Queen Anne Painting Review

March 30, 2013

Queen Anne Painting Review

This review posted on Angie’s List for Shearer Painting:

Dan Royalty, Queen Anne Residence

We hired Shearer Painting to paint the exterior of our traditional home on Queen Anne.  We knew that it would be a tricky job, due to somewhat unusual architecture features and trimwork, high gables, textured stucco, and significant repair work needed due to too long since the last paint job.  Shearer was recommended to us by one architect and another contractor.  We bid out the work to three companies.  Shearer’s bid was competitive in this group and we selected them based on recommendations, online reputation, and engagement during the bid process.
Shearer’s work was fastidious and exudes workmanship.  All woodwork was repaired very well, and the work was meticulous.  This is particularly true for the original mullioned windows, which had their lives extended by the good restoration work and painted exactly.  Shearer even arranged for concrete repair for our steps and some minor stucco repair, and the repair work blends seamlessly.
The work crews were timely and neat; we felt very little intrusion into our inside-house life.  We were a bit waffly about the whole process, and partly because of this and partly because of Shearer’s popularity the paint crews got started a bit late in the season and took a bit longer to complete than estimated.  But they were able to work around the cooler weather and everything was sewn up well in advance of the rains.
John Shearer was particularly thoughtful during the process to make sure that we were in tune regarding paint colors for various features and other detailed matters.  He also took time–coming to our house the same evening we called–to counsel us through a “color crisis” that arose before the windows were unwrapped and the house looked a bit monolithic–he assured us that when the trim was opened that would change, and he was right.
Highly recommended, particularly for period work.

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