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Finding the Best Painting Company For You: When To Get Additional Estimates

August 10th, 2023 | 2 min read

By Kaylea Kuhlman

Picking the best painting company for your project in Omaha can be difficult and tricky. It’s important not to settle for one if you are having doubts about their service. Painting is an investment into your home, it should be done by a painter that suits your needs and wants.

At Brush & Roll Painting, we have been a trusted painting company in Omaha since 1996. Our experience and industry expertise has led many homeowners in the area closer to their dream home.

In this article, we will discuss some of the situations that are telling signs that you should seek additional estimates. Whether you’ve got one, two, or five estimates, this article might help you determine the best painting company for you. 

  1. If the estimate seems too good to be true

Did a contractor give you a lower price than you were expecting? Or at the low end of your budget? A low price may look the best on paper, and to your wallet, but what does it mean?

Every painting company is different, but it could mean some of these risks:

  • There will be surprise charges later down the line.
  • They are rushed, they want to get the job done quickly.
  • They are using low-quality products.
  • They do not do any prep work before painting.
  • They don’t have a warranty

2. If you have not received good communication with the company

Painting of any kind is an investment in your home. You deserve to have great communication with a company while making this investment. 

Bad communication before the project will likely equal bad communication during the project. When there is bad communication, issues may arise such as misinformation on what you are looking for, scheduling issues, color issues, etc. 

If the business takes a while to get back to you or seems to not be answering your calls, it may be time to look at other options. 

3. If your values do not line up

It is important to make sure your values align with what the painting company offers. If you are looking for long-lasting, durable paint, be sure they are able to offer that and stand behind their work. 

If you find the necessity in cleaning, sanding, and priming before painting, ensure that the company does those steps.

4. If you have a bad feeling

Always trust your gut. When it comes to having a team of people working in your home, it is best to know that you and your belongings are protected. 

Not all painters are industry professionals and have expertise. Some painters are insured and licensed while others are not.

It’s important to use these credentials along with your own experience thus far with a painter, to determine how much you trust them. 

5. If they have multiple negative reviews

Every business is likely to have a range of positive and negative reviews. One customer can have a completely different experience from another. However, if you are seeing predominantly negative reviews, it might be in your best interest to look at some other options before making your final decision. 

In some cases, when it comes to a home improvement investment, it is better to be safe than sorry. 


Find the best painting company for you

There are many painters in the Omaha area, if one doesn’t suit your needs, it’s likely there is one out there that does. Find your perfect match.

At Brush & Roll Painting we provide interior and exterior painting, deck staining, and cabinet refinishing. For each of our services, we use our proven process and professional, high-quality products. 

Next, discover the signs of a bad contractor. This article calls out things you want to avoid during your search as well as 3 tips on finding the best painting company.

Kaylea Kuhlman

Kaylea is the Brush & Roll Painting Content Manager.