How We Are Going to Make You Happy
Hundreds of happy customers have chosen Kirbyworks for their painting projects in the Tri-Cities area.
We don’t do estimates – we give you a bid. We do not come back after the job is over saying we are charging more except when you have added work beyond the original scope we agreed on in the beginning. In that case we change the price only if we agree to the scope and new bid price.
An estimate always leaves the door open for a contractor saying their “estimate” was inaccurate. It’s kind of like when we as little kids used to cross our fingers when telling the “truth”.
After we are done with the job and discover that we should have bid more for the project because it took longer than expected then that’s our problem, not yours. You pay only what we agreed to.
Our bids usually include the cost of labor and material though for some smaller jobs taking less than 2 gallons of paint we usually bid for labor plus whatever the paints costs, which I get at a healthy discount at local paint stores.
For Jobs over $1000 I’ll need a 50% down payment, which is an industry standard.
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Cash App
- Google Pay
Sorry, we do not accept credit cards, but if you need to use credit or if you’re like me and like to rack up Skymiles then with some of the online services like the ones listed here you can charge your account with your credit card.
Interior Painting Prep
Interior painting prep includes:
- Moving your furniture away from the walls and covering
- Removing wall plates
- Washing off any areas that might have a greasy residue such as around the kitchen stove
- Removing wallpaper
- Filling and patching holes in your sheet-rock
Though we will move your furniture we do ask that you clear the area of small and fragile items.
We usually use Sherwin-Williams’ top-of-the-line SuperPaint Satin for the best coverage and durability.
For more detail about how we do Interior Painting
Exterior Painting Prep
Exterior painting prep includes:
- Pressure washing the house.
- Scraping peeling paint.
- Prime bare wood if we don’t use a paint that has primer in it.
- Remove light fixtures.
- Remove wires if possible.
- Mask off and cover up everything that doesn’t get painted.
The body is sprayed while door and window trim and facia are brushed and rolled. Doors are sprayed if they are smooth or brushed if they have been brushed before. We generally use top-of-the-line Sherwin Williams Superpaint Satin.
For more detail about how we do Exterior Painting.
Kitchen Cabinet Painting
For more about how we do Kitchen Cabinet Painting.
Helpful Information from our Blog:
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Too hot: 100 degrees is the recommended maximum, including the surface temperature of your siding. Does that mean we can't paint on days when the temperature exceeds 100 degrees? We still can because there are ways to compensate for the heat. For example, we can...