My home had severely damaged stucco and drywall and I was pleased with how seamless the repairs were done. The paint quality seemed to be very good, it was from sherwin williams, I had priced this paint when I thought of painting it myself and I believe it was around $50 per gallon so I think the price I paid reflected an excellent value. The workmen were courteous and finished the job in 4 days.
4920 W Thunderbird Ste:100Glendale, AZ 85306
Let me apologize in advance because what I am about to tell you will not be a short story, but WORTH READING!!! This evening I experienced one of the most traumatizing and frightening experiences of my life. I ordered the shrimp fajitas and with the first bite of my meal I began to choke. I was terrified and didn't know what to do. I stood up and put my hands around my throat indicating I was choking. After what seemed like a lifetime my sister stood up and began to perform the Heimlich maneuver. After several abdominal thrusts the obstruction in my airway became dislodged and I could begin to breath again. Everyone in the room was starring and were asking if I was alright and someone called 911. I sat down at the table still coughing up remanence of the food and phlegm still lodged in my throat when the waiter approached the table. He asked if we would like a couple Togo boxes and the check, showing no concern of my current state or my distress . My sister gave the waiter her credit card to pay. At the time I was still trying to wrap my mind around what had just happened and was in a state of shock. The police and fire department came and checked me out to make sure I didn't need further medical attention. They informed me that I was going to be ok and said I was good to go home. Now that I've had time to calm myself and think about the circumstances of the situation I can't help but feel displeased and angry about how heartless and unprofessional the Serranos staff handled this predicament and angry that my sister paid for the meal that could've been my last. I'm going to tell everyone I know about what had taken place tonight at this facility and I won't spend another dime at ANY Serrano's franchise. I would also like to suggest that you get your staff CPR certified in case something like this were to occur again.
Couldn't have got a better job. The house was painted in 2 days using our approved color palette. We went with the company based on a referral from one of their clients. So glad we got in touch with them. Hugh was just great dealing with our approval process at the hoa.
Exterior paint job. Not detail oriented. Did not scrape enough old paint.Damaged plants and my shed roof.Left old paint chips and a messy yard.Did not cleanup well. Left extra paint can with no cover. I contacted a supervisor to see me. He did not talk with me at the work site until I called him when the job was finished. Once paid, did not contact me for more touchups. May depend who you get for the painters.
This company did a sloppy job painting my house and insisted I was just too picky when I pointed out their mistakes. I ended up filing a complaint with the AZ ROC for their poor workmandship. Luckily the ROC agreed that their work was substandard and made them come back and repair things. Unskilled and completely unprofessional company to work with.
This past spring we hired the Arizona Painting Co. to paint the fascia boards, overhangs and gable ends of our home. I'm sure this was a small job for them but they completed the job in a very professional and expeditious manner with high quality workmanship. I will definitely use this company, for any home painting projects, I may have in the future.
Had an amazing time. Wouldn't have picked a better place for my 1 year anniversary. Definitely get the Cadillac marg!!
The best authentic Mexican food on the planet!
Very bad service was dirty and very little food on plates and moody girls I not going back again enymore
We had Arizona Painting Company paint the exterior of our house and the job they did was absolutely amazing!!! The house looks better now than when we first moved in. The entire experience was very pleasant, from my initial meeting with Joe Campbell to get the quote and work out the colors, through the actual work that was done by his highly experienced team. The house had not been painted in 20 years, so most of our trim and fascia boards were rough and dry from 20 years of direct sunlight. Somehow they were able to get the wood to look brand new. The time and effort that they pit into the prep work alone far exceeded most companies' total efforts. I will certainly use Arizona Painting Company again and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a quality painter!
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.