Cabinet Pre-Production Agreement
We are very grateful you have entrusted us with the painting of the cabinets of your home and we look forward to working with you! Over the years we have developed a process and standards for painting cabinets. Please take a moment to read through our guidelines, and practices to ensure we have a successful painting experience!
1). Personal Belongings
While we love to help our customers in any way we can, we cannot under any circumstances move your personal belongings. Please make plans to clean out all items on the inside of your cabinets. Countertops and all other areas to be free of miscellaneous items and small appliances. Large appliances(refrigerator, stove/oven, etc...) are to be removed by owner from the work area prior to starting paint prep.
2.). Start Time
We plan on starting work between 6 AM and 7 AM for unoccupied projects and 7 AM for occupied projects. If this is too early, please let us know and we will adjust accordingly.
3). Color Selection
Please have your color selections to us no later than the Friday prior to the week we will be starting your project. If you require assistance in choosing colors, we would be happy to arrange a color consultation to assist in the process. Please understand that while we can give an opinion and guidance we cannot under any circumstances be held liable for color choices.
Benjamin Moore Advance or Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane Enamel will be applied to your cabinets as the top coat. The typical sheen for both products for cabinet application will be semi gloss. Unless requested otherwise, this standard will be applied.
5). Home Access
Please plan to provide access to your home by providing a key or having someone available to let us in. We typically finish work between 2 PM and 3 PM.
6). Current Cabinet Condition
It is very helpful to take inventory of the current condition of the cabinets of your home. We will do a visual inspection for items such as water damage, broken hardware, door swings etc..., but it is very helpful for our customers to perform a quick visual inspection as well.
7). Interior Access
Our process requires that we have total access to all the painted areas of your home at the beginning of the project through the very end(limited to no access for the homeowner). While we
understand this may be inconvenient because of displacement, it allows us to be as efficient as possible so you can regain full access to your home more quickly. If painting kitchen cabinets, plan to give us kitchen access for a minimum of 3 days. If painting bathroom or laundry cabinets, plan to give us access for a minimum of 2 days. Please ask your project manager for detailed instructions for plan of action.
8). Scope & Standard Exclusions
The standards for prep and paint are listed in the bid document. Please carefully read the scope notated, outlined painting process, and exclusions. If something is not explicitly stated then it is not included. Included but not limited to the following -
- Installing pulls/new hardware
- Cabinet box interiors. Standard is doors and box faces only. - Color additions.
9.) Sink Access
We will require access to a utility sink or other cleanable sink (i.e. stainless steel) to wash brushes, rollers, etc. If you do not feel comfortable with our painters using an interior sink, please let us know so we can plan on using the exterior spigot.
Our bid assumes that all application will be done by airless sprayer. This requires creating two work spaces that are entirely sealed off using plastic and paper. The cabinet boxes will be masked and sprayed in place. All doors and drawers will be moved to a separate onsite location to be masked and sprayed - typical second location is a garage or equivalent room that can be emptied and sealed off for the time stated in item #7.
11). Finish Standards & Wood Grain
After priming and painting, different wood species will show different wood imperfections. For example, paint will not fill a heavy wood grain like oak. The grain will still be visible underneath the top coat. As another example, knotty alder would have a smoother overall finish but will show the knots unless we have agreed to bondo work to fill knots. Please ask your project manager if you have any questions concerning the finish look of your cabinets.
We clean up paint debris, trash, tools, and all materials at the end of the project. Painting creates a lot of dust. Our clean up is not a deep cleaning of your home and does not remove all dust from the process. Please plan accordingly prior to putting your home back in order.
13.) First Right of Repair
Should any accident occur, or any work be nonconforming to industry standards, Singletrack Painting reserves the right to control the remedy of any and all issues.
14.) Contact and Communication
Crews and crew leads are on site all day to perform the work and will be available should any question arise about the painting process. Your project manager will also be available to answer any questions that might arise before, during, and after the completion of the painting work. They will check in roughly once per day for the duration of your project, either in person or by phone/email. Should a question about scope or additional work arise during the process, please contact your project manager immediately. Also, please be available to communicate during our
normal business hours of 7-530 Monday to Friday. We try to correspond in a timely manner but responding after hours is the exception not the rule.
15). Final Walk-Through
You will be notified by the Project Manager when our crew is getting close to completing your project. The crew will do an inspection of their work with the project manager if available at the time of completion. This is NOT the final walk-through. The final walk-through will be performed by the project manager at a date that will be scheduled with you. Final touchups are done at the final walk-through. Once final touchups are completed, payment should be made in full to the project manager via check or cash. Receipt, warranty, and all other post-production documents will be sent via email/USPS from our office.
Finally, as a company we place the highest value on transparency in the construction process. If there is any question you have, any point in need of clarification, or any term you don’t understand it is your responsibility to ask and we will gladly provide an answer.