Why Do Painting Quotes Vary So Much?

When planning home improvements, if you’re like most people, you’ll want to get the best value for your money.

You’ll probably compare a few estimates before hiring a contractor and you may find there’s a range of difference between them. Paint quotes may differ wildly depending upon the quality of work and materials, and the contractor’s experience. Get an estimate that is detailed and gives a full description of the work that is going to be done. At the risk of sounding cliché, you need to compare apples to apples.

Carefully executed preparation makes a significant difference in the final outcome.

The price quoted should reflect the level of attention to detail and the time it takes to do the prep work. These are usually the main reasons behind the variation in quotes you receive. Steps taken to protect your home and possessions, and to prepare the surfaces are important parts of any job. Some projects require a great deal of time to prepare and those hours may even exceed roller-to-wall time.

Any contractor worth hiring carries liability insurance to protect both their business and your property in the event of a mishap.

Insurance is part of the regular cost of running a contracting business. Consider it a red flag if a contractor’s price is exceptionally lower as this important point may be what’s lacking. Any painter worth his rollers should be happy to provide the name of his insurance agent so that you can verify if you have any doubt.

Fixed Pricing

Another variation between on contractor quote and another has to do with what each one represents. Make sure you are not getting a lower price that will later be adjusted with all sorts of pricey add-ons.

Our estimates always state the preparation work required, the number of coats of paint that are going to be applied and the specific products that are going to be used. All of our estimates contain a full explanation in easy-to-understand terms.

When you hire Bucks County Painters LLC, owner Benjamin DeLannée will be on the job daily to ensure all work meets the highest standards. Because painting is his passion, he’s often the one holding the brush, roller or sprayer.