Painting FAQ's

Answered by CertaPro Painters of Orland Park

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General Questions

How much will it cost to paint my house?

Each house/project is unique. We don’t “ballpark” prices. Feel free to contact us for a free estimate.

Do you have a project minimum?


Is there anything that can change the cost of a project after a customer receives a quote?

Rotted wood on the exterior, accent walls and colors that require more than two coats on the interior.

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When is the best time to paint?

With the paints we use, most times are fine. For exteriors, days where the temperature does not go below 40 degrees at night.

How often should people paint their homes?

Exteriors should be painted every 5-7 years. Interiors can be painted whenever, such as when you are going for a new look or getting new furniture.

How long does it take to paint a home?

This depends on the project and crew size. We’ll give you an estimated time for the project before the work begins.

Are you insured?

Yes, we are insured for worker’s compensation and general liability.

How many people do you send out for each job?

Depending on the size of the job, we’ll send anywhere from 2 to 5 painters.

Is your team employees or subcontractors?

We have a team that is a mix of both employees and subcontractors.

How will my project be managed?

Every project has a Job Site Supervisor. He is your on-site contact. The office and I are always available to answer any questions and/or concerns.

Is there a warranty?

We offer a warranty of 2 years on completed jobs.

How long have you been in business?

We’re proud to be a locally owned company that’s been in business for over 15 years.

Can the painters work alone in my house?

Absolutely, but we do need the homeowners to meet with the painters on the first morning and be available to do a “pride walk” with the Job Site Supervisor at completion.

How many paint colors are included in your typical proposal?

We typically use one color per room for our jobs, so multiroom projects can consist of multiple colors.

Painting and Color Questions

What type of paint do you use?

We use Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore.

Do you have eco-friendly paint options?

Yes, we offer eco-friendly paint for clients that want it.

What colors do you suggest for the exterior?

Each home is unique. If you’re lost on color choices, or just picking between a few, we do offer color consultations.

Do you have color consultations?

We do offer professional color consultations for clients that want them.

Are there certain color palettes you suggest for interior?

In general, we suggest gray or neutral color palettes for interior painting as they are versatile and “trend proof,” though each homeowner is different and should pick colors that best reflect their needs


Misc. Questions

Is there anything the homeowner should do to prep for your crew to arrive?

Yes, and this is discussed in detail with the homeowner. This includes cloth window treatments taken down, anything hanging on the walls taken down, breakables in or on furniture removed, anything other than furniture removed from the room, etc.

What is your clean up process?

We will vacuum and put furniture back so the homeowner has less to worry about.


What commercial properties do you work on? (Ex: schools, warehouses, etc.)

We do work for HOA's, concrete building exteriors (tilt ups"), and office/warehouse spaces. Feel free to call us at 708-478-2995 for specific questions about your properties.

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Do you offer any services outside your average painting projects?

We do a great job on cabinets, which you can check out in our portfolio.

Is weather a factor when it comes to wear and tear on exterior painting or the painting process in general?

Rain, snow, and extreme temperatures (high and low) can heavily affect our painting processes, particularly for exterior jobs.

Do you offer any specials or discounts for groups like veterans, seniors, etc.?

We have many different discounts. Check our promotions page to find out our latest offerings.

Our Services

Have questions about our specific services? Explore below and see how we can help you with your home projects:

Check out our Brick Painting

Brick Painting

Transform your brick home's exterior with brick painting services by CertaPro Painters® of Orland Park, IL. Our team has the right approach to add new life to your brick surfaces.

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Check out our Cabinet Painting

Cabinet Painting

Your cabinets are perhaps one of the most touched surfaces in your home, so it’s no surprise that they can make a huge impact on family and guests. At CertaPro Painters® of Orland Park, IL we’ll work with you to find a paint that meets the needs of your home and daily routine.

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Check out our Color Consultation

Color Consultation

Not sure which shade to choose? Struggling to differentiate matte, satin and gloss? We’ll help you navigate the sea of options to find a color that matches your home’s interior aesthetic and stands up to your family’s daily routine.

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Check out our Drywall Repair

Drywall Repair

Whether your home has water damage that requires drywall repair or your walls have medium-to-large holes that need patching, the CertaPro Painters® of Orland Park, IL crew will patch, sand and prime, to create a flawless surface to paint on.

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Check out our Painting and Staining

Painting and Staining

At CertaPro Painters® of Orland Park, IL we offer a variety of interior and exterior home painting and staining services, including your home’s deck and fencing. Regardless of the room inside your home that needs an update or the area of your home’s exterior that needs protection from Mother Nature, our team works with you to determine the best plan of action for your home.

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Check out our Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Popcorn Ceiling Removal

While popcorn ceilings had their time on top trends lists, they are rarely seen in modern homes. Removing a popcorn ceiling yourself can be extremely difficult. The crew at CertaPro Painters® of Orland Park, ILis trained to remove popcorn ceilings in an effective way that will leave your ceilings feeling fresh.

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Check out our Power Washing

Power Washing

Power washing is a vital step in painting the exterior of your home. CertaPro Painters® of Orland Park, IL uses the process to remove mold, oil and old paint so new paint absorbs into your surface better.

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Check out our Vinyl and Aluminum Siding Painting

Vinyl and Aluminum Siding Painting

Whether you have high-tech vinyl siding or a more traditional siding, CertaPro Painters® of Orland Park, IL knows how to restore them. Our team has the right approach to add new life to your exteriors.

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Check out our Wallpaper Removal and Installation

Wallpaper Removal and Installation

Removing and applying wallpaper can be a tricky task. The crew at CertaPro Painters® of Orland Park, IL is skilled in removing wallpaper and will make this time-consuming task, hassle-free for you. We will work with you to help you choose a wallcoverings style that’s perfect for your home, and then apply it to your walls. All you’ll have to do is enjoy the final look.

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