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Five Warning Signs When Hiring a Residential Painting Company

Five Warning Signs When Hiring a Residential Painting Company

Hiring a paint contractor can be an overwhelming experience. There’s a lot you have to think about. There’s pricing, paint color, schedules, and countless other considerations. And while we always recommend hiring our services for interior paint jobs, there are five things to watch for as you’re interviewing and researching paint contractors:

Not licensed or insured
This is considered the most important aspect of hiring a paint contractor. Some painters might try to spin their lack of insurance/licenses as a price break for you, but don’t fall for it. There are specific New Jersey laws that all painters need to abide by, and if they are reputable, they will have the proper credentials for the job. Our professionals have years of experience and are licensed and insured within the guidelines of the state of New Jersey.

No relevant portfolio or recent work history
Yes, there are times when companies are just starting out and they don’t have large portfolios to show for it. That’s okay. Just be sure they have some sort of previous interior paint jobs to show (even if it’s from a previous contractor). If they can’t provide any previous work, ask if you can contact any past employers for a recommendation. Our painters have years of experience under their belts and large portfolios to prove it.

Strange payment requests
If a contractor asks for money for the house painting job upfront, or asks for it all in cash or money order, you should think twice. If they rush you to pay them before the wall paint is even dry, you should also be concerned. Rushed, large payments or even unexpected painting fees are red flags. Ultimately, if you feel uncomfortable about the payment system, then these house painters might not be on the up-and-up.

Doesn’t act like professional
Like we already mentioned, if you feel uncomfortable, it’s probably not the best option for you. If a paint contractor doesn’t make it to appointments or doesn’t have the right equipment to complete the house painting job, or doesn’t even arrive with the right wall paint colors, these are all concerns. Our crew comes to work on time, ready, and with the right wall paint.

Gives off a bad vibe
Trust your gut on this one. If a company comes to your door and gives you a bad feeling, listen to that feeling. Does the paint contractor have a bad attitude, or does he or she force you to make decisions quickly about the wall paint or pricing? If so, this is not the company for you. Be smart, be diligent and trust your instincts. Spectrum Painting will always treat you with dignity and respect and never rush you into making a decision about wall paint you might regret.

Don’t let unreputable paint contractors get the best of you. Go with a company you can trust! For more information about interior painting services, contact Spectrum Painting’s office today!

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Friendly and on time! Stayed until the job was done.
Jayne I. | Jun/30/2016
The guys at Spectrum Painting were great. The Crew Leader, Marcin, was a pleasure to work with and paid attention to every detail for our basement project. We’re so happy with how it came out and would definitely use them again in the future! Mike
Mike B. | Feb/15/2021
Entire staff, from sales rep to team were professional. They were very responsive and the colorist had immediate availability. The crew was polite, knew what they were doing, worked constantly, they liked my dogs and my dogs liked them!
Judith G. | Sep/1/2016
Spectrum did an amazing job on our garage! It looks beautiful and they were quick, clean and professional. Highly recommend!
HU-441911173 | Nov/2/2020
The Spectrum Team always delivers perfection. Reliable, professional, and responsive. Our #1 service provider. We have counted on them for 10 years. We have them come often to paint, spackle, do hangings, mend trim, fix siding, seal shower, refresh grout. Love the "Painter for a Day." They are the BEST around. Thank you!
Walter M. | Sep/6/2016
I am so happy we chose to work with Spectrum Painting! The office manager Natalie was very responsive in setting up our estimate. Initially Rich came our for a detailed estimate and walk through. After going through the numbers and reviews we decided to go with Spectrum. Although they did not offer the lowest cost we felt like we knew what we were paying for. We were in the process of moving into our new home in Wayne, NJ so we would not be onsite to project manage daily. On the day our project began, Rich and his crew leader Brian met us at the house to walk through the project and colors. Brian was absolutely amazing to work with. He would call or text with daily updates and even sent some photos to make sure we were happy with the colors we chose. I felt completely comfortable leaving Brian and his team at our house for the full week alone to complete the project. Everyone was extremely professional, kept the place clean, and wore masks, which is important to us because I am pregnant and my husband has an auto-immune disease. I can not recommend Spectrum Painting enough! Though they didn't offer us the lowest cost estimate there work was worth it! If anyone is looking for a painter reach out to their team. You won't be disappointed!
Abigail T. | Dec/22/2020
Spectrum was very professional and they did a great job with every aspect of the job. They were friendly and helpful, had ideas for future projects and worked quickly and really took care in the staining of the deck. Everyone on the team was courteous.
Michael O. | Jul/19/2016
One of the very best you will find in this area. Highly competent, punctual and with an aim to please. Spectrum has painted most of the interior of my home and most recently, my large outdoor deck. When they are here, I can relax knowing they will treat my home like it's their own. There's an added comfort knowing that there's a responsive team leader present on each job to whom I can address any questions or concerns. Don't go for the low-end companies. Price is what you pay, but lasting value is what you get.
Marc C. | Aug/30/2016
I have used Spectrum Painting time and time again over the years. They were fantastic in 2013 in a very tight time window, painting the entire interior of our home before we moved in right near the holidays. Each of the painters were expert, efficient and hardworking and perhaps most importantly trustworthy. I have always felt safe with Spectrum's staff. Then we used Rich and his company in 2015 for our exterior and deck. For that job it was Jose and his crew that did a phenomenal job preparing the siding and trim and then painting thoroughly. Many know that it's the preparation for paint that creates a lasting quality finish. Additionally, as others have mentioned, the painters are very capable but importantly always clean up after their day. Sometimes the floor is cleaner than when they started! Lastly I just called for a few touch ups and Oldemar, who's painted here on many occasions, was dispatched. He completed a tremendous amount in his two days here...working diligently to get my long list completed in a timely manner. Again he is an exemplary example of Rich's best...he managed some light carpentry and prepared each surface will great skill. And now my walls, trim and doors look like brand new again! For the best result you need to go with a tried and true check out Spectrum Painting.
Kristen A. | Aug/30/2016