One of the differences between the “low bid” and the other higher bids on any project is how willing and concerned is a contractor with protecting your surfaces.
This is a good article on the techniques and tools available to painters and contractors today…
The Pro Painter’s Guide to Masking: Tips, Techniques and the Latest Technological Advances
Masking at the job site is a critical step in delivering professional painting results. Masking protects against paint drips, splatters and overspray that may cause damage or are difficult to remove. We sat down with the technical services team in 3M’s Construction & Home Improvement Markets Division to learn about the latest masking technology and techniques.