Preparation included pressure water blasting to clean all surfaces to be painted, removal of loose paint by sanding, re-caulking where caulk was missing or deteriorated, re-fastened loose boards, trim and siding, applied primer and two coats of latex acrylic paint to match existing color (sprayed on and back-rolled), applied matching stain to porches and boardwalk,. The job also included repainting of small detached shed. The preparation was challenging due to the height of the house and metal roofing, but it was well done. We only had a few small complaints. One was that the trim around the front door, the front porch railing and lower facia board was to be painted in a contrasting color (to match metal roof color and that of the existing paint in those areas). Somehow the workmen did not get that instruction and had to return to do it. The trim painting was not as carefully done, as there were drips of green paint on the already stained brown porch. The second is that masking tape was not all removed, leaving a few bits of tape stuck to the metal roof. With all the sanding that had to be done on some areas where older paint had deteriorated, a lot of sanding residue was left on the roof and the porches below. We felt that those should have been washed away before actual painting began. There is still residue on the metal roof, even after some mildly windy days and some light rain. Although most of the paper and tape debris of picked up, it was not all cleaned up, and there were a couple of areas where paint blobs were stuck to grass and soil in areas where people would walk. Overall, we were well pleased and would use this provider again should we need exterior house painting in the future.