Professional Painting & Pressure Washing
Why Hire A Pro? Why gamble?
- Choose Ethics, Dependability and Safety
- Have Confidence in Your Decision
- Expect Reliable, Professional Craftsmen
Do Business With A Professional.
All Painting Contractors Are Not Equal!
Hiring and Contracting with a Professional Painting and Decorating Contractor
- Safety. Painting can be hazardous work, whether it’s working on a ladder or dealing with solvents and dust. Hiring a professional contractor means you don’t have to worry about these problems.
- Health. If your home or business was built before 1978, it may have been painted with lead-based paint, which can cause serious health effects when it is scraped or sanded in preparation for repainting. Professional contractors will take appropriate steps to protect you. Painting contractors are required to furnish EPA-produced pamphlets to their residential customers before they begin a job that involves disturbing lead-based paint in or on a residence. Professional painting contractors will understand and be willing to follow the recommendations on this pamphlet.
- Preparation and Painting. Getting the surface properly prepared makes all the difference. Professional contractors know the value of preparation and will do it right. The better the preparation the better the out come of the project.
- Knowing Paints and How to Apply Them. The choices today are more complicated than just oil or latex, and professional contractors will know what works, how to use it, and will have the right tools for the job. Professional contractors utilize and partner with professional paint, coatings, and wall-covering suppliers.
- Cleanup and Disposal. Hiring a professional contractor means you don’t have to worry about dealing with paint residues and other leftovers. Professionals will know how to handle hazardous wastes that may be part of the job.
- Always Verify the Contractor Is Licensed and Insured. Quality contracting firms will be only too happy to provide you with copies of their certificates of insurance. They should provide bonding information (if the job is large enough to require such) and documentation of safety training and compliance programs. Not all states and municipalities require licensing however business registration with your state and municipality is generally a minimum requirement.
- Written Contracts Are A Must. Reputable contractors will encourage the use of a written contract. This contract should clearly explain the scope of the work to be performed. It should also cover such items as surfaces to be painted, methods and extent of surface preparation, time schedules for the project, and payment procedures. Knowing the total scope of the work enables you to carefully evaluate the different bids you may receive with the proper information and keep them on a level playing field. The contract serves to protect both you and the contractor.