Home Services Guidelines and Best Practices

Trim Painting

Trim Painting guidelines, FAQs and unit pricing information

January 2014

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

Trim Painting - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fair price for Trim Painting?Costs vary with project size, job quality and time of year. For typical Trim Painting expect to pay between $0.53 to $1.07 per linear foot. Additional fees are typically charged for small projects or rush jobs.
Is a permit needed for Trim Painting work?Design approval and permits from your local building department are not required for Trim Painting. If your home is subject to homeowner association (HOA) covenants, you should verify that your Trim Painting project complies with association guidelines.
Is it worth using a professional to perform Trim Painting work?The appearance, functionality and useful life of the enamel paint may be compromised by poor installation. Hire the service provider carefully and tie payment milestones to appropriate quality checks (use the list below).
Is Trim Painting something that I can do myself?The typical Trim Painting project can be completed by a moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Trim Painting requires attention to detail and careful planning.
How many days are typically required to complete the Trim Painting work?This work can be completed in 1 to 3 days.

Trim Painting - Options, Quality Checks and Important Details

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

Trim Painting - Work Milestones and Project Reminders

The following list summarizes work tasks commonly performed during Trim Painting. These tasks help ensure proper completion of the enamel 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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