OWNER | FOREMAN
Meet CASEY DODGE!
Casey is a third-generation painting contractor that is highly motivated to bring clients nothing but the best customer experience for their painting needs. Casey was raised in the Central Valley and has been around the painting industry since he was a kid. Growing up around his grandfather’s shop, Ron Rodgers Painting, he has learned what it means to be a professional businessman, as well as how to bring an outstanding service to clients. After graduating from Clovis North High School and Fresno State with his Bachelors in Business, Casey decided he wanted to run his own business. After working for his grandfather for 7 years, Casey opened Casey’s Painting in 2021 and has been servicing the Valley since.
Meet THE TEAM
We’re proud to have the best Fresno painters! Casey’s goal since opening in 2021 has been to bring a trustworthy painting contractor to the people of the central valley and provide an outstanding customer experience. This requires building a trustworthy, well-trained team that you can trust in and around your home. Meet our team!
Our process is built on a foundation of meticulous planning, expert execution, and unwavering dedication to our clients’ goals.
We prioritize clear communication and collaboration at every step to ensure a seamless and successful journey from concept to completion. With a commitment to innovation and excellence, our process consistently delivers exceptional results.
It starts with a phone call or text, whichever you prefer. We ask questions about the project to find out what you’re looking for, while giving you expert insight and suggestions. We’re honest – we let you know if we can or can’t handle what you’re wanting to accomplish. We go over how our schedules work, being completely transparent so you’re aware of the next steps. We’ll get measurements, and from there send you over an estimate.
ESTIMATE & APPROVALS
After a consultation, an estimate is sent (usually within 1-3 days). Our contracts are very detailed and include what we are doing for prep and paint. If the contract is accepted, we will work with you to decide on the best start date for your project. In the meantime, we consult about colors in preparation for your upcoming project.
WE WORK HARD FOR YOU FROM START TO FINISH
On the first day of the job, Casey and a foreman will meet you to walk the job together to make sure everyone is on the same page about the project. Each day when we arrive and leave, our foreman will touch base with you so you can look over the progress that was made that day. We communicate and keep you in the loop, so you are involved every step of the way. Towards the completion of the project, we will give you a roll of blue tape to mark any items you think may need extra attention. On the last day, we will complete all the finishing touches to ensure that you are absolutely, without question, happy with your new and or refreshed look.
Frequently asked questions
Prices will differ depending on size, prep work needed, obstructions to paint around, accessibility, difficulty of the job, substrates being painted over and much, much more. To get a general idea, visit our pricing tab and plug in your specific criteria for a general ballpark estimate!
Surfaces that have been painted with a water-based product and are being repainted with a water-based product, generally do not need to be primed. If the surface you are painting over has oil-based product on it, is lacquer, varnish, raw wood, raw concrete, rust, new drywall, plastic or other “hard to stick” surfaces, then it will need to be primed before applying the finish coats. Priming is also a good first coat option when trying to cover over dark or flamboyant colors.
WE LIKE TO USE:
- PPG- Speedhide (Interior & Exterior)
- Sherwin Williams- Promar 200 (Interior)
- Sherwin Williams- Super Paint (Exterior)
- Dunn Edwards- Suprema (Interior)
- Dunn Edwards- Evershield (Exterior)
You can use a variety of different products and brands for your walls and ceilings. Sherwin Williams, PPG, Kelly Moore, Valspar, Behr are all good paints to use. Just make sure if you are painting surfaces outside that they are labeled “exterior paint” and interior surfaces are labeled “interior paint”!
SHORT ANSWER: 1-2 GALLONS
A typical bedroom usually takes 1-2 gallons of paint to cover the walls, twice.
If the room is larger and you are also doing ceilings, you will most likely need 2, if not 3 gallons. A good rule of thumb is 1 gallon of paint covers 350 square feet. So, if a room is 10×10 with 10′ ceilings, that would be 400 square feet to cover (4 walls 10 feet long= 40, times 10 foot in height = 400) Don’t forget to calculate for a second coat!
Walls can be painted any sheen. Just keep in mind, flat sheen walls cannot be washed. Generally, people paint their walls eggshell or satin.
Doors, Frames & Baseboards
Doors, Frames and Baseboards typically go semi-gloss. Semi-gloss is more durable than other sheens and is washable. Since these surfaces tend to receive the most damage, semi-gloss is usually the best option.
Exterior areas endure all different types of weather. It is best to use satin, eggshell or semi-gloss sheen to help protect from UV rays, rain, and seasonal weather changes.
SHORT ANSWER: Frog Tape or normal masking tape with caulking (both described below).
Frog Tape Method
There are several ways to achieve a professional straight line while painting. The easiest option is to use frog tape. After taping off the area, run a damp rag over the edge of the tape to activate the “paint blocking technology”, then begin painting your surface. Without this crucial step there is a chance the paint will bleed through.
Masking Tape Method
Using general masking tape, tape over the surface you’re protecting. Then put a bead of caulking over the tape and smear with your finger. After that, paint over the wet caulking and pull the tape immediately. You will see a nice, straight line.