I actually met the owner Dan at a Home Depot & while talking to him found out that he painted houses.... I asked him to paint the inside of my 4 bedroom house, 3 different colors.. Short & to the point, he csme into my home on a Monday and by Wed afternoon Dan & his partmer were loading up the supplies & were done painting my house. I was happy with everything done & even more happy with the price i was charged cause it was way less than 3 other quotes i got.. I would recommend Dan and his partner from the experience i had and how easy they were to work with but mainly how cheap it was
627 W Commerce AveGilbert, AZ 85233
From Business: Founded in 1972, B/H Drywall, Stucco, and Painting Company is a family-owned corporation that serves a variety of custom home builders and residential and commerc…
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 f…
DO NOT HIRE !!! PAINTERS. Daniel owner After we Fired Him he Threatened to Place a LIEN ON MY HOME.. Used Profanity and Horrible work ethic, Unrealible Painter. Had to CALL POLICE to stand bye wile he picked up his paint gun & supplys. He never gives Invoices, and keep trying to add onto agreed price, Made me pay for paint up front but said the paint was not availble. After hearing his excused I drove to Shrewin Williams store myself ( the paint had been ready for 3 days ) after days of delays and and FALSE PROMISES. I Felt VERY UNSAFE with these men at my home.*** If you hire them they will Never finished the job. The owner Daniel drove all the way from West Valley to Gilbert at my home asking for $200 to Turn back on his Cell Phone, but it never was turned back on I had to drive 90 minutes to check on the progress of my home being painted from East valley to Buckeye and once arrived the painters were never around and the job left unfinished day after day. Movers arriving at 7am in morning and the paint is not even on the walls only a little primer after 4 days of slow slow progress from DANIEL and D&W Painting Solutions. BOTTOM line very unprofessional firm. When asked for his contractors license Number he stated he did not have one and that anyone could get a discount at Sherwin Williams. But Sherwin Williams stated that he is a Paint Contractor. Sorry if this complaint is not grammatically correct. But Today has been a terrible experience for a mother of 3 small boys. I had to leave my new home because This Paint Company was threating to place a lien on my home and Threatened my Cursing me out via Text. I gave Buckey Police a description of the Painters Vehicle. The owner Daniel had another worker I never meet show back up at my home unannounced a person I never have meet. AGAIN BE AWARE OF THIS CONTRACTOR. Reporting him The Arizona Registror of Contractors and Better Business Bueuro. after the July 4th holiday. Im having an Alarm system installed ASAP . I don't trust DW Painting Solutions. They will take your Money and your Paint if you give them any moneys before Job is complete. I hope this helps the public. He did not keep his word and complete the project as agreed. we hired a new painter this morning and he is working late tonight and the work will be completed on time NO THANKs to D&W painting. I did not even want to list them as a One Star there RATING SHOULD BE A NEGATIVE. He failed to perform what he was hired to do and when he was Fired and Replaced by another painter he Go Angry & Told us thanks to us his mother would get evicted from her home, again BE AWARE of this MAN and Threatened my family. So we called the police. We will file charges and A Restraining Order ASAP.
DO NOT HIRE PAINTERS. Daniel owner Threatened to Place a LIEN ON MY HOME after I fired him today. .
Bob did an exceptional job making my business look brand new! His care and service were outstanding and his price was the best I found. Would highly recommend him to any of my friends
DO NOT HIRE!! They will not finish the job you paid them for..if you do for what ever reason hire them. Do not be surprised if things come up missing from your home and or business.
Bob & Sons has been my go-to painting company for all of my house painting jobs, big and small. They have great prices, even better referrences, years of experience and the people you start out talking to are the people you talk to the entire time. I love that it's a family buisness and Wayne and his Son-in-Law Zach are great. They always make sure they go out of their way to make me happy. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Dave did a great job on my house exterior, very detailed, at a fair price..Steve D.Phoenix
First, if you look at all of the good reviews you will note that they are all several years old. The helper indicated that they used to have several crews but they all quit because they could not get along with the owner. Now the owner and one helper are the only ones doing the jobs.We hired them to remove a wall paper boarder in the master bedroom, remove wall paper in the master bath and paint the master bedroom, master bath, master closet and water closet. The hickory flooring in the master bedroom was only a few months old and we advised them that we wanted it covered complexly. That did not happen resulting in paint all over the wood floor. They used a water sprayer and scraper to remove the wall paper boarder and wall paper and gouged 90% of the wall to ceiling joints making it almost impossible to cut a straight clean break line between the ceiling and walls. Over all, the paint job was absolutely the worst I have ever seen by a profession or do it yourselfer! The break line at the baseboards was terrible with wall paint on the baseboards and baseboard paint on the walls. There were overruns at the ceiling/wall junctions. There were missed roller spots on the walls that they referred to as “holidays” – whatever that means. Areas that should have been masked off were not resulting in paint slopped on window frames, the back of mirrors, etc. Runs everywhere, dirt nibs on every wall and walls that were to have two coats of paint only had one. Overall the job looked as if someone who had never held a paint brush or roller before did the painting. Every time something was pointed out the response was: “I can fix that.” Well, if the prep and actual painting was done properly there would not require “fixing” all of the messes. Their daily clean-up wasn’t any better leaving paint in our laundry sink, on the driveway and hose bib valve. It took five hours to clean up the mess that they left and four days of work straighten out overruns, crooked cut-in lines and applying a second coat of paint where needed. The bottom line is if you don’t care that your home will be treated like a gas station and don’t expect a professional looking paint job then hire this outfit.
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.