There are A LOT of painting companies here on the Central Coast and when you receive the 2-3 paint estimates when you decide to paint, it's important to compare apples to apples. I'll provide some things to look at when comparing estimates.
1.) The company is Licenced, Bonded and Insured, and carry workers compensation
- In their estimate they should have their licensee number and where they carry their workers compensation policy.
- Check the California State License Board website: cslb.ca.gov. You can check by license number, business name, or the business owners name.
2.) A Preparation Guide
- Make sure that the painting company has a preparation guide in their estimate.
- If they are painting the exterior, that they power wash the home, prime all bare wood, cover all plants, mask all windows, cover all concrete, etc.
- If they are paint the interior, that they move everything to center of the room, remove all face plates, cover everything including the floors, etc.
3.) Job Description
- The painting contractor should list everything that's included in the job and what is excluded.
- The painting contractor should list how many coats (remember two coats should be one coat sprayed then letting it dry and a second coat to be sprayed again), and what type of paint will be used with the paint warranty.
4.) Workmanship Warranty
- All painting contractors should state in their contract, how long their labor warranty covers. For example, New Life Painting has a 3 year workmanship warranty. If anything happens within 3 years (pealing, cracking, etc..) we will come back and take care of it at no charge. Make sure this is listed in the contract, very important!