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Getting to Know CertaPro Painters® of Oak Park/Chicago Central, IL

Our Top Frequently Asked Questions


Since 2008, the professional painters of CertaPro Painters® of Oak Park/Chicago Central, IL, have been transforming the interiors and exteriors of homes and businesses throughout Chicago. But it’s not just painting projects our team can execute. We’re also able to perform a variety of other services like drywall repair, cabinet refinishing, power washing, and more.

Because we’ve been in business for over a decade, we’ve noticed there are specific questions that homeowners and business owners frequently ask. Here are our top eight painting FAQs:

When is the best time to paint in Chicago?

In Chicago, the best time to paint the exterior of your home is May through October. This is when the weather conditions are the most desirable. For the interior, you can paint all year round.

How often should people paint their homes?

We recommend that you repaint the interior of your home every 3-5 years and the exterior, every 5-7 years. The amount of wear and tear and fading your walls have experienced will determine how much life your walls have left before they require a fresh coat.

How long does it take to paint a home?

It typically takes our professional painting crews, 5-7 business days to paint a home. From the estimate to the final walk-through, we want to make sure the project is done right and that you are completely satisfied with the results.

Are you insured?

Yes, we are fully insured.

What licenses do you have?

Our team is licensed to work in Chicago, IL, through the Secretary of State.

How many people do you send out for each job?

Each job usually has 3-4 crew members assigned to it.

How will my project be managed?

We pride ourselves on our open communication with our customers. The crew chief of your painting project will be on site every day to check on progress and will serve as your point-of-contact so that you can ask questions and receive updates.

Can the painters work alone in my house?

Yes. We do our best to accommodate every individual’s schedule without causing interruption to daily operations. If you cannot be home or prefer not to be present while the painters are working, you can trust the team at CertaPro Painters® of Oak Park/Chicago Central, IL, to handle the job professionally.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help with your next project!