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The Folly of Cheap Painters

by / Saturday, 31 July 2010 / Published in Uncategorized

Time and time again I come in contact with homeowners who’ve had “the painting horror story.”  They found a painter from a friend of a friend who gave them an unbelievable price only to find out that something drastic went wrong.

The most recent story was a homeowner who called me looking for price to have their deck stained.  They got a great price from someone, he finished half the job and asked for payment since he just had a “little more left to stain” and never came back.  He received his money and was gone.  They somehow talked the painter into coming back to simply return the stain, which he did, but never completed the job.

Or how about the painter who gave a great price but while painting the interior of a home splattered paint all over the countertops and hardwood floors.

Or how about the painter who gave a great price but his exterior paint job which cost $2,500.00 [and was still lower than the other bids] failed within two years costing the homeowner another $2,500.00 just two years later.

Or how about the painter who gave a great price but couldn’t make straight lines against the woodwork inside.

Or how about the painter who gave a great price on an exterior, but didn’t clean out the gutters even though he was working right by them, didn’t paint the electric meter, the lintels, valleys, garage doors, shutters, or the dirty downspouts.

Or how about the painter who gave a great price but used the cheapest paint and caulk he could find to cut some costs.

Or how about the painter who gave a great price but didn’t carry insurance, workers’ comp., and wasn’t bonded.

Don’t make the mistake of hiring a cheap painter and suffering the consequences of their poor workmanship and lack of professionalism.

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