The best of Stanwood Painters. Can't beat us.
I started painting houses when I was 15 years old. I continued through both high school and college. In the fall of '99 I decided to start my own company. Since then I have been dedicated to pleasing my customers and going out of my way to earn future business and ultimately their referral to friends and family. Most of my work comes from word of mouth advertising. This is my ultimate goal once your job is complete and you are completely satisfied with our work. I employ experienced hard working painters with good work ethics that communicate well with our clients. They are clean, respectful and trustworthy! I have very high expectations of my employees because my clients have high expectations of me. We specialize in exterior home painting. However, we have extensive experience in all aspects of painting from stains and laquers to enamels and epoxy coatings. Presently we have a combined 52 years of experience between my 3 employees and myself. We are all under 40 years old. Because of this, there are few things we have not seen or experienced when it comes to products and how to apply them... as well as a vast variety of jobsite situations. Choose Rubumco Painting Inc. for your painting needs and you'll be glad you did.
Licenses / Credentials :
• Licensed House Painter WA State Lic. #RUBUMP*984KB
• EPA Certified Lead Renovator #NAT-85952-1
• Master Coatings Applicator
We Specialize In:
Paint Houses Interior & Exterior
Staining, Laquering, Priming
Minor Drywall Repairs
Roof Moss Treatments
How to Hire a Stanwood Painter
As a homeowner, you may be an avid do-it-yourselfer, but when it comes to painting the inside or outside of your home, the job could get a little overwhelming especially if you don’t have all the appropriate equipment. Hiring a professional painter to take on the project is probably an easier solution particularly when dealing with ladders and high places. If you hire a qualified Stanwood painter you can be certain he’ll have all the proper equipment to complete the job quickly and safely.
The purpose of painting your home is to improve its appearance and protect your investment but if the work is unprofessional or the products inferior your job won’t be successful. Anyone can claim to be a painter, but painting takes a certain amount of detailed skill so when you decide to hire someone for the job you need to become an informed consumer. Whether you’re looking for someone to paint a single room or the entire exterior of your home you want to make certain you’re hiring a qualified painter for the job.
Where to Look for Your Prospective Stanwood Painter
When you make the decision to hire a Stanwood painter there are a number of places you can start. Your local paint store or home improvement center is always a good place to check. Many of these stores will have bulletin boards where painters and other contractors can post their business cards. Do a search online for a directory of qualified local Stanwood painters. Usually only professionals will take the time involved for the certification process.
Ask friends, family and co-workers if they’ve ever hired a painter. Possibly they can show you the work that was done and let you know if they were pleased with the job or if they have any complaints. If the Stanwood painter did a good job, it could be an excellent way to get a recommendation.
Interviewing a Stanwood Painter
Hiring a Stanwood painter based solely on his estimate is not usually a good idea. When asking for an estimate take some time to actually conduct interviews to help you find the right painter for the work you want done. Choose a few painters to come to your home and look over the project. Start by asking each one some questions concerning their past experience and knowledge in the field. Ask if they have done any work with other established local contractors. This is usually a good indication that they provide quality work.
Ask each Stanwood painter for proof of current license and insurance. A Stanwood painter should carry liability insurance that protects the homeowner in the event of damage. Also verify that they carry workers compensation insurance for any employees. If someone gets hurt while on the job, you don’t want to be held responsible for some hefty medical bills. Make certain the painter is also bonded. If he should leave you with some unfinished work you then have recourse for getting the job completed.
Ask for references from each Stanwood painter and follow up on them, but don’t rely on references alone. References can certainly be helpful but keep in mind that if there are any unhappy customers, you’re not going to get their contact information. Check with the local Better Business Bureau to see if there are any complaints on file. Ask what they were and if they were resolved. Complaints can happen to the best of businesses but how they are handled is what’s important.
Once you have a few painters in mind, it’s time to get some estimates. If you don’t plan ahead, this could be confusing since every Stanwood painter has his own method of handling a job, from the paint he prefers to use to the final cleanup. There could be differences in the prep work such as on exterior work where one painter may scrape and sand and another may use a pressure washer. The varying amounts of work can make a big difference in the numbers you see on your bids. You need to give each Stanwood painter a list of everything you would like to see in their bid. This way you are essentially comparing apples to apples and should see some uniformity in all the bids that will make comparing them much easier.
Getting a Contract from a Stanwood Painter
Once you’ve found the Stanwood painter you feel is right for your project it’s time to get a contract in place. A contract should include a detailed outline of the job stating exactly what work is to be done, how it will be done and the paint that will be used along with the cost of materials and labor and an agreed upon payment schedule. It should also include all the painter’s contact information as well as his contractor’s license number. He should also attach copies of any necessary insurance policies. You’ll also want a date for completion of the job.
Ask about a guarantee if there should be a problem with the paint such as chipping peeling, chalking or excessive fading within the first couple of years. Get it in writing that the painter agrees to fix the problem at little or no expense to you. The paint itself will probably have a warranty but that doesn’t include the expense of having the work done all over again.
Remember that you want to hire a painter you can trust. He may be working when you’re not around and it’s difficult to keep an eye on what he’s doing. And once the job is done you really have no way of knowing if the surface was actually primed or how many coats of paint were used. Hiring a reliable Stanwood painter is just as important as hiring any other contractor to come into your home and you want the best one for the job.