Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I get an estimate for painting my home? What appointment hours are available to me? 

To get an estimate for painting your home with CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee, you can start by visiting our website at and filling out a form with your contact information and some details about the project. You can also call our toll-free number at 1-800-GO-CERTA to schedule a consultation with a local CertaPro representative.

Are you an insured company?

Yes, CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee is an insured company. We carry liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance to protect our customers and employees in case of accidents or damage that may occur during the painting project. This insurance coverage provides peace of mind for homeowners and ensures that they will not be held responsible for any accidents or damages that may occur during the project.

Are The Workers On My Project Employees Or Subcontractors?

We use a combination of employees and subcontractors to complete our painting projects. We have a team of professional painters who are trained, experienced, and dedicated to providing high-quality work. All painters at CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee receive regular training and follow a set of guidelines and standards to ensure consistency across all projects.

As The Estimator, Are You Going To Be Personally Involved In My Job? If Not, How Will My Project Be Managed?

CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee typically assigns a dedicated project manager to oversee each painting project. The project manager will be your main point of contact throughout the project, and they will be responsible for ensuring that the work is completed according to the estimate and to your satisfaction.

We use a proprietary system called the Certainty Service System to ensure consistent communication and quality across all projects. This system includes a detailed project timeline, daily updates on the project’s progress, and a customer feedback survey at the end of the project to ensure complete satisfaction.

The number of people on location at any given time will depend on the scope of your project. For smaller projects, such as painting a single room or a small area, there may only be one or two painters on site at a time. For larger projects, such as painting an entire home or commercial property, there may be several painters on site at a time. The project manager will be able to provide more specific information about the number of workers on site for your project.

What Kind Of Training Do Your Employees Receive? How Often?

CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee provides extensive training to our employees/partners to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge needed to provide high-quality painting services. The training program includes both classroom instruction and on-the-job training, and covers a wide range of topics, including:

-Surface preparation techniques
-Proper use of tools and equipment
-Paint selection and color consultation
-Safety procedures and best practices
-Customer service and communication skills

We provide ongoing training and development opportunities to our employees to ensure that they stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and industry standards.

CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee covers all of our employees with workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance provides financial protection for employees who are injured on the job, and covers medical expenses, lost wages, and other related expenses. This insurance coverage protects both the employees and the customers, ensuring that any accidents or injuries that occur during the painting project are covered and handled appropriately.


I’m Concerned About Safety. Do You Have A Written Safety Program Or Any On-Going Safety Training For Your Workers?

Yes, CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee has a comprehensive written safety program in place to ensure the safety of our workers and customers. The program includes policies and procedures to prevent accidents and injuries, including guidelines for using tools and equipment safely, wearing protective gear, and identifying potential hazards on the job site. We also conduct ongoing safety training for our workers to ensure that they are aware of the latest safety standards and procedures.

In addition to the written safety program and ongoing training, we also conduct regular safety audits of our job sites to identify any potential hazards and ensure that all safety protocols are being followed. We also provide our workers with personal protective equipment, such as goggles, respirators, and gloves, to ensure that they are protected while on the job.

Overall, CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee takes safety very seriously and are committed to providing a safe work environment for our employees and customers. We follow all relevant safety regulations and standards and strive to continually improve our safety program to ensure the highest level of safety for all involved.

Is Your Company A Member Of The Better Business Bureau, A Local Chamber Of Commerce, Or Any Trade Associations?

Yes, CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee is a member of several industry organizations and associations, including the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). We are also involved in local Chambers of Commerce in many of the areas we operate.

As a member of the BBB, CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee has committed to upholding high standards of business ethics and customer service. The BBB provides a platform for customers to leave reviews and feedback about their experiences with the company, which helps to ensure transparency and accountability.

Membership in the PDCA demonstrates that CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee is committed to upholding industry standards and best practices. The PDCA provides education and resources to painting contractors to help them provide the highest quality of work and customer service.

Being involved in local Chambers of Commerce allows CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee to be a part of the local business community and stay connected with local customers and businesses. This involvement can help the company to better understand the needs and preferences of their customers and to build relationships with other local businesses.

How Long Is Your Warranty, What Does It Cover, And How Is It Funded?

CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive warranty on all of our painting projects to give our customers peace of mind and ensure that their investment is protected. The warranty contains the following:

Workmanship Warranty: This covers any defects in the workmanship of the painting project for 2 years.

Materials Warranty: This covers any defects in the materials used for the painting project, such as peeling or fading paint, for 2 years.
The warranty is funded by CertaPro Painters and is not contingent upon any third-party insurance or guarantee. CertaPro Painters has the financial resources to honor the terms of the warranty and ensure that our customers are satisfied with the quality of our work.

If a customer experiences any issues with their painting project that are covered under the warranty, CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee will send a crew to address the issue and make any necessary repairs. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring that our customers are happy with the results of their painting project for years to come.


What is your typical preparation process for interior projects? Exterior? Cabinetry?

CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee follows a comprehensive preparation process for all of our painting projects, whether it’s an interior or exterior project or painting cabinetry. The specific steps of the preparation process can vary depending on the project’s needs and the condition of the surfaces being painted, but generally include the following:

Interior Painting Projects:

-Moving furniture and other objects away from the painting area and covering them with plastic drop cloths
-Removing switch plates, outlet covers, and other fixtures from walls
-Filling small holes and cracks with spackle or equivalent filler
-Applying painter’s tape to protect baseboards, window frames, and other areas that will not be painted
-Priming the surfaces to be painted when necessary to ensure adhesion and even coverage
-Applying the finish coats of paint using professional-grade tools and techniques

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Exterior Painting Projects:

-Power washing or hand washing the surfaces to be painted to remove dirt, debris, and other contaminants
-Scraping any loose or peeling paint
-Filling any cracks or holes in the surfaces with appropriate materials
-Caulking any gaps or joints to prevent water infiltration and improve energy efficiency, where previous caulk has failed
-Applying primer to ensure proper adhesion of the topcoat when necessary
-Applying the finish coats of paint or stain using professional-grade tools and techniques

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Cabinetry Painting Projects:

-Removing cabinet doors, drawers, and hardware
-Cleaning and sanding the surfaces to be painted to ensure a smooth and even finish
-Filling any holes or cracks in the surfaces and smoothing them out
-Applying painter’s tape to protect any areas that will not be painted
-Applying a deglosser to ensure proper adhesion of the paint
-Priming the surfaces to be painted to ensure adhesion and even coverage
-Applying the finish coats by spray applications to door and cabinet faces in our climate-controlled spray shop

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Overall, CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee takes great care to ensure that our preparation process is thorough and comprehensive, which helps to ensure a high-quality and long-lasting finish for our painting projects.


What Kind Of Materials and Equipment Do You Typically Use?

We use high-quality materials and equipment for our painting projects to ensure a professional and long-lasting finish. The specific materials and equipment used can vary depending on the project’s needs, but generally include the following:


-High-quality paints and stains from reputable manufacturers, including low or no VOC (volatile organic compound) options that are environmentally friendly and non-toxic.
-Professional-grade painting tools, including brushes, rollers, and sprayers that are designed for maximum efficiency and quality results.
-Specialty coatings and finishes, such as epoxy floor coatings and specialized industrial coatings for commercial projects.


-Ladders and scaffolding to safely reach high areas for exterior painting projects.
-Drop cloths and plastic sheeting to protect furniture, floors, and other surfaces from paint splatter or damage.
-Power washers to prepare surfaces for painting.
-High-quality paint sprayers and other painting tools for efficient and accurate application.

CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee takes great care to ensure that all materials and equipment used in our painting projects are safe and non-toxic. We offer a variety of low or no VOC options that are environmentally friendly and safe for use in homes, schools, and commercial buildings. We are committed to using sustainable and eco-friendly practices wherever possible, without sacrificing quality or performance.

What is your policy for bad weather conditions? When will you not paint?

CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee closely monitors weather conditions and will make decisions about whether or not to paint based on a variety of factors. In general, we will not paint in the following weather conditions:

Rain or high humidity: Moisture can cause paint to not adhere properly, resulting in a poor finish. Additionally, wet paint can be easily damaged by rain or other weather conditions.

Extreme temperatures: Very hot or very cold temperatures can affect the performance of paint and cause it to dry too quickly or too slowly, resulting in a poor finish.

High winds: Strong winds can cause dust, debris, and other contaminants to stick to wet paint, resulting in an uneven finish.

If bad weather is expected, CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee will work with customers to reschedule the painting project for a time when conditions are more favorable. We understand that weather conditions can be unpredictable, and will communicate with customers throughout the process to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that the project is completed in a timely and efficient manner.

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Do you offer color consultation services? How will this affect the overall cost of my project?

Yes, CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee offers color consultation services to help customers choose the best color scheme for their painting project. Color consultation can be a valuable service, especially for those who are unsure of what colors to choose or need help coordinating colors for different rooms or areas.

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Do you provide deck-staining services?

Yes, CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee provides deck-staining services as part of our exterior painting and staining services. Staining your deck can help protect it from weather damage, extend its lifespan, and enhance its natural beauty.

The time it takes to complete a deck-staining project can vary depending on the size of the deck, the condition of the wood, and the specific services being performed. In general, a standard deck-staining project can take anywhere from one to three days to complete, including preparation, staining, and cleanup.

You do not necessarily need to be home during the time of service, although we do recommend that someone is available to let our crew into the area where the deck is located. Our team will work with you to establish a convenient schedule for your project, and we will communicate with you regularly throughout the process to keep you informed of our progress and any issues that may arise. If you cannot be present during the project, we can arrange to collect a key or access code from you in advance so that we can enter the property and begin work as scheduled.

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What will be cleaned up after the job is finished? What should I expect out of the closing process?

At CertaPro Painters of Milwaukee, our crews are committed to leaving a clean and orderly workspace at the end of each day and at the completion of the project. During the project, our painters will cover and protect your furniture, flooring, and other surfaces to prevent damage from drips or spills. At the end of each day, they will clean up their workspace and ensure that all tools and materials are stored safely. Please note, there may be some persistent mess for the duration of the project. A thorough final clean up will be completed at the end of the job.

After the project is complete, our crew will conduct a final walk-through to ensure that all areas have been properly cleaned and that any debris or trash has been removed. We will also remove all of our equipment and materials from the site, leaving you with a beautifully painted space and a clean and tidy home.

As part of the closing process, our team will also review the project with you to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the work that has been done. We will address any concerns or questions you may have and provide you with any necessary touch-up or maintenance instructions to help ensure the long-term beauty and durability of your newly painted space. Additionally, we will provide you with our warranty information and answer any questions you may have about our warranty coverage.

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