Interior & Exterior Painting
It all Started When..
We noticed a gap in the painting industry relating to price and customer experience...so we decided to become the best service provider at an amazing, affordable price! We’ve been painting and learning the tricks of the trade since we were 15 and now lead a strong team of 3 qualified crews tackling both commercial and residential painting projects across the Lower Mainland.
Top 3 things to consider when hiring a painting contractor!
Your home is your most valuable asset. It takes great people to do great work and truly care for your home. The following are 3 of the most important things to look for in a Painting Contractor:
1) Insurance and Safety Procedures
Although many of the contractors you may hire from Craigslist, or similar sites, are very affordable, they usually don’t have the proper insurance. One small accident from a contractor without insurance could potentially cost the homeowner their entire home! In BC, it is mandatory for every employer to have WCB Coverage whenever working on a home - this covers the homeowner on any injuries the “worker” may incur on site. You can read more about this coverage at WorkSafe BC.
WCB Coverage is not the only thing that you should look out for - Liability insurance is equally as important. This was specially the case this April (2019) in Texas when two painters were doing an interior paint job and burned down a 1.7 million dollar home. While using a lacquer product, a small spark triggered an explosion which destroyed a 6,000-square-foot home with everything inside. Luckily everyone survived but…poor homeowners!
Painting isn’t rocket science but you do need to know the core principles to perform a good job. For example, surface preparation, such as a proper cleaning and removal of any failing paint, is a crucial step in the procedure. As well as, applying the product in the right conditions plays a pivotal role in paint adhesion. Without this knowledge, a good-looking paint job could turn into a disaster within months. While looking over your painter’s shoulder every minute is not ideal, hiring a contractor who offers a warranty will provide you with peace-of-mind.
If done properly, a paint job should easily last 5+ years depending on the product and weather conditions in your area. Any warranty above a year is ideal and would cover any unforeseeable paint failures.
3) Detailed Estimates and Procedures
Sometimes you find the “perfect contractor” at a great price but then quickly learn the “finished job” is not what you expected. We can’t tell you the amount of times we have heard this story. Miscommunication happens all the time - which is why we emphasize the important of having a proper, detailed contract in place before committing to a project.
A proper estimate should be descriptive and show the full scope of work that is to be performed for the project. Costs should be broken down by item/service and it should cover whether the price would ever change due to special circumstances. Not only should it describe the costs but equally important are the procedures, so that you as a homeowner know what you’re paying for.
How do we fit in to this mix?
All of our employees are fully trained in a “school” style program. This means we not only teach our staff the hands-on techniques, but also the core principles and theories behind paint application and procedures. Our staff are all covered by WCB and we carry a $2 Million Liability Insurance Policy. Also, for your peace-of-mind, we always offer a 2 year warranty on all of our paint jobs.
Not only are we qualified for the job, but we also offer the most in depth and detailed job estimates so that everyone has a full understanding of the project. Give us a call today and book online for your FREE CONSULTATION.