Are They Trained?

Painters training at the Ecopainting shop

“The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training your employees and keeping them.” – Zig Ziglar Training is an ongoing venture. Training the Painters Painters, especially experienced painters, should have the skills to deal with anything related to their trade. Painting techniques, and effective ways to apply different coatings especially. What about customer service? Is this something that painting companies take for granted, or do they plan and teach customer … Read more

Dry Rot And Wood Repair

This Older Toronto Home had rotted wood that we repaired

It happens a few times a year. While scraping the old paint of a window sill, one of our exterior painters would find that the wood under the peeling paint was very soft and spongy. It didn’t rain for weeks, yet the wood was very moist. The crew arrives to sand and start staining a deck. The weather has been dry for days. Stripping and pressure washing was done over a week ago, yet the … Read more

Cost Of Painting A Condo

There are as many answers to this question as there are Toronto painters. Most reputable contractors will agree that without seeing the scope of work, it is difficult to give any accurate pricing. This is mostly true and when possible, the painting company should see the work to be done. After a careful evaluation, a detailed quote and proposal can be prepared. Unfortunately, seeing the condo is not always possible. If it’s newly purchased there are … Read more

Old Toronto Homes And Apartments

Painting this older home in the Annex

(A Toronto painter’s senseless pursuit of perfection) For some of us living in the suburbs of the GTA there are certain realities about our living space that we take for granted. Our streets are straight and wide, our houses look neat and organized from the outside. Some call this boring, we call it curb appeal. Our interiors are usually an organized collection of rectangular pieces of drywall surrounded with smooth and linear new pieces of trim … Read more