The concept of “Pay It Forward” is one the that MTS Painting and Property Services espouses. As a painting contractor we paint homes for many residential customers, and we often do work on homes where families are hurting and simply cannot afford, nor have the ability to upkeep their home. In such cases we will work with the customer and adjust our prices as well as donate products to help those in need. Being a part of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) trade association gives a great opportunity to band together with other like-minded contractors who like to do the right thing. And in my book, helping others is the right thing that this world needs more of.
We were blessed to be able to help Phoenix Children’s Project again this year. The homes we have painted are temporary homes for Phoenix urban families trying to get back on their feet. As professional painting contractors, it is sometimes a difficult challenge to deal with some of the prep issues on these older neglected homes. Thankfully there was new siding recently installed on the majority of the small home which covered over much of the prep issues. But before work could begin, we first had to check for lead based paint that may be disturbed. The chemical spot tests performed by Certified RRP Renovator Randy Fornoff on the original wood of the fascia and overhang were negative. This allowed the four person prep team to use standard prep techniques of pressure washing, scraping and wire brushing to expose a solid clean surfaces for proper primer adhesion.
Day 2 brought in a team of 12 volunteers to mask and apply the topcoats. The dedicated volunteers quickly improved the aesthetics of this quaint old home. As one PDCA Member in California has coined, we want to “Paint It Forward” for family’s who need a helping hand. MTS painting is glad to be a part of serving the community’s painting needs, and it fits our mission statement well, “MTS will faithfully strive to positively impact employees, customers, vendors, and the community at large by upholding principles of integrity, fairness, honesty, and the respect of each individual.”