Here at RB Painting Company, we know how important your home AND your commercial property are to you. You want to keep both in perfect condition for your family and for your customers. We’ll let you in on a little painting secret: Even if you invest in a high-quality finish, your paint won’t look as nice or last as long if you don’t do proper prep work beforehand. Let’s discuss the reasons why prep work matters and look at some prep steps you should know.
Why It Matters
You shouldn’t simply paint over unprepared surfaces for a number of reasons. If there’s a coat of paint underneath, it can throw off the shade of your new paint and reveal imperfections. Any dirt or grime will be exposed and prevent your new paint from adhering to the wall properly. The same goes for old flaking paint, all of which will be an eyesore on your freshly painted home or business.
New paint needs to bond to the new surface, so without proper prepping, the paint will peel, flake, or bubble long before it should. That’s how proper prep work saves you money in the long run.
RB Painting Company Knows How To Prep
To ensure that your home or commercial building looks pristine for a long time, we take the necessary steps to prep before painting. Some of these steps are:
If you’re looking to have your home or business freshly painted, look no further than RB Painting Company. We offer expert interior, exterior, and commercial painting at an affordable price. Our 4 Step Painting Process ensures a quality finish every time. But don’t just take it from us, take it from our happy customers!
Thank you Gwyn! It is always humbling to see customer reviews. We work tirelessly to serve clients with the highest level of customer service and professionalism in Charlottesville and really across Central Virginia. The review above is our 27th 5-Star Review on our Google MyBusiness Page. If you would like help getting your exterior or interior in shape, please do not hesitate to let us know. August is one of the hottest months in the year but we are still taking on exterior house painting projects like the one mentioned above. Thank you for your loyalty and we look forward to hearing from you.
Owner, RB Paint Company
We love Charlottesville. We've been serving Charlottesville and the surrounding counties since 2003 providing expert painting services for the interior and exterior of commercial and residential houses. No matter what contractor you decide to go with or what painter paints your house, exterior fading is inevitable. Rest assured though that when you go with RB Painting Company, we use the highest quality paint and services to ensure that exterior fade is minimal.
So what is exterior fade???
Exterior colors can fade over time, especially on south-facing walls, which receive little protection from the sun in the Northern Hemisphere. Both dark and bright colors are susceptible to fading after long-term sun exposure as the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays slowly bleach the paint. Since fading tends to happen very gradually, however, you might not notice until you try to repaint a bare spot.
One of the ways we combat this is through our painting maintenance plan. We come alongside clients to create a plan to address exterior fade and even come up with a detailed plan to negate the effects caused by the sun. If you would like to take the next step and learn more about how we can serve you contact us today!
Owner, RB Painting Company
Our 26th (and a very special) 5 Star Google Business Review - Charlottesville's Premier Painting Contractor
We've always said we go to extreme measures to serve clients throughout Charlottesville and Central Virginia but I think this picture shows it all. We recently finished this property and wanted to post the review from the thrilled client below:
"RB Painting Company was a reference I got from my builder. They assured me that Roberto was meticulous and I would be pleased with the job. I got three quotes to re-stain my four story house. I chose them, not just because of the good word the builder put in but also because Roberto's crew has been with him a long time and Roberto is often on the job with the crew.
It was difficult to match the original stain. Roberto continued to bring quart samples to try until we got a very close match. The crew arrived every day at the same time. They worked hard, took a lunch break (which they needed in the unrelenting heat), and cleaned everything up before they left. They never missed a day. On top of doing everything we had talked about, RB Painting also did extra things that weren't in the contract, like re-staining the floors of all the entrances and porches. They could not have done a better job. I unreservedly recommend the company."
If you are looking for a Charlottesville painting contractor that goes above and beyond to serve clients, look no further than RB Painting Contractor. We would be happy to talk and give you a free estimate.
Owner, RB Painting Company
After almost 20 years in business, RB Painting Company has proudly served clients in Charlottesville and Central Virginia and has recently devised a way to better serve both existing and new clients through their painting maintenance plans.
Over the years, we've noticed 5 key issues that arise in the and must be addressed before more costly repairs are necessary. One of those issues is faded paint. If you look at the picture above, the exterior paint has faded and the house is in much need of regular maintenance. Over time, the sun breaks down the coat of paint and you are left with something similar to the picture above. We would love to help remediate situations like this and offer a free estimate to go through ways we can serve you and your family.
If you are looking for a painting contractor with dozens of 5-star reviews, look no further than RB Painting Company.
Owner, RB Painting Company
Charlottesville's Premier Painting Contractor Since 2003
I'm guessing we've all been there - we jump on Charlottesville Craigslist or do a Google Search for a contractor and have no idea who to trust, who will do good work and who will complete the job within the desired timeframe. When you Google the term 'Charlottesville Painter' there are over 1 million results on Google!
While this may seem overwhelming, let us walk you through 3 mistakes people make when looking for a contractor. While this will help in your search for a Charlottesville Painting Contractor, it is relevant whether looking for a Charlottesville Plumber, Charlottesville Lawn Care Service or even a Charlottesville Dog Walker.
Here are 3 things to look for when hiring a Charlottesville Painting Contractor:
1.) Lack of References = A logical step when figuring out if you want to work with someone is to find out if what they are telling you is true. Can they back up their work? We have over (25) 5-star reviews on our Google Business Page.
2.) Limited Recommendations = Before you select a contractor, make sure that you ask for recommendations from people you trust, your community, or at the very least check the contractor’s site for their customer recommendations. Websites like NextDoor, Yelp, and Facebook help you get recommendations from the community, neighbors, and friends.
3.) Lack of Experience = Contractors come and go. We’ve all heard horror stories of someone who paid a contractor thousands of dollars to complete a job, only to be left in the lurch with their home in shambles. There are even entire programs on cable TV dedicated to helping the victims of these fly by night contractors who defraud homeowners. RB Painting Company has been serving Charlottesville for almost 20 years and is dedicated to delivering outstanding results.
If you are in the market for a Charlottesville Painting Contractor, look no further than RB Painting Company. We offer free estimates and would love to have the opportunity to serve you!
WOW! All we can say is thank you for your support and encouragement. This past weekend we hit 25 Five-Star Reviews on our Google Business Page. While this milestone may not seem like much, we work tirelessly to deliver outstanding results and we so appreciate the feedback. We have been serving clients in Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the surrounding counties since 2004 and look forward to many more years being the number one painting contractor in Central Virginia. We wanted to take a minute below to past some of our favorite reviews to show what makes RB Painting Company so special...
"They were punctual, dependable and met our every painting need. They were also pleasant, skillful and delivered a very professional job at a fair price."
"Roberto was very knowledgeable about the process, paid close attention to detail, and was quick to respond. The team was flexible, worked efficiently, and made great recommendations for maintenance."
"Our experience with Roberto and his team was outstanding. He (and they) are extremely knowledgeable about their work, and they did a fantastic job painting our kitchen cabinets."
"Roberto is very knowledgeable and provided a detailed plan to address this complicated job, including kitchen cabinets, vintage windows, cathedral ceiling, and a variety of painted surfaces. His crew is careful, friendly and hardworking. We were very pleased with this high-quality job."
We here are RB Painting Company are dedicated to exceeding every client's expectations. One of the ways we do this is working side by side with Charlottesville clients to assist and aid in the selection of the best paint colors. Over the years we've developed a few tips when it comes to selecting beautiful interior colors. We'll put them below:
In interior design, colors are selected and described based on their mood. A color’s mood is how it makes the viewer feel
Tip: Of all the paint colors for walls, bright white is the most popular choice. It makes small spaces feel lighter and bigger, while pairing with any color of decor.
If you are ready to start the process or just want a bit of help, please do not hesitate to reach out. We've served Charlottesville clients for almost 20 years and are committed to delivering beautiful results at each and every house!
This season of COVID-19 has been extremely challenging for everyone. In Virginia, things are slowing reopening but there are still many restrictions. This has led thousands of residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle County (and the surrounding counties) to spending more time indoors - you may be one of them! If you are stuck at home you may notice something like the image above - cracking and peeling paint! Every week we visit customers' houses and help them remedy issues such as the one pictured above.
In an effort to systematize this process, we've developed a painting maintenance plan. The maintenance plan serves clients in and around Charlottesville and addresses the following:
1.) Color Fading
2.) Peeling Paint
3.) Rotten Wood
4.) Mold and Mildew
5.) Gaps in Siding
If you are noticing these issues at your house, we would love to help! Contact us today for a free estimate and we will be in touch as soon as possible!
Owner, RB Paint Company
Between our selection of premium materials and 18 years refining our techniques, we can confidently say we are expert painters. We hold ourselves to an incredibly high standard (one of the reasons we have a perfect 5-star rating on Google) to deliver superior results.
With that being said, over time the elements and normal wear can result in deterioration and lead to costly repairs. One way to prevent this is through our painting & washing maintenance plan. We are able to recognize and address potential failures in the early stages before they develop into major replacement issues.
We take a tremendous amount of pride in our work and believe in creating long lasting relationships with every homeowner. We would love to serve you and help protect one of your most valuable assets.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about our maintenance plans.
From a Satisfied Client...
"I’ve known Roberto professionally for several years now. His attention to detail, execution and diligence is second to none."
-James H. (November 2018)