In Southeastern Pennsylvania, residents pride themselves on knowing how to do things. If you’re assembling a grill, you have a cousin who is great at it, and a neighbor who makes the best barbecue sauce (you yourself know how to get the steaks done just right). Even with this DIY spirit, we know that there are some jobs where it’s best to use a licensed professional. We don’t climb into cars built by a friend who has watched “maybe one of two episodes” of Top Gear. And for jobs involving our houses, especially large-scale interior and exterior painting projects, we turn to the pros.

The Nolan crew is ready to provide you with the best job possible.

The Nolan crew is ready to provide you with the best job possible.

Where Licensed Professionals Make The Difference

Surface Preparation

Preparation is half the battle when it comes to painting. You can’t just slap a coat of paint on any surface. Proper preparation may mean removing wallpaper, refinishing existing plaster, sanding, spackling, resanding drywall, and, of course, priming a surface before painting. Nolan knows all the steps inside and out, and will make the surface ready without undue time on the job. This is one of the trade secrets: the time spent upfront is what makes the clean, bright finish in the end.

Sanding down drywall and preparing the surface to paint is one of the most essential - but tricky - parts of the job.

Sanding down drywall and preparing the surface to paint is one of the most essential – but tricky – parts of the job. | Image Attrib.: Flickr user Qole Pejorian

EPA Compliance

For many homeowners in the area lucky enough to own an old or historic home, there are some hidden challenges professional painters are uniquely qualified to handle. An EPA Lead Safe Certified Job is critically important for older homes because many older paint jobs used obsolete lead paints that can be especially harmful to young children. Specially trained professionals can ensure the new paint job does not exacerbate the hazard and take every step to safely abate the problem and allow you the peace of mind to enjoy your piece of Pennsylvania history. Each of Nolan’s painters has EPA lead certification, as well as additional skills and training to prepare the surface in order to create a perfect and EPA-compliant paint job every time.

Expert Knowledge of Paint Performance

Finally, we look forward to your ideas about color and design and are eager to make the changes you want, exterior or interior. It can be tough to paint in this region, and the truth is that weather affects some paints more than others. All of our exterior paints are of the highest quality, and built to withstand the dramatic temperature shifts of the Pennsylvania seasons. We know which paints are safe for vinyl siding, so if you’ve seen a neighbor make the wrong choice on a vinyl job, you’ll know why it’s best to leave the choice of paint to professionals when it comes to protecting your home. Our line of interior latex paints covers a range to suit any taste, whether you’re looking for traditional colonial colors or the trendiest contemporary choices.

Extreme fluctuations in temperature and precipitation can leave some paints looking rundown over time. It’s best to put the choice of paint in the hands of professionals with knowledge of performance specs to keep your paint job looking as fresh as the day it was finished.

Extreme fluctuations in temperature and precipitation can leave some paints looking rundown over time. It’s best to put the choice of paint in the hands of professionals with knowledge of performance specs to keep your paint job looking as fresh as the day it was finished.

A Step Further: Stencils and Murals

As part of Nolan Painting’s ongoing mission to reach new standards and give more opportunities for our customers to have the best, we have specially trained staff, skilled in custom stenciling and murals. A mural or stencil job can be a one-of-a-kind addition to a room, but unless you’re an artist, it’s not a do-it-yourself job. We’ve rescued more than one ambitious DIY mural. Often it’s best to hand off your great idea to professionals with the technical expertise to bring it to life. Our color consultants have the skill and artistry to take it to the next level. When you see the difference a professional stencil or mural job makes, you will be inspired to bring your creativity into your home and wow your family and friends with a look that’s uniquely suited to your interest and tastes.

A professional stencil job makes a tremendous difference in quality.

A professional stencil job makes a tremendous difference in quality.

Our customers know the difference between a DIY job and the type of service we offer. When you take into account not just the time you will save at the beginning, but the time and money you will save down the road due to repair and maintenance, you’ll see that when it comes to making your house the way you want it, a licensed, professional, expert painting company like Nolan Painting is your best bet. Contact us today to get started!