I am a subcontractor who did some work for him and was never paid. He owes my company over $1000 dollars. I basically did the work for him at cost in order to build a relationship and hopefully get more business but he took advantage of us. This has been going on now for over a year, and of course, John never returns calls and now I believe his number has changed. Stay away from these guys.
13522 Vista BonitaSan Antonio, TX 78216
From Business: Decorative Faux Finishes is the experienced choice for custom painting in the San Antonio, TX area. With over 15 years of experience, Tara Damaini is a professional decorative painter and artist. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and has a love for interior design. She stays educated on all the newest styles an…
1133 Arbor PlSan Antonio, TX 78207
From Business: Welcome to South West Texas Environmental Contractors, Inc. We are dedicated to providing superior asbestos & lead-based paint abatement, residential remodeling, and commercial/residential painting services.
San Antonio, TX 78251
I met Mr. Gomez through my daughter-in-law, in May of 2015, after relocating back to San Antonio from MN to spend some time with my family. Their home needed lots of TLC including everything from flooring, painting, plumbing and just about everything in between. Usually, these guys come out…
3231 Cato BlvdSan Antonio, TX 78223
From Business: We are a locally owned and operated company that values honesty, integrity, and treats your home as if it were our own. We offer a variety of general contractor, home improvement services, that are customizable to each individual project. We specialize in additions and remodels, but also offer a wide range of expertise for…
406 Westmoreland DrSan Antonio, TX 78213
From Business: We take great pride in the experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer's needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of every project. We take great care to work and communicate in a professional manner w…
30210 Running Deer DrBulverde, TX 78163
From Business: With over 30 years of experience serving the Comal and Bexar County areas, Silva Construction, is the solution for all your roofing and window needs. We take great pride in our professionalism, timeliness, and superior customer service. We strive to develop a lasting relationship, so that the next time service is needed, t…
Serving the San Antonio Area
From Business: All To His Glory Home Services is a locally owned and operated company based out of Bandera, TX. We are a full service home care company, tackling jobs from windows to major renovations.We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building lasting relati…
5903 Danny Kaye DrSan Antonio, TX 78240
From Business: Were looking forward on getting to know Texas Home Innovation Inc. in person. Welcome to Texas Home Innovation Inc! Our staff is dedicated to giving you reliable and respectful customer service. Because we recognized as a family owned business, we have an important set of standards and we known for offering flexibility pay…
11222 Mystery DrSan Antonio, TX 78216
From Business: 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 completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we tak…
14911 Guernsey StSan Antonio, TX 78247
From Business: With over 30 years of experience serving the San Antonio Metro area, Ramiro's Roofing, Siding & Repairs is your solution for all your roofing, siding, painting, fencing, gutter instalation, tree trimming and any other home renovation needs! We take great pride in our extreme professionalism, timeliness, and superior custom…
5618 Seacomber PlSan Antonio, TX 78242
From Business: It can be a daunting task, looking for not only the right contractor for your job, but also the right contractor for you. We completely understand what you are going through. We know every customer has different desires, different needs and different schedules. We are not only here to turn your ideas into reality, but to m…
Serving the San Antonio Area
From Business: Cubit Contracting, LLC is a medium-sized commercial / residential company with locations in Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Beaumont. Cubit has been fortunate to be awarded some initial sizable contracts for several projects. Local contacts and competitive pricing should propel rapid growth for the company. Mission Cubit C…
26. Tellez Painting
1427 W Harding BlvdSan Antonio, TX 78221
I hired this company and Jesse the owner came out to give me an estimate. I hired them to come out and paint the exterior of my home after the damage from all the rain that occurred a couple of months ago. He gave me a great price and completed the job in 4 days. He said it would take 7 days and…
1039 Rigsby AveSan Antonio, TX 78210
From Business: Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Door Repair, Interior & Exterior Painting, Carpentry, Room Additions, Flooring, Custom Remodeling, Roofing, Fences, Texturing, Sheetrock work, Window Replacement, Foundation Repair.
7902 SE Loop 410San Antonio, TX 78223
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…
1231 General Bragg StSan Antonio, TX 78245
From Business: We offer a general Contracting service that is 2nd to none when it comes to quality. We can do bathroom tile enclosures from the shower valve tub replacement to tile and trim kit. We are a small company consisting of a former Marine and Navy Vet. We are honest and realistic. We can Pressure wash, clear clogs, carpentry, si…
1141 N Loop 1604 E Ste 254San Antonio, TX 78232
Superior Painting & Remodeling did an outstanding job painting the exterior of our home. Ernest and his crew are extremely knowledgeable, professional and courteous. The crew arrived on-time daily and worked diligently all day, each day until the job was done. Ernest, the owner, was on site se…
My mother and I have used Primo Painting for various jobs around the house. They are prompt and professional. Will be using them again in the future for home repairs.
Most awful experience. He claims to have 25 years experience in painting but he doesn't do the work. He hired a man who told us that he just met Buddy and that he was instructed to just spray the house with paint. No rolling. This guy sprayed all of our windows too. My husband called him and Buddy said he would fix it . Days later I showed up to the house and there was a man and a woman painting. The lady said she had just been hired by Buddy at a bar, which Buddy admitted. My four year old stays inside the lines better than the people he hires. My windows had paint all over the trim. They are aluminum and black but now have white all over the frames. I called him to discuss and he said his solution was to take a brillo pad to them. He then started yelling at me. He doesn't do the painting himself he contracts it out to day laborers. The guy he hired was spray painting the trim outside with dust flying around and Buddy said it was ok. I told him to stop doing work on the house. I didn't want him or whomever he decides to hire for the day at my home. We paid $13,000 for our windows and they are ruined. We now have to be all new trim for the house. They got paint all over the new tile that was just installed. He said that he was not going to tolerate me telling him how to do his job. He said he didn't have to talk to me and he would call my husband and then he hung up on me. I texted him because he wouldn't answer my call after that and told him he was fired. He said he was going to put a lien on my house for double the price. Then he said the cameras watching my house don't do anything to him. He went on to say that his high school friends are attorneys and it won't cost him anything to to sue us. He's unprofessional, rude and lacks common human decency. Do not hire HLM Painting of Texas. You won't be hiring Buddy Morris. You'll be hiring people who have never painted before. People who are strangers to even him.
Was one of the best companies in till they let go of one of the best employees they ever had. Jack was very helpful and always did his job to make there company better. Ryan there supervisor now for Austin is rude and very unprofessional. My company will never do business with this company as long as jack is no longer with them.
Mr. Estrada (Ruben) did an absolutely outstanding job with painting the exterior of my house. He helped me pick out the best quality paint, listened well to my detailed instructions then went to work to produce an amazing finish. My house has a stucco exterior and after sealing some minor exterior cracks in the stucco and priming those areas, he then applying a new coat of paint over the repairs and over my entire stucco, facia and window trim areas including my foundation. I couldn't be happier with the work and he was very reasonably priced. I'll call Ruben next time I need a painter either inside or outside of my home.
It was a pleasure to work with Dennis. He is truly Engaged in his Occupation. Dennis and his Team did Impeccable work. They were so Respectable, Punctual, Professional, and just plain AWESOME! I would refer Dennis to anyone I know.
I am very happy with the work that was done. Very professional and everything done in a timely manner. Thank you!
"Highly professional! Neat and efficient, GenTex Painting uses high quality materials and does very good work. I would not hesitate to use them again. (GenTex Painting painted the exterior of our house and also did some minor carpentry.) The owner is a pleasure to work with."
They started and finished on time. Throughout they were professional. I would hire them back again for my next project.
“Fast. Efficient. Courteous. GenTex Painting delivered on every front with their impeccable service and professional results. I know that I’ll be turning to GenTex Painting when the next opportunity arises.”
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.