So who is actually painting your house?

Here’s some facts: There are over 500,000 Illegal Immigrants in Illinois, and 300,000 in Chicago alone, with the balance in the collar counties. Many painting companies hire these people, who have no painting skills, and are sub-par workers, but they are paid cheap wages and the painting company then gives the customer a low price.

Many painting companies sub out their work, and do no background checks on people, so that there is no quality control of who is doing the work, and you actually let these people come into your home.

It’s important to do a good background check on the painting company you choose. Checking Angies List, Google reviews, and website testimonials are good starts. It is important to check the BBB ( Better Business Bureau), but not just look at the rating of the business (A-F). Many companies have high ratings, in the “B or A” category, but they have lots of complaints on them that were resolved, so the BBB still gives them a high rating. Do you really want to work with a painting company that had a number of complaints against them that needed to be filed?

It is also good to work with a painting company who is also a Member of your local Chamber of Commerce. Having good standing in the local business community is always important as well.

Franchise companies should be steered away from as well. These are typically owned by business owners, who buy into a business, but have no proper painting experience.

It is important to do a little research on who you choose to do the project for you.

Highlighting our employee, Tony Smith

Paint-Right Painting Inc. is pleased to introduce one of our long-term, dedicated employees, Tony Smith. Tony started with us back in 2008, and we will be celebrating his 10 year anniversary with us just after the 1st of the year! Tony came to us through John and Kathy’s son, Chris Wright, who has been painting for us for 12 years now. Tony is one of our best employees, and has gained  the knowledge and skills of the painting industry through his dedicated , hard work, and eagerness to learn the business.

On a personal note on Tony, he is also very talented at painting on canvas too, selling his artwork through on line, as well as shows that he attends. The show he features his work at is the MightyCon , which is held at the Dupage County Fairgrounds. If you want to log in to his Facebook Group, you can visit: “Art by Tony “FOUR” Smith”.

Below is a photo of Tony, along with some of his artwork. Tony resides in Naperville.

 

Thank you , Tony , for all your hard work over the past 9+ years and for helping make Paint-Right Painting Inc. become one of the best painting companies in the area!

Why do houses peel?

Can be several causes, but we are seeing more now because they were previously not painted correctly, with improper preparation work, or non-compatible coatings.

  • Sometimes glossy/shiny paint was used on trim when flat should have been used.
  • Cedar is not supposed to peel. Can be moisture in the wood, such as it was painted too soon after it rained.
  • Sometimes sanding wasn’t done when it was supposed to have been done.
  • Sometimes the house should have had a primer and it wasn’t used, or the painting company told the homeowner that they only needed 1 coat and they should have had 2.

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