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Tips to Ensure You Hire a Painting Business Sufficient for Your Needs

Locating the greatest painting company for your needs and project is an excellent way to ensure the most likely possibility of success. Research more about some of the points you should consider when employing a painting professional in Paterson.

One of the first steps to take is to learn about the company prior to contacting them. Read testimonials, look at the information on the painting contractor’s webpage, and look over its social media profiles. You can learn a lot doing this research, such as how the business treats customers, what type of work the contractor completes, and whether past clients were happy with the project completed for them.

When you reach out to painting professionals, ask if they have the proper licensing. This varies by state, so check with your state’s business licensing board for more information. For instance, in some states, companies that offer painting work are required to have a license beneath the building construction classification.

It’s also wise to ask companies about insurance. Only work with painting contractors that provide insurance coverage for workers, equipment, and liability for damages if anything goes wrong on the job that might be the business’s fault due to neglect.

Finally, guarantee the painting companies you receive estimates from are experienced and available to do the type of painting job your house requires. Not all painting companies do outdoor painting, for example, while some work exclusively in outside home painting and don’t engage in interior painting.

What Can You Hire a Painting Company to Do?

Not all home painters do all types of home painting, so it’s important to understand what jobs are on offer and who you can turn to for them. Some house painters may only paint the outdoors of residences, while others may focus on interior painting. Some may specialize in decorative efforts, such as adding decorative accent walls or murals to rooms.

A lot of house painting professionals do interior wall painting. At its most basic, these jobs consist of priming and painting walls, incorporating edgework, to ensure a professional-looking finish. Some businesses might also paint ceilings, molding, and baseboards, but it’s important to ask and not just assume.

Contractors that provide outdoor house painting jobs paint the exterior of homes, including siding, brick, and other surfaces. Double check with a contractor to ensure it will paint specialty surfaces should your residence has them.

When you’re searching for a tiny bit more flair, you might want a business that does stenciling or other creative painting. This specialty service may decrease how many professionals you can employ and raise the price. It’s especially vital that you review a painter’s portfolio to understand if they can do creative work you’ll be content with.

Providing as many specifics about your potential job as you can helps painting companies in Paterson decide if they might be suitable for the job and provide a precise estimate.

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.

We make finding a painter easy. Simple use our directory to find a painter. Here you can browse local pros, check their reviews and do your first screening without ever having to call. We’ve also prescreened all the pros for you, to give you peace of mind.

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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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in Paterson, NJ

  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Paterson, NJ
    Date: 09/28/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    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?: Poor - Surfaces severely deteriorated may require paint stripping
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Whole House
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living Areas
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Dining Room
    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): 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?: Yes
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces- For Business
    Location: Paterson, NJ
    Date: 09/27/22
    Location: Business
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 9 or more
    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?: 8 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings 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): Whole House
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other / I don't know
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for painting the inside of the laundromat. It's a big hall about 1500 sq ft
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Paterson, NJ
    Date: 09/27/22
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Paterson, NJ
    Date: 09/26/22
    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?: 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?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Whole House
    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?: Yes
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Paterson, NJ
    Date: 09/26/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Paterson, NJ
    Date: 09/25/22
    Rooms to be Painted: Whole house
    House Occupancy: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 5
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Customer moving in/out?: Yes
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Paterson, NJ
    Date: 09/24/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: Yes
    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?: I don't know
    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): Bedroom(s)
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    Customer moving in/out?: Yes
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Paterson, NJ
    Date: 09/24/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Paterson, NJ
    Date: 09/22/22
    House Occupancy: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 1
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • Project: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Paterson, NJ
    Date: 09/18/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Other / I don't know
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Excellent - Like new and requires no repair
    What do you want to paint?: Other
    What do you want to paint?: Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
    Comment: Paint outside and inside wall.

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