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 without any fees or by Zelle payment 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 without any fees or by Zelle payment. 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 hired Spectrum to paint, wallpaper, remove wallpaper, build a closet, remove popcorn ceilings, and other related jobs that came up. Each day I was greeted with a smile and handshake from the crew leader and his team. At the end of the day, their enthusiasm was as strong as it was in the morning. Just an amazing group of dedicated, hardworking people. They finished our condo in record time, covered our floors and furniture, what little we had. I am sorry that we have to stop at 5 stars. They deserve at least double that number! We moved into a condo and they were careful also about the common areas, putting down tarps and board to keep the dust off the rugs and not track onto the carpet. The building staff was so appreciative!
Elise T. | Oct/7/2016
Not enough superlatives to describe the quality of work and the professionalism of the tea m. No detail, however small, was overlooked. Highly recommend with no reservations.
Emma Jean | Feb/26/2020   Read review on facebook
Spectrum was outstanding! The work crews were courteous and professional at all times; they were always prompt and diligent in their work.
Delia and Greg S. | Jan/12/2015
Have used Spectrum Painting for interior painting of our kitchen/nook, dining and living rooms as well as power washing of our deck. Spectrum is a very professional, efficient and thorough contractor and the results are excellent. From initial booking through site survey, cost estimate, contracting, scheduling, on time arrival, schedule adherence, friendliness of crew, clean up and follow up, they excel. Will not hesitate to use Spectrum again soon.
Dennis B. | Aug/30/2016
The guys at Spectrum Painting were great. The Crew Leader, Marcin, was a pleasure to work with and paid attention to every detail for our basement project. We’re so happy with how it came out and would definitely use them again in the future! Mike
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Mike B. | Feb/15/2021
I have used Spectrum for almost 20 years, most recently for a carpentry project. The outcomes of all my jobs have been nothing other than excellent. The staff is the best part of Spectrum. Regardless of the job or who shows up, they are all friendly, courteous, listen to your needs and answer all questions willingly. They always confirm the job requirements and expectations before they start to make sure their expectations are in synch with ours. I have and will continue to recommend Spectrum to my friends.
Jed J. | Aug/30/2016
We had Spectrum Painting power wash and paint the outside of our house. They did such a fantastic job that we tripled the scope of the project during the process and the results are phenomenal. We wound up having them do the siding, window trim, doors, lights and much more. The end results is better then I expected. The entire Spectrum team was amazing throughout the process and on several occasions went above and beyond. I would highly recommend them.
Alex M | Oct/10/2020   Read review on yelp
We would absolutely use Spectrum Painting again! The work is exceptional, the crew seems to really take pride in their work and they really knew what they were doing!
Carmella F. | Jan/12/2015
I am 100% satisfied with the quality of work and would highly recommend you to any of my family and friends in the future!
Mary O. | Jan/12/2015
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