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We are putting up our house for sale and wanted to get it painted a neutral color. I got wonderful insights on what would be a good compromise between using a safe /quality paint (I have a 2 month old) but not go totally overboard with the cost. Both Billie and his painter Andrew were a pleasure to work with. They got the job done well and fast in midst of our chaotic household. I can't thank them enough for not only the work that they did but for being patient with my older one following them around! I'm going to have them come back and paint the garage doors when the weather improves. I would highly recommend them.Apr 20, 2016Verified
This company works as a team. My experience with the business side and those doing the work was professional, friendly and helpful. They were very thorough and had great attention to detail. I have had Steady Hands paint 3 bathrooms, bedroom and kitchen and would recommend them to anyone!Feb 20, 2017
Brad was a pleasure to work with. He was very professional. We signed a formal quote before starting the job. He also set a schedule and stuck to it. We would certainly use them again.Apr 12, 2016
Brad and Billie from Steady Hands Painting are wonderful to work with. They are amazingly reliable, talented, creative and collaborative. They painted the exterior of my home and redid my basement family room and bathroom. Taking the time to add extra touches and to make sure every aspect of the project is the best it can be is their signature. They are good communicators which makes the projects fun during the planning phases and when in process. I am looking forward to my next project with Steady Hands Painting! MaryLee BrockApr 4, 2016
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Jobs generally range in price from $1-$2 per square foot. The large range in price is dependent upon the number of coats of paint needed, how high the ceilings or outside of house is and how much detail work is needed versus just flat open wall space. Each and every job is different so unlike production plants that make the same product all day, we have to visit most job sites to know what it will cost to perform the work.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?1. First we conduct a free no obligation sight visit to better understand what the project goals are and then to clearly define what our role will be. Once a price is agreed upon we have the customer sign a contract and schedule the date the work will start 2. Communication is very important to us. Many of our customers have complained about the lack of responsiveness from painters once they say they will complete the job. We make it a priority to show up when we say we will or to call and re-schedule if we experience weather or project delays. 3. When we show up to do the work, our approach depends on whether the work is inside or outside. 3.1 If the work is inside, we will ask what the customer's preference is on removing our shoes and if they have a preference about the area we start on first. We will do all sanding, mudding, and priming at first. We bring a vaccuum and drop cloths to cover furniture with and to set our tools and equipment on. Having a clean organized work site is very important to us! Then, we will apply finishes and do a final inspection with the homeowner to ensure they are satisfied with the finished product. 3.2 If the work is outside, we will again ask the customer if they have pets, any concerns with where we start and if they need us to move any patio furniture etc. We then complete the prep work and apply the finishes. Our final step is to do the walk through with the customer to ensure they are pleased with the final result.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Most education in painting comes from experience and from talking with paint distributors. We prefer to work with Sherwin Williams as their products are superior to others we have tried over the years. Billie has painted for over 35 years. Brad has a degree in construction management and is pursuing higher education through UNL. He has taken courses through his program on mold and indoor air quality.