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Bo Parke

Hi-Tek Painting Solutions

Established in 1989, Hi-Tek Painting Solutions, inc. serves as a leading residential and commercial painting company in Chester County and throughout the Main Line and Kennett Square area. The Business Owner Bo Parke is an Entrepreneur that was born in Lancaster, PA. In 1986 he moved to West Chester, PA to attend West Chester University. After graduating, he decided to stay in West Chester and start doing what he always loved, painting! Bo today is still based in West Chester, where he and his wife raised their three kids, who grew up in the West Chester School System and all are working to complete their college degrees.

Hi-Tek Painting Solutions is a high-quality Painting Company that considers the satisfaction of its customers as the most important aspect of its services. Call Us today and learn more about our services!

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Every Painter Is Different

Why Choose Us?

Residential Professionals

Our residential painters are prepared to help turn your home into the masterpiece you’ve always dreamed of.

Premium & Quality Work

All of our work is done with the best paint & materials available, giving you the best bang for your buck.

Responsive & Knowledgeable

Our deeply knowledgeable painters love collaborating with you and discovering what you’re looking for.

Commercial Professionals

Keep your business’ image looking spotless with our professionally trained painting contractors.

Local & Affordable

No more worrying about finding a distant contractor, keep it local & keep it affordable is our motto!

Free Consultations

Before we start a project, we offer any possible clients a free consultation to see the scope of the project beforehand!

Our Credentials

What credentials do your painters have?
Our owner, Bo Parke, has more than 30+ years of experience in the painting industry. He worked as a painter while earning his Bachelor of Science Degree at West Chester University and starting the business right out of college until now. We carefully select our painters not just for painting experience, but also for ethics and character. We understand that letting someone into your home is a big deal, which is why we’re fully licensed, insured and bonded, and we drug test our employees.
Do you have references and examples of completed projects?
We are very proud of our work and don’t mind bragging about it! Nowadays we are hoping our customers go online to give us feedback and review our business for everyone to know. This is also where we’re starting to post more and more before/after pictures of projects we’ve done.
How many house painting projects do you average each year?
Each year can be different depending on the weather, but we’re typically aiming to do 250-300 projects a year.
Do you provide proof of insurance?
 Yes, we provide proof of insurance for each estimate that we do.
Why being insured should matter to me?
All legitimate businesses are fully licensed and insured. This protects you, the consumer. For example, if an accident occurs and someone falls and gets hurt on your property? Our insurance protects our workers and you! This gives you incredible peace of mind as a homeowner or business owner.
Will my homeowner’s insurance policy cover me in the event something is broken or someone gets hurt?
Because of our insurance, you won’t need to worry about that at all! We carry full general liability insurance ($2,000,000 policy) that would take care of anything that could get broken, and all of our employees are covered under our full worker’s compensation policy.

Hiring Us / Our House Painting Process

What happens if I decide to hire you?
When you reach out to us and accept, we’ll need you to sign our proposal. This can easily be done by signing and placing in the mail or electronically, scanning and emailing it back. After that, we’ll get you onto our production schedule (weather permitting).
How much money do I need for the down payment to begin the project? And when do I pay?
Our policy is to not to expect payment until the first day of the project. For larger projects, our payment structure is 1/3 on 1st day, 1/3 after 50% of the project is completed. The rest will be due upon completion and once you’re completely satisfied. We can also work out a payment structure for smaller projects.
After you start the job, will you stay until it’s finished?
When we begin your project, the crew that will be assigned to your project will be fully dedicated to you and it will be there until it’s done. We communicate each night the progress of the job and let you know how it’s going all along the way.
Who will be supervising my project?
Our business owner will be at your site to supervise the progress several times. He will also communicate with you and the crew to ensure smooth progress. Our job is to ensure that you’re 100% satisfied and that we’ve earned a five-star painting review from you when we’re done!
What hours does the painting crew work?
This will depend. For an exterior painting job, it will depend on the weather and on your schedule. We usually work 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. These hours can be adjusted when necessary. We also work weekend hours and can discuss this at the time of scheduling as well.
What about the mess of the project itself? Will the painters clean up after themselves?
We understand that painting jobs can be messy and the inconvenience that the mess is causing you. We move furniture, drop cloths, hang plastic all over, etc. We always do our best to minimize the disruption to your everyday life and get out of your space as quickly as possible. Our motto is “Always leave a job site better than you found it.”

We can be considered fanatics about cleaning up after ourselves. Every day we’re on-site, and especially when we’re all done. We also use the Festool CF Dust Extractor to accomplish dustless sanding because sanding provides a smooth surface to apply the finish paint.

Who will keep me updated on the progress of my painting project? Who do I talk to if I have questions or concerns during and after the project?
Our Business Owner, Bo Parke, will keep you updated on a daily basis about the progress. If you have immediate concerns about safety, or what the crew is doing, you’ll be introduced to our on-site job Foreman, but every other question can be directed to the Business Owner, Bo Parke

Paint and Paint Brands

What brands and types of paint do you use? How do you select it?
We enjoy working with national, well-known brands like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams. In the painting industry, we believe that you get what you pay for. We definitely do everything we can to optimize the preparation and application of the paint, and we want to make sure that it’s going to last. The selection depends on each project. If we have a customer who prefers a certain brand we’ll accommodate that request. Sometimes one manufacturer simply makes a better product for your situation so we’ll use the best fit. We will discuss product recommendations during the proposal process.
Are expensive paints better?
Not necessarily. We believe that you get what you pay for. Many of the cheap or inexpensive paints don’t as long, aren’t as scrub or burnish resistant, or simply don’t cover well. However, our experience also shows us, that the experience of the painter and the way that the paint is applied can really make a difference and change the quality of the finished job. Your project may not need a paint that will last forever because maybe you’re moving soon and want to save money. We will learn about you and we will suggest the best option for your specific situation.
Do you offer Green products?
Yes, of course! We’re proud to offer zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) products whenever we can that are low odor and more environmentally friendly. We use water-based acrylic paints about 99% of the time.
What are the differences between latex and oil paint?
Typically latex or acrylic coatings are water-based, lower odor, dry faster, are more flexible and color-fade resistant. Alkyd or oil paints on the other hand, tend to dry slower, level a bit nicer (less brush marks), dry really hard, are more moisture resistant, but only clean up with mineral spirits. Each has their best scenarios for use, but again, we’re using acrylic products about 99% of the time now.
Is it true that I won’t be able to buy oil-based paint in the near future?
That’s probably not going to happen for a while still. Although it’s becoming harder and harder for a consumer to buy a gallon of oil based paint, they are still being made. With VOC law changes over the past 20 years, paint manufacturers have made great strides in improving water-based acrylic coatings to oftentimes out-perform their oil based counterparts.
I see paint sales advertised all the time. Can I buy my own paint for you to use? Will I save money if I buy the materials?
You most certainly can. I would say that, most of the time, our everyday pricing from the paint store is going to be better than your sale price, and we simply pass those savings onto you in our estimates. We’ve had a few customers want to save a buck or two and buy inferior products, and unfortunately, that lead to us having to do extra coats to get it to cover. But if there is any way we can help keep the cost down on your job, we’re all for it!
What can we do with leftover paint from years past?
Most communities have paint recycling facilities to handle old paint.
Will you give us the leftover paint from our project?
We always leave a partial gallon of all of the finish coat materials used on your project – properly labeled by room or area of the project. It’s easier when you call us years from now to do touch-ups if the identical paint is stored in a dry, temperature-controlled space (like a basement).

Interior House Painting FAQs

Does someone have to be home while the painting is done?
While you don’t need to be home during the process, it is helpful for someone to be there when we get things started, and of course it’s required for someone to be there when we’re done. That final walk-through and making sure we’ve exceeded your expectations is a very important step.
How might the interior painting project affect my life at home?
You can certainly expect some disruptions as it relates to furniture being moved temporarily, drop cloths, and plastic/tape hanging. But the most important way it will affect your life, hopefully, is in the dramatic change that’ll take place and the pride that’ll come from your newly designed/remodeled space. Enjoy!
I am concerned about fumes and odor. What can be done about that?
We typically use low odor water based acrylic coatings for our interior work, but we also work with seniors and others that might have allergies or are more sensitive to paint smells by using zero VOC products.
Do I have to move my own furniture?
All we ask is that you remove valuables and breakable items and take down wall hangings. You can leave the heavy lifting to us and trust that, when we are done, your furnishings will be returned to the same position they were when we arrived.
How is my property and furniture protected during painting?
We use drop cloths, red rosin paper or cardboard to cover your floors and we cover your furniture with lightweight plastic.
How do you prepare the surfaces of my walls / ceilings for painting?
We’ll repair nail holes, worn joints or nail pops, and clean surfaces or seal stains as needed. Most jobs require a light scuff-sanding. We have years of experience repairing drywall damage and will include that in our bid.
I have drywall damage. Do I need to get it repaired before you come?
Not at all. We have years of experience repairing drywall damage and will include it in our bid. We’re particular about making drywall repairs and imperfections as concealed as possible and would prefer to paint over our own drywall work versus someone else’s. Plus, you only have to deal with one company for your painting project.
Will you remove wallpaper prior to painting?
We will remove wallpaper and that’s typically done on a time-and-material basis. Although we’ll give you an idea of what it will most likely cost up front, it’s simply too difficult to know for sure how hard/easy that paper will come off until we start. Sometimes it’s been primed or sized improperly underneath, and other times we’ve had to remove it glued straight to bare drywall. We do not recommend painting over wallpaper.
When is primer needed?
There are various reasons why primer would be needed on a house painting project. Primarily, primer is designed to seal up porous surfaces to make it ready for paint. Primers come in all different flavors though – some are specially designed for blocking out stains, some are fast or slow drying, others go on heavy to fill in cracks or crevices. Anytime you have bad stains, bare drywall or wood, we’ll need to use a primer.
How many coats of paint will I need?
It depends on the project, but generally, we recommend two coats. First, you want enough coverage to even out the wall surfaces where damage, repairs and imperfections cannot be completely concealed. Second, two coats will provide you with a more scrub-resistant, long lasting finish.
What temperature conditions are needed for interior painting?
Interior paints typically need a minimum of 50 degrees with a humidity around the same. The more humidity or the colder it is, the slower the drying time of the paint.
What about the paint? How is it selected? What kind is used?
Each project is different, which is why we like to see your project in person and help determine your needs. Some products are washable and could be used for those with younger kids or in high traffic areas. Some have higher sheens, which might help it dry harder and be better for doors or railings. We’ll work closely with you to determine the right product for your job.
What are the differences between flat, satin, high gloss and eggshell finish?
Primarily, the differences are in how shiny the paint is. Flat paints have almost no shine at all. These are typically used on ceilings and in areas where you’d want to hide previous imperfections. Matte, Eggshell and satin finishes are very similar and are the most common for walls. This wall finish has a little bit of shine, more than a flat, but not as much as a semi-gloss. This provides a good balance between washability/dirt resistance and hiding wall imperfections. Semi-gloss and full gloss sheens tend to be used for trim work around windows and doors or kitchen cabinets. It’s exactly as it sounds – glossy. And is therefore very washable and dirt resistant; but because it’s so shiny, it reflects more light, showing off that surface.
I like the color inside my friend’s house. Can you match the color and will it look the same? Or can you match my existing interior paint color?
We can match colors. It’s helpful if we have an old paint can, or the paint color from the manufacturer. If we don’t, our options are to get a small piece to take to the paint store for a custom match, or pick a color from a fan deck that is very close. Colors may look different in different lighting, and surrounded by different things like carpeting or countertops – so we encourage that a color sample be applied to see how it will look in your space.
There are areas that could be touched up instead of completely repainted. I have the paint that was used previously. Will you do touch-ups?
Our experience tells us that, for the most part, paint simply doesn’t touch up that well if it’s been more than 6 months or so. Our suggestion is to paint corner-to-corner on the wall that needs to be touched up. This saves you from having to paint the entire room while the results will still look nice.
How long should I wait before washing the walls after you paint?
Although paint dries to the touch in roughly 4 hours or less, it takes more like 10-14 days to fully cure. This means that all of the water and solvents have evaporated, leaving the finish hard and fully formed. If you can wait that long – it’s recommended.
Do you recommend a particular cleaning agent for washing painted walls?
The cleaning agent we suggest, for the most part, is good old fashioned H2O. The paint films that we’re applying today are so much better than they were 20 plus years ago, and are often washable. All it usually takes is a sponge and clean water. If that doesn’t quite do it, then we recommend something mild like Simple Green.
How often should I paint the interior of my home?
Most homeowners look to refresh their rooms with a new coat of paint or switch things up color-wise about every 7-10 years. The higher traffic areas that are more lived in, like bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, and living rooms tend to be painted more frequently.

Exterior House Painting FAQs

How long will it take to paint my house?
That depends upon the size of the house and the complexity of the job. Typical paint jobs will take 3-4 days to complete.
Does someone have to be home when the painting is done?
While you don’t need to be home during the process, it is helpful for someone to be there when we get things started, and of course it’s required for someone to be there for the final walk-through. We will also need someone to unlock and open any windows or doors that are to be painted so they can remain open while they dry.
What should I do to prepare for the painters?
Each job is a little different. But if you could make sure that you have a working exterior water spigot (for power washing), an electrical outlet that works (if we’re doing carpentry repairs), and any bushes or trees cut back a few feet away from the house really helps.
How many painters come to my home?
A typical job might have a 2 to 3-man crew assigned to it.
How will exterior painting affect life inside my home during the project?
On power washing day, keep doors and windows closed so no water gets in. If we’re performing wood replacement or other carpentry on your home, you’ll probably hear power tools or a swinging hammer. And if we’re using an airless sprayer to apply paint finishes, we’ll cover over your windows with a semi-opaque plastic film to protect them. We work as hard and efficiently as we can to minimize disruptions. Once we’re done, you’ll undoubtedly be the envy of your entire neighborhood!
What temperature conditions are needed for exterior painting?
Exterior paints can be applied down to 35 degrees’ Fahrenheit surface temperature, and we want to avoid painting in extreme heats of over 100 degrees if we can help it.
What preparation is done before my house painting begins?
Typically, we’ll pressure wash the exterior surfaces to be painted – removing dirt and debris. Next, we’ll check for peeling paint to be scraped and/or sanded down, and caulk in the proper gaps and cracks in the wood. An appropriate primer is selected and applied to any bare wood before final coats begin.
How is my landscaping and other property protected during painting?
We use drop cloths extensively on the exterior of your home as well as covering windows with a plastic film. We’ll also gently cover other exterior elements with appropriate protection to prevent overspray or paint from getting on them.
What is the benefit of power washing?
Before a surface can be painted it must be clean, dry, and dull. Power washing uses an appropriate amount of pressure and water to effectively remove loose dirt, debris, and sometimes peeling paint from the surface. In the right hands, a power washer is a very valuable tool in getting your house ready to be painted.
I have rotted wood in some areas. Do I need to get that repaired before the painters come?
We can do most wood repairs ourselves and will include that in our bid. If your house has extreme damage, we have other industry partners we’ll work with to ensure the wood is taken care of properly and professionally.
The house doesn’t look that bad. There are just a few areas that need attention. Do I have to paint the whole house?
Not necessarily. There are really two main functions of paint on the exterior of your home – aesthetics and protection. Although at first glance it might look pretty good, the surface maybe be weathering and the paint film may not be protecting that part of the house as well as you think. Keep in mind that if you paint the entire house at one time, you won’t need to it again for another 5-7 years minimum. If areas of the house are coated at different times, then they may weather differently and unevenly over time.
How do I choose the right exterior paint color?
That’s the million-dollar question! Most of our clients start out by looking at their existing neighborhood or others close by to look for inspiration. There may be elements of your house you won’t be changing – brick, stone, or other architectural items. The roof color/texture on the home is also a factor in which color to pick. Paint manufacturers have color fan decks that group exterior colors together
I like the color of my friend or neighbor’s house. Can you match the color?
Yes, we can match the color. All we need is a small piece of the home (like a downspout for example) or you can talk with your neighbor to get the color they chose. Keep in mind that, even if you know what the color was originally, more than likely, they’re house color has faded a little bit over time.
Can you match my existing exterior paint color?
Absolutely. Colors can be matched very closely. We recommend painting the entire surface, however, to ensure color uniformity.
Why does the paint begin to fade or peel? Is there anything I can do to help make it last longer?
There could be any number of reasons why you’re having fade or peeling issues. Fading is usually due to exposure to the Sun’s UV rays. Less expensive paints with lower quality resins tend to fade quicker, or when there is less paint film applied (like one coat instead of two). Peeling can happen for a variety of reasons, but is most likely linked to moisture intrusion. Moisture is getting behind the paint film somehow and is being drawn out by the Sun, causing it to peel. We usually see peeling on the south and west sides of the house. When we come out and give you a written proposal, we’ll help you troubleshoot the issue.
There is quite a bit of peeling under the eaves of my house. Why did that happen and can you prevent it in the future?
There could be several reasons for this, but most likely it’s a result of poor ventilation in your soffits. We first usually look to see if you have soffit vents, and if they’re plugged or clogged up. Some homes do not have soffit vents and instead use a roof vent. Either way, you probably have a build-up of moisture and heat in your attic causing this issue. Sometimes it can be as simple as replacing your soffit vents with new ones, and/or installing a few new ones if you don’t have enough air flow.
There is mildew forming on my home’s exterior. Can you remove it and prevent mildew from reoccurring in the future?
We usually see mildew forming on sides of the house that have a lot of moisture and are not usually exposed to the sun. We use a solution of bleach and water to kill the mildew spores and scrub them off the surface before power washing. We cannot promise we can prevent it in the future, but cutting back trees and bushes that are too close to the house or moving sprinklers that are too close tends to solve a lot of these reoccurring issues.
How are window sills painted to keep them looking nice for the long term?
We start out by using high quality paint products that stand up to the harsh rain and snow. Inexpensive paints that have inferior acrylic resins don’t last as long on horizontal surfaces. We may use a specialized bonding primer underneath a high-end final coat for vulnerable areas.
What finish do you use with exterior paint?
Most homes today are painted with a flat or satin finish on the siding, and satin or gloss on the doors and windows. Areas that have peeled in the past should use a flat finish to make for a better look, whereas high traffic areas or things that might need to be washed (like a door) should be in satin or gloss.
Can aluminum or vinyl siding be painted?
Absolutely! Both aluminum and vinyl siding, if properly prepared to remove all dirt and chalk, can be painted with exterior acrylic paint. Some vinyl siding is limited by the color selection, however, as a darker color painted over the manufacturer’s color could result in warping. We use vinyl Safe Technology products to prevent this from happening.
How do you apply the paint?
We use multiple techniques: brush, roller, and airless spraying. Some of our clients worried about spraying at first, but once they saw how careful we were and how we meticulously covered and protected their home during the process, they were relieved and enjoyed the cost savings we could pass along because we could produce the job much quicker. The sprayer is simply a tool to get the paint out of the bucket and onto the house faster.
How often should my home’s exterior be painted?
Most of our customers have a repaint cycle of about 5-7 years. But it’s a great idea to walk around the exterior of your home every Spring and Fall to look for any damage: splitting wood, peeling paint, or cracking caulk. If you can get to these minor areas before they become major, you’ll save a lot of money in the long run.

Service Areas

Chester County, PA | Montgomery County, PA
Main Line | Chadds Ford, PA | Unionville, PA | Kennett Square, PA | Wayne, PA | Villanova, PA | Rosemont, PA | West Chester, PA | Chester Springs, PA | Downingtown, PA | Bala Cynwyd, PA | Berwyn, PA | Broomall, PA | Bryn Mawr, PA | Chesterbrook, PA | Devon,, PA | Exton, PA | Gladwyn, PA | Glen Mills, PA | Glenmoore, PA | Haverford, PA | King of Prussia, PA | Malvern, PA | Marion Station, PA | Media, PA | Newtown Square, PA | Paoli, PA | Phoenixville, PA | Radnor, PA | Swarthmore, PA | Springfield, PA
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