Does the painting contractor you are considering offer everything we do?

We are more than just a painting contractor.  Mike’s Home Improvement of Marietta has grown to serve North Atlanta’s finest homes in more than just painting & flooring.

We also offer rotten wood replacement, carpentry, interior and exterior house painting, pressure washing, deck staining, deck refinishing, gutters and down spouts, stucco repair, siding installation, re-staining of front doors, sheet rock repair, and wallpaper removal…

As far as interior painting we have specialized painters that do interior painting.  We use Sherwin-Williams highest quality paints. Duration, Emerald, Cashmere, Super Paint, Deckscapes, and Loxon XP Elastomeric for stucco. All of their top-of-the-line products.

As far as carpentry, we replace all rotten wood siding with permanent products like Hardie siding and Hardie trim. These materials are impervious to rot.

We take pride in providing a professional painting experience from the time you call our office for an estimate to the finished job.  Mike provides detailed estimates which are left with you the same day.

Our focus is residential painting. We have found that we connect best with quality oriented clients.  You can count on us using the highest quality of materials on your project. Our commitment to you is to provide you a very thorough and detailed estimate that results in a finished product that is done correctly.  We use only the highest quality Sherwin-Williams products, providing you with peace of mind service.

At Mike’s Home Improvement we stress fairness and honesty with our clients.  We are fully insured for your safety. Workers compensation and general liability with friendly & helpful office staff to assist you.  We are always available to answer your questions.

10 Things you need to know when painting your house

These are the 10 things you need to know when painting your house:

  1. Insurance for peace of mind:  The last thing you want is for a contractor to get hurt while working in your home and claim you are liable.  Don’t cut corners, go with a reputable contractor who has the right coverage for his team AND your home!
  2. Highest quality painting supplies & materials:  A reputable company can specify high quality paint – but all products used need to be highest quality across the board – caulk,  mildewcide, painters putty, glazing, shutter paint, wood primers, rust primer, metal roof paint, wrought iron, deck paints and stains, stucco paints, etc…  Example: Caulk goes for $1 tube to the finest caulk on the market @ $7/tube.   This not only gives the job greater longevity, but ensures the job goes well and you get your house painted the way you want.  Keep in mind every leading paint manufacturer carries several high quality lines and it pays to go with the best.
  3. Exterior Painting for that extra curb appeal:  By just tweaking the exterior you can dramatically improve your homes curb appeal and value by simply tweaking or adjusting the existing colors.  Slight changes to shade and contrast can make this difference quickly.  However it requires a very experienced and skilled color consultant which we provide FREE or charge.  Mike will come to your home to help you pick the colors you want.  You may want the most current and popular color palate, or go with a traditional or classic.  In considering color choices many factors affect curb appeal.  Style of the home, even of neighborhood, color balance, stone, brick, roof color.  Out of date or common color combinations can really hurt a home value and appeal.  Feel good about the way your home looks. (you could pick a paint contractor who gives you a color charge to pick your own colors).
  4. Actually an exterior home inspection – checking, inspecting, physical maintenance items, select specific products
  5. Choose a no pressure company – some companies camp on your doorstep, call everyday pressuring you to do the work.  We are latterly “no pressure” company.  We believe our customers are intelligent, have reached a certain level of success, know what they want, and have instincts to know who they trust to do their work. (we ask if we can help with any questions and let you make yor decision in your own time)
  6. How long should a painting estimate take?  Some people think we are more expensive… but a solid carpentry estimate – one done correctly by locating all rotten wood – can be done in one hour.  We make sure the correct high end products for different surfaces and finishing for your home.  Wood, stucco, hardi, cedar & decks also require the correct primers.   As part of our quote we check 11 different areas of the home that are potential trouble areas – saving you unnecessary expenses down the road, whether it be during the job or years away.  The estimates are completed on-site and shared with you the same day. Caveat emptor – avoid ballpark estimates that are done too quickly.
  7. Does the contractor have Full-time staff?  Choose a contractor who has a full-time, friendly and helpful office staff that answer the phone when you call.  Does your contractor have a team ready and willing to help you set-up an estimate, get questions answered, check scheduling and ask for Mike to call – we take great pride in getting to know our customers and fulfilling their needs – avoid wasting your time waiting for answers.
  8. How long has the contractor been in the business?  Get someone who made all their mistakes decades ago and knows how products perform on the materials you have on your home.  It takes an expert with years of experience to be able to specify correct primers and finishes for different surfaces and surface conditions.  Years of watching products perform is the only way to actually know the longevity of the products used.  We specify only the longest lasting paints for Hardi wood, vinyl, stucco, cedar, metal, etc. and specify the correct proper surface preparation for these surfaces.
  9. Should I get a carpentry estimate?   YES!  Always get a physical carpentry inspection!  This inspection takes at least an hour to complete correctly, as a casual visual inspection will not find all the rotted wood areas.  Carpentry materials should be permanent lifetime products such as hardi plank, hardi trim, PVC, etc. to avoid reoccurrences.  Your carpentry estimate should list the specific piece that are to be replaced and their location.   This way you will know what the cost is upfront.
  10. Does size matter?  We are biased, but we believe that when you use a smaller company where the owner / manager (who also did the estimates) do the supervision and the final inspection, you get the best results.  Get someone who cares about doing what they said they would do and inspects to make sure it was done.  After all, your home is your pride and joy – getting someone who takes pride in their work is the key to keeping your home a sound investment.

How can I find a trustworthy home improvement contractor?

Mike’s Home Improvement of Marietta has the reputation of being trustworthy, honest, and fair.  We follow certain principles that we feel are critical for our clients to feel secure.

These principles are basically to tell the truth, at all times act with fairness & simple kindness, and to always go the extra mile.

Our reputation is to provide great longevity using the very best high-end products.  We have skilled painters that have the expertise and experience necessary to produce quality painting.  We are the experts; We are thorough and detailed.  Our office is friendly, responsive, punctual; service oriented and enjoys getting to know our clients.

We are the experts in residential & commercial painting, flooring, pressure washing, and general home improvement and carpentry repairs.

If you have questions about painting, please call us at (770) 971-2156 or email us with your questions at mike@mikespaintingandflooring.com.

 

Marietta Commercial Painters

Your Trusted Experts for Commercial Painting Services

If you’re in the Atlanta metro area and in need of a reliable, quality painting contractor for your commercial property, Mike’s Painting & Home Improvement is the company to call. Mike’s can handle all of your commercial painting needs. We have experience painting top hotels, offices, condos, apartments, churches, synagogues, warehouses, and more. Our expert painters are trained in all aspects of commercial interior and exterior painting. We can provide a wide variety of finishing techniques and design applications.  From initial surface preparation to the final coat, your satisfaction is our number one priority. Our professionals will take pride in their workmanship, use the best quality paints, and absolutely will not cut corners when it comes to achieving a superior result you deserve.

Why We’re The Best Marietta Commercial Painters

-The perfect commercial painting service starts with a smooth surface. We make certain to sand and prep walls, woodwork, and other surfaces properly.

-Once sanded, the next step is proper primer application, and our painting service professionals make sure to apply the appropriate primer products to ensure a vibrant finish coat. We also make sure to adequately prepare bathroom and kitchen surfaces to combat mildew and mold.

-Selecting a quality primer product is important. Once that task is done, the paint also needs to be of a high quality to achieve the best results. Mike’s Painting & Home Improvement professionals only use the best.

-During the paint application, our crew does all the little things that make for perfect lines, eliminate any brush or lap marks, blend corners and trim with walls, and protect windows and floors from any spills.

-When the final coat is dry and the job is done, that’s all we’ll leave behind. Our Marietta commercial painters take pride in leaving the work site clean after final coat and touch-ups are applied.

 

The commercial painting professionals you can trust in metro Atlanta!

Mike’s Painting and Home Improvement has the experienced, trained, and dependable professionals you can trust to get the job done right. Based in Marietta, Mike’s is independently owned and operated. Our crews are licensed, bonded and fully insured, and we won’t have any hidden costs when quoting you a price. Once we agree on a price, you can expect our crews to be punctual and to meet our promised deadline for project completion.

So if you’re in need of quality, hometown Marietta commercial painters, don’t wait any longer. Call Mike’s Painting & Home Improvement today to schedule a consultation, and get the professional service and results you deserve.