Very happy with the exterior paint job done by the Painters Ink LLC. We recently purchased a home built in 1930 that had not recently been maintained well. The team took a great deal of time prepping the surfaces, extensive caulking, and board replacement. Painters worked with the right mix of care and sense of purpose to get the job done. The price was in the ballpark of the other painters. It was not the absolute cheapest but weighing the other options and taking into account Google/Yelp reviews, complexity of the project and price they were the best choice and I have no regrets
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…
We bought a house we loved except for the interior colors - coral orange, bright yellow, and pea green all collided in an open area. While in town to close the deal, I called Juan I had researched painters ink online, and his reviews were stellar. He met us at our new house (at our convenience) quickly measured the offending rooms, and had an estimate for us the next morning before we had to leave town. He was booked a month ahead, but I left him our house keys just in case he had a cancellation or a chance to do a wall or two. We got to town a few nights ago, and I let Juan know we'd be in residence. To my absolute, utter delight he had managed to get the job done the day before. Color me happy! (And not, pea green/orange/French's mustard happy!). The job is exceptional, the house was immaculate, and the timing was perfect. I can honestly say that all those other reviews are indeed true. I would recommend Painters Ink in a heartbeat. And I will. When you find a company this competent, reasonable, pleasant and easy to deal with they deserve the shout out. Thank's Juan!
Got my estimate for the painting of my house exterior in July, then had a 3 month battle with our HOA about the colors we'd selected (they couldn't tell gray from black even with the color cards we sent them). After such a long delay and HOA approval, called Painters INK Professional Painting to complete the job on a Wednesday. The painters showed up on Monday and did the power washing / caulking. Returned Tuesday and finished two coats of paint on eaves, soffits, & doors. As near as I could tell, there wasn't a single drip of paint anywhere it wasn't supposed to be! Not on grass, sidewalks, or driveway. I examined every place where two slightly different colors were in contact with each other and didn't see any places where the paint was't perfect. Painters Ink charged me exactly what the estimate was, in spite of the 3 month delay. It wasn't the highest bid I received, nor the lowest, but definitely the best.I'd recommend them for any residential jobs to anyone.
We had our house painted inside and out by Painters Ink a few weeks ago. We are very happy with the results and the high quality of their work. The team who worked with us was professional and skilled, as well as friendly. We had to be home during the processw, and they did their best to make the process go as smoothly and 'painlessly' as possible for us, and our pets. They had a dedicated drywall team come in for a day to do prep work, taking care of the several areas that needed special attention and repair, and the painters were here for three days, masking and painting. The color is just what we expected and the quality of the work is excellent. There are always a few little areas to touch up after a paint job and Juan gave us some 'blue tape' to use to mark any little places we found over the next week. They came back again promptly to take care of the touchups. They gave us a good estimate and stuck to that amount, in fact they went beyond what had been promised to give us a little extra. The house looks great, we feel very well taken care of, and we would recommend painters ink to anyone.
Juan and his team were so great. We used their services to repaint our gallery walls from a dark color back to white. Not only were they affordable, compared to past companies we've hired, they were extremely quick, efficient, and worked with little direction. The final product looks pristine, and they paid attention to details such as removing the "exit" sign to paint around. In addition, they were sure to clean the surrounding areas and remove all tools and empty paint buckets. They went above and beyond to assist our gallery, and check in to make sure we were happy with their job. We even had to add an extra 4th coat of white, unexpectedly, and they were happy to stay longer and do the work that needed to be done.We've worked with other painters in the phoenix area in the past to patch and paint our gallery walls, but I wouldn't recommend anyone else. I will definitely be using painters ink again.
PAINTERS INK did a fabulous, professional job on my exterior trim touch up. The price was affordable, and it was done right the first time. They were very quick as well. JUAN did the estimate and was very informative on what needed to be done and took the time to make sure we got what we wanted. The painters cleaned up very well, we could never tell they were there. Our overhang had some old particle board that was a bit frail and they were able to lightly sand it to receive a good coat of paint. But they were also careful not to damage it. True pros. PAINTERS INK is my goto painting company.
I would HIGHLY recommend painters ink. Juan (the GM) came and gave the estimate and he gave the most fair price compared to competitors. I picked his company because I read a lot of positive reviews about Painters ink. The painters showed up everyday at 7am sharp and they picked up after themselves everyday. We have roughly a 3,300 square foot house and we wanted a grey paint color on the walls only. I was having the hardest time picking out a grey wall color that didn't have a blue/purple undertone. The painters painted the entire house and I ended up changing the paint color 3 times-Juan could have charged me an arm and a leg for the cost of the paint and labor but he didn't!! He worked with me and helped me pick out the perfect grey paint color- the quality of work is also something to note. The painters were very precise- the paint is only on the walls (they didn't get paint on the trim or on the floors). You will NOT be disappointed with PAINTERS INK LLC!!!
Over the last four years Painters ink has painted the interior of several of our rental properties and the exterior of another. Juan is extremely professional in his attention to detail from writing the contract all the way through the completion of the work. He always presents me with options and expert opinions that I would have never even considered if he had not brought them to my attention. He is punctual and starts and finishes when promised without sacrificing the quality of work. I can honestly say that in all the work that he has performed for me I have yet to find any flaw in either what or how it was painted. I have recommended him to others as I would highly recommend him to you.
This was the best experience I have ever had with a painter. We bought a home but it needed a complete interior paint job before it could be tiled throughout. I had a painter lined up but he was a bust. In a rush now, I turned to Painters ink. They were quick and did an awesome job. They only took 2 days to fully paint a 1700 sq ft house with vaulted ceilings and a textured finish. They were very thorough, careful, and didn't make a mess. I am extremely happy with them!!!
I was looking to have my garage floors epoxy coated. I research everything with consumer reviews before I buy anything. (That's why I love amazon so much ;-) I am a dentist and I've been accused of being too picky. My world is centered around details. But my friend was trying to make my job of picking a "garage floor guy" easy. He had his garage floor done and he was so impressed, he told me that I CAN'T go anywhere else. He insisted I see the job that was done on HIS garage floors. I was blown away. It looked "showroom-spectacular"! Everything that was once cement was now coated with a beautiful super-hard epoxy coating. And more importantly, nothing was coated that wasn't supposed to be ;-) Let me save you the time of reviewing...Have Juan to do your floor at PAINTERS INK You won't be disappointed.
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.