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04/06/2011
By: frankbanales
Vision Design Painting Inc
Richard at Vision Design Painting has done work at my home in Galena Forest on several occasions. I installed a new custom made front door made of sliced hickory and I replaced all of my old hollow oak doors with beautiful solid alder doors and Richard did a fantastic job finishing all of the doors on site. I also had custom made built-in bookshelves and mud/cubby units put in and Richard did a great job on the finishing work on these as well. Richard is always professional, making sure the job is done just right. His attention to detail and his concern for maintaining a clean and organized job sight are traits that are hard to find. As a very picky customer, I would highly recommend Vision Design Painting and plan on giving Richard a call for my future painting needs.
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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