The entire job was completed very quickly & the prep work was first rate. Not only did the crew putty every hole but they made sure to point out those wood flaws/structural quirks that prevented a uniform paint job--which was much appreciated. Given that wood was painted, we expected the natural grain to show & the occasional knots to provide texture. The crew always suggested ways to achieve the most uniform & nice finish. In the end, we are amazed at the difference from the old paint job & will happily call House Painting, Inc again in the future.