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Before Paint Day
Paint Your Heart Out! Shreveport 2014 is scheduled for Saturday May 3, 2014. Prior to your house being painted, minor repairs are done, and your house is power washed, scraped, and primed by professional contractors. Housing Inspectors will visit your home periodically to make sure that the work is being completed according to specifications, which is the work-write up. Please make yourself available for all of these visits.

Homeowner / Contractor Agreement
The housing inspector will also have a homeowner / contractor agreement for you to sign. This is an agreement between the homeowner and contractor that states that the contractor will complete all of the repairs and preparation work in a certain number of days. The housing inspector is responsible for monitoring this work. When the work is completed to your satisfaction and the housing inspector's satisfaction, The housing inspector will have pay-outs for you to sign so that the contractor can be paid for his / her work.

Painting Your House
Your home will be painted by a group of volunteers from a local organization. Each team of painters has a designated team captain. The team captain will be instructed to visit with you to make themselves known to you. Ask them for a business card or some form of identification. If they do not have any identification, please call Marcia Nelson at 318-673-7528 to make sure that this person has been assigned to your house, and is indeed representing Paint Your Heart Out.

The team captain is also instructed to look around the house to come up with a strategy on painting, such as all areas to be painted, what areas will need a ladder and if there is debris or underbrush that needs to be removed to make their job easier. During this visit the team captain will also confirm your paint color choice. Once you make your color selections, you will not be allowed to change.

City of Shreveport, Louisiana