Why We Don’t Do Color Jobs

“It’s like putting lipstick on a pig.”

This is a term used to describe what we in the painting industry call a color job.  It is something our company does not do.

In 2017, we called up a client whose exterior we painted a bright red color, back in 2007.  We were curious about how well the paint held up.  His response?

“I was just admiring it today.  It still looks brand new!”

Bright red paint, ten years later. In Oregon.  Our client was smart.  He knew he could have hired someone else and spent much less money, initially.  Once completed in September, that cheap job may have looked great with perfect lines and vibrant color.  But let’s stroll down the road into December when the rain pours, and rot creeps through the trim into the walls of his home.  Or the following summer, when the heat of the sun makes that paint skin bubble up, just begging to be popped.

What would have happened then?  He would have spent two to three times more money, just to fix what should have been done right the first time.  Luckily for him, he didn’t hire the cheap guy who cuts corners, he hired Paintegrity inc.  And we don’t do color jobs.

Fun fact:

Did you know that the ‘coloring’ part of a paint job takes the least amount of time in the whole painting process?  A good prep job will take up most of the time.  These include cleaning, removing loose paint, sanding, priming, caulking, replacing rotten boards, masking for those perfect lines, and covering things you don’t want paint on.  This is what will ensure that your home remains protected for years to come, and that it will continue to look good.



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