I found Painting Green through the Jupiter CC list of recommended vendors. They worked for several homeowners in the community who were all impressed. I met the owner, Jesus, when he came to estimate the job. As a result, I hired them to install crown molding throughout my new house. The painters/carpenters who came were extremely clean, professional and pleasant to be around. We had a move in deadline and they worked extremely hard to meet it... and did! Subsequently, we hired them to power wash our old house, roof and pavers and they again, did an excellent job. I will continue to use Jesus and his crew for all my needs.
Painting Green was recommended to me by my dentist. He couldn't say enough good things about the owner Jesus and the quality of his work. Before I hired him I saw a bad review and hesitated but since I trust my dentist I called Jesus. I was impressed from the initial phone call. He listened to me and was very kind and professional. We made an appointment for him to see my house. Not only was he prompt but a little early. He took his time, looked at which walls I wanted painted, interior and exterior and gave me a very reasonable price and a time frame that worked for me.I felt very comfortable with him and hired him to paint. His crew showed up on the day that was scheduled and on time. They protected my wood floor with plastic along with all of my furniture. They cleaned up at the end of the day and returned the next day again on time. Jesus came by periodically during the day to make sure work was progressing well and to see if I had any concerns. I needed to add some work and called Jesus. I left a message and received a return phone call shortly afterwards.I am so happy with the new look of my home because of Jesus and his crew and have recommended him to my neighbors and HOA. I rarely write reviews but had to rebuke the bad review that I saw on here. I'm not sure what happened with that person but I am glad that I chose to hire Jesus. Amazing work!
I had Scott paint my house 2 years ago and it still looks beautiful. He is a man of his word and I recommend him when any of my friends need help.
Scott did a wonderful job at my home. He painted the interior as well as the exterior. Very professional crew and very clean. I will use them again!
Gave us the run around for weeks. Never actually came to do the job. Made up excuses and lies as to why they couldn't come. First it was rain and when rain stopped they stopped communicating with us completely. Terrible customer service.
Scott came out and gave me an estimate. After the work was ALMOST done he said he'd be back to finish and do whatever touch ups needed to be done. I paid him in full that day (my mistake). He came out on a Saturday to review the work and said he could not do it that day but he would come back on Tuesday to finish. The doors were not painted, he did not paint behind the refrigerator or the stove and it was visible that this was not done. The edging around the electrical outlets was done sloppily and in some cases not done at all. He used single coat on some walls and the old paint showed through. He never showed up on Tuesday and never called. I texted him, called him and his office and he didn't respond for days until I told him I was going to report him. He finally texted me back and threatened legal action if I affected his business. He said he'll come back out to finish the work if I pay additional money. He left the work incomplete. I had to hire anther painting company to finish the work. The photos below are a small representation of what was left undone. The doors were not painted I would not use this company or recommend their services.Melissa is his admin office worker.
Stay Away!! This company is unreliable and unprofessional. The owner Jesus does not return phone calls and does not show up for scheduled appointments or work dates
Had a great experience recently with Quality Palm Beach Painting and the crew. I finally decided that I had to totally redo the paint job another company did just 2 years ago. They came in and took the time looking at the job (many others gave everything a cursory glance) and gave me a detailed estimate. They were very clean, punctual and the job finished on time. The place looks fantastic. I recommend them highly!
OUTSTANDING. I hate dealing with home improvement projects and Quality Palm Beach Painting team made this as painless as possible. Honest, fair, reliable and responsive are words that come to mind when describing them. Plus, they are a pleasure to work with and great as well. I will recommend this company to all our friends who need any painting work done without any reservation. Quality Palm Beach Painting is really the BEST!!!
Quality Palm Beach Painting is fantastic. They did a great job painting my unit in FL. I had them paint everything - moldings, closets, cabinets, ceilings, etc and it looks beautiful! They arrived and finished on time and in budget. Couldn't be happier. Thanks guys.
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.