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How Do I Decide Who Will Paint My House?

Brooks Painting does a lot of residential painting estimates in a year, and it is not uncommon for us to come across people who have never worked with any type of painting contractor.  We provide our potential customers with a contractor comparison checklist so that they can easily compare each of their estimates.  This 16 items checklist can be a very helpful tool for a homeowner to make their decision, by easily comparing the companies on an equal field.

The questions are simple and easy to answer.

Hiring a Painter Checklist

  • 1.)   Does the contractor have a valid California C-33 license?
  • 2.)   Does the contractor give a quality guarantee and written warranty?
  • 3.)   Does the contractor carry Liability & Workers Comp insurance?
  • 4.)   How long has the company been in business?
  • 5.)   Will the contractor give you a list of references with phone numbers in your area?
  • 6.)   Is the contractor a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau?
  • 7.)   Is the contractor a member of their local chamber of commerce?
  • 8.)   Is the contractor a member of his trade organization, the PDCA?
  • 9.)   Are the painters who will be in your home company employees or subcontractors?
  • 10.) Does the company do background and drug testing before hiring?
  • 11.)  In the contractor’s proposal clear with detailed pricing for each area of the job?
  • 12.)  Did the contractor discuss the time required for your job?
  • 13.)  Did the contractor specify the type of paint to be used?
  • 14.)  Did the contractor specify the type of surface preparation to be done?
  • 15.)  Did the contractor appear professional, knowledgeable, clean, and neat?
  • 16.)  Did any of the references indicate difficulty getting the company to fix problems?

It is so important to make sure that you are comparing apple to apple when deciding on the contractor you will use.  In the painting world, estimates can be very vague, and lack a lot of details that are important.  It is critical to have a comprehensive, well written estimate, as that job description is what the contractor legally needs to provide.  It doesn’t matter if the contractor verbally tells you something if they don’t put it in writing.  Make sure that you require the contractor to put everything they tell you they will do in writing.   A few other things to think about; are they on time for the estimate, or do they call to let you know they are going to be late?  Were they easy to reach and set up the estimate?  How long did it take to get the estimate?  These few things are all excellent indicators of how they will be to work with during the job.  Make sure you feel comfortable with the company you hire- it’s not just about price. The details do matter.  

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2. You can feel comfortable with our team

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3. We’ll do the job correctly

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They are on time! They show up! It was a big job and they were good and fast. Very nice guys.

Tracy W.

Bud was always available and extremely knowledgeable. He was always willing to go that extra step and also explain things thoroughly.

Michelle B.

Brooks Painting gets in gets it done and out! Quality job, great price. Touch base daily with a report on progress of job. It's important to have confidence in a company that works for you. Brooks is that company.

Jeff Allbright, Nugget Markets Corp.

Mark and the team from Brook’s Painting are exceptional at their jobs. We recently renovated a 5000sqft home and they did all the painting. Their attention to detail and investment in our project is so appreciated, and we knew we were in good hands with them. The value they add by identifying issues, making suggestions and going the extra mile to deliver quality work and make sure we are happy with our home is such a breath of fresh air. I would hire this team and company for any future work in a heartbeat and can’t say enough how amazing they are!

Kirsten Martin
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Brooks Painting has be in business a long time in our area. As a native resident we have seen and heard of their professional & quality painting. In looking for bids on painting our house Brooks was referred numerous times. When Jeremy came out to meet us we were sold on using their services and looked no further. Every aspect of this company was very upfront, professional and made us feel safe, valued and comfortable hiring them. The office staff kept good communication with us. The color matching was perfect. The crew showed up on time, were respectful and did a great job from prep to the final end of the project. The warranty offered was a plus and the liability coverage gave us peace of mind also. The price was well worth all that was included in the project so we had little to do but move our stuff away from the house. Thank you Brooks painting, crew and staff for making our home new again :)

Karen Boone
Google

I wanted to have my kitchen cabinets painted but knew that that was a job that required skill and expertise. I called Brooks Painting and the experience from start to finish was perfect! Everyone I dealt with was personable and good at their jobs. They spent time answering questions, explaining the exact process, and did the work precisely as promised. They even did a few other small jobs (repairing and painting 2 water damaged ceilings) to perfection. And everything was neat and clean when they left! And the cabinets – better than I could have hoped for. Esteban is a master craftsman who was meticulous in every aspect of his work. The finish is smooth as glass with no imperfections. I couldn’t be happier!

Christina Fotenos
Google

We are long time happy customers with many positive experiences with Brooks Painting. We have appreciated the assistance (and patience) with selecting paint colors, the professionalism of the staff and the high quality of workmanship. We recently had some interior painting done and the crew was on time, neat, careful inside the house and very easy to work with. They also cheerfully handled some unexpected drywall repair. I highly recommend Brooks Painting.

Teri Greenfield
Google

Chris and Gabriel were amazing. Corey was patient and helpful in answering questions and while I decided on colors. The office was easy to contact and had good follow-through. Thank you so much to Brooks for a job I could not possibly be happier with. Feel free to use me as a reference!

Laura P

Efficient, prompt, dependable, quality, respectful, friendly and caring.

Marilou R., Winters

Brooks did a fantastic job on our exterior and interior paint jobs. Quality was high, price was reasonable, and the team was extremely professional and detail-oriented. Mark was our crew lead and the team performed a number of exterior wood repairs, a door re-stain, interior and exterior painting. Mark clearly takes a lot of pride in his work and went above and beyond to ensure the work was high-quality, including finding exact matching siding to fix dry rot, and performing minor repairs that weren't even included in the quote. He and the team were all consistently positive and personable, joking with each other throughout the day, while also genuinely complimenting each other on the quality of their work. It was great to see, and that positivity definitely showed through the work they did. We couldn't be happier with the end result.

Ryan Schauland
Google

Courteous and well mannered, attentive, discussed complete job and provided good service.

Juan C., C.H.P.

Brooks did a fantastic job on our exterior and interior paint jobs. Quality was high, price was reasonable, and the team was extremely professional and detail-oriented. Mark was our crew lead and the team performed a number of exterior wood repairs, a door re-stain, interior and exterior painting. Mark clearly takes a lot of pride in his work and went above and beyond to ensure the work was high-quality, including finding exact matching siding to fix dry rot, and performing minor repairs that weren't even included in the quote. He and the team were all consistently positive and personable, joking with each other throughout the day, while also genuinely complimenting each other on the quality of their work. It was great to see, and that positivity definitely showed through the work they did. We couldn't be happier with the end result.

Ryan Schauland
Google

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    Prompt Service

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