Painting Contractor

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

August 2020

When hiring and working with a Painting Contractor, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Painting Contractor commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Painting Contractor? 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.

Painting Contractor - 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 Painting Contractor ranges from $72 to $108 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 Painting Contractor.

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

A A professional Painting Contractor must be licensed to provide most Painting Services. To check a Painting Contractor's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.

Q Should I use an insured Painting Contractor for my project?

A Your Painting Contractor should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Painting Contractor should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.

Q Does my Painting Contractor need to be bonded?

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


Painting Contractor - Common Projects

An experienced Painting Contractor 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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