What to Expect on Exterior Projects - Matthews Painting - Serving Warsaw, Syracuse, Columbia City

Exterior Projects


What to expect

  • If possible, landscaping should be pruned back a minimum of 6-12″″ from the areas we will be pressure washing, painting or staining to allow our painters access to perform the work.  Please have any active bee or wasp nests sprayed and any bats removed prior to our arrival.

  • All smaller items not fixed to your home should be removed prior to the pressure washing, painting, or staining.

  • Our painters will need a location to setup paint tools and supplies. A garage, shed, or sun porch is suitable.

  • Our painters will have canvas drop cloths around the perimeter of your home during the entire job. We can remove the cloths nightly on sidewalks and entries if necessary, but may leave them near the foundation. Plastic on selected areas of the house (i.e. windows) will stay up until the painting is complete.  Drop cloths on the grass or on bushes will be removed each day so that we do not damage the foliage.

  • Please recommend the best location for us to be able to get water. If a bathroom is available for us to use, please let our lead painter know on the day the project begins.

  • The painters tidy up the job site daily. This includes keeping the painting tools and ladders in one location and making a final inspection for trash at the end of the day.

  • If you want to add work during the project, our painters have an additional work request form that you may sign to authorize any additional pressure washing, painting, or staining work you would like to take place. Your authorization is required for them to proceed.

  • At the project completion our painters will place your remaining paint in a location convenient to you. Please consider where that may be.

  • Convenient and large labels will be affixed to your paint cans to identify the place of purchase, product used, color, and sheen of your finishes. For future touch-up or re-order these are a time saver and exclusive to Matthews’ Painting Company.

  • In order to ensure that no detail is overlooked, please allow 5-10 minutes at the end of the job to walk around your home with our Crew Leader. You will be asked to schedule this appointment toward the end of your pressure washing, painting, or staining project. Our Crew Leaders are instructed to perform this walk through and collect the final payment and survey form prior to leaving your house.

  • If any of the above is a concern to you, please let us know prior to the start date so that we can make any necessary adjustments to fit your needs.

Contact Matthews’ Painting or call 574-834-3575 for a free exterior painting or staining quote.

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