Frequently Asked Questions
How much should I put down for any Tallahassee painters project?
As for most payment processing, it is a deal determined between the client and the contractor. That being said, an industry standard of anywhere between 15-50% is not uncommon. While some up front payments can go as high as 70%, we do not recommend this. Paying half up front and half after completion is recommended to help cover material costs for the start of any project.
Who is the best house painter tallahassee fl?
While we offer many types of painting that range outside of houses and we love each of our competitive Tallahassee neighbors, we claim ourselves as the best over all house painters. From our quality work, speedy completion time, and relatable customer service, we don’t see why we wouldn’t be.
How do I pay painters tallahassee with no money?
Although there are some financing options out there for select customers, painting is not like most contracting work where your insurance will help cover it. The short answer is no. However, there are select loop holes individuals may qualify for but must be researched and presented on their own. No contractor is going to present these to you.
Is there insurance that covers painting my home in Tallahassee?
As far as we are aware, there is no insurance that covers the cost of painting one's home. However, there are special home improvement loans and grants that may be able to help one pay for any painting service and the material needed. Research online and reach out to local non-profit organizations and government funded organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs, Boy/Girl Scouts, and schools to see if there is any grant money available to improve the community that you stay in. You would then have to set up a project through their system and may have the local kids paint your home for volunteer credit hours.
What is the estimated Tallahassee Painters Pro project completion time?
For exterior houses of around 2,000 square feet that include pressure washing, caulking, and two coats of paint, usually around 4 days. Of course this is under the mercy of weather, paint availability from paint stores, how busy we are at that particular time, and other factors as well.
What paint is used by painters in tallahassee?
There are many brands of paint, some more preferred than others. If you want the best of the best, Behr (a trusted Home Depot brand) is going to last for a long time and claims to only need one coat (we still do 2 for quality purposes). An industry standard used by most Tallahassee painters is Sherwin-Williams. There are several others like PPG and Benjamin Moore which are also trusted and used brands. Any customer can request a certain type of paint but know that this does not fall on the contractor's responsibility if the paint does not last.
How much does a painting contractor tallahassee fl cost?
This is easy! Call us today to find out and receive a FREE window and gutter cleaning with any exterior job! To make sure you are being reasonably priced, measure the exterior painting surface area (length x width x height) for total square feet. Then multiply that number by $1.50 - $3.50/ square foot for a relatively close estimate. There are other variables, such as repairs, interior versus exterior, and texture of the painting area, that can either lower or raise the price, but this will give you an educated guess on how much your project will cost.
What are some businesses with a large number of reviews for painters in Tallahassee, FL
There are multiple painting businesses in Tallahassee that have tons of reviews. Superior Painting Tallahassee has numerous reviews of all different types. You can even find some handyman companies here in Tally that have several positive reviews in regards to their painting efforts. Although Tallahassee Painters Pro only has a few reviews, they are all 5 stars. You can find an easy access point on our home page to add Google reviews as well!
What are people saying about painters services in Tallahassee, FL?
Although we would love to speak about the great things the local Tallahassee painters have done, we want to hear directly from the source - you guys! You can find our Google reviews here and others reviews throughout the web with a simple search. Feel free to leave your own review and if you have any questions you can ask them here as well!
What is the best way to pay a painting contractor?
The best way is for the company (contractor) to have a safe and efficient payment method through third party systems like Zelle, Paypal, Stripe. Cash is always king but we warn you to be weary when paying someone with cash for they may not be a legit company and that could be dangerous for insurance purposes. You would not want an accident to happen on your property.
How do I know to trust my painting contractor?
Several things build trust and that importantly starts with the contractor's body language. Of course we always want to judge someone's trust on the work they do but most of the time, trust must be built before the work starts. Good ways to check if they are trustworthy is to meet with them in person. This will tell you a lot about the people that will be working on your property and the leadership behind them. Of course brand recognition and licensing/insurance are always a big determining factor. This can be provided to you at your free estimate when the contractor comes to your home/office.
Does paint vary from interior to exterior?
Paint does vary on certain occasions. For most exterior paint, a higher grade and more durable paint that is made for the outdoor elements will be used in order to protect the home and leave a longer lasting impression on your beautiful home. Interior paint will more than likely have a smoother and higher quality look to it compared to most outdoor paint. We are limited to our own technology and knowledge, some near-future interior paint products are being formulated to be more scratch resistant for interior walls near doors and other fragile areas.
What questions should I ask when hiring a painter?
Of course the #1 question involves FREE estimates. If they charge you for an estimate, we do not advise spending time with that contractor. What are your credentials? Most profound companies will be able to provide you with some solid evidence of their previous experience, certifications, and other points of interest. Who will be on my crew? It is imperative to know that the crew you hire on is just as trustworthy and swift as the estimator or owner of the company. What materials do you use? These materials will be used on YOUR home. It is imperative that you are okay with their equipment being used on your property. WHat kind of painting prep do you do? This simply ensures that they will cover all furniture and other items before beginning their project. What kind of workmanship warranty do you offer? If they do offer any type of warranty, this will help add value to your project as well as keep responsibility on your contractor to do their job fairly. While there are several other questions one may ask, these are good starting points.
What should be included in a painting contract?
The client AND contractors name, business name, and other personalized information. A detailed description of the scope of work and everything that is involved. This includes the time frame of the job from start to finish. The cost should be broken down into a minimum of 2 categories including labor and supplies.
Do painters need to be insured?
- Yes. There are 3 main types of insurance that painters may have or need. Public liability, income protection, and tool insurance. Although accidents are less likely to happen with a painter compared to an HVAC technician or roofer, anything concerning a contract should be bonded with legal protection.
Are employees or subcontractors better to be in my home?
Subcontractors typically are higher paid and own a lot of the tools. This being said, they usually have a lot of experience and are able to do the work faster. Employees know the business a lot better and work with the entire group as a whole. That being said, they are not rushed for time because they typically get paid an hourly wage. Both have their pros and cons, it is more about the character of the contractor and integrity of the business.
Does a painter need to enter my home?
If the project is an exterior job then no, the contractor can stay outside the entire time. If the project includes any interior painting, then yes, the contractor will need to enter in order to estimate the project. This is also entirely dependent on the work that you have, the trust rate of you and the contractor, and other circumstantial variables.
How long does it take to paint a room?
The length of time it takes to paint a room varies. Different variables such as, the size of the room, the standard of coats, the dry rate of the paint, the quality of the paint, and of course the speed at which the painter is painting. On average, it usually takes about 15 seconds per 1 coat of 1 square foot of regular interior wall when using a roller. This does not include the "cutting in" of the trim, doors, light switches, and other obstacles.