Floyd repaired one of my houses And put a roof on a another house I have. and at a reasonable price he does very good work
I had my roof done a few weeks ago. I was planning on at least a day of misery. To my surprise they came about 730AM and were finished by 1:30PM. That's 32 sq's of roof completed and done very professionally. I roofed when I was young so I knew what I was looking at as I watched them remove, dry…
David is great at his work. I did research on Yelp, YP, Facebook, Nextdoor and Google. I especially liked his web page. Even though you do the research you are still wary of what kind of service you get to do your home. I was very pleased with his work and he stepped up to every promise he made …
7503 Chapel Ave.Fort Worth, TX 76116
From Business: D&G Roof Systems is a full-service Residential Roofing and Commercial Roofing, Guttering, and Construction Company serving the entire Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and outlying areas. Our focus is on quality roofing and exceptional service every time. We provide a customized solution for every roof we work on, enabling us to…
2675 Gravel DrFort Worth, TX 76118
From Business: Finishing Touches has been providing homeowners and investors with home remodeling and renovating services since 1999. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the firm has completed numerous projects, ranging from home overhauls to simple fixes. It provides turnkey home remodeling and rehabbing services. Finishing Touches renders a ra…
Horrible experience. I paid Spencer $3,000 to start a home project to include removing kitchen cabinets, installing a kitchen floor, and removing popcorn ceilings. He abandoned the job even after I gave him an additional $1500. His work on the floor was very poor, with many tiles having large li…
Our family has used Regency Quality Construction for all of our home improvements needs and major renovations since 2000. The second floor game room addition to our home turned out beautifully, complete with intricate woodwork bannisters and wood floors. The master bath renovation with the ta…
WOW! What a great experience hiring A2Z Painting & Remodeling. My husband and I just recently bought a fixer upper. We had called several contractors out to give us estimates . We had a few come late, some didn't show, or kept canceling. We just knew it was going to be a nightmare dealing with contractors. A2Z showed up to give us a free estimate and showed up on time. Tommy & Melissa was able to give us an estimate after a couple of days. We had a couple of other estimates but the other contractors wanted all the money up front and was not willing to negotiate . Melissa & Tommy only asked for the cost of materials up front and we could pay once the scope of work was completed. This gave us a sign of relief. We had a large scope of work that needed to be done. The whole house needed to be painted with several damages in the walls that needed to be fixed. We had the carpets tour up and replaced with laminate flooring, new tiling in the kitchens and bathroom, new marble counter tops installed in all 3 bathrooms and kitchen. We had french doors installed in the office area. Replaced all toilets and sink fixtures. We also had the exterior painted as well. They told us the work would take 7-10 days and they completed it in 7. They worked long hours, answered any questions we had, was very polite, and communicated well during the entire process. Overall my husband and I experience was 100% satisfied. They did a remarkable job and went above and beyond our expectations. We highly recommend A2Z Painting & Remodeling. They do a superior job and take pride in their work.
I really enjoyed working with Shane.He was very knowledgeable about he was doing. Helped with all the question's I asked. He also listened to what I want. I plan on working with him again im the near future. Extremely ready for my next project. I would highly recommend working with Shane. Love my newly painted walls.
The crew painted all my house. Great job and was done on time. Reasonable quote. Very willing to help. Professional and polite. I would recommend them to my friends. Thank you Tommy! Tanya S.Fort Worth, TX
Came out to the house as soon as he could after letting the snow melt away. He was professional, job was done correctly and explained everything to me. I will definitely call him again if I need him
I contacted A2Z Painting and Remodeling for quotes on getting my home painted, I wanted all the rooms in the home painted was given some very high quotes, A2Z came out and did a walk through asked questions on what I wanted and what I expected from them. I felt very involved in the walk through. I received my quote the next day and it was very reasonable. I called with a few questions and they were very willing to help me, which helped me with my decision to hire them. They started right away and even finished ahead of schedule. We will be using them again to paint the outside in a few weeks. I will be telling all my family and friends.Michelle Ennis Tx
Professional and on time, made sure the job was done correctly. Number was 817-237-8164 though.
I wanted to get a quote for my 3500 SQ FT home, I wanted to have some interior painting done I contacted A2Z painting and Remodeling, and set an appointment to meet with them. Tommy came out on time and was very polite and professional. He gave me a very competitive price and I agreed to have them do the job. The crew did a great job and finished earlier than expected. I will be using them again thank you A2Z my home looks great!!
excellent Company to work with. They completed the work on time without any problems. The Owner and crew were polite, on time and the quality of the job was top notch. Other than the new paint on our house and fence you would never know they were here. A very pleasant experience overall. Would hire them again without hesitation and definitely would recommend to anyone looking to hire a painting company.
Love the finished product. Highly recommend!
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.