The owner and crew are clean, professional and organized and do quality work at an affordable price.
4904 Louis AveAustin, TX 78721
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Worse builders ever! Recently bought a newly constructed house in Blackhawk from Centerra and right before closing my independent inspector stated there was a problem with the cool air coming from the AC. We were told this was fixed and a second inspection showed there was adequate cool air in the house. Based on this info, we closed the house only to find out the AC is still not cooling right. It take 6hrs for the room temp. to drop 4° F. When we have had a licensed building inspector and a licensed HVAC technician confirm that the AC is never going to provide adequate air due to the size of the house and the size of the AC units. Centerra refuses to do anything about this but instead tries to lecture us on how our system is the new model.We have 3 children ranging from 8months-6yrs staying in the house over the summer and they still won’t do anything. BUYERS BE WARE!
Most horrible painting job and experience ever!! YOU are warned!! He and his co-worker left red paint drops in multiple spots all over our WHITE STONE newly purchased home. His work was sloppy with uneven and spotty application. He also splattered red paint on our WHITE outside sink cabinet. He removed the paint with paint remover which left at least 4 highly visible spots which we now have to correct by having the entire cabinet painted!! He ruined three sets of curtains by getting red paint on them. We had several experienced paint contractors come by to give an estimate to correct these issues and the average cost of repair was several thousand dollars. This is just the tip of the ice berg. There are so, so many issues that I can't even go into everything. They also left cigarette butts all around our property and months later we are still picking them up.. Words can't even begin to describe how disappointed and shocked we were with him and his painting. You have been warned!!
Nicest apts ever!lots of xtras!
jesus anicua owner of jb painting paint my house his crew was very polite and on time his work was made with quality and professional thank you
I do a local haunted house in Lago Vista Texas Slaughter Farms haunted house. I've been in Communications with mark for 2 months and has been assured to have a lease within the week I have yet to get a single call back from him and periodically when I contact him he gets quite disgruntled and says I'm going to have to meet his timetable because he's not making any money here I am not making any money and trying to open a haunted house for the Lago Vista Community
Terry came out to our house to repair some very poorly done drywall tape and texture in several rooms. He was very professional, polite, and did a great job of explaining the repair process and what we were being charged for. His final price was very reasonable and the walls look great now. I would definitely use him again for any drywall/painting services.
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Wow! I don't know if I can say enough about this wonderful company. Jesus Merino, the owner, was on the job every day with his workers, they got there early and worked late. I was so impressed with his prep and clean up I can't even begin to convey the skill and quality of the painting. I had crown molding installed ( yes he does that as well) and a pony wall, all for a great price. I would recommend him to anyone looking for quality work at a very competitive price. I'm so happy we found this versatile company. Hire Purple Heart and you will be so glad you did. Finally, someone I can trust for all of my home needs. So HAPPY!!!
I buy Austin Houses thank you for all your help and expertise through this process. You guys are the real deal and we can't thank you enough for your help and Real Estate guidance! You have "earned" our 100% confidence and trust. Thanks again!
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.