sun or has repeated moisture exposure will need to be painted 2 years before everything else. Consider painting what needs to painted with a maintenance agreement. Often painting just a year before the house/building looks completely worn out will save thousands in surface preparation.

No, in most cases people are not home during the day and arrangements can be made in advance to accommodate your schedule. You don’t have to have your life interrupted to paint!

Spray, Brush and Roll. We always brush and roll, but if the process can be accelerated by adding spray, we will use it to increase production. Be aware of contractors that spray only, most products need to hand finished to provide even surfaces, that can be touched up in the future.

We purchase paint from PPG, Sherwin Williams, Dunn Edwards, Benjamin Moore and other locations that specifically sell paint. We generally avoid big box stores, because quantity and the ability to order quickly and correctly is very important to keep the project running smoothly.

Yes, the price you received is the price you’ll pay. We don’t have hidden fees. Moorhouse Coating believes in transparency, we aren’t hiding anything from you when you receive a quote from us. The only way to change the price is to change the scope of work.

We never charge for estimates. We are assuming you want a total price and a complete plan for painting your project. You should call us, even if you can’t afford to have the space painted, you will come away with a better understanding of how we approach the work and how things should be completed.

We recommend using some fingernail polish (Denatured Alcohol) on a cotton cloth and rub it lightly in an area you don’t mind some damage. If the paint becomes soft or begins to remove then it is latex or waterbed paint. If it’s not affected then it’s likely and alkyd paint.

It must be at least 40 degrees Fahrenheit or above for 6 hours in order for the paint to adhere and begin to cure properly. The dew point is more important than temperature, but that is a more complex calculation. If you are in question, it’s probably to close to call, and we suggest you just wait for warmer weather. A long lasting paint project will cure completely without frost or freezing and not be subject to moisture early in the curing process.

It’s important to keep you informed and updated along the way. We are constantly aware of horror stories of contractors who begin and then disappear for a few days and bounce around back and forth. Once we start your project we will continue until it is finished. We are a larger painting company than most, so we have the luxury to meet and exceed your schedule and if you don’t want us there on Tuesday, that’s ok.

We are painters by trade. It is only in our best interest to perform work as it relates to painting and the preparation requirements. So if the project relates to painting or preparation we will take it on. We don’t perform tile or framing! If you hire a company that does everything, you are overpaying dramatically! Yes, we could probably install ar roof, but would we be able to compete with someone only installing shingles?

The short answer is we only charge for services performed. Don’t give someone 50% up front!

As many as we need! Professionals don’t talk in terms of number of coats. If it takes two coats to properly cover the surface thats what you need. If it takes three coats to cover then that’s what’s required. It generally comes down to the coverage requirements from the manufacture and even installation.

I don’t know! WE LOVE PAINTING. Seriously, it’s therapy! Don’t let us stop you. For those who don’t enjoy the process, we can perform the project with greater precision and most likely out perform your cost benefit. the time you save will greatly out match your effort. We’ve painted for more than a million hours! It’s going to be tough to beat our performance and even other painting contractors have a hard time keeping up.

General rules: Siding should be painted every 5 to 8 years, stucco should be painted 5-7 years. Wood Staining 3-4 years. Aluminum or composite siding 7-12 years. Whatever sits in the sun or has repeated moisture exposure will need to be painted 2 years before everything else. Consider painting what needs to painted with a maintenance agreement. Often painting just a year before the house/building looks completely worn out will save thousands in surface preparation.

It must be at least 40 degrees Fahrenheit or above for 6 hours in order for the paint to adhere and begin to cure properly. The dew point is more important than temperature, but that is a more complex calculation. If you are in question, it’s probably to close to call, and we suggest you just wait for warmer weather. A long lasting paint project will cure completely without frost or freezing and not be subject to moisture early in the curing process.

It must be at least 40 degrees Fahrenheit or above for 6 hours in order for the paint to adhere and begin to cure properly. The dew point is more important than temperature, but that is a more complex calculation. If you are in question, it’s probably to close to call, and we suggest you just wait for warmer weather. A long lasting paint project will cure completely without frost or freezing and not be subject to moisture early in the curing process.

The final color selection should be made by the owner, but the road to get several close colors and eliminate the other 7000 possibilities should be with some help. If you don’t want to be involved at all, we recommend simply hiring a decorator. But if you want to be active, we can narrow your ideas down to 3 or 4 choices. We recommend samples on the wall because lighting, architecture and decor/fixtures will affect the paint color. Some times the largest obstacle to get a project underway is simply selecting the color.

Typically, the larger the contractor or the more volume a contractor purchases the better the price of the paint. Pro painters receive the largest discounted prices. It is doubtful you can beat the price a high volume painter pays. We have found over the years that the paint affects the process and performance.

We used professional grade urethane elastomeric. 50 year rating outside and 25 years inside. Everything else is a waste of time and money!

The purpose of pressure cleaning is to remove chalky residue, dust, loose stain or paint. We recommend performing the pressure washing a few days, weeks or even a month before painting. Pressure washing also removes cobwebs, and oxidization that would other wise be embedded in the paint.

The coverage rate on the can is very misleading, it doesn’t take into account a textured surface, loss by application, application thickness, sealed or unsealed surface. We typically figure about 210 square feet per gallon if you install one coat about 160 square feet if you install 2 coats.

We don’t typically use primer if the surface has been previously painted. Primer is designed for specific substrates like Drywall, Masonry, Steel, so once the wall has been painted, it no longer needs to be primed. However if the surface has been patched or repaired primer will be required.

Common knowledge is flat and low sheen paints show hand prints and seem to mark up fast than products with a higher sheen. Typically we recommend a satin or higher if the substrate will be in contact with objects or hands. But some manufactures are now producing scrubbable lower sheen finishes that have a tighter molecular structure that doesn’t reflect light. So ask you local paint store.

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