"How soon can you start my job?"
On average, Saylor’s Painting has a two to three week waiting period (lead time) to start your project. Since we specialize in painting residential homes, we usually finish a complete interior or exterior in about 7 to 10 days.
"Are you licensed insured?"
Yes, Saylor’s Painting Company is licensed by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission # 16674, EPA Lead Safe Certification # NAT- 49405-1 and carries workers comp, liability and property damage coverage. Many people are unaware that if you do hire an unlicensed contractor, you can be held liable for damages and/or injuries that can happen in your home. It is a wise choice to hire a licensed & insured contractor and have a written contract to protect all the parties involved.
"Who will be supervising my project and how trustworthy is your crew?"
Larry Saylor, the owner will be there from start to finish. Larry personally supervises all jobs, paints alongside his crew and has experienced, local, community based employees. Our employees have been with us for over 5 years and are very hardworking, honest and respectful. Saylor’s Painting does NOT subcontract out your painting project. The bigger painting franchises simply act as a sales person and then hires or subcontracts out your job to usually the cheapest, unlicensed and questionable contractors.
Make sure you know who is in your home, especially if the contractors have total access.
"Do you have references?"
Yes, just send us your email or address and we will be happy to send you our referral list. This list is comprised of our satisfied customers who you can personally phone to inquiry about our company, crew and the quality of our painting services.
"What brand of paint do you recommend?
Saylor’s Painting allows in our pricing the top grade paint manufacturers such as Sherwin Williams, Duron, Benjamin Moore or Sikkens Stain. Larry Saylor is a certified Sikkens Contractor #0402764, who has experience with cedar, log homes, fences and decking.
"I recently had water damage to my ceilings from my bathtub overflowing. It left huge water stains on the downstairs ceilings. Is there any way to get rid of these stains without repainting the whole ceiling?"
First of all, you need to dry out the area. A dehumidifier will speed up the drying process. You cannot just paint over the water stain, it will bleed through and reappear. We use a special primer & sealer like Kilz to seal out the stain and then repaint. Depending on the age of the old paint, you can feather out the edges to blend, but in order to do it right, we usually paint the entire ceiling.
"How do you prevent peeling paint from an exterior wood surface?"
Excessive moisture can cause peeling, blistering and discoloration. First step is to eliminate the source of the moisture. Water from rain, melted snow or ice, maybe getting into the siding behind the paint. Repair or remove rotten wood and apply a water repellent preservative , prime bare surfaces and use a blister-resistant paint. I recommend using Duration Exterior Latex manufactured by Sherwin Williams.
Serving: Harford County, Baltimore County, Southern Cecil County.
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