Painting contractors are professionals at what they do.
Hiring a licensed painter is a very good idea.
Time and time again when talking to our customers they tell us that they've decided to hire a professional because of past experience.
Either they tried to do it themselves, or they may have had a friend, neighbor, or relative do some of their painting. In most cases . . . not a good idea.
How many times have you heard that! Well it's true in this case. When you hire us as your licensed professional, you get what you pay for:
Plus as a local company, we're part of the community.
We're not going anywhere.
If you find a spot we missed - no problem.
You'll be able to call us and we'll come over and fix it.
That may not be the case with an unlicensed painter.
In order to become a licensed painting contractor, you need to have 4 years experience. This is an excellent qualification because with this experience comes skill and neatness.
And a top thing our customers ask for is a "neat job". We've been in business for over 20 years . . . that's lots of experience.
Also, knowing the best product for difference surfaces is key. You don't want to pay for a product that either doesn't last or fades. Or in the case of a deck or stain - remains sticky.
Experience in proper preparation is also key. The job starts with the prep - if it's not done thoroughly the entire project suffers.
A licensed painting contractor is also required to carry the proper insurance. This protects you. For example, employees need to be covered by workers compensation insurance in case they are injured. A painter should also have liability insurance. If something goes wrong on the job, the liability insurance would cover it - not your home owners insurance.
Someone can say that they're licensed, double check. Here is the link for the Contractors State License Board.
Hope this information helps you in your decision.