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How to Ensure a Smooth Condo Painting Project

July 26th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “How to Ensure a Smooth Condo Painting Project”

Checklist for a Smooth Condo Painting Project

Con­do asso­ci­a­tions often con­sist of own­ers with dif­fer­ent behav­iors and per­son­al­i­ties. There­fore, imple­ment­ing large-scale projects such as a paint­ing plan for all the units involved can be a chal­leng­ing process. At the same time, it is nec­es­sary to keep up with the main­te­nance of the con­dos for the good of the entire asso­ci­a­tion.

So how do you get to cre­ate and imple­ment a paint­ing plan that works for your con­do asso­ci­a­tion?

Involve all the Own­ers

The most impor­tant step as you get start­ed is to involve all the unit own­ers in the paint­ing process. Let them know in good time what the plans for the asso­ci­a­tion are and pro­vide a clear time­line for imple­men­ta­tion. You should also involve them in the process of select­ing col­ors, the con­trac­tor, and any addi­tion­al ser­vices that may be nec­es­sary.

In addi­tion to the paint­ing, the con­do may also need pres­sure wash­ing for inside and out­side walls, con­crete repairs to out­door areas and side­walks, and the appli­ca­tion of caulk­ing and sealants to com­mon build­ings such as club­hous­es. Take the time to con­sid­er the need for these ser­vices as well.

Research the Paint Man­u­fac­tur­er before the Con­trac­tor

Once you have the good­will of all the own­ers and the board, you can pro­ceed to seek out who can do the paint­ing job effec­tive­ly. You should first begin with research­ing the paint man­u­fac­tur­er. Seek out man­u­fac­tur­er refer­rals from col­leagues, part­ners or indus­try experts.

Once you have estab­lished a rela­tion­ship with the man­u­fac­tur­er, you can begin to seek out a con­trac­tor­to car­ry out the paint­ing job. Along with paint­ing, you may also want a con­trac­tor who can car­ry out water­proof­ing as well as wood and sid­ing replace­ment to affect­ed sur­faces. Once again, look­ing for refer­rals can help you find a good con­trac­tor.

Addi­tion­al Ser­vices

Good con­trac­tors also offer pres­sure wash­ing and con­crete repairs along with the paint­ing job in order to pre­pare the sur­faces for a long-last­ing coat­ing. If your out­side walls are fac­ing leak­ages both of air and water, you may want to add seal­ing, water­proof­ing, and caulk­ing along with the paint job for a com­plet­ed look.

In many instances, paint­ing in and of itself may not be enough to restore the look of the entire prop­er­ty. Con­sid­er these addi­tion­al ser­vices that go hand-in-hand with paint­ing and try to get a good pack­age deal.

Agree on the Con­tract

The con­tract is the most impor­tant part of the paint­ing job. Hav­ing select­ed the con­trac­tor, make sure your con­tract stip­u­lates the scope of the job, time­lines for begin­ning and com­ple­tion, as well as the paint and oth­er prod­ucts to be used. If you have agreed with the con­trac­tor to include EIFS and Stuc­co along with the paint­ing job, make sure you have the ser­vice includ­ed in the con­tract as well.

In con­clu­sion, the most impor­tant step towards cre­at­ing a paint­ing plan for your con­do asso­ci­a­tion involves keep­ing all unit own­ers close­ly engaged through­out the entire process, and seek­ing out con­trac­tors who offer addi­tion­al ser­vices that can com­ple­ment the paint­ing job.

 

Down­load the Con­do Association’s Guide to Mak­ing Col­or Selec­tions to learn more!

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