We welcome you to browse our most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find an answer to a question you have, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
From colour consultations to baseboard installation and full exterior and interior painting, we do it all!
Our professional painters will work outside of your office hours, so your business can continue without disruption
We paint warehouses, steel deck ceilings, safety lines, concrete block, and we offer pressure washing services
Are you a franchise?
No. We get asked this quite often and it is usually a result of our professional image. Local companies can look professional too and that’s one of our goals.
Do you help choose colours?
We have an Interior Designer that can help you choose colours that YOU like and best suit your existing furniture and YOUR tastes.
Do you do interiors and exteriors?
Yes. We specialize in repainting and we work on interiors and exteriors in homes, offices and warehouses. For many of our clients, we have done their office, home and cottage.
Are you insured?
Absolutely. We carry two million in liability insurance and all our painters are covered by workers’ compensation insurance and must able to pass a drug screen and background check.
Do you have a warranty?
Absolutely. We are happy to offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all projects. Satisfied clients lead to long-term relationships and there is no better way to build a business. We also offer a performance warranty of 3 years on interior projects and 2 Years on Exterior Projects. After over 20 years in business, you can be assured we will be here when you need us.
If I take my picture down will you fill the holes?
Part of all our preparation is to fill nail holes and cracks. If you leave a hook so will we. If you remove it we will fill it.
Do you do other things besides painting, like drywall repairs, wallpaper or carpentry?
We try to look after as many of the small jobs you have that relate to your paint job. We will repair all cracks in drywall and plaster and our Wallcovering Installer is capable of installing most wall covering. As well, if you require new baseboard, crown moulding or rotted wood repair our finishing carpenter can get it done.
What steps do you take to protect our property (interior and exterior)?
We will take precautions to leave your interior and exterior property as good or better than when we arrived. We carry our own vacuums and protective tape, plastic and clean drop sheets. We do not apply paint to surfaces we have not been asked to such as stained woodwork. Exterior protection starts right from the pressure wash where we do our best to protect flowerbeds, lawns and rooftops from flaking paint as it is removed. We continue to protect during scraping and sanding right through to the painting to protect from any drips. Protection and clean-up are a large part of the cost of any professional paint job.
The last time we painted there was dust everywhere, how do you deal with that?
Our crews are experts at containing dust and cleaning up any debris we create. Extensive whole house plaster and drywall repairs can create excessive airborne dust which we take precautions to minimize.
Do you move the furniture?
Of course we do! We ask you to move all of your pictures, art and delicates. Large pieces need to be empty to prevent injury to painters or damage to the item.
Do you supply the paint?
Almost always. We want you to use the best paint that suits your use. We will query your needs and make suitable recommendations. All brands have high and low quality and we can help navigate to the suitable product.
Will my interior painting project smell?
Modern interior paint products are low or no odour. Specialty products can be purchased to work with allergies and expectant mothers.
Do I have to open my windows to air out the house?
This is a popular misconception. When using modern materials such as Acrylic Paints, there is rarely the need to open a window for circulation and in many cases, we will close them and ask for the heat or Air Conditioning to be on in order to control humidity and drying of the paint products. Fall, Winter and Spring are equally appropriate times to complete interior painting projects.
Who does the painting?
Our crews are made up of experienced professional painters led by our Lead Painters and assisted by skilled painters and apprentices. We do not use sub-contracted labour which means you are dealing with Colour Scheme at all times, are fully insured, and all concerns will be dealt with by us.
How many employees can I expect to work on my job?
Our crews work in teams of two and often three. Led by our Lead Painter our crews may grow to accommodate larger projects and shrink to adjust for smaller ones.
Do you use sub-contractors?
No. All of our painters are employees. They are all paid by the hour and are trained to carry out your project just as we have agreed. Our Painters will complete your project as we have agreed, or fail to have proper insurance and put you at risk for claims.
Will you complete my job from start to finish without interruption?
We take pride in arriving prepared to complete your project as efficiently as possible and remaining on site until fully complete.
Do you work nights and weekends?
Yes. Whenever we work in offices we will work when we are creating the least disruption and can be the most efficient. This often means evening, overnight or weekend work.
I’ve got 3 quotes and the prices are high, low and all over the place. Why?
The cost of the job is usually determined by the level of thoroughness, attention to detail, and quality desired. Here are several factors that have an impact on the bid price: It costs more to properly prepare a surface for painting than to give it the “quick once over.” The extra care and effort to protect your furnishings and landscaping takes more time. There is also an investment to professionally train painters and provide them the highest quality paints, tools and supplies to give you the best results. We would be happy to review – in detail – our calculations for your project so you can make a fair comparison with other bids.
What are your standard payment terms?
Typically for residential projects, we take a 25% deposit to hold your spot on our schedule. 50% of the balance on the day we start, and final payment is due on completion of your project and your complete satisfaction.
When can I expect to receive an estimate?
In most cases, a quote will be prepared and presented to you during your quote appointment or maybe sent via email a day or two following our meeting.
If you are looking for a Winnipeg painting contractor, then please contact us.