Basement Painting

​​​Our 5 -Year Painting Warranty is Unique


                                                                                               Our warranty is unique in the painting industry. It is 5 times longer than the warranty most painters offer. Just about anyone can start a painting                                                                              company, use cheap labor and materials and give a low bid. We don't do business that way. 

                                                                                               We take great pride in work, our people and our reputation in the community.

                                                                                               Some people might think we are nuts to offer a warranty like this: We don't.

​                                                                                               We have a simple company goal - we want every client to feel comfortable that they have someone that they can trust to complete all of their                                                                                                 painting projects.


                                                                                               It starts with our written painting procedures that ensure our crews will follow the same steps every time. Our crews know the standard of quality we expect and they know we won't tolerate inconsistency or sloppy painting.


If you are a homeowner or property owner and you have interior painting or exterior painting needs, we would be pleased to show you our process.


We provide each homeowner with our written painting process when we meet you. Once you have our process, it will be easy to compare what we are offering with other proposals. We are confident the value we offer will be evident.


Risks to Consider Before Hiring the Low Price Painter


Choosing the Lowest Bidder for Your Painting Project Always Seems Like a Smart Way to Save Money… Most Times It Doesn’t Work Out
The following information is provided to assist homeowners and property owners in choosing a professional painting contractor in Kane and Dupage Counties. 
There are some pretty common reasons why some painting contractors offer what appears to be a “great deal”.
It can be hard to resist the savings especially if you are at the end of a renovation project that ran over budget.
We ask you to look beyond price and choose a painter that brings the most value to your home or business. We believe that our painting process is probably the most important thing that distinguishes ourselves from our competition. We can provide you with a written step-by-step painting process for all that we do.

Our clients consistently rate our work as outstanding. We invite you to check out our ratings and reviews. We will also provide you with at least 50 local references that you can call.
Some Ways a Painter Can Cut Corners on Quality to Offer a Lower Price
A quality painting project starts with proper prep work.
Shortcuts in prep work can show up in as little as 30 days and most low bidders don’t include a warranty that you will be able to enforce. At that point you will have to live with the blistering and cracking paint or hire a professional painter to fix it.


The biggest cost for a painting contractor is labor so cutting corners on prep work is the easiest way to make a profit on a low bid.
Here are some of the most common ways the low bidder will cut corners on quality to reduce their labor costs:

  • Applying one coat of spackle when multiple coats are needed – seams and other imperfections will show through
  • Using caulk instead of tape and spackle on cracked seams or in corners – the cracks will be back in short order
  • Substituting cheap caulk – inferior caulk is prone to drying out and splitting
  • Skipping a true superior primer (we only use the best primer money can buy) coat and applying paint directly to bare wood or drywall – when the paint blisters of cracks – painting over the area will not fix the issue – it will continue to blister and crack
  • Using the lowest grade of paint from well-known manufacturers. Most manufacturers have up to five lines of paint and spending $20 more per gallon can make a big difference in the final project
  • Not properly cleaning the surface first – if there is any residue on the surface it will affect how well the paint adheres
  • Hammering in nails or even screws instead of replacing them will cause the same nail pops in the future
  • Hiring untrained and part-time workers that are learning how to paint at your expense– this avoids taxes and it also exposes the homeowner or property owner to liability in case of an accident


The Top Reasons to Eliminate Low Bidders


It can really be attractive to take the lowest bid on a painting project because “anyone can paint”. If their bid fits your budget it can be even more attractive. Unfortunately, choosing the low bidder almost never works out. Before you sign any proposal consider this information carefully.

  • Many contractors will use a low bid as the place to start negotiating. Ethical contractors provide their best price up front and will include all the details on materials and methods.
  • Bids that are 15% or more below other bids can’t be the same job. A 15% profit is a solid profit on a quality panting job so if their bid is 15% or more below other bids it would mean they are working for free. Of course, no one works for free so they will substitute lower quality materials or take short cuts in order to save labor costs to make money at the expense of quality.
  • There are some “nice folks” that will give you a bid that is “fantastic”. If a bid seems a bit too good to be true, it is. Ask for 10 references for similar projects and call each one. You can also learn more on our references page.
  • Many low bidders save money because they are not properly licensed and many don’t carry insurance or don’t carry enough insurance. This puts the homeowner at risk. And by not being licensed the contractor cheats the government and if they will do that they will just as likely cheat you.
  • Effective April 22, 2010 all painting contractors and painters are required to be certified in Lead Safe Work Practicesto perform work that disturbs paint in housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978. If the contractor is not properly trained they will expose your family to unnecessary health risks. Ask for their Lead Safe License and check it at the EPA website.


There is a difference in quality painting jobs and it will be easy to see.


Please visit our testimonial page to read what our clients are saying about us. I welcome the opportunity to add you to our reference list of customers who will gladly take a call about our painting and carpentry services.


If you are interested in 
painting one room or several roomspainting the exterior of your home, office or business,applying a special paint finish to your walls or ceilings or installing crown molding, baseboards or trim my crews have the experience you would expect from a painting contractor with over 40 years of experience. Please see ourServices page for a complete list of all of our services.


If you’re looking for an honest, reputable and stable painting contractor with a proven track record of quality work, reliable service and a stellar business reputation,

call today at (888) 697-2493 for a quote on exterior or interior painting.
Thanks for your time and we look forward to making you our next satisfied client.



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