Frequently Asked Questions

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No, only if you specifically request they be painted and they are specifically noted on your estimate.

Preferably yes, we can however help move some larger items at an hourly rate of $35 per hour.

We offer a workmanship warranty. The paint itself is warrantied by the manufacturer. **Please be sure to ask about the warranty specific to your project as every project is different.

Yes, you can choose your own paint, brand, color, sheen, etc. We are happy to pass along our contractor savings to you and purchase paint on your behalf with Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, and/or BEHR. We can also color match from other brands of paint to your preferred brand.

While it used to be true for exterior paint, and still is for interior paint, there are now latex exterior paints that can be painted in temperatures as low as 35 degrees.

Any type of paint can be used over any type of primer as long as the primer bonds to the surface being painted. Latex paint should not be used over oil-based paint and oil-based primer must be used over other oil-based products, but once a surface is properly primed any type of paint can be used for the finish application.

A soft blue-green color paint Southerners have been using to paint their porch ceilings with for centuries as a way to protect the house from the influence of evil spirits or “Haints.”

It is recommended that a house be washed once a year to extend the life of the paint by removing surface contaminants like dirt, mold and mildew that can deteriorate the surface film. More than once a year can begin to abrade the surface film which can shorten the life of the paint.

The frequency you will have to re-stain your deck depends on the type of stain you use. 

Transparent Sealers and Toners every 1-2 Years Solid Stains every 2-4 Years 

There are several factors that affect the lifespan of your stain. Please click here to learn more.

  • Do not wash your newly painted surfaces for at least 30 days! Latex paint coatings normally take approximately 30 days to fully cure.
  • Once cured, use a warm damp cloth utilizing a small amount of soap to gently wash away dirt, or grime, and then rinse thoroughly.
  • Never use degreaser or harsh chemicals, such as bleach, ammonia etc.
  • Refer to the coating manufacturer’s care instructions for additional information.

Yes.  We do utilize independent contractors.  We make sure that every contractor has the proper licensing and insurance and expect them to do high-quality work for every job.  Rest assured that we will be in communication from start to finish of your project to ensure you are completely satisfied with the job done.

At Express Yourself Paint safety is a top priority. We conduct background checks and we carry a $1,000,000 Workers Compensation policy as well as a $1,000,000 Liability Insurance policy which includes Identity Theft Protection.