R&J Painting LLC has been a premium painting company in both the residential and commercial painting industry for over 20 years. We have built our reputation by providing excellent craftsmanship and courteous service to our customers.

We strive always to be transparent when new clients reach out with interest in our services. Below are important questions you should always ask your painting contractors before hiring them for a job. Asking the right questions upfront will save you future headaches down the road. We recommend hiring a reputable local company to get the best paint job.

Before hiring a painting contractor for a job with your home, be sure to ask them these important questions:

Are you licensed and insured, and can you provide a copy?
You should, without a doubt, always ask a painting company if they can send you proper documentation of their insurance policy. You don’t want to get caught in a situation where you and your home are not protected. You don’t want to be held liable for any injuries or damages during the project. Some contractors will say they are insured, but you should ask to see their policy for yourself.

Do you have a list of customers that can verify the quality of your work?
Every excellent painting company should have a long list of creditable customer reviews. If you come across a company with a small list, that’s when you should be wary. We ask our customers to kindly complete a survey of our services when a job is finished. The best place to find past customer reviews is on their website and social media accounts. You can always ask the contractors to send you their past reviews. It’s an easy request, and a reputable company should have reviews easily accessible.

How will you prepare our areas before painting?
This question may be one of the most important questions you should be asking a contractor. They should provide a detailed description of their prep process. Before a painting project can begin, the crew must cover all furniture and flooring while patching up dings and dents in the wall. You don’t want a painter who cuts corners because the result can be disappointing. They should explain their preparation process in detail until you feel assured they will take care of your home decor and walls while painting.

What kind of guarantee or warranty do you provide?
A trusted painting contractor will have a warranty covering both labor and materials. Ask them to explain the details of their warranty should anything go wrong. Should there be a paint issue after the project is complete, a warranty means you don’t have to pay more money; the contractors cover those extra costs.

Are all of your employee painters covered with Workman’s Compensation Insurance?
The best painting companies will provide you with a copy of their Workman’s Compensation Insurance. If there is an incident on the job with a worker, you could be held financially liable if the contractor does not have a liability policy in place for each of their individual employees. And if the company you chose uses subcontractors, do make sure that you obtain their individually held policies ahead of allowing work to commence. That can turn into an expensive mess for you as the homeowner. It’s best to ask this critical question upfront, so there are zero issues after completing the job.

Our most significant piece of advice when finding the best painting contractor is to ask the right questions upfront to save you from headaches down the road. Many people go with the lowest estimate without asking any of these questions. You get what you pay for; keep that in mind!

R&J Painting only uses the highest quality painting materials and products, and our crew will leave the job site clean and orderly after each workday. We know the importance of doing the job right the first time and have developed a unique system that you will only find when using our services. Our client’s happiness is our top priority, and our services are always backed by a Guarantee of Satisfaction.

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