b and p painting FAQ page

Have a question about our painting services? Check out our list of FAQs below, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch.

Are you insured?

Yes. We carry and one million dollars in liability insurance through Klein Schmidt Insurance Agency of Ann Arbor. A certificate of our coverage is provided with each written proposal.

Are you licensed?

Yes. Robert Bauer is a state-licensed maintenance and alteration contractor and a licensed builder in the state of Michigan. He is also a EPA-certified renovator: lead safety for renovation, repair, and painting.

What hours do you work?

Our typical workday begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m., but we can alter hours if the job requires.

What are your rates for interior painting services?

We offer all our customers very reasonable rates, as well as discounts for seniors, Eagle Card and MCard holders. Our written quote is always the price you pay, no surprises.

What cities in Michigan do you serve?

We have many satisfied clients throughout the region, including Belleville, Canton, Chelsea, Dexter, Pinckney, Saline, Ypsilanti and all areas in between. We serve all of Washtenaw County and close-in portions of Livingston & Wayne Counties.

Who will perform my painting renovation?

Company Owner Philip Wallis and Bob Bauer.

Two real painters, always one real price.

When do you quote work?

We usually quote work weekdays between 11:00am and 2:00pm if there is a day and time that works well with your schedule. Other weekday hours and evening/weekend appointments are also available.

When can I expect to receive my painting estimate?

Usually in one business day. Your estimate will be sent via email along with product specification sheets for recommended paints.

Is paint included in the price?

Yes. All surface preparation products, sundry items, and finish paint are included. We gladly offer special contractor pricing to provide you with up to a 40% savings on paint to make our quote very competitive.

Will you complete my job from start to finish?

Yes. We believe every customer is equally important, and only focus on one job at a time until proper completion.

What if a paint job spans multiple days?

At the end of each work day, all areas will be cleaned, and all coatings, painting equipment, ladders, and scaffolding will be secured and stored properly.

What types of paint do you use?

We only use products from top-tier national suppliers such as Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore and PPG Pittsburg. We also apply the best products (O'leary, Graham, Zinsser, Sikkens and Old Master's) from the locally owned Anderson Paint Company. Whenever available we use Zero VOC and other 'green' products.​ We always apply a sample brushout of your finish paint drawn from existing formulas, computer spectrophotometer color matches, color card selections or sample test jars. All products, finishes and paint colors are approved by you prior to the start of finish painting.

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Do I need to prepare my rooms for painting before your arrival?

Household possessions such as small tabletop items, lamps, pictures, wall art, throw rugs, and plants should be removed from work areas (if possible), and closet interiors should be emptied. If small children are present, specific job-site safety concerns will be discussed prior to the project’s start date.

What do you do to protect the work areas?

Remaining larger furniture items will be carefully condensed into the center of each room and covered with new plastic sheeting. Floors will be covered with clean, waterproof drop cloths, and all baseboard moldings will be masked and protected. All trim hardware, light switch covers, and electrical outlet covers will be removed, and kitchen/bath fixtures, stained woodwork, railings, appliances, light fixtures, decorative brick, and tile will be covered and protected. Proper care will be taken at all times to protect surfaces that are not being refinished.

Will I receive touch-up paint for future use?

Yes — we will supply a touch-up quantity of same-batch paint. All finish paint will be labeled with the date, origin, and tint formulas. You will receive touch-up paint for all surfaces painted.

Book Our Services

Interested in working with us? Give us a call to set up an appointment to receive an estimate.

Book Our Services

Interested in working with us? Give us a call to set up an appointment to receive an estimate.