The Interior Appearance Of Your Home
The interior appearance and feeling of your Atlanta home should match the exterior appearance and feeling of your Atlanta home. This means it is important to be consistent when presenting your home and your family’s lifestyle to others.
Being inconsistent with the presentation of your home’s overall character will likely confuse your visitors.
You should balance your available home improvement funds based on the big picture . . . . take the time to plan for inside and outside painting improvements to your home.
Best advice: Believe it or not, there are some Atlanta home improvement companies who care more about the quality of their work (reputation) than how much money they can make painting your house. These are the established painting companies who are in the business for the long haul. Their goal is to please you with quality service at a reasonable price so you will not hesitate to refer them to your family and friends.
Protecting Your Furniture
Earthly Matters will move and protect all furniture in order to provide an ample working area. If applicable, furniture will be covered with plastic to protect it from sanding dust, paint, caulking, etc. When our work is complete, we will replace all furniture back to its original position
Protecting Your Flooring
Earthly Matters will take all necessary precautions to protect flooring (carpet, hardware, linoleum, and tile) from sanding dust, paint, caulking, etc. Flooring in work areas will be protected with rosin paper, plastic, or drop cloths
Filling Nail Holes / Minor Sheetrock / Imperfections
Our standard procedure is to fill all nail holes from pictures, artwork, etc. If you prefer not to fill nail holes, please let us know. Also, minor sheetrock imperfections (dents and dings) will be filled and sanded and “nail pops” will be repaired. We have the ability and resources to replace/repair major sheetrock work (large holes, buckling sheetrock due to settling, sheetrock tape separation, etc.) but will be considered additional work and will require additional cost.
Wallpaper Removal / Painting
Earthly Matters can either remove wallpaper prior to painting, or we can paint over the wallpaper. Your estimator can explain this option in more detail.
Paint / Sheen / Color
If, at the time the estimate is given, the homeowner has not finalized paint colors, the estimate will be based on information gathered up to that point. If, after the estimate is given, the color selections and/or sheen are different from the original estimate, there could be an additional cost.
Keep in mind that imperfections in ceilings, walls, and trim become more visible with deeper colors and higher sheens.
For answers to other related questions, see Frequently Asked Questions.