Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Painting Service

August 2020

When hiring and working with a Painter, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Painter commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Painter? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Painting Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Painter - FAQ

Q How do I get good Painting Service work at a fair price?

A First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements. Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifiable results.

Q What should I expect to pay for Painting Service?

A Most Painting Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Painter ranges from $36 to $54 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Painter.

Q Do I need to use a licensed Painter for my job?

A You should use a licensed Painter for any work that exceeds $500. To check a Painter's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to check license status and history by the name of the business or individual.

Q Should I use an insured Painter for my project?

A Your Painter should carry appropriate insurance for job related injury or health risks.

Q Does my Painter need to be bonded?

A A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Painter. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Painter's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.


Painter - Common Projects

An experienced Painter can handle a number of jobs, troubleshooting situations and repairs. The list below summarizes common Painting Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

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