Frequently Asked Questions | Spectrum Painting

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get on the schedule?

We require a signed contract, 30% deposit for painting projects and 50% deposit for flooring projects as well as colors selected before we can get you on the schedule. This deposit can be made by check made out to Spectrum Painting, credit card (3.5% fee) or by Zelle payment (no fee) sent to [email protected]

How do I pay?

We require a signed contract, 30% deposit for painting projects and 50% deposit for flooring projects. This deposit can be made by check made out to Spectrum Painting, credit card (3.5% fee) or by Zelle payment (no fee.) Your balance can be paid online via your invoice by clicking on the link for electronic check. If you decide to pay by credit card, there will be a 3.5% transaction fee applied. Just let your crew leader know. You can also pay your balance with a paper check or by Zelle payment sent to [email protected]. Final payment is due the day we finish your project and can be given directly to your crew leader.

Why do you charge sales tax?

Unfortunately, we do have to collect sales tax for Uncle Sam.

When can I park my car in the garage after having the floor done?

Our concrete coatings are 24 hours back to service, 48 hours for car traffic or moving heavy items back onto it.

When can we take a shower after bathroom had been painted?

We recommend 48 hours to dry before showering and please use your fan. Hot temperatures with no fan used can lead to paint bubbling if not given the proper time to cure.

What's a good time of the year to paint exteriors?

After pollen has fallen but before it gets too cold. It’s also not recommended to paint on extremely hot days.

What temperatures can Penntek concrete coatings be applied in?

We’re able to install our concrete coatings year round! We try not to install on very rainy days, snow or extreme cold.

How long does it take to do a garage?

Most garages can be done in just ONE DAY! Larger size garages or ones that require more prep could take longer.

What do we need to do to be ready for interior painting?

We ask that all items are removed from walls, curtains and window treatments are taken down and all breakable items are put in a safe place. Any breakable items in cabinets, etc. should be removed by the homeowner and stored away.

What do we need to do to be ready for cabinet painting?

All cabinets should be emptied out.

What do we need to do to be ready for exterior painting?

Landscaping should be trimmed back from the home. Cars should not be left in the driveway if possible. Sprinklers should be shut off.

What do we need to do to be ready for power/soft washing?

All windows and doors should be closed and the water turned on outside. We do use a special mix of soap and cleaner, so we recommend removing any outdoor furniture cushions, etc. If we’re washing a deck or patio the furniture, grills, plants, etc. should be removed. We can help with heavy items. It is not necessary for the homeowner to be home. We also ask that dogs are not left in yards.

What do we need to do to be ready for concrete coatings?

Garages need to be emptied out prior to our crew’s arrival. We can help with heavy items. Basements should be empty and pool patios/patios should be clear of any items.

How do we choose a color?

You can feel free to visit any local Benjamin Moore dealer or check out their website at www.benjaminmoore.com. We are able to match colors if you prefer a color from another company. We can also match custom colors by taking a chip to match. If you’re having trouble deciding, we’re happy to offer a complimentary 1.5 hour appointment with our color consultant. Is my house going to be dusty after you’re done? We strive for cleanliness throughout the duration of your project. Unfortunately, as hard as we try, there might be some dust left behind.

What is your typical work day?

Our crew will arrive at your home between 8 and 8:30am. They will take a possible coffee break in the morning, a half hour lunch in the afternoon and will begin to clean up around 4:30 or 5pm usually. Your crew leader might ask if the crew can stay later in some cases to finish up.

What finish is good for interior painting to clean walls?

We highly recommend matte finishes for walls. Our most common finishes are flat ceilings, matte walls and semi-gloss trim. Bathrooms are usually painted with Aura Bath & Spa matte, which is superficially formulated for bathrooms.

How long have you been in business?

Rich Lauretta started Spectrum Painting in 1989.

Do you use subcontractors?

We do not. All our employees are full-time Spectrum Painting employees and are background checked and trained in house.

Do I have to pay for an estimate?

No, you do not. We are happy to offer free estimates. When will I receive my estimate? You should receive an email with your estimate in 24-48 hours after your appointment. Make sure to check your spam if you don’t see it. In some cases, you will receive a text as well.

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People happy with our services

We used Spectrum Painting to paint our laundry room, kitchen, living room, office, powder room, sitting room, 2 story foyer and hall, 2 bedrooms, master bedroom, ceilings in kitchen, living room, and foyer, 3 car garage, shutters on 13 windows, and the front door with 2 sidelights. In addition to the walls being painted all doors, baseboards, window frames, crown molding, and other trim were included. Furthermore, we had a wallpaper border removed and crown molding added in the master bedroom. The paint job took less than a week and turned out great! We could not be happier with all of the colors we chose (with the help of Pam) and the way the it turned out. Overall, the sales team, including Rich Lauretta and John Mangiafreno, the project manager Rafael, and the design consultant Pam Steinhilber were all very professional and a pleasure to work with.
Simon R. | Aug/30/2016
Spectrum Painting is truly the best. I have used their company several times for my interior painting needs. Rich and his staff are meticulous , from the timely manner of getting the estimate to the finished results, they are second to none. His crews are all respectable, professional and work to please down to every minor detail. I would highly recommend Spectrum Painting to anyone who is looking to have a painting job done.
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Rosemarie Nutile | Dec/8/2020
Very professional painter and estimator. They both were very articulate in how the project would proceed. The price was very reasonable too. I felt very comfortable leaving for the day. They were able to squeeze the job in on short notice for an open house. The blemishes on the walls were invisible with the perfect paint job. They were clean, neat, talented and punctual. Spectrum Painting will be my painter for life! I loved the box of cookies they brought for me and (dog treats for) the dog!
Kathleen D. | Oct/27/2016
They were knowledgable in the products and techniques needed to complete the job. They were responsive to questions and issues immediately. Products were superior. Friendly, arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. Spectrum's presence in the community, also were the only ones who could handle all our special requests.
Karen J. | Jul/19/2016
Spectrum always does great work. We have hired Spectrum many times since 2002. They have great preparation, careful execution and the crew is thorough.
George H. | Jun/30/2016
Very professional, courteous, communicated well, quality work. Rafael and his team worked exceptionally hard and did a great job in two days!
Al S. | Oct/27/2016
Very neat and polite workers. Spectrum is a very organized company and always on schedule!
Cindy and Steve K. | Jan/12/2015
The crew was good at their respective jobs, neat and cleaned up afterwards. We are very please with how everything turned out. Color matching was spot on. Recommendations were perfect. The whole experience was pleasant and professional. The service was prompt, professional and the entire team did a great job.
Erica S. | Jul/19/2016
Spectrum did the most professional and diligent work I've ever had done in my home. The staff's attention to detail, tidiness and pleasant manners make contracting with them a top-notch experience. Spectrum gets an A+++ in my book!
Patty G. | Jan/12/2015
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