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What Are Some Common Things You Can Hire a Painting Company to Do?

Not all house painters do similar types of residential painting, so it’s important to understand what jobs are provided and who you can turn to for those services. Some residential painters may only paint the outdoors of houses, while others may focus on interior painting. Some might only perform decorative efforts, such as adding murals or decorative accent walls to spaces.

General services house painting businesses offer include:

  • Painting inside walls. All interior paint contractors paint interior walls, typically in colors of your selecting. Question whether or not a contractor works with scaffolding if you have high walls or cathedral ceilings, since not all businesses engage in those kinds of jobs.
  • Painting interior baseboards, ceilings, and other areas. Most interior painting professionals paint molding, baseboards, ceilings, and other inner structure facets as needed.
  • Creative or decorative painting. Some painting businesses do accent walls with specific painting treatments, such as feathering or marbling. A couple may also offer mural or stenciling services to increase the attractiveness of walls.
  • Outside painting. Outside painting companies paint outdoor walls and surfaces like fascia or eaves. Don’t assume that a professional does both inner and outer painting—always question to ensure both services are covered if you intend to contract the same contractor to paint the interior and outdoor of your home.

Contacting potential painting companies in New Haven is the best way to discover if they might offer the services you need. Offering as many details as you can about your preferences and goals for the painting project might also help professionals provide you the most accurate estimate.

What to Seek When Hiring a Painting Contractor

Not all painting businesses provide the same work. Having an idea what to search for and what questions to ask can help you locate a painting contractor in New Haven that most likely fits your requirements.

It makes sense to inquire about insurance. Your selected painter should have insurance that covers any employees, equipment, and property that might be subject to damage or injury. This protects both the painting professional and homeowner.

Frequently asked questions

Painters usually price a job by the square feet of the project. Sometimes they’ll include flat fees for fixed expenses, like overhead and permits.

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Interior painting makes for a doable DIY project. You can save some money and get a real sense of accomplishment by doing this yourself. And, with the right prep work – covering, taping and scraping – it’s fairly forgiving. But it takes a lot of time to move furniture, tape trim, prep the surface and cover your floor, let alone apply the actual paint. Instead, save yourself the time and hassle and find a local interior painter.

Leave exterior painting to the pros. Not only do you need to worry about the type and quality of the paint, you’ll also likely need a ladder and considerably more prep work. You’ll likely need additional equipment like ladders, scaffolding and possibly a paint sprayer. It’s almost cheaper to just hire a pro. Talk to a local exterior house painter about your project.

  1. Do your research. Understand what to expect and what to look for in a pro. Look at paint types, prices and costs.
    1. Interior home painting costs $1,000-$2,800
    2. Exterior painting costs $1,700-$4,100
    3. Painting a ceiling costs $150-$350
    4. Painting cabinets costs $350-$1,200
    5. Trim painting costs $500-$1,500
    6. Calculate paint coverage
  2. Call pros for site inspections and estimates. Always get three to five estimates.
  3. Check references, compare quotes, look at past work. After you have estimates in hand, do one final pass to compare the contractors.
  4. Sign a contract with the pro of your choice. You might need to make a down payment, usually 25% to 50% of the total project cost to cover material costs, but not all pros require this. Don’t pay for the entire project upfront.

  • A complete inspection. Each pro takes a walk around your home to evaluate the condition of your current paint, the size of the job and any obstacles for accessing the site. They do this to see how much prep work they’ll need and estimate how long the job will take. The more thorough the inspection, the more accurate the quote.
  • Color consultation. Expect each contractor to have varying color options and suggestions. However, you have the final say.
  • Listen to the pro – they’re experts after all – but don’t get pushed into a color combination or finish type that you don’t want. Understand the different exterior paints or interior paint choices before your pro arrives.
  • A rough estimate or complete quote. Finishing contractors vary here. Usually, they can quote straightforward projects on the spot. But some may need to take it back to their shop to run numbers and give you a detailed estimate with costs broken out. Neither method is better than the other, but just make sure to get multiple quotes.

  1. How long have you been in business? A long business history helps you avoid shoddy companies. It’s hard for a service business to stay in business if they don’t do good work.
  2. Are you licensed and insured? Not all states require a license for painting homes, but many do. Always use one that’s insured.
  3. Do you belong to any professional organizations? You’ll find many online, like the Painting Contractors Association or the Finishing Contractors Association?
  4. Do you have other work I can look at? Always check a portfolio or, in the case of painters, it’s better to look at work they did a few years ago to see how well it’s held up.
  5. How long will the job take? Get a rough estimate but get it in writing.
  6. How many people are in your crew? This is especially important if you work remotely. More people generally means more noise, but they’ll be done faster.
  7. Will I be in the way if I’m home during the painting? You usually won’t be in the way, but this question helps you understand what to expect while they’re working. They’ll need to lay down coverings and do a lot of prep work.
  8. Do you guarantee your work? Never hire a painter who doesn’t guarantee their work. This often means they’ll rush the prep work, since peeling never happens right away.
  9. What type of paint do you use, and how long is it rated to last? Different rooms need different paint and the exterior needs exterior paint. It comes in different grades with different guaranteed lifetimes.
  10. Can you supply a written estimate and contract? Never use a painter who isn’t willing to put his work in writing.

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  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: New Haven, CT
    Date: 09/23/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: Over 3000 square feet
    Surface Material: Stucco
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require repairs
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: The exterior trim
    What do you want to paint?: Garage exterior
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: New Haven, CT
    Date: 09/23/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Under 1500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 10 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living Areas
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Hallways
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Stairways
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: New Haven, CT
    Date: 09/22/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Under 1500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: New Haven, CT
    Date: 09/20/22
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: New Haven, CT
    Date: 09/19/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    Are you interested in financing?: Yes
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Under 1500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living Areas
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Comment: Painting
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: New Haven, CT
    Date: 09/19/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: Yes
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: 1500-2500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 12 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and unoccupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Fair - Has some cracking or peeling that may require filling and patching
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Customer moving in/out?: Yes
    Comment: two bedrooms, high ceilings. Lots of trim, and molding.
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: New Haven, CT
    Date: 09/14/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: I don't know
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: Other / I don't know
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: I'm not sure - We'll help you determine this later
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Comment: Paint kitchen. Walls, ceiling and trim.
  • Project: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: New Haven, CT
    Date: 09/13/22
    Type of project: Paint
    New color: Same or similar to existing color
    Features to be painted/stained: Interior walls
    Features to be painted/stained: Other
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: Paint interior closet and spakel. Stain wood porches.
  • Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: New Haven, CT
    Date: 09/12/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Under 1500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • Project: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: New Haven, CT
    Date: 09/09/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: Over 3000 square feet
    Surface Material: Stucco
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: I'm not sure - I'll need help determining this later
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)

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