Exterior Refinishing

What sets Lock 5 Fine Finishes apart from other exterior painting companies?

  1. Our commitment to providing the client with a comfortable contracting experience while improving the value of their space and their quality of life. We work hard to develop quality relationships with our clients, and they are often sad to see us go!
  2. We are not only refinishers, but we are renovator certified refinishers. What that means is that our team is EPA certified to handle any potential lead contamination that may happen because of disturbing paint particles.
  3. Decades of field experience has taught us to use only the best products for durable and long-lasting coverage and color saturation. Benjamin Moore Regal Exterior is excellent for wood trim and doors, and Benjamin Moore Command is our go-to for steel surfaces.
  4. We pressure wash the structure before painting to ensure the best product adhesion.
  5. We provide a free in-depth color consultation and estimate. Feel free to click on calendly.com/lock5/walkthru to schedule a free consultation and estimate.
  6. We are fully insured with both workman’s compensation and liability insurance.

We have an in-depth process that goes far beyond just changing the color of your structure:

  1. During the initial phone interview, the walk-through is scheduled via our software, which sends the client an immediate email confirmation and a verification text the day of the appointment. In the event the client needs to change the appointed time, they are able to click on the link in the email which links back to Lock 5’s calendar and allows them to pick another time slot. We provide a free in-depth color consultation and estimate. Feel free to click on calendly.com/lock5/walkthru to schedule a free consultation and estimate.
  2. An in-depth color consultation is provided free-of-charge, upon request at the time of the walk-through. The spaces will be measured and photographed, and we will take in-depth notes regarding the client’s questions, comments, and concerns.
  3. Next, we provide a free estimate via email, generally within 24 hours of the walk through, unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as a project in need of product research. Estimates expire 60 days after emailed.
  4. Once a contract has been signed and a deposit placed, the client secures their position on the calendar. As our projects are oftentimes scheduled several months in advance, we will be in intermittent communication during the waiting process and are available 24/7.
  5. The client is contacted about a week in advance of the project to button up final details. This is a good time for clients to move anything out of the spaces in which we will be working for the safety of both us and their belongings. We are available to help move items if needed at the rate of $75/hour.
  6. The day of our arrival it’s all hands on deck! Bill will first map out a spot for on-site equipment, and then he and Jake will finish moving all the furniture/items of interest that the client thought wouldn’t be in the way. Once complete, it’s on to taping, papering, covering everything else with plastic, and removing every single fixture (which we clean).
  7. Before painting, we must do a thorough preparation of the space. We will most likely spend day one pressure washing to ensure the best adhesion. After that, we scrape and sand excess paint flakes, caulk gaps and fills holes. It takes the right equipment and a lifetime of experience to be able to be able to spray a factory finish on a kitchen cabinet or scale a 20’ entryway, and we have both, which makes for successful exterior projects.
  8. All that preparation makes for a more a flawless and washable finish that glows. Every single surface gets 2 coats of paint, as well primed if needed and we only use products that are durable enough to stand the test of time. We like to use Benjamin Moore Regal for exteriors, and Benjamin Moore Command for steel doors.
  9. Re-assembly gets underway as the painting within a space is wrapping up. After replacing all hardware and fixtures remove all garbage from the premises and vacuum or sweep if needed.
  10. Finally, we attempt to do a thorough punch-out before the last day on the site. A punch-out is when the client walks around with a roll of blue tape after the completion of a project, sticking a little piece next to every flaw that needs to be addressed on a return trip. Although we gladly come back for punch-out and touch-ups for up to 90 days after the completion of a project, we like to leave our work as pristine as possible from the get-go.

Questions & Answers

We are willing to paint up to 2 stories high.

We like to use Benjamin Moore Regal Exterior for exteriors, and Benjamin Moore Command for steel doors.

Unfortunately, not. We cannot guarantee the results we are promising if we sacrifice any part of our process.

You can absolutely paint vinyl, and any other surface for that matter. We have exterior paint for wood, vinyl, and steel.

Both Bill and Jenni are renovator certified and fully capable of running a lead-safe jobsite. We are happy to look at every single project and give you our objective thoughts.

Because of extreme variation in size, materials and scope of preparation needed, every project is different, so it’s incredibly difficult to speculate specific costs. We are happy to look at every single project and give you our objective thoughts. For these reasons, it’s best to schedule an appointment at www.calendly.com/lock5/walkthru for a free on-site consultation and estimate.

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