Give Your Home a Christmas Present With a New Coat of Paint
If your walls are starting to look dingy or showing scuff marks, or if the exterior is starting to crack and peel, consider scheduling a professional paint job before the holidays are in full swing.
There’s still time to complete an interior or exterior painting project before Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s, if you get on Island Budget Painting’s job list in the next few weeks, notes company president Ted Wexler.
“Many of us will be entertaining family and friends during the holidays,” Wexler said, “and, naturally, we want our home to look its best. Our painting contractors are the best in the business and are capable of working in a home carefully and unobtrusively while the occupants are busy with their own activities such as cooking and gift wrapping.
“As for exterior work, any house showing wear and tear in the form of cracking or peeling paint is ready for a ‘new winter coat’ to protect the wood from further moisture infiltration, which eventually leads to rot. Then the only alternative is to replace the wood, and that gets expensive. Maybe it’s time to enhance the home’s ‘curb appeal’ with new trim as well.
“It’s never a good idea to wait until the last minute to schedule a job if you want the best service and highest quality workmanship. However, if someone calls us at the last minute, we do our best to meet their needs. And we can usually find a way to fit them in since we have a large crew … and we do not escalate prices just because we’re busy. But it works better for everyone if we can plan ahead and spend some time with the client inspecting the home and choosing colors.”
Wexler is a specialist in color selection and can assist clients in making choices and matching existing colors or furnishings, as well as advise on the best products for the job, taking into account such factors as weather conditions in the area. His crew is experienced in working with difficult jobsites requiring scaffolding and operating within the parameters set by condominiums affecting access, parking and times that work can be performed.
In some cases, preliminary inspections may uncover termite damage or rot, which Island Budget Painting has the capability to repair, since the company crew includes skilled carpenters. If the job is an interior wall paper removal or dry wall, work may also be involved and can also be handled “in house.”
Wexler, a licensed, bonded contractor who has been in the business for more than 30 years, noted that a painter who shows up at a job site for the first time and immediately begins painting may not be the best choice. He has had considerable experience over the years with structures that were not properly prepped by the previous painter, with peeling and cracking as the result.
“Once I meet the client at the job site, whether a residential or commercial project, I evaluate the condition of the surfaces and provide a proposal that may only cover painting, if that’s all that’s needed … however, I will also note the cost of prep work to restore the integrity of the wood or masonry. A good paint job not only lasts, it also protects and prolongs the life of the building.”
Among the clients of Island Budget Painting are some of Hawaii’s leading architects, condominium management companies, owners’ associations, and Realtors assisting a seller in upgrading a property they plan to place on the market. He is also experienced in repainting historic residences.
For more information or to arrange an onsite estimate, call Island Budget Painting owner Ted Wexler at 255-8612.