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CELEBRATING OUR 20th YEAR 1997-2017

DRPAINT

THE PAINT DOC
 Your +First Aid+ In Painting

Manassas - Centreville 

Serving Northern Virginia

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IT'S BEEN 20 YEARS!

DRPAINT - THE PAINT DOC WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK ALL OF OUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE CUSTOMERS FOR HELPING US THROUGH THE FIRST 20 YEARS OF BUSINESS.

20 YEARS SURE GOES BY FAST; IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY WE WERE A YOUNG STARTUP MOM & POP COMPANY.  WE'VE HAD QUITE A FEW ROUGH PATCHES ALONG THE WAY, BUT WEATHERED THROUGH IT THANKS TO YOU.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT 20 YEARS AND HOPE THAT YOU WILL BE THERE WITH US.

MIKE & CAROLYN DITOTO

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Key to Getting the Best Deal on a Paint Job

OCCASIONALLY, I GET A PHONE CALL OR AN EMAIL FROM SOMEONE LOOKING TO GET A QUOTE ON A PAINTING JOB.  THEY SIMPLY GIVE ME THE NUMBER OF ROOMS OR THE SQUARE FOOTAGE AND ASK FOR AN ESTIMATE PRICE.  IT IS TRUE THAT IN THIS AGE OF THE INTERNET, SHOPPING HAS BECOME A LOT EASIER.  JUST FIGURE OUT WHAT MERCHANDISE YOU WANT AND SIMPLY SEARCH FOR PRICES FROM VARIOUS VENDORS.  THEN BUY IT FROM WHOEVER HAS THE LOWEST PRICE. THESE PEOPLE ARE JUST LOOKING FOR THE BEST DEAL THEY CAN GET.  I CANNOT REALLY BLAME THEM, A PAINT JOB CAN BE A BIG-TICKET ITEM.  IN TODAY'S MARKET, A FEW HUNDRED DOLLARS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER CAN BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAVING IT DONE PROFESSIONALLY, A D.I.Y. OR FOR THE TIME BEING, DISCARDING THE IDEA ALL TOGETHER.

HOWEVER SHOPPING FOR SERVICES SUCH AS PAINTING DOES NOT QUITE WORK THE SAME WAY AS SHOPPING FOR MERCHANDISE.  ONE THREE-BEDROOM HOUSE DOES NOT EQUAL ANOTHER THREE-BEDROOM HOUSE.  THERE ARE MANY VARIABLES HERE.  TO NAME A FEW, THERE ARE: QUANTITY AND SIZE OF ROOMS, TYPE OF WINDOWS AND DOORS, TYPE OF TRIM MOLDINGS, NUMBER AND INTENSITY OF PAINT COLORS, AMOUNT OF PREPARATION PROTECTION NEEDED FOR PLANTS AND FURNISHINGS, QUALITY OF PAINT USED AND THE EXTENT OF NEEDED PAINT SURFACE PREPARATIONS.

ANY ONE SET OF THE ABOVE VARIABLES AS COMPARED TO A DIFFERENT SET OF THOSE VARIABLES CAN MEAN A DIFFERENCE OF TENS, AND IN SOME CASES, UP TO A HUNDRED HOURS OF LABOR AND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS COSTS NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE WORK, SUFFICIENTLY.  EFFECTIVELY, THE BEST DEAL DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN BEST PRICE.  I AM NOT SAYING THAT PRICE IS UNIMPORTANT.  I THINK PRICE IS IMPORTANT BUT ONLY TO THE EXTENT THAT IT REPRESENTS THE REAL VALUE OF THE WORK DONE.

GETTING THE BEST DEAL MEANS GETTING THE BEST VALUE FOR THE PRICE.  KEY TO GETTING THE BEST DEAL ON A PAINT JOB WOULD LIE THEN NOT ONLY IN BEING ABLE TO COMPARE THE PRICE AND JUST AS IMPORTANTLY, BEING ABLE TO EVALUATE AND COMPARE THE VALUE OFFERED FOR IT.  IN COMPARING PAINTING PROPOSALS, YOU MUST COMPARE "APPLES TO APPLES."  ONLY COMPARING THE PRICE WITHOUT ANY REGARD TO WHAT THAT PRICE REPRESENTS, YOU WOULD THEN BE COMPARING "APPLES TO ORANGES" AND THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT YOU WILL END UP WITH A "LEMON" YOU CAN'T MAKE "LEMONADE" WITH.

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