Monday, March 26, 2018

What To Expect On Your Painting Estimate

What to expect when hiring an interior painting company.

When you decide to paint your home the first thought that crosses your mind may be the price.

That may be a consideration but it should not be your first. There will always be a lower priced company and someone willing to do a job cheaper but at what cost? The quality, cheaper products, labor or uninsured painters is a common problem in the painting and construction industry.

The first thing to decide before anyone shows up is what exactly do we want to be painted, what is our timeframe for this work and what do we expect. Without the client knows exactly what they want and expect it will be impossible for any painting contractor to be able to deliver off of a guess.

No two jobs are the same, companies will prepare surfaces differently and the idea of a properly painted surface and the completed project may vary greatly from company to company and client to client. Using the Painting and Decorating Contractors Of America standards is something every client should make sure their contractor is using. These are a list of standards that take the confusion out of how and why things are done or not done.

We receive a lot of calls asking for pricing over the phone, the reason that is sometimes impossible is there are variables to every project that may affect the cost such as.
  •  Timeframe: if you need a project done tomorrow and the company is booked out for weeks there may be a fee to rearrange everything to suit your schedule.
  • Preparation: The amount of preparation that is needed or requested. 
  • Access: Access to the work area and time of day
  • Specialty: Any special applications will cost more as it takes trained staff to apply them and they have spent many hours training to do this
  • Quality of paint being used can vary from $25 a gallon to $85 a gallon
As you can see no two projects are the same and we love to be able to give solutions and the proper scope of work needed for each project.
We look at each project as a new relationship, it takes the contractor and client working together to make sure it turns out as expected, this takes great communication on both sides throughout the entire process.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Free Touch Ups

Free touch ups for life!

Ryan Amato Painting is offering on their interior painting projects free touch ups for life.
An offer not many other painting contractors can offer. 

"We wanted to separate our company from the rest," says Ryan Amato owner of Ryan Amato Painting of Bethlehem, Pa

Once per year during certain months we will return for up to an hour and touch up small things like baseboards, door frames, window sills and small areas on walls. It's that simple, no tricks.

The benefit for the client is an assurance the areas all look great, maybe there is a party coming up and you need a few small touch-ups family is coming for the holidays. It's a great time to touch up.
The benefit for the company is we are present in mind of our clients giving an offer no other contractor we know of in our area can match.

It's a win-win for everyone, not to mention we are very confident in our painting and application of products, especially with the backing of our vendors Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore. We work closely with our reps to make sure we're trained on all of the new products, applications, and Maintenence of those coatings.

If you would be interested in this offer please feel free to contact us at 484-821-7112 or chat with us on our website

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Who to call for your painting estimate

Who To Call For Your Painting Estimate

When you first decide to paint anything around your home your first thought maybe can I do this myself? After realizing that your time can better be spent on other things or you would rather have a professional job done the question arises, who do you call?

You can ask friends who they have used in the past and their experience with companies or like me when I am looking for any service I open up Google and search painters.

You will get many results, some reputable companies, others not so, the service lead providers such as Home Advisor or Angie's List will show up. Remember most of the companies pay to be on those sites.

What you should be looking for is a company that from the start has great communication, let's face it most companies will give you the same paint job if you're speaking about the normal wall. It is the other things such as training their employees, do they even use employees and the backing of the work they do.

When you first call see how long it takes someone to get back to you if at all, that is a great indication if once your project starts how communication will go. I am not saying they will be at you beckon call but a professional company will either answer the phone or return a phone call during normal business hours promptly. If they don't you can assume they will certainly not once the project starts pr an issue arises.
Yes, an issue can happen, it happens to the best companies, sometimes that is their fault or issues out of their control. It's the sign of a great company when they don't run and hide but stand behind their work and complete or correct the contracted work. 

Are the crews trained? With our company, we offer a ton of training and it is required. From the start of the job to while it is going on and finishing our crews are trained to make this experience a great and professional one.

So when you're looking for a painting contractor look beyond the price, a low price does not usually make for the best job as also the high price may not either. Listen to what products will be used and why each company may have a different way of applying their paint or the method the project will be done.

Remember the way you're treated in that initial phone call will usually be a great sign of things to come.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

How to have a painting estimate our new podcast

our newest podcast is out. If you have always wondered how to have a great painting estimate without wasting your time or the painting contractor this podcast is for you.

Take a listen to Ryan Amato and Behind the Painting Scenes and don't forget to subscribe.