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Preparations for your Upcoming Painting project with MacFarland Painting!


Upon receipt of your approved quote, please contact the office regarding the 1/3 deposit, required for scheduling

– Please note a 3% fee will be added for all Credit Card payments

– There is NO FEE for Debit Card payments, checks, or cash


Once your deposit is paid, our Operations Manager will reach out to you by phone to schedule your job.

Please note we book exterior work for “the week of” as we allow time in our schedule for inclement weather.


We use Sherwin-Williams colors for all of our painting projects. We ask that you provide us with the color selections AT LEAST 2 weeks prior to your scheduled start date.  The information needed is Room or Area, Color Name, Color Number. 


Living Room – Argos SW7065

Cabinets – Pure White SW 7005

Please email your selections to or call our office.


Prior to your Interior Painting Job – You are to remove all window treatments, blinds, art, wall hangings, electronics, and small breakable items from all areas being painted. Also, please wipe/vacuum dust and debris.

 MacFarland Painting staff will move heavy/bulky items to the center of the space and wrap them in painter’s plastic.

Our crew members will also cover floors with construction paper, canvas drop cloths, and/or painter’s plastic.

Preparing for EXTERIOR WORK

Prior to your Exterior Job – Please remove furniture, planters, decor, etc. from the perimeter of the exterior to be painted. Be sure to have windows closed, access to electricity, and hose bibs turned on for access to water. Also, please trim back shrubs, trees, and other vegetation that will impede painting and repairs. 

We use a variety of protective items, paper, tape, plastic, and canvas drops, and will set up an outdoor staging area for tools and supplies.


Prior to your Cabinet Painting Job – Use Simple Green, 409, or a non-oil-based product, to remove surface dirt and grease from all cabinet surfaces. There is no need to empty cabinets (We recommend pushing contents to the rear of the cabinets to facilitate painting).

If we are drilling for new hardware, it must be available on the start day of your project.

Preparing for STAIRCASE WORK

Prior to your Staircase Job – Your baluster style and pattern selection must be made 4 weeks ahead of the start date to allow for the shipping of materials.  Please have a plan for children, physically unstable adults, and pets for the duration of your project.


This is key for your project to run smoothly. Your project manager will contact you prior to your scheduled start date to inform you what time they plan to arrive and to answer any questions you may have.

You may call the office at 734-564-6664 any time. If you call outside of office hours, please leave a voicemail.


Your project manager will try to notify you a few hours prior to completion so that you are ready to do your final walk through.  Identify areas of concern, if any, so that we may address them at this time.  All of our staff members are able to accept final payment via cash or check, or will gladly facilitate a call to the office for card processing.