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Does the Exterior of My Home Need Painted?

We get asked this question often when we’re performing estimates with homeowners.  Waiting too long to paint the exterior of your home has consequences: failing caulking, wood rot, etc…  Painting when unwarranted is also problematic in that it isn’t providing you with the most value for your dollar, unless you can’t stand the color and […]

Residing vs Repainting

Just Paint or New Siding? We often give estimates to homeowners who are comparing two options: 1) re-painting their exterior and 2) residing their house.  We’ll weigh the pros and cons of each so that as you’re conducting research before meeting with companies you’ll have some of the information you need on repainting vs residing.

What Paint Sheen Should I Choose?

A common question we see when we’re working with customers is what paint sheen should I use for painting x?  There are quite a few available sheens and we’ll explore each one and let you know where, in our experience, we think they are best suited.  The available sheens (in order of least sheen to […]

Interior Painting – Cabinets and Wood Trim

This time of year, at Great Plains Painting we see requests for interior painting spike.  Specifically people want estimates on switching their cabinets and/or trim from stained wood finish to painted.  As we’ve worked with homeowners over the years, we’ve noticed that some painters are giving estimates that are half or less than what we […]

What’s A Good Painting Estimate?

We do a lot of estimates here at Great Plains.  This year, we completed over 500 estimates with homeowners.  Since we started this company, that’s been thousands of estimates completed.  We’re always refining the estimate process as there are changes in our industry or we notice homeowners are dealing with a particular concern.  So what […]

How Long Will My Paint Last?

A common question we receive from potential customers is “how long will my paint last?”  The answer for having the longest lasting paint job possible depends on several factors:

Exterior Painting Season – When You Can’t Paint Outside

What is exterior painting season in Kansas City? It’s fall in Kansas City, and this time of year customers ask our team frequently if it’s ok to paint outside. We’ve discussed this over the years with our paint reps, and have put together our thoughts on exterior painting season.