Saturday, February 24, 2018

Ryan Amato Painting Wins PDCA PIP Award

Ryan Amato painting has won the PDCA PIP best commercial interior painting project award.
The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) is the only trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors. PDCA provides members with industry-specific tools to become better painters and business owners through participation in education programs, local networking meetings, use of PDCA Industry Standards and more. 

"We are honored to be included with some of the best painting contractors and owners in the industry" Ryan Amato said
"To be honored and recognized by your peers is a feeling that is hard to describe."

The project that won this award was right in our hometown of Easton,PA.
The renovation of Paxinosa Elementary school. For us, this was one of the largest projects we had done up to this point. 

With a difficult schedule and always changing paint conditions, we finished the project on time and within the budget.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Amato Painting Donates $3000 To PEaceable Kingdom In Free Painting

 Ryan Amato Painting recently completed their Paint It Forward paint job and the organization selected was Peaceable Kingdom of Allentown,PA. They received a $3000 completely free of charge donation by Ryan Amato and the team enabling the Peaceable Kingdom to paint areas of their facility in much need.
All materials were donated by Sherwin Williams Of Easton,PA  All of the painters and staff donated their time in an effort to help someone else out with nothing expected in return Peaceable Kingdom is a no-kill shelter who helps with adoption and low-cost vet services.

Paint It Forward was started in 2005 by Josh Allbright of Allbright Painting and many painting contractors across the country participate each year and from the combined efforts has donated over 1 million dollars of free painting serves and materials to deserving families and nonprofit organizations.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Kitchen Cabinet Painting Podcast

We have released our newest podcast Behind the Painting Scenes with Ryan Amato.
In this episode we discuss painting kitchen cabinets. The do's and dont's, proper prep and what to expect on your project.
Kitchen cabinet painting can save you money vs replacing or refacing your cabinets.

Proper prep is the key to any painting project and even more so with cabinets.
Listen as Ryan discusses this and more on the podcast
Click here to listen and remember to subscribe.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The most asked questions about painting

Frequently asked painting questions

We get a ton of questions each day regarding a potential house painting project and to avoid and missed expectations it is a great idea to ask every question you may have.

A project can go wrong quickly if something was never communicated to your painting contractor and they start a project doing things they believe were correct and spoken about.
Nothing is worse than an unhappy client as they will make everyone else unhappy as well.
All the painters want to do and live for is at the end of the project to look back at a great job and a smiling client.

To alleviate this we write everything down in our proposals, record estimates, send videos, blogs, and many many emails. We try to overly communicate all of this info so there are no surprises once that project begins.

Here is a recent video we did on our YouTube channel, there are many other informative videos on there as well so make sure you click subscribe.
Here are the most asked questions regarding a painting project. If you have any others please feel free to let us know we would gladly add them in a future video or blog.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

How long will the painting take?

How long will my painting project take?

This is the age-old question we get from the estimate when the project starts an during and one that can generally be answered but needs some flexibility as job conditions change frequently.
While on an estimate your estimator is measuring, looking at surfaces, the amount of furniture in the way, what types of paint that may be used, how many coats and historical production numbers from past similar jobs. They will use all of these things to determine how long a job may take to charge accordingly but remember this is an educated guess.

Once a project starts there are some unknowns, such as how well will the paint dry, cover or if they will run into any issues with the surface. Drying conditions change due to humidity and temperature and can severely slow the job process down or speed it up.

Sometimes your painter may have a family issue and have to miss a day, or a car may break down, these everyday normal occurrences happen and should be considered with the timeline, we always suggest leaving some room before and after the tentative dates we give.

If you have a specific deadline on a project this should be told to your estimator and lead painter AND marked within your proposal and contract so everyone is aware, there is nothing worse then disappointing someone who didn't let you know there even was a deadline.

If all of these things are in order you can count on a successful painting project, with little stress and a completion day you can be thrilled with.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Please vote for our videos


We have made the final round and now we need YOUR votes.
Every year American Painting Contractor Magazine chooses the best painting contractor videos from around the country and we have been lucky enough to have two of our chosen. We are up against some tough competition and some friends of ours as well. But who doesn’t like to beat friends for bragging rights?
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