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What Can You Hire a Painting Company to Do?

Not all home painters perform the same kinds of house painting, so it’s vital to understand what jobs are on offer and who you can go to for those services. Some residential painters may only paint the exterior of homes, while some may focus on interior painting. Some may focus on decorative efforts, such as adding decorative accent walls or murals to rooms.

Interior Painting Services

A selection of residential painting services will complete interior paint jobs. This includes priming and painting walls. Experienced painters usually mark off and otherwise prepare the room to keep paint off other surfaces and engage in edgework to ensure a visually appealing final outcome.

If you expect painters to paint other areas, such as baseboards, ceilings, or molding, ask companies about these services before you work with them. Some may not provide the services and might charge extra fees.

Exterior Painting Services

Exterior house painting companies paint the outside of homes, including siding or other outdoor wall areas. Talk to possible painting professionals about the type of area that needs painting, as this might change the scope and price of the project. Some painting contractors will handle big or towering homes and some won’t, as not all contractors have the workers and scaffolding required to paint multi-story houses.

Creative Home Painting Services

Decorative home painting work involve decorative elements, such as specialty accent walls or murals. Should you desire something along these lines, talk about it first and foremost with potential contractors to learn if they can offer the service or suggest an artist who can paint alongside them.

If talking to potential house painting contractors in Waco, explain what kind of painting you’re searching for. The contractor can let you know whether or not they offer those jobs.

What to Seek When Hiring a Painting Professional

While there may be lots of painting professionals in Waco, some won’t meet your house painting needs. Take steps when vetting painting companies to ensure that the potential professionals on your list meet your needs.

Do Your Research Prior to Reaching Out

Begin with the information listed on HomeAdvisor, and then move on to do additional research about painting companies you’re interested in. That can include:

  • Browsing the company’s webpage to see which types of work it offers and whether it ensures service.
  • Looking through any online portfolios to see work the professional has finished.
  • Reading more testimonials on Google and social media.
  • Questioning family and friends for suggestions or if they know anything about a business you’re considering.
  • Searching the Better Business Bureau to guarantee the company does not have any unresolved issues.

Ask Plenty of Questions

Once you call possible professionals, ask lots of questions. Ask what kind of work a company offers and how they screen employees. Question budgets and timelines to make sure the business is available when you need them. Guarantee the contractor utilizes the kind of paint you desire and ask whether or not it has the correct tools to finish the job, including scaffolding, if required.

Make Sure Businesses Are Insured and Experienced

Attempt to locate a company that has familiarity with services that coordinates with your project. Somebody who’s only painted interior walls might not know how to perform outside paint projects, for example. You should also always check to guarantee businesses you hire have insurance coverage.

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 Waco, TX

  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Small Projects
    Location: Waco, TX
    Date: 12/05/22
    Project Type: Paint a new fence
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Property Owner: Yes
    Fence length: 100 - 199 ft.
    Fence height: 4-6 feet
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Waco, TX
    Date: 11/30/22
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: 1500-2500 sqft
    Location: Home/Residence
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    Are you interested in financing?: No
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Waco, TX
    Date: 11/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    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?: Poor - Surfaces severely deteriorated may require paint stripping
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Dining Room
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living Areas
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)
    Comment: Ablo español solamente
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Waco, TX
    Date: 11/27/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 9 or more
    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?: 10 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
    Comment: Whole inside house has flat paint needs semi gloss paint
  • Project: Specialty Texture Painting
    Location: Waco, TX
    Date: 11/26/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Property Owner: Yes
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Surface: Ceiling(s)
    Texture needed: Remove popcorn acoustic ceiling spray
    Texture needed: Paint also needed
  • Project: Exterior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Waco, TX
    Date: 11/15/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: One story
    Wall Condition: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require repairs
    What do you want to paint?: Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Waco, TX
    Date: 11/10/22
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Dining Room
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living Areas
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    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 occupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Waco, TX
    Date: 11/09/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 5 - 6
    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?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    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
    Comment: 1664 Sq ft, color on walls, kilz ceilings and white trim and doors
  • Project: Exterior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Waco, TX
    Date: 11/09/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: Under 1500 sqft
    Surface Material: Other / I don't know
    Number of Stories: One story
    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)

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