Painting New Construction - Portland Painting Information

Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Watching a new home being constructed is an amazing experience, as dreams and ideas come into gradual shape, rising from the bare ground! Sooner or later, painting will be an important part of that process, and it needs to be done with skill and efficiency. With experienced crews and skilled management, Sundeleaf Painting can provide exactly the painting services you need for new construction.

What's the Best Part about Painting New Construction?

painting for new construction requires good management skillsWell, there are two ways to answer that. The easiest part about painting new construction is that there is not yet any furniture to work around, and sometimes the flooring and cabinets aren't even installed yet. Also, the walls are all newly-installed, so the surface preparation is minimal. All of this makes painting a breeze in new homes.

However, the best part of painting for new construction is getting to see the finished product! We always enjoy the feeling when what used to look like a construction site now looks like a home!

What Is Hard or Complicated about New Construction?

The tricky part is always the coordination of all the different trades. The exterior painting and caulking needs to happen after the siding, windows and doors and installed. The interior painting comes after the wiring, plumbing and drywall are done, but before the installation of light switches and fixtures. 

Then there are the cabinets to consider. The drywall needs to be primed before the cabinets go in, but painting companies generally prefer to paint kitchens after the cabinets are installed. 

Flooring is the classic battle; should you paint or put in flooring first? Well, in most cases the baseboards go on after the floor is installed, and the baseboards need to be painted, so it makes sense to paint after the flooring installation. Also, the flooring installation can tend to leave scuffs and nicks on the walls, which the painter would have to fix. That's why in many cases, the walls are painted after the flooring is installed during new home construction.

Touch-ups and Call-Backs when Painting New Construction

Once the interior and exterior painting are complete, there are still other features of the home that need to be completed. This sometimes results in minor damage or flaws to the paint finish. A new-construction painter needs to be ready to come back for touch-up painting before the keys are handed to the homeowner.

Sometimes new construction also involves call-backs. Maybe the homeowner ends up changing their mind about a color, or something else isn't right. A painting contractor doing new construction must be ready to respond cheerfully and quickly to call-backs.

The Right Painting Contractor for New Construction in Portland

Sundeleaf Painting has been serving the Portland area since 1930. We have generations worth of expertise and reputation that we put into every painting job. If you need a painting contractor for new construction in this region, we would be delighted to work with you.

Our office staff and project managers are experts in coordinating our services, so that the project gets done efficiently and with wonderful results. We specialize in customer service, so you don't have to worry about touch-ups or call-backs; we're ready when you need us!

In addition to our painting services, we also offer a professional spray shop for exceptional wood finishing. Check out our portfolio for examples of our work!

Sundeleaf Painting, Inc.
2037 SE Ochoco Street
Portland, Oregon 97222
(503) 236-9797

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