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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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Always a satisfied customer! The crews are neat and respectful and they always do a fabulous job! Spectrum Painting interior/exterior and power washing! Rated A+ been using them for years!
Lisa F. | Jun/29/2016
Spectrum Painting is a top notch company. We've used them many times from small projects to large complicated projects. Each and every time we are completely satisfied with the end result. Very professional ! Will definitely use them again and again.
Louisa T. | Aug/30/2016
We have been a customer for many years and have recommended Spectrum Painting to friends and neighbors in the past. Staff are courteous and polite and experienced. They are careful with maintaining cleanliness of the property. The work is professionally done and the company is well managed. They take the customer's concerns seriously and take the time to explain and alleviate those concerns.
Abe N. | Jul/5/2016
Crew is very respectful and organized. The project was fully reviewed in advance, with attention to detail. The team was great- hardworking, respectful and very efficient.
Melinda T. | Oct/27/2016
Good communication with office staff/timely response. Courteous, professional crew team. Quality service and excellent work.
Tara W. | Aug/26/2015
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
Crew was clean and quiet. They did a beautiful job on the wallpaper.
Jennifer B. | Oct/27/2016
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
Appreciated promptness of appointment, knowledge of job and procedure. Crew was well prepared and helpful.
Mary M. | Aug/30/2016