Frequently Asked Questions
Common Questions When Hiring a Painter
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How much will it cost to paint my house?
The cost of painting a house varies drastically on what specifically is being done. We’ll paint anything from a couple of doors or just the trim of a house to full exteriors of all types of substrates from wood siding, stucco, cedar shingle/shakes, clapboard, to vinyl and aluminum siding. Interior house painting also varies depending on the layout of the room, amount of prep, amount of furniture, number of coats, type of trim, wallpaper removal, etc.
Do you have a project minimum?
We have a minimum of 1 man for 1 day that equates to $400 plus paint, materials, and soft supplies.
Is there anything that can change the cost of a project after a customer receives a quote?
It is uncommon for the cost of a project to change after a customer receives their quote unless there are unforeseen items usually pertaining to carpentry work. Pricing may change if the customer changes colors – typically 2 coats are required when this happens.
How much paint do you need to paint a home?
It depends on the scope of the job – size, color, number of coats requested. It could be anywhere from 1 gallon to 20-30 gallons of paint.
When is the best time to paint?
Interiors are painted all year round from January to December. Exteriors are typically painted approximately from March 15th until December 1st. Exteriors are dependant on weather conditions, as well as temperature (above 35 degrees).
How often should people paint their homes?
The typical re-paint for an exterior is anywhere between 5 to 7 years. Decks are typically painted every 2-3 years. For interiors, there is no set re-paint timing but is based on whether it’s high traffic or light traffic area. Also, people tend to paint interiors more often based on trends such as the changing of furniture or just wanting a new color.
How long does it take to paint a home?
It varies based on the scope of the job. It could be anywhere from 1 day to multiple days, again depending how large the project is.
Are you insured?
We are fully insured with General Liability insurance up to 2 Million, Workers Compensation for all employees, and Umbrella Insurance up to an additional 3 Million as well as Auto insurance for all our vehicles.
What licenses do you have?
We are licensed in NJ as a Home Improvement Contractor as well as Commercially licensed thru CertaPro Painters to do commercial work.
How many people do you send out for each job?
It depends on the scope of the work. Anywhere from 1 man to a crew of 5 or 6 men can be sent out for a job, again depending on how large the project is.
Is your team employees or subcontractors?
We typically use employees for our Residential work and both employees and Sub Contractors on our commercial work.
How will my project be managed?
We have a Job Site Supervisor on every crew who is the main point of contact on the job site for the duration of a project.
Is there a warranty?
Yes, we provide a written 2-year warranty.
How long have you been in business?
Tino has been with CertaPro Painters for 15+ years, and Phil Dell’Aglio has been with CertaPro Painters for 27+ years, dating back to College Pro Painters.
Can the painters work alone in my house?
Absolutely, our painters are all trustworthy and we have VERY LOW turn over in our business. Our painters are all very accommodating.
How many paint colors are included in your typical proposal?
It varies for interior jobs – interior can be one color the whole house or every room could be a different color. Exterior proposals typically include 2-4 colors or more. Traditionally you would have the main color, and trim color, and an accent color.
What type of paint do you use?
We can use any paint the customer likes, although we recommend the 2 large manufactures – Sherwin Williams & Benjamin Moore.
Do you have eco-friendly paint options?
Yes, we primarily use Eco-Friendly paint (exceptions would be primers).
Do you use any materials aside from paint?
We typically use spackle, caulks, putty, bondo fillers, stains, polyurethanes, and wallpaper glue removers.
What colors do you suggest for the exterior?
Typically we suggest neutral colors or the standard whites & blacks. Although in 2020 we’ve seen navy blue, dark grays, and even dark greens are starting to gain some popularity.
Do you have color consultations?
We do offer color consultations with a signed proposal.
Are there certain color palettes you suggest for the interior?
Typically we suggest neutral colors, but it varies on a person’s personal taste.
Is there anything the homeowner should do to prep for your crew to arrive?
For interior painintg – remove wall decorations, small fragile items, drapes, and blinds.
For exterior painting – close windows, cut back any bushes or shrubs close to the house, and make sure the water and electricity are on.
What is your clean up process?
We typically clean up daily. We put drop down and plastic where possible to help contain any debris.
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At CertaPro Painters® of Ridgewood, NJ, our trained professional painters will transform your house into something you will be proud of. Book your free interior painting estimate now!
Cabinet Refinishing and Repainting
Your cabinets are perhaps one of the most touched surfaces in your home, so it’s no surprise that they wind up with a little wear and tear. At CertaPro Painters® of Ridgewood, NJ we’ll work with you to find a finish or paint that meets the needs of your home and daily routine.
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.
Concrete Staining and Epoxy Finish
Applying a stain to an interior or exterior concrete floor can add unique dimension to any space. You can enhance the durability of your concrete with an epoxy floor coating. The CertaPro Painters® of Ridgewood, NJ team is trained in applying concrete stains and epoxy floor coatings.
Crown Molding Services
Crown molding is a great way to add elegance in a home. It is timeless, ornate and exquisite looking. The CertaPro Painters® of Ridgewood, NJ team can work install decorative borders around your home including fireplace mantels, baseboards, door casings, and wainscoting.
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 Ridgewood, NJ crew will patch, sand and prime, to create a flawless surface to paint on.
EPA Lead Certified
At CertaPro Painters® of Ridgewood, NJ we are EPA Lead Certified. This means that if we are performing a renovation, repair or painting project that disturbs lead-based paint in your home, we use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.
Light Carpentry and Repairs
Repairing and replacing siding, including wood, metalwork, stucco, and EIFS – as well as interior drywall, plaster and woodwork – making sure surfaces are in good condition and ready to accept paint.
Painting and Staining
At CertaPro Painters® of Ridgewood, NJ 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.
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 Ridgewood, NJis trained to remove popcorn ceilings in an effective way that will leave your ceilings feeling fresh.
Power washing is a vital step in painting the exterior of your home. CertaPro Painters® of Ridgewood, NJ uses the process to remove mold, oil and old paint so new paint absorbs into your surface better.
Stucco Repairs and Painting
As with any other home exterior, it’s important to maintain the stucco or EIFS (also known as synthetic stucco) covering your home. The CertaPro Painters® of Ridgewood, NJ team is very knowledgeable in both repairs and painting related to these two materials and will work alongside you to determine what services your home needs.
Vinyl and Aluminum Siding Painting
Whether you have high-tech vinyl siding or a more traditional siding, CertaPro Painters® of Ridgewood, NJ knows how to restore them. Our team has the right approach to add new life to your exteriors.
Wallpaper Removal and Installation
Removing and applying wallpaper can be a tricky task. The crew at CertaPro Painters® of Ridgewood, NJ 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.