What to Expect

What to Expect What to Expect

At Sundeleaf Painting, our professional craftsmen combine a systematic approach, vast knowledge of paint technology, product, and application, and meticulous attention to detail to deliver beautiful, long-lasting results to your home or business space. This is what our customers expect, and we’re happy to provide it. It may take a bit longer and cost slightly more; but, what we've learned since we opened our doors in 1930 is that all of our processes and quality craftsmanship result in high quality finishes.

Knowing that your home or commercial building looks its best and is properly protected is worth it in the long run. Customers across many decades would agree. (Check out our Testimonials to see what they have to say about Sundeleaf Painting’s work.)

Our House & Commercial Painting Process

As noted, Sundeleaf’s meticulous approach to painting results in great looks, durable coatings, and lasting protection. Our proven process, begun in 1930 and perfected over three generations, includes:


Before a single brush stroke is even applied to a surface, our painters fully prepare all surfaces to ensure a fantastic look and a long-lasting coating. Prep isn’t just about laying down a drop cloth and applying some masking tape. The process invovles treating the entire space as delicately as possible.

  • Set up and protect — Cover all floors and furnishings, and move furniture and equipment to create a clean, safe working environment.

  • Scrape — Remove loose paint with hand scrapers, then re-scrape after power washing to ensure a tight, secure substrate.

  • Clean/Wash — Power wash surfaces to be painted. Use mild bleach solution to kill algae/mildew.

  • Sand — Feather sand edges where scraping has produced a ridge.

  • Prime — Spot prime raw and rusted surfaces using the appropriate primers.

  • Glaze and patch — Replace missing and loose window glazing. Fill large holes or voids with appropriate patching compounds.

  • Prime — Re-prime patched areas to ensure a properly sealed substrate.

  • Caulk — Caulk doorframes and windows, or any other locations that moisture can potentially enter and cause damage.


Our expert painters use professional techniques and the latest technology, products and tools to give your space a clean, even finish that protects and adds character to your space.

  • Paint — Use two full coats of only top quality products for a superior look and long-lasting, custom painting finish.

  • Finish — Keep corners sharp, lines straight, decorative painting meticulously detailed, and faux finishes consistent.

  • Clean — Maintain job site cleanliness before, during and after the painting project is complete.

Communicate and Inspect

Your personal project manager keeps you updated through every step of your custom painting project. And, before wrapping the project, we take home and business owners through a full inspection to guarantee everything is exactly as it should be.

  • Manage — Professionally oversee your entire project from start to finish, ensuring it meets your quality, time and budget needs.

  • Inform — Keep you informed on your project status and answer questions or concerns.

  • Inspect — Survey the painting project to ensure your complete satisfaction.
Sundeleaf Painting, Inc.
2037 SE Ochoco Street
Portland, Oregon 97222
(503) 236-9797

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