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Painting Estimates Why Are They So Different – Know the reasons!!

A question we are often asked is, “Why do quotes for paint jobs vary so much from contractor to contractor?” There are quite a few reasons for this. We will address the main four, preparation, the quality of products used, skill level of the painter, and whether or not the contractor is licensed, bonded and insured.


Proper preparation of the surface to be painted, also called the “substrate”, is the root of any good paint job. This is often very time consuming, but a necessity. If the paint is applied over a surface that has not been prepared for painting, the paint will not adhere to the surface. For adhesion to the substrate, regardless of the material, the substrate must be clean, dry, and completely free of grease, oils, and any loose or flaky paint. We at Vivid Painting always meticulously prepare our job sites. First, we power wash the whole surface that is to be painted. This ensures there is no dirt or mildew left that may keep the new paint from adhering.

Power washing also removes most of the loose, flaky patches of paint. We then we go back over the surface and scrape and sand any loose or peeling areas that may still be left. We then prime and sometimes reprime all areas that need it. All of this should be completed properly before painting or staining. Many people fail to recognize the importance of preparing the surface before painting. We treat it as a very important step in making sure our customers get the most out of their paint job. The painting services singapore will offer the best services to the people. The customers will get satisfaction from the services of the professionals. The customers will get the benefits according to the requirements without staining. The procedure is the simple and ease one for the people.


Another detail often overlooked by customers when comparing quotes is quality of the products used by the different contractors. All paints are not created equally, and the difference in quality is immense. The cost of paint can vary from $15.00 per gallon up to $55.00 per gallon. The old adage is true; you really do get what you pay for. We only use the best products available. When you hire us for your painting needs you can be sure that the finished product will not only look good, but will continue to look good for years to come. You may get a lower quote from another contractor, but it could be that they are using lower quality paint. You might save a few bucks today, but will end up paying more in the long run when you need to have your house repainted just a couple years down the road.


Skill level of the painter you hire is another important factor to be considered. A lower quote may be given by someone who does not have a lot of experience and knowledge in the trade or perhaps hires inexperienced help. We are all skilled, experienced painters that can competently handle any job. We will also never subcontract any of our jobs. Sometimes you may think you hired a painting contractor to paint for you, but they turn around and sub it out at a cheaper rate to someone else. When you hire us, you will never have to worry about this. We handle all of our jobs personally so you know exactly who is working for you.

Legal and Professional Obligations

The final point is just as important, if not more so, than all the others we have gone over. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. Hiring a contractor that is licensed, bonded, and insured will cost extra money, but it is a very small price to pay for the headaches you may save yourself. Being licensed means that we have met the criteria to be a painting contractor; you know that we are legitimate professionals. Being bonded means that you are protected as a customer, we will never walk away from a job. In the event something were to happen and we couldn’t complete the job, you would still be able to recover your losses.

Finally, our insurance means in the unlikely event we damage your home or personal belongings, the cost of the damage will be covered. It would be very unsafe to hire a contractor without these instruments. If you did and there was an accident on the job, you as the homeowner would be liable for the damage. But with a company like Vivid Painting, you have no worries.

So now that we have laid out the four biggest reasons for variance in price between quotes, you can see that there are some important points to consider when comparing painting contractors. You may think you are getting a better deal by hiring a contractor who gives a lower quote. But by hiring us, a quality company you can feel good about, you can really be sure you are getting the most bang for your buck.