NORTHRIDGE CA 91325
Painting – Exterior and Interior, Wallpaper Removal
Work Completed Date:
October 27, 2009
Home Build Year:
Description Of Work:
Painted entire exterior of house including siding, eaves and stucco. This included patching some small cracks in the stucco and puttying some cracks in exposed rafters. All windows are aluminum framed and thus were not painted. An iron fence was also sanded and painted. They also removed wallpaper and painted the walls, ceilings and cabinets in (1) small bathroom also.
James Lee was on site and provided a written estimate within hours on same day (a Saturday) as calling his answering service. I called him one more time before the job and one time during the job. These calls were returned extremely promptly also. I was very impressed with his responsiveness as you can tell. This means a lot to me. The foreman of the crew working on my home was Song. Song is a good communicator even though his English is not perfect. I never had any trouble understanding what he was talking about and neither did his workers. The whole crew was very punctual and very neat. I didn’t find one drop of paint where it didn’t belong. Window masking was well done. Every home owner appreciates this kind of attention to detail. They did some things I wasn’t expecting such as some light pruning of certain plants close to the stucco and removal/reinstallation of about 15 large patio screens and 2 patio doors. They also moved patio furniture out of the way. Their patching of stucco and wood cracks was very well done also. James and Song both said upfront that puttying a wood surface was not guaranteed and this is understandable since wood expands and contracts a lot. Where some stucco had been previously damaged by sloppy window installers the scratch coat was visible, Song and the crew did a very nice job of patching these areas. We had let the house go too long before repainting so there was quite a bit of wood sanding and priming to do on the ends of the rafters and all of was done to my satisfaction. We were allowed to select our preferred brand of paint. James clearly states upfront that some brands do cost extra. In our case we selected