As a Home Owner Association and Condominium association painter for the last 11 years we wanted to share some of the tips we have acquired to make the process as seamless as possible when painting your property.
We have found no two projects are the same but from one to another many of the same steps are tried and true.
Budgeting to avoid Overspending on the project: Quite often when we tour the property with the designated property manager, agent or Board member from the condo association the question arises regarding budget, warranties and maintenance.
The Associations we work for quite often do not have a set budget for painting other than the year they are working in. In regards to painting, the budget can be spread out as far as seven years in my experience. Thus allowing a proper rotation thru the association for all their painting needs.
The three to five-year plan:
We find in new England from decks, exteriors, common hallways, club house to the thresh holds of the buildings everything wears out at different times. The sunny side of the building might respond to heat and sunlight different to the area that receives no sunlight and always has a mold growth.
We often suggest:
The Painting Budget is a SECRET:
Planning the re-painting of an association is a huge task taking hours upon hours meeting with contractors and walking the property and at the end discussing amongst the Association Board the different bids and proposals.
When we meet with the association for the initial discussion we ask for the budget as many times the budget and the request are on two separate mountains. We are then able to provide alternative suggestions of priority areas, select painting and 1 to 5 year plans.
Expect the unexpected:
We find this mostly in new England with wood rot undetected during the walk around.
We find what works best is:
at the condominium association, property manager or HOA.
Bid Specs and keeping everyone on the same page:
Choose a Contact person:
Who is Responsible for What?
If you would like to discuss your condominium association or HOA maintenance and or painting for your property, please feel free to contact us at 978-683-9119