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…
2307 Quinto DrDallas, 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…
Nelson is an absolute delight to work with! He is professional, prompt, and has an eye for detail. Ours was a 3 week job that included gutter replacement, all exterior wood painted, along with major wood replacement. Nelson's team is polite, hard-working (sometimes putting in close to 12 hr d…
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…
13. A & E Painting
1611 Hickory Tree RdBalch Springs, TX 75180
From Business: Our goal is to capture the essence of your business and to enhance your professional life by adding color to your world! We provide high quality work in a timely manner. At A & E we offer a variety of services for our commercial customers. Our targeted clientele is offices, gyms, medical facilities, you name it, we paint i…
101C North Greenville Avenue, Suite 302,Allen, TX 75002
From Business: Carnival Custom Painting is celebrating our 25th successful season of custom painting, protecting and maintaining the quality of residential homes throughout Texas. With over 30,600 homes painted, we specialize in cosmetic updating, interior and exterior painting, by offering our customers quality service and value, profes…
2121 Colborne DrPlano, TX 75025
From Business: Steve Tickner Painting offers quality painting for residential customers. We specialize in Interior & Exterior Painting Services. Proudly Serving Collin & Denton Counties Since 1990. Call today for your free estimate! We also have references available.
I was very pleased with the paint job that was done to the outside of my house. I hope to use them again, when I'm ready to paint the inside. Thomas kept me informed, I appreciated that.Vanessa F. 7/1/2014
Unbelievable! Michael was recommended to me by a friend in the design business. Thank you , Thank you!\r We've had many painters and design people in our home over the years and Michael's group was among the top two! Talented, professional, CLEAN and finished ON TIME. The work is extraordinary …
This the best place to found a contractor,i just made a call and10minutes after i had 3 contractors calling me,all well very well price,and they excellent customer service,and very knowledgeable,definitely recommended it to any body .John
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 mone…
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 courteou…
I can tell you when i worked for him , 1985, he was the best painting mechanic that i have worked for, rather it is faux, or anything that pertains to painting, he was the best. I'll miss billy, Cecil Caldwell, Memphis tn.
DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY for any projects in your home. I hired Aguilar Painting through Thumbtack.com. Cecilia was a nice lady and explained everything to me, while she pretended to really care about her Customer. They took a 50% deposit, showed up for 1 day of work, only to do beyond sub-par ceiling painting that I will now have to have redone, and never showed up again - claimed car trouble for 2 days, now they will not respond to any phone calls or texts. They have now received multiple reviews on thumbtack saying the exact same thing. They are thieves with terrible work ethic.
They did a horrible job on my house, both inside and out. Very unprofessional workmanship and left a mess. Worst painters in town!! Don't bother. Call someone else.
color your world is my designated company for all of my investment properties from dallas to houston since i have used many other's i will stick with them they are professional and they care about their clients work quality is the best they detail your job step by step cost detail money well spent! try themdon jonas FT WORTH TX
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
bought a new house needed the interior painted and exterior refurbished and painted color your world did an amazing job on our home inside and out , they were through, and finished on schedule i recommend them because they saved me money and they were professional
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!!!
Constable Painting is by far the best paint contractor I have ever done business with. I interviewed several paint contractors when my wife and I decided to have our home painted. Not only did they offer the best price, they were the most helpful and professional. I would highly recommend this company to anyone! Completely satisfied!
Very conscientious, on time, in budget and great work! This company came out, gave us a free estimate and helped us pick the right type of paint. They communicated very well and was able to get the job done fast and for a great price without a compromise in professional quality!
I needed to paint the exterior of my house and wasn't finding a company who gave a good price AND quality service... That is until I called Constable Painting! They came out gave me a quote (GREAT PRICE) and started the following day! I absolutely LOVE my "new" home!! Very reliable- they kept me updated everyday with what was going on. I will definitely be referring them 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.