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FAQ

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get!

How long have you been in business?

Viking Painting, Inc has been in business since 2001 and is a registered with the GA Secretary of State.

How do I select paint preference and color?

Viking Painting, Inc. uses only the highest quality materials. Unless otherwise specified, our exterior product of choice is Sherwin-Williams, We use an acrylic latex product warranted by the manufacturer for 25 years. To expedite your project, please have colors selected or samples you are considering when we start work.

What is Elastomeric?

Elastomeric waterproof system is normally used on exterior stucco and often when the surface has a lot of hairline cracks. Elastomeric was formulated to be applied in very thick coats or mil thickness. When applied correctly, it has the capacity to span these hairline cracks permanently. Elastomeric is a latex product looks much like any other paint and it can be tinted to most colors.

Do you install sectional or seamless gutters?

Viking Painting. Inc only installs seamless gutters. Seamless gutters won’t leak at seams because there are none; sections join only at inside and outside corners and at downspout outlets. That’s why they’re the most popular configuration. 

I don’t want to clean my gutters annually, what are my options?

Viking Painting, Inc. can install a gutter cover/cap system to block out falling debris or objects. The #1 reason is so you don’t have to clean your gutters as often so you can avoid the messy work of gutter cleaning. They also stop mosquitoes from breeding in your gutters. The water that sits in your gutters as a result of debris build-up is an ideal place for disease carrying mosquitoes to breed.

You have warranties, but what do they really cover?

We offer both warranties on our work, and warranties from our providers for all the painting materials we use on your house. The warranty on the work covers the cost of any labor in replacing, repairing, or fixing the problem area stated in our warrantee on the proposal/contract. The warranty from our providers covers the materials we use meaning they will in most every case replace any portion of the product that was found to be defective.

What are the different paint sheens?

Sheen refers to the light reflectivity of the painted or varnished surface. There are varying degrees of paint sheen, from no shine to high gloss. Paint manufacturers may refer to their paint sheens by different names. From lowest to highest, sheens correspond to these reflective degrees: flat finish, eggshell, satin, semi gloss, gloss, and high gloss finish.

What is Elastomeric?

Elastomeric waterproof system is normally used on exterior stucco and often when the surface has a lot of hairline cracks. Elastomeric was formulated to be applied in very thick coats or mil thickness. When applied correctly, it has the capacity to span these hairline cracks permanently. Elastomeric is a latex product looks much like any other paint and it can be tinted to most colors.

What do I do about trees and bushes?

Please cut all bushes and tree branches away from your house prior to the start date. We need to be able to get a painter between your bushes and your house in order to paint it properly. 

What is the purpose of gutters?

Gutters and downspouts prevent water that falls on the roof from dripping down the sides of the house and collecting near the foundation. Gutters and gutter covers protect your home. They help prevent a number of problems such as mold development, structural damage to your deck, foundation or landscape.

Do you have references I can call?

Viking Painting, Inc has been in business since 2001. We have painted thousands of homes. We can supply you with as many references as you desire in order to make you feel comfortable choosing our company for your painting needs.

How do I prepare for pressure cleaning?

Pressure cleaning of surfaces, new and old, is required to remove dirt, mildew, and peeling paint – anything to which new paint will adhere. We strongly recommend you supervise the interior of your home during pressure cleaning as water intrusion is possible.

Can I paint over wall covering?

We typically do not recommend painting over wallpaper. However if you choose to, there are many issues to consider. The seams may not lie down properly. Moisture from the paint could cause blistering or peeling. Over a heavy vinyl the paint’s adhesion may be minimal. The texture from the wallpaper may not look very good on a solid wall. Note that the seams may be visible in some areas.

How do gutter covers/ tops work?

Gutter covers work on the scientific principle of water adhesion or centrifugal force. The design allows water to enter the gutter while keeping leaves and debris out. They can be custom-fit to any home and adjusted to any roof pitch.

How often should gutters be cleaned?

This varies, depending on the environment. Generally, it’s a good idea to have gutters checked and cleaned once a year. In houses surrounded by trees, it may be necessary to clean out gutters twice a year. Viking Painting, Inc. offers a full service gutter cleaning.

How do we schedule an estimate with you?

You can either call us at 770-442-0751 or contact us using this website. We schedule your appointment and set a date and a time that is convenient for you. We also work Saturdays and Sundays to accommodate your schedule. Your time is important to you, which means it is important to us.

What is better? Enamel, Latex or Oil?

Enamel is a broad classification for finishing materials that dry to a smooth, hard finish and usually possess a gloss. In the past this term referred exclusively to oil base products, however, new generation latex products area also at times referred to as enamels. Because of these factors enamel as, a paint term has become somewhat ambiguous. Oil base products are those products that typically are composed of pigments dissolved in a mineral spirit such as paint thinner. While latex products are an emulsion suspended in water. The obvious differences are that oil base product require mineral spirits for clean up, have a longer dry time, and have a stronger odor while drying to a harder finish. Latex products typically will dry faster and are water clean up. Oil base products are used primarily where a harder finish is required. However, today’s improved latex product are by far more superior than oil paints.

Can you determine if my gutters are damaged?

During your estimate, we can inspect your gutters and report any damage we find. If minor repairs are required, we usually can take care of it. If you need to have your gutters completely replaced, we will include a line-item cost on your estimate.

What is the purpose of gutters?

Gutters and downspouts prevent water that falls on the roof from dripping down the sides of the house and collecting near the foundation. Gutters and gutter covers protect your home. They help prevent a number of problems such as mold development, structural damage to your deck, foundation or landscape.