Home Services Guidelines and Best Practices

Porch Painting

Porch Painting guidelines, FAQs and unit pricing information

January 2014

Are you looking for independent, trustworthy advice about Porch Painting? Do you need to understand common installation options? If your project calls for Porch Painting work, the following guidelines and best practices will help you understand: Is a subcontractor really necessary for Porch Painting work? Will a permit be required? What are common problem areas? How much will Porch Painting labor cost? What are the important Porch Painting quality checks that should be included in the work requirements?

Porch Painting - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fair price for Porch Painting?Costs vary with project size, job quality and time of year. For typical Porch Painting expect to pay between $1.16 to $1.35 per square foot. Additional fees are typically charged for small projects or rush jobs.
Is a permit needed for Porch Painting work?Design approval and permits from your local building authority are usually not required for Porch Painting. If your home is subject to homeowner association covenants, you should verify that the Porch Painting complies with association guidelines.
Is it worth using a professional to perform Porch Painting work?The appearance, useful life and required maintenance for the porch paint may be affected by poor installation techniques and inexperience. To minimize risks with Porch Painting, hire service providers carefully and always tie payment milestones to appropriate quality checks (use the list below).
Is Porch Painting something that I can do myself?Most of the Porch Painting project can be completed by a moderately experienced do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Porch Painting requires attention to detail and careful planning.
How many days are typically required to complete the Porch Painting work?This work can be completed in 1 to 2 days.

Porch Painting - Options, Quality Checks and Important Details

Use the list below to document your expectations for level of detail and finish quality for Porch Painting. Make sure that relevant information is included in any written contracts or work orders on your project. Before any Porch Painting work begins, review the checklist with the service provider. Tie payments to satisfactory completion of this checklist.

Porch Painting - Work Milestones and Project Reminders

The following list summarizes work tasks commonly performed during Porch Painting. These tasks help ensure proper completion of the porch paint work and compliance with common manufacturer and vendor warranty requirements. Make sure that either you or your service provider takes responsibility for each of these tasks. All service provider task responsiblities should be clearly called out in the written contract or work orders.



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