What should I look for in a good painting contractor? You should always look for a painter who is licensed, bonded and insured with reasonable experience in the industry.
Why is there such a large difference in price from one painter to the next? Doesn’t every painter do the same thing? Assuming that all of the painting contractors you’re comparing are reputable, licensed, insured and bonded companies, then the main reason that you might see a range of prices is in the Scope of Work to be performed. The SoW outlines in detail what will be done in each phase of the job to complete your painting project as you desire. Without it not only will you have no way of being certain that all of the necessary steps to do the work correctly are being done, but you will also have no means of accurately comparing bids, so make sure that each contractors estimate includes a written scope of work.
Why do I care if my painting contractor uses “high quality” paint? I thought all paint was the same? Although all paints look the same in the can, that’s where the similarities end. High quality paints utilize better ingredients with less fillers which equates to a longer-lasting paint job. Low quality exterior paints tend to chalk, fade, peel, and crack – whereas higher-end products will stay looking beautiful and protect your home for much longer. Low quality interior paints don’t cover as well – causing the use of more material to complete the job, and if you’re someone who likes to keep their walls clean, low quality interior paints tend to scuff easily and do not wash well. Lower quality paints also typically having a stronger odor that lingers in your home during the curing process, which can take as long as 30-days.
How do you apply the paint? At AMP we use sprayers for the big stuff and rollers and brushes for the fine details.
How many people work on your painting crews? The size of our crews will vary depending on the SoW to be completed. We typically utilize crews of 1-4 painters to maximize productivity.
How long will my painting project take to complete? Each painting project is unique. Depending on the SoW to be completed your estimator will discuss with you the projected start date and completion date of your project before work gets under way. Although there are factors such as weather that can delay a project, the vast majority of our painting projects take less than a week to complete.
Do you require a deposit? Yes. AMP asks for a 50% down payment on all projects that exceed $1,000.00.
What kind of guarantee do you provide? We guarantee that you will be completely satisfied with the quality of our workmanship and the products that we use. We will perform a thorough walk-through with you prior to completing your project to ensure that you are happy with every detail.
Who will be there to answer my questions and address my concerns throughout the project? It is important to us that we keep an open line of communication with you before, during, and after your project. Your project will be assigned a crew foreman who you can feel free to talk to, or contact our office staff between the hours of 8 am and 12 pm M-F to address concerns and answer any questions you may have.
What if I have some changes that I would like to make or additional work that I would like to have the crew take care of while they’re already at my home? We encourage you to feel free to talk with your estimator or crew foreman if you have changes or additional work that you would like to have completed. In most cases it is more cost-effective for us to issue Change Orders for Time & Materials Work done during the course of the project than for us to come back after the project is complete.