What Should I look for When Hiring a Painting Contractor?

Congratulations! You’ve decided to hire professional painting contractors to work on your home in Chappaqua NY…or anywhere. What happens next?


It’s no secret that some home improvements need professional help. Even if you’re perfectly capable to do a DIY project, hiring a professional may well be the best way to get the job done right the first time, or even on time.

Painting contractors are local businesses.

Professional painting contractors are almost always local businesses. For example, at C.E.T. Painting, we serve clients largely in Westchester county NY, including in Chappaqua.

Many painting contractors work as subcontractors under a general contractor or work directly for the homeowner. These businesses could be sole proprietorships, or 30 painters working for a single company. A business can claim anything. However, a good reputation is earned. While you may ask friends and family for referrals, read reviews, and inspect pictures of past jobs to assure a high-quality painting job.

What else do they do?

Not all professional painting contractors have the same offerings. Some just focus on painting. Others work on plaster repairs, wallpaper, trim, and molding or minor drywall work. A select few can execute remodeling projects that include construction.

Home Remodeling work | C.E.T Painting


Either way, you can expect that professionals will use drop sheets to cover and protect areas that will not be painted, perform preparations to make the surfaces paint-ready, remove obstacles from the area, apply primer, and lay down two coats of paint on the walls and ceiling before performing touchups and cleaning up any accidental spills and droplets before showing you the final work for approval.

What to ask your professional painter?

Most professional painting contractors can speak to you without using technical language. Here are some questions you can ask to assess if their style of work is right for you:

  • What type of paint do you plan to utilize?
  • How many coats of paint will be laid down?
  • How long do you expect the job to take?
  • Will masking tape or the cut-in method be used around the trim?
  • Is the cost of paint included in the estimate?

Looking for Painting Contractors in Chappaqua NY? Look no more!

With highly-trusted reviews and over 15 years of experience using the same winning process to make our clients happy, C.E.T. Painting is here to make your interiors look amazing. We respect your space, and we are prepared to take the time we need to get the job done right the first time.

Let us paint your house. Contact us today to get started!



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