Rey and his assistant Chuy were great!! They arrived ten minutes early and got right to work. I had them paint my entire house, and their price was HALF of the other quotes I received. I was reluctant to hire someone - I can do it myself if I have to, and I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the money. Plus, I've had bad experiences with hiring people, and I didn't want to regret it. Man, am I ever glad my boyfriend convinced me to just hire someone affordable and capable and have it all done in one day instead!! I have all hardwood floors, and I was nervous that paint would drip on it, but they protected it well. They even protected areas that weren't getting painted, like the laundry room, just in case someone had paint on them and didn't notice it. I didn't have any white touch-up paint for cleanup after the tape was removed, so they used their own paint. Also, Rey noticed me struggling with a hand-roller while I was staining the deck, so he brought me his extension brush and gave me a few tips to make my job easier. I also had a few handyman things I needed, like fixing a dresser drawer and hanging the curtain rods - he did it professionally. In the whole 10 or so hours they were there, I don't even know if they took one break.....and never stopped being kind and curteous. I was soooo pleased with the results - I've been recommending him all over town, even to perfect strangers at Lowe's! :) Overall, PROFESSIONAL, RELIABLE, KIND, AFFORDABLE and BEST INVESTMENT EVER pretty much sum it up for me.
Jim and his crew did an incredible job detailing and finishing the interior of my house in record time and with superb quality. Northern Paints is hard working and their work is above the rest. Northern Paints did not compromise quality with expensive. They were very affordable and cost consciou…
Dallas, TX 75227
From Business: Jemmy Painting has been serving the Dallas Metroplex area for almost 2 decades now, with an increasing list of satisfied customers. A major key of the companys success comes from our focus in customers. We are innovators trying to give your home the perfect look you always wanted by maintaining exceptional quality without …
Recently, I hired Lee to turn an outdoor arbor into a screened in porch. He is a highly skilled carpenter and an excellent designer. Before he began work, he clearly explained his idea to me by sending his drawings as attachments. He is wonderful to work with because he has high standards. H…
2807 Allen St # 825Dallas, TX 75204
From Business: Barry O Brien is the founder of Creative Construction and Remodeling and has been in construction industry for over 35 years and in the DFW Metroplex for over 17 years performing all forms of residential and commercial construction. We have been a proud member of the Better Business Bureau since 1997.With each and every pr…
These folks did a great job of repainting my outside house trim on short notice. Even with delays and reschedules because of the weather, they made every effort to come out and get the job done as soon as possible since I had a deadline from my HOA. The quality of work was good- which satisfied…
Bell's Renovations painted my house, replaced carpet, tile, and made some repairs. I was very pleased with the work. They were always on time and did not leave until the end of the day. Donnie was friendly,professional, and very patient. He went above and beyond to make sure that I was happy wit…
I would like to Thank Tommy's Quality Home Repair for doing an excellent job on the repair and painting of windows on my home, He gave me suggestions which were of great value . He does timely work for a reasonable price .We had a deadline and even with the Rainy weather that was met . I hav…
I highly recommend Nelson's Painting and Gutters. Not only was the quality of their work excellent, but the crew was very respectful and cleaned up each day to make the experience as unobtrusive as possible. Nelson is also very good at keeping the customer informed during the project.
24. Master Painter
Mesquite, TX 75181
From Business: At Master Painter, we pride ourselves on the quality of our hand painted houses. Our crew is made up of local painters from the Dallas Metroplex. Were not here to just paint your house, were also here to develop relationships and earn pleased customers for life. When we take on a home painting job, we treat the house like …
1304 Acosta StGrand Prairie, TX 75051
From Business: My name is Abel Verdejo owner of Perfect Touch Painting, we do interior and exterior painting we also do fence staining. We make your stained front door look like new when we strip it down restain and refinish it. We do all textures knockdown, orange peel, hand trowel and match all textures. We work all over the metroplex …
4247 TomahawkSeagoville, TX 75030
From Business: As owner of Mike Schutt Remodel & Repair, I have 20 plus years of experience in the construction industry. I am capable of any kind of project whether it is working on large additions, remodels, foreclosed property or rehabilitation of distressed properties. I will be happy to work with you and your budget and I have also …
600 E State Highway 276Quinlan, TX 75474
From Business: Here at Reliable Construction we pride ourselves not only on having the highest quality work in all of Rockwall County, but also the customer care we make sure to provide. We understand how important each and every detail is to you and make sure that each one is taken care of. From everything to bathroom and kitchen remode…
i have used this company for a few of my rental properties i can always call on them to get results , they have done floors painting and tile for my bathrooms , they are reliable and their workers are professional and communicate all information to you about each project they are working on so you are up to date on every detail of what they are doing . i love working with color your world i wanted to do a review on them because they really are expert in remodeling the are awsome thanks
Very professional from time of estimate through completion of painting. These guys painted the exterior of my house, caulked everything and repaired several pieces of siding that we're coming up around the house. Estimate was exact, they were early on their timeline (always a plus) very courteous and cleaned up after themselves. They did an awesome job painting! Will definitely be using them again and recommending to family and friends!!!
Painting can be a significant undertaking, whether you're painting just one room or an entire home. While some people like to take on this project themselves, many choose to hire professionals to ensure the task is completed correctly.
Types of Interior Paint
Matte paint doesn't have a shiny quality when it dries, which many homeowners prefer for their interior walls. This is the most popular style of paint for homes. It covers up irregularities in the wall well but is also easily blemished.
Matte Enamel Paint
Matte enamel paint has all the positive qualities of matte paint but will last longer and isn't scuffed as easily.
Gloss paint will dry with a shine to it and is the second-most popular choice for interior wall paint. The shiny quality highlights imperfections in a surface, so people tend to stay away from it when painting wood.
Semi-gloss is also shiny but less so than gloss paint. It's more commonly used on trim than on walls.
Satin falls somewhere between gloss and matte in terms of shininess. It will highlight imperfections well, like gloss, but is easy to clean.
Eggshell is also between gloss and matte on the shininess scale, but it won't highlight imperfections quite as much as satin, semi-gloss, or gloss.
Types of Exterior Paint
Exterior paints have similar choices for finishes as interior paints, but the pros and cons can be different for outdoor use.
Though gloss paint will make imperfections easily seen, it will also hold up to the elements the best. This paint is best suited for areas of a home or building that are frequently used, like door frames.
Semi-gloss paint is similarly long-lasting but isn't as shiny as gloss.
Satin paint is commonly used for siding but will display irregularities underneath if the siding isn't in good shape.
Flat paint is the best choice if painting over siding that has many dents, scrapes, or other imperfections.
If you're repainting a home that has been previously painted with oil-based paint, your best bet is to stick with this option. Water-based paint layered over old oil-based paint will peel easily.
Water-based paint, or latex paint, dries quickly and cleans up easily, making it the preferred paint for a home's exterior. It will also expand when warm and contract when cool, which means it will hold up in all types of weather.
Hiring a Painter
When embarking on a project as big as painting your home, it's important to know ahead of time what kind of quality you can expect from the painters you hire. Don't settle for the first one you find or the cheapest option. Instead, do your homework to be sure that you hire a trustworthy professional who knows how to paint a house well.
The first thing you'll do when hiring a painter is request quotes from three or four in your area. If you reach out to too many, you'll wind up wasting time narrowing down your list; too few and you may not end up with the best quality or right price.
The typical price range for an interior paint job is between $400 and $4,120, with the average falling around $1,670, depending on the scope of the project and paint requests. It will typically cost around $380 to $790 to paint a typical 10-by-12 foot room.
The cost to paint a home's exterior is a little higher: between $730 and $5,600, with an average of $2,624. The typical home of between 500 and 1,500 square feet will generally cost between $1,000 and $3,000, but this will change depending on the number of stories and home location.
If a quote seems high, ask the contractor what is increasing the price point. Perhaps it's something that can be negotiated, or maybe this business is just overpricing their services. On the other hand, be skeptical of any price points that seem unfathomably low. There could be a reason their prices are below the industry norm - perhaps their quality standards are uncommonly low, too.
Once you have quotes, conduct an over-the-phone interview with your prospects. Some important questions to ask your painter include:
1. Do you have insurance?
It's never a good idea to hire a contractor whose business isn't properly insured. Ask both about comprehensive business liability insurance and workers' compensation, and don't be hesitant to ask for proof. If you are unsure of the validity of the insurance, you can also call the insurance company to double-check that it is an active policy.
2. Do you have a warranty?
Not offering a warranty is a red flag, and you may want to be cautious about hiring a company that doesn't provide one. If they have a warranty, ask how long it lasts, and what it covers. Additionally, you'll want to get the warranty in writing should you need to refer to it later.
3. Who, specifically, will be in my house, and can I trust them?
You always have a right to know who will be entering your home. If the person you are speaking with says he or she will not be personally supervising the project, ask who will be, what their role is, and how long they've been with the company.
Also, don't be afraid to ask if the painters are trustworthy people. Unfortunately, there are plenty of cases where a painter has stolen items from a home or caused damage to the house or injury to the homeowner. Subcontractors may not be as skilled as employees, and the contractor you're hiring may not have much experience working with them, making them more of a risk. Additionally, ask if the painters are employees or subcontractors, and what the screening or hiring process is like. If the company conducts background checks, that's a good sign.
4. What kind of training do your employees receive?
If the contractor makes a point to train new hires on safety techniques as well as quality standards on the job, you're probably in good hands.
5. What kind of paint will you use?
The quality of the paint will affect how good the walls look when the project is completed. If your contractor says they plan on using a paint you don't like, feel free to request an alternative.
6. How long have you been in business, and do you have references?
A well-established company will have more experience and likely more references for you to reach out to than a new company that's just getting off the ground. Be sure to ask for references so you can speak to former customers about their experience working with the painter. When speaking to these people, ask about:
- Whether they had issues with the crew
- If the painters were messy or neat
- How the paint has held up since the project was completed
7. How much wall prep is included in the price?
For a long-lasting paint job, a clean wall is crucial. Ask how they plan to clean your walls, if at all, before getting started. A high-quality company will thoroughly prepare a wall so that the paint will lay smoothly and last a long time.
8. Are you active in the community and are you involved in any trade organizations?
Community involvement shows the company:
- Is established and well-known
- Cares about its customers
- Is confident in their work
Additionally, being active in trade organizations indicates it is likely up to date on the latest industry best practices and that the company is dedicated to its trade. Also, a Better Bureau Business membership demonstrates the company is stable, confident, and willing to let potential customers check them out before hiring them.
Trade Organizations for Painters
If the company you hire is involved in a trade organization, it shows they take pride in their work, and are dedicated to providing quality service. Some top trade organizations painters might be a part of include:
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
PDCA connects painters and home decorators through local chapters and councils. The organization also provides webinars, educational videos, and podcasts so members can stay up to date on the latest best practices and news.
American Coatings Association
The ACA doesn't focus on best practices so much as it does on best products. The nonprofit is dedicated to research and development of high-quality paint products as well as sustainability issues.
Finishing Contractors Association
The FCA has members that are painters as well as professionals who focus on flooring, drywall, and other elements to home construction and renovation.
Better Business Bureau
The BBB isn't a painter-specific group but rather an organization that is dedicated to ensuring that consumers can access information about anyone they do business with. The BBB also rates companies based on a Standards of Trust scale, which goes from A+ to F. A company doesn't have to be a member to get a grade, and it's a good idea to check to see how your contractor is scored as well as its membership status.