If I could give this business ZERO stars, I would. First, I contacted the merchant around Jan 10th to make appointment; I had to call several times before reaching someone because my voicemails were never return. Kenny said that he was too busy to do the painting before the Groupon expired, but that he would honor it so we made an appointment for Feb 19th at 1pm. On that morning, I called at 8am to request a confirmation call that the painting would still happen. I did not get a call back, so I left another message at 11:30am. Still no call. I am waiting at my home at 1pm and he no-shows. I call him and leave message at 1:40 to ask if he was still coming. Three weeks later and I have never received a call or anything from them.
Angleton, TX 77515
From Business: Quality drywall textures,interior & exterior prep and paint. Sheetrock projects large or small. .We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumers needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to co…
I am writing this for someone close to me...Do not work for this company!Ill give some examples of how this company is from what i witnessed in my time there.I am a former employee that has worked with them for approximately a year! These people are so shady everyone in the office is behind a hi…
2802 W Bay Area BlvdWebster, TX 77598
From Business: Thanks for visiting Larrtel Remodeling Construction! We have built a reputation for quality work with each satisfied customer. Our sense of pride is apparent in every repair and upgrade we complete. We make sure that your interests and requests are taken care of.
Houston, TX 77093
From Business: Thank you for considering A & S Painting. Add a touch of elegance to your home with the help of A & S Painting. Sometimes, all it takes to rejuvenate a home is a fresh coat of paint. Call us right away for your personal house painting consultation. In order to leave your property looking its best, we cover everything aroun…
Houston, TX 77077
From Business: Proficient Painting & Remodeling commitment to first-rate service and quality workmanship has set the standard by which all other painters are measured. The Proficient crew is clean, courteous, efficient, and extremely skilled. No job is too big or too small so call for a free estimate today! With Proficient, you not only …
Porter, TX 77365
From Business: Curry Complete Remodeling is the one business to oversee all your home repair and home improvement needs. There is nothing we haven't seen, and nothing we can't do! Our Specialties: Room Additions Kitchen & Bathroom Makeovers Wood & Tile Flooring Cabinets Roofing & Siding Seamless Gutters Painting, Exterior & Interior Fenc…
Houston, TX 77057
From Business: As a veteran, I expect QUALITY regardless of what the service is being rendered. I only expect to give my customers the very best for the best price possible. Every time I see a job completed and a customer is satisfied with the work, it makes me feel proud that someone has one less thing to worry about!
11. Oscars Painting
114 Tomlin RdHouston, TX 77037
From Business: Finding a reliable painting contractor who is skilled, experienced, and legitimate can be tricky. Finding someone knowledgeable and certified can be even more of a challenge... but with Oscar's Painting, we nail each of those concerns on the head. We are registered with the state of Texas and carry the experience needed to…
Serving the League City Area.
From Business: Our Mission is to deliver your superior construction project on-time, on-budget, and with the highest possible return on investment. We are veterans of the high-production multi-family construction industry, having built thousands of apartment units, in addition to hundreds of other diverse construction projects in the Hou…
13. JVM Construction
Great job I love my floors and my new lights installed and my storm door, nicest guy , Jesus and his crew with JVM construction very honest , professional very knowledgeable reasonable prices all in all JVM construction has a client in me for all construction needs..
I cannot recommend Ethicus Construction highly enough. After working with a couple of other companies to do some other renovations in my home, I have officially found a company I trust and will continue my business with. I met with JC to go over the renovation of my kitchen and from the first me…
16. WDL Lumber Inc
219 Present StMissouri City, TX 77489
From Business: WDL Lumber, Inc. specializes in garage construction, garage conversions, custom home construction, room additions, remodeling, and all kinds of concrete work. WDL Lumber, Inc. sees every construction job from the customer's point of view. From design selections, to the construction work, the entire process is customer driv…
They painted my entire house after our renters had left our house in a huge mess. They were very professional and did a great job and got the work done in a very timely manner. They even painted inside the closets. They were all so nice and especially Kenny, the owner. They really seemed to care…
League City, TX 77573
From Business: We know that the true foundation of client relationships is trust. At 360 PAINTING we strive to earn your trust and will work closely with you to transform your vision into a vibrant reality. We have built our reputation by listening to our customers and helping them to realize their desired outcomes. Your house is your mo…
Have a town home in downtown Houston that I'm currently selling. I needed a few repairs and wanted to build a small patio in the backyard, the problem was I don't live in the Houston area so I knew it would be a challenge. I found R&R Residential online and talked with Chris about what I wante…
They painted my entire house after our renters had left our house in a huge mess. They were very professional and did a great job and got the work done in a very timely manner. They even painted inside the closets. They were all so nice and especially Kenny, the owner. They really seemed to care that the work was done correctly and with high quality. I highly recommend Kenny G's to everyone!!
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.