Before we begin painting, you’ll meet the team of professional interior painters who will be working in your home. All of Nolan Painting’s crew members are employees — not subcontractors — who have been trained through Nolan Painting’s formal apprenticeship program. Nolan Painting is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm, every crew leader is an EPA Certified Renovator and all employees have received lead-safe training.
Our professional interior painters use the right tools and equipment for the job, as well as high-quality paint (either Sherwin-Williams or Benjamin Moore) — this ensures that we can consistently deliver amazing results. Nolan interior painters double check painting and color choices, set up a dedicated site for tools and ask about any pets we need to watch out for. We review everything with you before we begin to make sure we understand exactly what you want. Objects and surfaces that will not be painted are covered and protected. We prepare the surfaces carefully, knowing that prep work is the most important part of any paint job. Only after all prep work do we begin painting.
The result of all this preparation results in a pleasant experience and a beautiful paint job that you will enjoy for years to come!
Interior Paint Preparation
Our professional interior painters pay close attention to detail during every step needed in the painting preparation process. In fact, our process is incorporated into each customer contract.
Protecting Your Home
Whether your interior home painting project requires a painter for a day for several, our team will always cover and protect all furnishings and floors and hardware will be removed and reinstalled. This includes curtain rods, window latches, switch plates and cover plates. Door knobs, thermostats and alarm system hardware will not be removed.
Preparing Your Walls
We will scrape, patch and sand walls. Before applying final coats, we will re-inspect and patch walls as necessary. Wall and ceiling cracks will be filled with spackling compound. When the compound is dry, we will sand it smooth. More advanced cracks will receive an application of fiberglass joint tape and will be spackled and sanded smooth. We also will scrape and sand rough areas created by previous paint failure.
Glossy surfaces and trim will be sanded and cleaned to assure proper paint adhesion. We will apply a stain sealer to water and tannin wood stains. Any cracks in your wood trim or along wall/trim interfaces will be caulked.
We will clean up and vacuum work areas at the end of each day and debris will be taken away. When the job is completed, unused paint will be labeled and left at the job site.
Due to the concealed conditions of existing wall coverings, it may be impossible to estimate the labor of removal and preparation necessary to achieve a properly painted or wallpapered surface. Under normal conditions, wall coverings can be removed properly without damage to the surface. However, sometimes the substrate has not been sealed properly or other hidden conditions may exist. In these circumstances, added labor and material cost may become necessary.
Our Dustless Sander
In 2014, we added a revolutionary tool to all of our 11 trucks: the dustless sander, also known as the Festool Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander. Our professional interior painters are highly skilled experts in paint preparation. Most professional painters prep a room before sanding by covering furniture and laying down drop cloths to catch debris and dust. However, the process can get messy. Luckily, thanks to new innovative tools on the market, such as the festool, prepping your home for an interior home painting project just got a lot easier and way more efficient.
Another important factor to note is the vacuum attachment. The Festool is outfitted with an HEPA filter. While serving a community that lives in an older part of PA, Nolan Painting often works with homes established prior to 1978. Homes built prior to 1978 have a higher probability of having lead paint inside. With the Festool CT HEPA Dust Extractor, you won’t have to worry. The vacuum and filter hook directly up to the sanding tool and extract dust right at the source, significantly reducing dust to a bare minimum. The dust extractor features large wheels that make maneuvering easier over thresholds and a variety of flooring. The wheels are also designed to prevent damage to our client’s floors.
What does this mean for you as a homeowner? The Festool Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-Mode Sander and Dust Extractor is designed to give you the freedom of virtually no clean up and significantly faster prep work. While we still take every precaution when preparing your home for paint, you can now rest easy knowing how your home will benefit from this innovative new tool.
Service Areas: We serve the Greater Philadelphia area, including: Montgomery County, Chester County, Delaware County and Bucks County.
Whether you want to pursue an interior home painting project, are looking for cabinet refacing services or would like the help of a color consultant, the team at Nolan Painting is here to help! Schedule a FREE estimate today with our team today.