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

Home painting companies provide a wide array of services, but not every company offers the exact same options. Some contractors might zero in on interior paint services, while others handle special interior paint work or creative services such as murals in the bedroom.

Many residential painting businesses do interior wall painting. At its core, these jobs consist of priming and painting walls, incorporating edgework, to guarantee a professional-looking finish. Some professionals may also paint baseboards, molding, and ceilings, molding, ceilings, and baseboards, but it’s important to ask and not assume.

Businesses that provide outdoor residential painting services paint the exterior of residences, including siding, brick, and other surfaces. Double check with a business to make sure it will paint specialty surfaces should your residence has them.

If you’re searching for a tiny bit more creativity, you might want a professional that does stenciling or other creative painting. This specialty service may reduce how many contractors you can work with and increase the price. It’s especially important that you look at a painter’s portfolio to understand if they can do creative work you’ll be content with.

Offering as many specifics about your potential job as you can helps painting businesses in South Bend decide if they might be right for the service and provide an accurate estimate.

What to Look for When Employing a Painting Contractor

While there may be many painting businesses in South Bend, some won’t meet your residential painting needs. Take action when screening painting companies to make sure that the potential companies on your list meet your needs.

The first step to take is to learn about the business before contacting them. Read feedback, view the info on the painting business’s webpage, and review its social media profiles. You can gain a lot of information doing this research, such as how the company behaves towards customers, what type of services the professional performs, and whether clients in the past were content with the service performed for them.

When reaching out to painting contractors, ask whether or not they have the proper credentials. This changes by state, so double check with your state’s contractor licensing board for more info. For example, in some states, businesses who offer painting work are required to have a license beneath the building construction classification.

It’s also wise to ask professionals about insurance coverage. Always employ painting professionals that offer insurance coverage for workers, equipment, and liability for any damages if something goes wrong on the job that may be the professional’s responsibility due to negligence.

Lastly, ensure the painting companies you get estimates from are experienced and available to do the sort of painting work your residence requires. Not all painting contractors do exterior painting, for example, while some specialize in outdoor home painting and don’t perform interior painting.

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, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: South Bend, IN
    Date: 09/30/22
    Location: Business
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: South Bend, IN
    Date: 09/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: South Bend, IN
    Date: 09/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: South Bend, IN
    Date: 09/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    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?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    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
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: South Bend, IN
    Date: 09/29/22
    Rooms to be Painted: Living areas
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 2
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: South Bend, IN
    Date: 09/29/22
    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?: 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
    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, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: South Bend, IN
    Date: 09/28/22
    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?: Furnished 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: South Bend, IN
    Date: 09/28/22
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Fair - Has cracking, peeling, or wood rot that likely needs repairing
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: South Bend, IN
    Date: 09/27/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    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?: 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): 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?: No
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: South Bend, IN
    Date: 09/24/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    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?: Other / I don't know
    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): 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
    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

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