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By: Cal L.
Lonnie Walser Painting
I can tell you this gentleman's painting expertise is top drawer - there is no better painter in America - I promise. I myself am a "first-class" painter; learned my trade from an old school country club painter painting 12 foot walls w/oil base using 6" brushes and high gloss lacquering complex kitchen cabinets to a state of general perfection. The reason I know he is an awesome painter is that I know the family - his father is an awesome man and was a mentor to me - as a young kid I came over to his house and always asked his mom "when is Lonnie coming home?" knowing he was at war. I am glad he came home. His family meant the world to me. I too am a vet, so it runs in the blood I guess. Cheers Lonnie. Your cousin.
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By: Lippy M.
Fine Painting & Home Repair
Great! Excellent painter. Great to do business with. Felt comfortable having him in our home. I would strongly recommend
Tips & Advices
For a long-lasting paint job, a clean wall is crucial. Ask how they plan to clean your walls, if at all, before getting started. A high-quality company will thoroughly prepare a wall so that the paint will lay smoothly and last a long time.
Yes. A well-established company will have more experience and likely more references for you to reach out to than a new company that's just getting off the ground. Be sure to ask for references so you can speak to former customers about their experience working with the painter. When speaking to these people, ask about:
  • Whether they had issues with the crew
  • If the painters were messy or neat
  • How the paint has held up since the project was completed
The quality of the paint will affect how good the walls look when the project is completed. If your contractor says they plan on using a paint you don't like, feel free to request an alternative.
If the contractor makes a point to train new hires on safety techniques as well as quality standards on the job, you're probably in good hands.
Unfortunately, there are plenty of cases where a painter has stolen items from a home or caused damage to the house or injury to the homeowner. Subcontractors may not be as skilled as employees, and the contractor you're hiring may not have much experience working with them, making them more of a risk. Additionally, ask if the painters are employees or subcontractors, and what the screening or hiring process is like.

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