All Pro Painters in Ottawa has been providing high quality painting services for Ottawa area residents for over 30 years. Here is how we continue to operate each day.
The painters will start off by putting on their “inside” shoes.
The work site will be situated on a tarp to prevent any mess on the floor.
Floors & furnishings & fixtures will be covered as required with tarps & plastic to protect from dust & paint drips & overspray.
At the end of the job, there will be almost no sign of All Pro Painters having been at your house except for the fact that your house now looks fantastic and you feel great every time you open the entrance door.
MOVING FURNITURE PRIOR TO PAINTING
Don’t worry! We will move & replace your large furniture (unless you have a waterbed).
PAINT SURFACE PREPARATION
Surface preparation can account for anywhere between 10 % and 50% of the job. Having said that, how thoroughly and professionally the preparation work is done will make all the difference to the final outcome of the paint job.
Plaster Repairs Prior to Painting
Nail pops are plastered overtop before sinking the offending nail or screw. This will prevent the the nail pop from reappearing. It will also prevent creating a slight bulge in the wall which would be accentuated when the finish paint is applied
Corners will often concave where the plaster has shrunk. We will check all corners to ensure that there is not a v-formation and plaster as required to make the corners true.
Holes from the installation or removal of lighting or electrical work.
We will thoroughly inspect the walls for minor surface imperfections such as holes, cracks, and gouges and minimally plaster repair them.
Plaster repairs must be primed with a high quality sealer primer which will seal the plaster & prevent “suction spots”. If you have ever seen a paint finish that is marred by shiny spots where plaster repairs were done, that is called “flashing” and can be attributed directly to the plaster repairs not having been properly sealed.
Damaged stipple is a very common complaint of many homeowners.
Stipple damage may be bald spots, minimal water damage, extensive water damage to the drywall requiring drywall replacement, repairs from installation or removal of lighting, holes from electrical work.
We can do anything from spot stippling to complete restippling.
Whenever I walk into a new space, be it a house or restaurant or store, I cannot prevent myself from passing my hand over the walls & trim. Within 2 seconds I can tell the kind of company that was hired to do the work.
Standard procedure is to sand the walls and trim between coats of paint. This will make all the difference between a finish that is smooth to the touch and a finish that is littered with bits of debris.
Caulking baseboards, stair stringers, window & door frames where they meet the wall makes an enormous difference in the appearance of the finished paint job.
Oftentimes the old cracked caulking (esp. stair stringers) has to be completely removed before the new caulking is applied. Globbing new caulking overtop an unsightly mess of old caulking will not result in a sharp looking finish.
Paint is applied using the proper size roller sleeve so as not to create too much texture in the finish.
Trim is brushed out to prevent excessive brush strokes in the finish.
The “cut” refers to the delineation between colours or finishes at the angles created by the abutment of walls & trim.
A professional painter can free hand (sometimes tape is necessary to fake a bad corner or wavy trim) a sharp cut at your trim & ceiling so that when you glance up or down you will see a straight line without wobbles.
High quality paint is used on the walls & trim. High quality paint will “lay down”, meaning the finish will be smooth and not excessively textured or brushy.
All workers are covered by WSIB and are trained in Fall Arrest.
All Pro Painters carries $5,000,000 in liability insurance.
Proof of training or insurance is available upon request.
All Pro Painters serves the Greater Ottawa area, including
Prescott and Russell; by Renfrew County and Lanark County in the west; on the south by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. Modern Ottawa is made up of eleven historic townships, ten of which are from Carleton County and one from Russell.
It includes the former cities of Gloucester, Nepean and Vanier, the former village of Rockcliffe Park and the communities of Blackburn Hamlet and Orléans. The Kanata suburban area includes the former village of Stittsville to the southwest. Nepean is another major suburb which also includes Barrhaven. The communities of Manotick and Riverside South are on the other side of the Rideau River, and Greely, southeast of Riverside South. A number of rural communities lie beyond the greenbelt but are administratively part of the Ottawa municipality. Some of these communities are Burritts Rapids; Ashton; Fallowfield; Kars; Fitzroy Harbour; Munster; Carp; North Gower; Metcalfe; Constance Bay and Osgoode and Richmond. Several towns are within the federally defined National Capital Region but outside the city of Ottawa municipal boundaries; including the urban communities of Almonte, Carleton Place, Embrun, Kemptville, Rockland, and Russell.