What to Expect in Your Painting Quote

Sep 15, 2023

A team of experienced painters will save you time and energy and know how to make your space look great—which means no worrying about missed spots or visible brush strokes when they’re finished.

If you’re getting ready to have your home painted or hire a contractor for a home improvement project, you’re probably looking for service quotes. How do you compare quotes to decide which you like best?

What’s Included in the Quote?

As a homeowner, there are a few key things you need to know about what’s included in your quote, including:

  • Does the quote include materials?
  • Is it an hourly quote, and if so, what is the cost/repercussion if the contractor goes over time?
  • How many crew members are included?
  • Is a deposit required?
  • How soon can work begin? What is the targeted end date?
  • Does the quote cover the entire job or just a portion of it?

Does the Painting Quote Expire?

Most contractors will provide a quote with an expiration date. This allows for changes in material costs as well as workload. However, if the contractor provides a quote but cannot begin the job until the quote expires, they should still honor the original price – unless you’ve requested changes.

Is Your Paint Contractor Insured?

The cost of insurance usually isn’t a line item on a quote. Still, a reputable contractor can provide proof of insurance, including worker’s comp, when asked. This is important. If a worker gets hurt while working in or on your home, you can be held liable if the contractor does not have insurance. If a contractor provides proof of insurance but doesn’t seem legitimate, call the number on the certificate to confirm that it is valid and the policy is still in place. Lapsed insurance puts you in the liability seat. 

What’s in a Three Brothers Painting Quote?

When our estimator arrives at your home, you can explain your project and ask any questions. We’ll listen to understand your goals and answer any questions you may have about our process, timeline, and recommendations.

Three Brothers Painting will provide a free quote and email it within 48 hours. Our estimators break it down room by room, allowing you to break out the job if that’s your preference. Our quotes include materials and paint – including specialty paints like Low VOC.

Other items that can be found in our quotes include:

  • Type of paint finish
  • Number of Walls
  • Number of Coats (we recommend at least 2 for the best color and durability)
  • Trim
  • Ceiling and number of coats
  • Closets and number of coats

Once you take time to review your quote, you can always email our office or give us a call with additional questions. We know that sometimes, scheduling home projects can be tricky, especially if you’re moving in or moving out or having other contractors in and out of your home for significant projects. These and other considerations can be easily made by contacting our office. We’ll communicate with you before, during, and after your project so you can be sure that everything runs smoothly.

If you want to upgrade your home’s interior or exterior, save time and make it look great by letting our family complete your home painting project. Reach out to schedule your free quote and get started today!

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