Q: Do you charge for a consultation?
A: Consultations are easy and free by internet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org photos of your kitchen, showing the layout, and all the doors and drawers and I will send back a quote.
Q: What areas do you work?
I am based in N. Stafford and can work on any kitchen within the Stafford, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Prince William County, Woodbridge , Warrenton, Bristow, Spotsylvania, Fairfax, Caroline, Culpeper areas! I would consider other areas with in an hour distance.
Q:Does the paint chip?
There are 4 layers of primers and paints applied. Generally 30 days time is necessary for them to cure completely before they are soap and water cleanable, hard and durable. After that time, they should only need very occassional touch ups and should not easily chip or wear.
Q:How durable are the counter tops and how long should they last?
The counter tops should last for years, as long as you treat them like you would Formica. Use gentle soap and water cleanings, hot pads, and cutting boards. They need to be resealed occassionally (depending on use once or twice a year).
Q: Do I need to be there when you work on my kitchen?
A: No. After the initial walk through, I can work independently. Counter tops are the exception. You will need to be there during that process to share input as I work, in order to ensure you love the finished look.
Q: How much time does it take?
A: It depends on the size of the project. Kitchens normally take 2 to 3 short visits. The average appointment time is 4 to 6 hours.
Q: How Do I get a quote?
Email photos of your kitchen from a couple angles so I can see all the cabinet doors, drawers and layout. I will email back a firm price quote. email@example.com
Q: What colors do you offer?
You can select any color from any brand of paint. I need to know the paint name, number and brand 2 days prior to the first appointment, in order to have it matched and mixed in my paint brand.
Q: Who buys the paint?
All the supplies necessary to complete the project are included in the price. I will mix and purchase the paint.
Q: How do I prepare for the first appointment:
Although there is no need to empty drawers or cabinets, please remove anything from cabinets that holds sentimental or monetary value prior to first visit. I am careful, but in working with paint it’s better to be safe than sorry.
In order for the paint to properly adhere, it is imperative that they are free of any tape, adhesive, debris, food, command posts, dust, grime, etc. They should not be cleaned with any oil based products; just soap and water cleaning is perfect. If you would like to have them cleaned, please let me know in advance so that I can include that in the quote and schedule properly.
If you plan to install new hardware or hinges, they must be exact matches to the existing holes, removed from packaging, and available the first appointment. If they are not matches, then new holes should be drilled and old ones filled and sanded prior to first appointment.