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By: Chris S.
Rhodes Custom Finishes Painting Company
In February of 2015 we closed on our newly built home in Wentzville and decided to hire professional painters to do the painting for us, a “luxury” we had never allowed ourselves to indulge in before. I am a self-confessed, over-the-top, compulsive person. The finished product is a huge issue for me not to mention edging, only my husband and daughter have ever been good enough at it for me, until now. John, Ivan and Dan, my Rhodes Custom Finishes painting team did a fantastic job, were VERY professional and a lot of fun to work with.From the first contact with RCF, to the professional painters working for them, to the final walk-through by the owner after the job was complete, this company gets an A+ from me. They are the perfect example of excellent customer service with results to match. They did a job that even I couldn’t find anything wrong with and all at a price that even we, as do-it-yourselfers couldn’t complain about. I have already recommended RCF to several people and will continue to do so in the future. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product and I am so proud to show off our new home to our friends and family.
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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