Frequently Asked Questions
When can I expect my estimate?
In most cases, we provide you with a printed proposal at the end of the on-site estimate, along with a price that includes all materials and labor.
What should I do to prepare for the estimate?
It’s best for all decision-makers to be present at the time of the estimate. If not, make sure you discuss all work together ahead of time. We recommend that you:
- Make a list of all the work you want done for each room or on the exterior of your home.
- Choose colors and/or finishes.
- Make a list of what you did and did not like about your last paint job or painter.
- Identify your budget. We realize that painting your home is a major investment. We want to earn your business and can tailor a proposal for every budget.
- The estimate will take approximately 60-90 minutes.
Can you separate the bid into several parts or include line items?
Absolutely! We realize you may have priorities and we are glad to help in any way we can to get your job done, all at once, or piece-by-piece.
How long will it take for the work to begin?
Generally, 1-3 weeks after a signed contract and color selections. We cannot put you on the schedule until we have both. However, we have multiple, professional painting crews and will always try to accommodate your timeline.
Can you also repair my drywall or rotten wood?
As a painting company that prides itself on quality and professionalism, we can repair holes and cracks in drywall before we start painting. We offer a variety of other services, too, including repair of rotted wood, wood siding replacement, window sill repair and other small carpentry jobs. If it's not listed just ask! We want to earn your business.
What type of paint do you use?
Our professional painters work with multiple suppliers including Sherwin-Williams, Behr, Benjamin Moore and Pittsburgh, or can use any brand you prefer. We can recommend a variety of zero- and low -VOC paints for low odor. We always try to be eco-friendly.
If you are interested in an exterior painting service, you may want to read exterior color recommendations and about exterior stain.
Learn more about our preferred home painting partners.
How will the paint be applied (brush, roll, spray)?
While each job varies, a combination of brush and roll is typically used to paint walls, ceilings, and trim. Our painting contractors spray cabinetry for a high-quality finish. Exterior siding is commonly sprayed.
What should I do to prepare for the painting after we sign a contract?
Prior to your painting service, we ask that you move fragile or breakable items, for example, pictures, glassware, and electronic devices when possible. We can move furniture and even a wall-mounted TV if needed. Upon completion of the room, we move everything back into place.
Find more prep tips for an interior painting service, and if you are interested in an exterior painting service, read these tips first.
Do you offer commercial painting services?
Yes, we offer commercial painting services all year long. We can paint exteriors and interiors of buildings including new construction, multi-family units, apartment complexes, condos and more.
Do you have examples of work you've completed?
Of course! To see both interior, exterior, and commercial examples, please visit our gallery.
Why should I choose ProTect Painters as my painting company?
ProTect Painters paints the right way. Plus, we take the time needed for a professional, quality paint job, offering thorough prep services and quality inspections. Learn more about the ProTect Painters difference.
Who do I contact about opening a ProTect Painters franchise?
ProTect Painters is part of the Service Brands International family. Under SBI, we have other home service brands, such as, Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman. To learn about opening a painting franchise in your area, visit our franchise opportunities page. To find information about Service Brands International, visit our corporate website.
How do I request an estimate for painting services?
You can request a painting estimate right here on our website. To learn more, you can either find a ProTect Painters in your area and call them directly, or call us toll-free at 1-866-885-2334. Click here to find our corporate contact information.