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Top 12 questions to ask a painter

One of the top fears about painting your home is finding a reputable painter.  But, where do you start?  You google “painters in Temecula, CA” then receive a long list of companies.  Who’s the best?  You narrow it down to two maybe three painters that have the best reviews.  Finally, you call to scheduled your estimates and the day comes for them to look at your project.  What questions do you ask a painter?  

We have compiled a list of the top questions for you to ask.  Then we sat down and interviewed Frank with Wall Works Painting and Drywall. 

Top 12 Questions to Ask a Painter:

First things first, what is Wall Works?

Wall Works Painting and Drywall has been in the industry for 40 years and is family owned and operated.  This line of work has been in the family for over 70 years.  Frank’s uncle taught him how to drywall.  Frank is a loving dedicated husband, father, and papa.  He and his wife Tina have 5 kids and have 9 grandkids (and counting).  Tis family company offers drywall repairs, full interior and exterior painting for both residential and commercial properties. 

What type of painting services do you offer?

Full interior and exterior painting including kitchen cabinets. 

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes, we carry both to protect our employees and the homeowner. 

Are estimates free?

All our estimates for painting and drywall repairs are always free.

Does your crew work for Wall Works or are they subcontractors?

All our employees work for Wall Works. 

What type of paint do you use?

We only use the highest quality and eco-friendly paint on the market.  Dunn Edwards and Sherwin Williams are our go to paint supply companies.  They carry all our needs and offer a wide variety of paint colors for every project in and out of your house.

What are the different kinds of paint finishes?  

-Flat Finish: also known as matte finish

-Satin Finish: known as eggshell finish or low-luster finish

-Gloss Finish: commonly called semi-gloss 

How do I know what paint finish to use in my rooms?

When we go over colors I will give you my professional opinion of what finish to use and where.  Typically for ceilings we always prefer to use a flat finish.  Eggshell is best for those high traffic areas like your bedroom walls and living rooms.  Eggshell is also easy to clean making it better for those with kids and dogs.  Semi-Gloss is going to be best for kitchen and bathrooms since it is more resistant to moisture. 

How long will the job take?

That all depends on the job and the prep that goes into it.  You will know during the estimate how long I believe your project will take.  This can change, but I will be in contact with you for any schedule changes that may arise.  It typically doesn’t happen unless the weather in Temecula and Murrieta decide to cause havoc. 

Will you be able to repair holes in my wall before painting?

Absolutely, that’s one of the benefits of using our company.  Since we specialize in both drywall and painting we will have your walls looking brand new.

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept all types of payments. 

What does your prep process look like?

Prep varies depending on project needs.  We will always make sure to keep a clean space and treat everyone’s home as it if was our own.  That means covering flooring, furniture, and filling in nail holes.  For our exterior projects we power wash a few days prior to starting the project.  Then we will cover windows, doors, and clean up any chipped pieces to create the best surface. 

Now you know what questions to ask a painter there is no need to feel nervous!  If you think of any more we would love to hear them.   We hope this helps you in your hunt for a painter in your area.  If you live in the Temecula and Murrieta valley call Wall Works!  You can either call them at 951-695-5588 or email.  For more information about Wall Works please visit their site

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