Setup, Prep & Specifications

So you always know what to expect.

Scope Of Work & Proper Preparation Methods:

Here’s what’s included in set-up and takedown

Set Up 

  • Perform initial-walkthrough of project with client, communicate work process/ address any questions or concerns (Field Supervisor) 
  • Provide color consultation to client (Field Supervisor) 
  • Deliver equipment to job site 
  • Set-up equipment on job site 
  • Set up Zip Wall plastic barrier as needed 
  • Move furniture and detach fixtures from areas/ surfaces within scope of work 
  • Remove light fixtures, door bells or moldings (when applicable) 
  • Protect/ cover surrounding areas of property using drop clothes and plastic sheeting 
  • Cover all surrounding grounds, walkways and bushes with protective rossen paper, drop cloths, plastics and tape 
  • Protect/ cover interior/ exterior windows and doors using plastic, paper and clean towels 
  • Set up various size ladders throughout property 
  • Set up scaffolding (when applicable) 
  • Set up work station, table and chairs on job site (when applicable) 
  • Perform general clean up and maintain orderly work site daily throughout duration of project


Take Down 

  • Take down all equipment and protective coverings upon job completion 
  • Load all trash and debris into container remove from property (dispose at City Dump) 
  • Perform final detailed clean up of property 
  • Reinstall light fixtures, door bell or moldings (when applicable) 
  • Perform final-walkthrough of project with client (Field Supervisor) 
  • Provide client with additional paint cans for future touch up (all colors used) 
  • Complete any final touch ups per clients request (Crew Leader)


Interior Paint Preparation And Process
  • Inspect the surfaces to be painted to determine the work that needs to be performed. 
  • Remove all switch plates, pictures, peg boards etc. and replace after the paint is dry 
  • Scuff sand or chemically etch glossy areas, or areas of possible poor paint adherence to provide good paint bonding. 
  • Patch holes, cracks or any specified damaged areas in the walls to be painted. 
  • Caulk wood splits, cracks, non-expansion joints, wall to trim joints, countertop to wall seams and tub or shower to wall joints with appropriate caulking compound as needed. 
  • After preparation is completed, apply a full coat of compatible manufacturer recommended primer to all bare or repaired areas & surfaces, and where adhesion may be a problem. 
  • Apply spot primer coat of primer or base coat to all existing walls, doors and trims throughout 8. Apply 2 full coats of paint or finish to walls, doors and trim surfaces. Recommended paint: Dunn-Edwards 
  • Prepare all cabinets throughout interior for applying stain and varnish 
  • Apply 2 coats of Sherwin-Williams woodscapes wood stain and 2 coats Minwax Polyurethane clear coat 
Proper Preparation Procedures

These procedures will be applied as necessary to your particular job under normal conditions.


Preparation for Interior Work: 

Prepare all interior areas to be painted as required: 

  • Mask carefully 
  • Cover countertops, furniture, and flooring with plastic or drop cloths 
  • Caulk, fill holes and cracks and undercoat with appropriate materials 
  • Hardware to be removed and re-installed. Includes curtain rods, window latches, switch plates and cover plates. 
  • Door knobs, thermostats, alarm system hardware will not be removed but will be protected with plastic and/or painter’s tape. 
  • Any surface mounted or hanging light fixtures and window glass will not be removed but will be protected with plastic and/or painter’s tape. 


Preparation for Exterior Work: 

Prepare all exterior areas to be painted as required: 

  • Pressure wash house to be painted completely to remove loose paint, mildew, and debris from all paintable surfaces 
  • Prepare – scrape, sand thoroughly, caulk, fill holes & cracks, and undercoat 
  • Cover plants, walkways, and windows and all areas as required 
  • Apply milduicide to curtail mildew to all woodwork to be painted 
  • Electric sand all woodwork that is peeling or cracking 
  • Prime all woodwork sanded down to bare wood with the appropriate acrylic undercoat as necessary to ensure that the tannic acid present in the wood does not bleed through the finish coats of paint 
  • Apply the appropriate product/enamel on the pipes, roof vents, conduit, meter boxes, etc. to be painted (Only if applies). 


For Stucco Painting: 

  • Trench the perimeter (as necessary or only if it applies) and planter area of the home so that the stucco can be resurfaced below ground level. 
  • Repair all damaged stucco areas with the appropriate patching materials 
  • Use a concrete emulsion bonder to ensure that the stucco adheres to the substrate 
  • Smooth out newly patched areas on the house 
  • Use a flexible elastomeric patching material to fill the hairline cracks 
  • Seal all repaired areas with an epo-block sealer to ensure good adhesion of the finish coats 

Materials Specifications & Industry Standards:

PDCA Performance Standards

All of the services provided by Double G Painting & General Contracting and any of its subcontractors, independent contractors or assignees shall be performed in a professional and workmanlike manner according to Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) standard industry practices.

Manufacturers Specifications / Industry Standards
  • All work is to be completed in a workman-like manner according to standard practices. Worksite will be cleaned daily and upon project completion. 
  • All materials will be applied, installed or used according to the manufacturers’ specifications, directions and instructions. All surface preparation, coating application and installation of all materials will follow industry standards. 
  • Work will produce a “properly painted surface” as per the standards of the PDCA (Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. A “properly painted surface” is free of foreign material, lumps, skins, sags, holidays, misses, strike-through, or insufficient coverage. It is a surface that is free of drips, spatters, spills, or over-spray which the contractors workforce causes. Compliance to meeting the criteria of a “properly painted surface” shall be determined when viewed without modification at a distance of five (5) feet or more under normal lighting conditions and from a normal viewing position. 
Materials Specification

Using Dunn-Edwards, Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin-Moore, BEHR and other fine paints and products to complete work. We ensure that all other materials used to complete work on all projects will be the highest quality for industry standards. We will use our contractors accounts with all vendors to ensure the best products available are being used on the job at a shared discounted price to all our clients.